Day 2 of the Hennessy meeting at Newbury today and an interesting card. As I write this there is carnage at Mussleburgh, a further inspection is due at 1pm with racing set to start an hour late….I’m assuming all the horses will be wearing headgear with headlights in the last few races?
I really like the look of PUFFIN BILLY in the last at Newbury today. He is currently 11/8 but he may end up bigger than that as the money is likely to come for the henderson runner. He is close on a maximum bet.
If THE KNOXS has been extensively schooled over the summer then he looks on a really nice mark in the 3.15. The fact that Runy was keen to ride him is a big plus as he was key to his win at Ayr. He is very interesting this afternoon.
Really like the look of a couple of runners at Wolverhampton this evening. FRANS HALS (3.55) looks really interesting to me. He is lightly raced and would have gone close to winning two starts back but for getting checked at a crucial stage. He then ran in an ok race at Southwell last time where he didn’t seem to be too keen on the surface. Dropped another pound in the weights and has the services of Silvestre De Sousa he looks particularly interesting to me at 14/1 this evening and is just about the best value bet of the day.
Later on the card I am also luke warm on the chances of AVONVALLEY (7.25). Unlucky not to have won on his last two starts and as a result has gone up 4lb in the weights. This should be run to suit though and has a very good draw so if the gaps come he should be a big player.
A really busy day, hope you have a winning day!