1.05pm Warwick tips for Wednesday’s Class 4 race. A field of eleven go to post for this 2m 4f Handicap Chase, with some interesting types on show. Read on for our free betting tips, predictions and analysis.
IN SUMMARY: It’s very hard to get away from the claims of SISTER SIBYL, who won two of her three starts over hurdles before being set a stiff task at Newbury when last seen. She goes well fresh and has the scope to make a much better chaser off a mark which isn’t harsh, so she shouldn’t be for catching under Tom O’Brien. Miss Tongabezi needs to bounce back but she is from a good chasing family and now down to an attractive mark, so she could be the main danger.
1 SPARKING RIVER – Rounded off last season with a good hurdling win over the 2m 5f trip here, though she was tailed off at Worcester on her chasing debut. Perhaps she needed the run but that was still a very disappointing effort and leaves her with something to prove. No easy task off top weight.
2 SAME CIRCUS – Won a Novices’ Hurdle back in February before being set some tough tasks to round off the season, well below form on her return at Carlisle when last seen. She weakened tamely and she didn’t seem to have any excuses there. Needs this switch to chasing to spark her back to life, which is possible and she’s an each way player at her best.
3 MISS TONGABEZI – Twice a winner over hurdles for Paul Webber, but she signed off the season with three poor performances. A mark of 118 demands a career best on her chasing/seasonal debut, but she’s gone well fresh in the past and shouldn’t be discounted.
4 CHELTENHAM – Formely with the Francois Nicolle yard in France where she didn’t display much, last seen well beaten at Gemozac in July 2016. She has plenty to prove on British debut and is best watched today.
5 SISTER SIBYL – Won two of her four hurdling starts, not hanging around in that discipline for Hughie Morrison. She has the scope to make a better chaser so that is no surprise and she won on her seasonal debut twelve months ago, so a big run is on the cards.
6 GRACE TARA – Didn’t progress over hurdles for Michael Scudamore but she signed off the campaign with a good win at Kelso in April. She is best caught fresh if last season is anything to go by, but this may not be enough of a test and she’s an each way player only.
7 INDIAN NATIVE – Consistent performer over hurdles who wasn’t beaten far when fourth on chasing debut at Carlisle earlier this month, only outpaced on the run-in. She’s on the same mark here and should be in the shakeup conditions perfect for her.
8 MERIBEL MILLIE – Improved over hurdles towards the end of the season before a poor round of jumping saw her tailed off at Huntingdon on chasing debut. That was a tough race though and she likely needed the run, so back against her own sex she’s a key player.
9 MISS MASH – One win from fourteen starts over hurdles for this six year old who became frustrating to follow, again filling out second on her return at Carlisle last month. She has the scope to make a chaser but others are far more interesting and she’s unlikely to be good enough.
10 SHENEEDEDTHERUN – Showed promise in her first three hurdling starts but she went backwards in three runs since, including on chasing debut at Fontwell twelve days ago. This race isn’t much easier and she is booked for another struggle.
11 BALLYBROWNEYBRIDGE – Four hurdling starts for this lightly raced seven year old who has shown little to no promise thus far, tailed off at Uttoxeter when last seen. Judging by her pedigree she’ll take better to fences, but a leap of faith is required here.