Friday, February 23, 2007

Kempton & Newcastle selections

Buster Hyvonen is the selection in tomorrow's opener at Kempton; Paul Nicholls' Oslot is declared to wear a tongue strap on the likely soft going, so Nicky Henderson's Shatabdi is feared most. In the 3.45 course and distance winner Poquelin is fancied to take the spoils.

Over at Newcastle the Eider Chase is due off at 3.30 over the marathon distance of four miles and one furlong. Although carrying joint top weight on soft ground Nil Desperandum is of interest in a race that can be seen as prepartion for the Grand National in April.


Anonymous said...

Nil Desperandum obliged nicely. Great minds...

GeeDee said...

Both Buster Hyvonen (7/4) and Poquelin (9/4) were turned over by Henderson trained runners. Shatabdi won the opener well, BH being well beaten and pulled up. Poquelin didn't look an easy ride and finished third behind Punjabi; Mick Fitzgerald's riding tactics won this race.
Over at Newcastle Nil Desperandum won the Eider Chase impressively at odds of 6/1. The horse is now a best priced 14/1 with Ladbrokes for the Grand National in April.