Friday, February 02, 2007

Sandown & Wetherby selections

In the first race at Sandown tomorrow Ned Ludd is the form horse while Mountain is the talking horse with flat experience. Usually in such circumstances I side with the form horse but Nicky Henderson has been quoted as saying Mountain is an opponent he wants his horses to avoid, so on this occasion I'm siding with the talking horse.

Following last week's results connections of Detroit City have been in particularly bullish form; he should not be opposed in the Agfa UK hurdle at 2.10.

The Scilly Isles novice chase at 2.40 has attracted a miserable turnout of just four runners. Paul Nicholls' New Little Bric looks the one to be on.

I don't like ultra competitive eighteen runner handicap hurdles as a betting medium but Oscar Park is interesting in the 3.15. He'll certainly stay and handle the ground. This is his first run for his new trainer; he rates a small each way bet for the brave amongst you.

Over at Wetherby Sue Smith's Allistathebarrista was the subject of a glowing write-up in The Weekender's 'Straight From The Stable' column; he's the selection. Coat of Honour is the one to beat in the next which is due off at 2.25.

1 comment:

GeeDee said...

Mountain (5/6), Detroit City (1/3) and New Little Bric (10/11) all won. Oscar Park raced prominently for much of the race but was swamped approaching the last flight and finished unplaced.
At Wetherby 11/10 shot Allistathebarrista ran a stinker to finish last of the eight runners while Coat of Honour (15/8)faded into second after leading coming to the last.