Thursday, November 29, 2007

Hennessy Friday at Newbury

The interesting race is the 2.35 with a small but select field going to post; Denman won this last year. Paul Nicholls has been pretty bullish about Silverburn's schooling at home; the horse will probably start favourite and won't offer any value. Charlie Mann rates the five year old Air Force One amongst the best he has trained, but I'd be prepared to take a chance with Charlie Egerton's Hobbs Hill. This big front runner has already won twice over fences this season and offers better value as well as possibly having a fitness edge over his two market rivals.

1 comment:

GeeDee said...

McCoy rode a good race from the front on Hobbs Hill (100/30), keeping enough up his sleeve to repel the 7/4 favourite Silverburn by five lengths at the line. Charlie Egerton commented afterwards that this horse has had his problems and was 'put away' last year when the yard wasn't firing. Two miles four is his trip.