Friday, March 02, 2007

Newbury selections

With Cheltenham a matter of ten days away, the calm before the storm is one way to describe this weekend's action.

At Newbury I'm siding with Minella Tipperary in the opener. On official ratings he has twelve pounds to find with Nicky Henderson's La Dame Brune, but he is guaranteed to stay and the fact connections have chosen this race rather than apparently easier opportunities tells me they don't fear the likely favourite.

There are questions marks about several of the runners in the 2.40 where the market has proved a reasonable guide over recent years. I'm counting on Alan King's Nykel bouncing back from a poor display last time.

Nicky Henderson's Procas de Thaix looks the one to beat in the bumper.


GeeDee said...

With market rival La Dame Brune not running to form, even money favourite Minella Tipperary should have had this in the bag but from three out he stopped like a car running on a tankful of Tesco petrol, eventually finishing a well beaten second to 10/1 shot Master Eddy.
Nykel was sent off at 7/2 but just didn't convince, finishing a well beaten third to easy 20/1 winner Green Belt Flyer.
15/8 favourite Procas de Thaix ran a respectable race to finish second behind 33/1 newcomer Diamond Harry.

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