CAROLES DESTRIER Our 4 star nap did the business on Saturday under a super cool ride from Noel Fehily. Always travelling well the only fence they missed in any way was the middle Railway one second time round. The horse enjoyed the soft ground and the extra distance and was well handicapped on OR146. Available at 8/1 with Ladbrokes on Saturday morning I am putting him in the #startracking ledger at the 7/1 I got with William Hills the night before. He opened on course at 6/1 returning at 5/1SP.
He can expect a rise of at least 7lb which puts him into the 150’s and connections post-race suggest he will be targeted at the “big staying handicap chases”. We will keep him in the tracker and see when and in what he runs next. I think the Welsh National comes too soon, I can’t think of a suitable race at the Cheltenham Festival and in the Bet365 (Whitbread to us oldies!) over C&D the ground could be an issue. The Grand National itself would have to be on the agenda but more 2017 than 2016? So let’s sit and wait for his new OR mark and watch out for entries.
Good news is that #startracking is +26*!
Some great racing later this week with Punchestown Thursday (the elusive Min has an entry), Cheltenham Friday (Onenightinvienna & Fletchers Flyer entered in first), Doncaster Friday and Cheltenham’s Saturday card to look forward to!!!!
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