Huntingdon 3.20

Huntingdon 3.20 1 Generous Chief @ 10/1 / 7 Brave Helios @ 20/1

(1/2 point each way each horse - all Bookies go odds to 3rd place)

The closing race at Huntingdon is a moderate 3 mile 1 Furlong Hurdle but there seems a clear stamina
angle to exploit having studied the race closely. Huntingdon is a tight right handed track, much of it on the turn and they
invariably go off too fast and it can set up for a closer. The Going is "Good" and I'd expect a touch of soft but no worse.
Fergal O'Brien is on fire and Spirit In the Sky a worthy favourite but it has to go 5 furlongs further than ever before, I can't
find and Point 2 Point form, so I want to take it on, purely on stamina grounds. (If you want a small win save to cover the
big priced e/w selections feel free to do so). The obvious next candidate is Ilewindelilah  but although solid at the trip;

does have a tendency to "drop out the back" and raised from 74 to 84 and now 86, and at just 4/1, no value in my opinion.


The others near the head of the market Mr Drifter; Night Generation (who started life at 7 furlongs!); Kings Temptation;
all have bit of form at approaching 3 miles but don't look to be particularly well handicapped. The two that absolutely
tick the stamina box, and could return to form if they do go off too fast are GENEROUS CHIEF and BRAVE HELIOS
and at 10/1 and 20/1 I want to have a bash with them. GENEROUS CHIEF has Course and Distance form, progressive
Trainer will have mapped this out and may be last run for a while until spring ground returns, has a bit to find on Ilewindelilah;
but at the respective odds, a punt I want to take, BRAVE HELIOS has spent the best part of 2 years recovering to a decent
handicap mark after winning at Aintree in the summer of 2015. A few glimmers of form since off too high a mark over
this trip at Ludlow (very similar Course to this) and then in the summer at Worcester; similarly flat track; and off a mark
below 100 (taking in to account riders Claim, has I think a very good chance to run far better than odds may suggest,