Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Aintree 2015 - Thursday

Two quick suggestions...

In the Doom Bar Aintree Hurdle (3.25) Rock On Ruby has something to find with both Arctic Fire, second in last month's Champion Hurdle, and Jezki, a rather disappointing fourth in the same race, beaten over eight lengths by Faugheen. Harry Fry's charge missed Cheltenham but is reportedly back in good health and will be well-suited by the extra half-mile of this trip which could pose a question or two for both Arctic Fire and Blue Heron.

Rock On Ruby (100/30 with Paddy Power) is the suggestion.

Ulzana's Raid is a horse I like; he goes in the rather difficult-looking finale at 5.15. Alan King's charge has had a decent break and comes to the race fresher than most - in today's Weekender the handler tells us '... this has been the target for some time.'

Sporting first-time cheekpieces, Ulzana's Raid is worth an each-way interest (14/1 with bet365).

1 comment:

GeeDee said...

Rock On Ruby (7/2) looked held in third when 15/8 favourite Arctic Fire fell at the last. Left clear, Jezki (3/1) won easily while the fall of the favourite hampered the selection who eventually come home 13 lengths adrift in second.

A disappointing effort from Ulzana's Raid (12/1) in the finale; held up, the selection made modest headway five out but weakened thereafter, trailing home well-beaten in fourteenth.