It’s Betfair Chase day at Haydock today, and there is also a good card at Ascot as well. The Betfair Chase is only a 5 runner race, and it looks a little trappy to me. I have found some horses that I think have a good chance today, good luck!
Here are today’s racing selections
Young Bull (12.55) @ 10/3
This 6 year old had a solid record over hurdles last season (31112), and he made a solid start to his chasing career when finishing 3rd in a competitive looking Novices’ Chase at Uttoxeter LTO.
He has looked like a chaser in the making to me, and I think he can continue to flourish with more experience over the larger obstacles. David Bass is an eye catching jockey booking too.
Imperial Aura (2.05) @ 7/4
Trainer Kim Bailey loves this 7 year old son of Kalanisi, and I was lucky enough to have been at last season’s Cheltenham Festival to see the jumping display he put in to win the Novices’ Handicap Chase.
He won the Colin Parker Memorial Chase at Carlisle on his seasonal debut, and I have no doubt that he will go on to bigger and better things this season.
Good Boy Bobby (1.15) @ 10/3
I have always liked this 7 year old – mainly due to his attitude – and I think he can win some good races over fences this season.
he made a good start to this season when winning a good Class 4 Chase at Sandown over 2m 1f on soft ground, and I think he can follow that up here in a Class 2 chase. Master Tommytucker has ability, but his jumping is too unpredictable to trust in my opinion.
Kid Commando (1.50) @ 9/2
This 6 year old gelding is another horse that is held in very high regard by his trainer. He has backed up his trainer’s opinion of him on numerous occasions, and he showed a really good attitude LTO to win the Class 1 Listed Sodexo Handicap Hurdle at Ascot.
He has been raised 7lb for that win, but I think he is more than capable of defying that rise in the weights. He likes soft ground as well, which is a positive given today’s ground conditions.
Third Wind (2.25) @ 13/2
I have always liked Hughie Morrison’s 6 year old gelding, and he has won at some decent prices for me on this blog previously He ran a cracker in the Pertemps’ Network Final Handicap Hurdle at last season’s Cheltenham Festival – finished 4th – and I think he has a good chance today.
This looks like a competitive contest, but this gelding likes to come from towards the rear of the field with his challenge late on, which means he could pounce late to take this contest. I have stated preciously on this blog that I think that Jonjo O’Neil Jr is a champion jockey of the future, and his booking to ride is a big plus in my opinion.
Vanillier (2.12) @ 5/2
This 5 year old gelding won his Irish PTP at the 2nd attempt on a left handed galloping track on soft ground, and that is significant because this track is the same, and the ground today is soft.
He adopted front running tactics that day, and showed a really good attitude when repelling the challenge of the more fancied Fishkov after the last to win. Gavin Cromwell is a top trainer in Ireland, and I think he can get this gelding in to the winners’ enclosure shortly.