Friday, February 16, 2007

Haydock & Wincanton

There are only six runners in The Rendlesham Hurdle, the first at Haydock tomorrow. Suzy Smith's mare Material World looks the best on the ratings and, surprisingly, is priced up at 8/1 in a couple of tissue shows. If that price materialises tomorrow, the horse is a must bet.

Over at Wincanton I expect Paul Nicholls' Opera Mundi to take The Kingmaker at 1.20, a race transferred here from last week's abandonned card at Warwick. The Kingwell Hurdle at 3.30 looks a match between Afsoun and Straw Bear; I favour Straw Bear who apppears to have the better speed figures. In the 4.00 I'm taking a chance with David Pipe's Little Brick; this horse has been given time to settle in at the yard and looks unexposed compared to his rivals.

1 comment:

GeeDee said...

Of course, 8/1 about Material World never materialised. Sent off 9/4 second favourite, the writing was on the wall in the back straight, the horse finishing third behind 5/4 shot Labelthou.
5/6 favourite Opera Mundi was beaten three quarters of a length by Ursis.
Both Straw Bear and Little Brick won and were available at odds against in the morning. They were returned at 8/11 and 10/11 respectively.