2.00pm Haydock Tips & Betting Preview 04/04/2015

Race Time2.00pm MeetingHaydock
Distance3m 4f 
Full Race Name888Sport Tim Molony Handicap Chase (Class 3)

2.00pm Haydock – Channel 4 Racing Free Betting Tips

Our tip for the 2.00pm Haydock live on Channel 4 Racing is:

Free Tip: Fourovakind at 11/2 EW with Betfred

As I write, the going is forecast to be soft at the very best, and this three and a half miles will take some getting by the time we get to the off. Not a single course winner in the field makes life trickier, while just the one distance winner takes part, so we have our work cut out to find the winner then. Looking at the hot trainer list is a sensible place to start I suppose and that leads me neatly to Alan King who is represented by Ziga Boy, who will be ridden by Wayne Hutchinson.  A beaten favourite when last seen at Sandown, he was within three lengths of the winner which is pretty decent after over three miles, where he was seen staying on to good effect. He certainly looks to have chances but any more rain may scupper his chances of getting home over this sort of trip.

The one and only distance winner in the field is the Richard Lee trained 12-year-old Incentivise, who arrives here at the bottom of the weights, and is not without a chance, though clearly we should not expect too much improvement at his age! Stamina appears to be his strong suit, with wins on heavy ground and at distances up to 3 miles 6 furlongs, so we know he will stay on when others have cried enough, though he has never won off of a handicap mark this high despite an amazing nineteen attempts off a mark of 116 or higher in his distinguished career.  Trainer Oliver Sherwood is having a great season which means ignoring any of his horses could be a touch naïve, though Beforeall has failed to live up to his name this season and is yet to score. 126 does look like a rating he can win from (he has scored off of 125 which is close enough), while his stamina is not an issue, and he is one of the few who will be even happier should the heavens open between now and race time.

Buachaill Alainn is the only runner with a win last time out so needs to be added to our calculations, and the Peter Bowen trained eight year old has the benefit of Sean Bowen in the saddle, complete with his five pound claim. That almost wipes out the seven pound rise the handicapper has burdened him with for winning at Chepstow in a race where Bowen junior was hard at work a long way out to keep him interested in the job at hand. He doesn’t seem altogether trustworthy based on that run and doesn’t seem to be one to trust, a remark that does not apply to the ever consistent Fourovakind. Three third places and a solitary win this season have seen him go up eight pounds in total but we can at least expect consistency from the son of Sir Harry Lewis and he should prove difficult to keep out of the frame.

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