2.00pm Southwell Tips & Betting Preview 06/09/2017

A field of six go to post for this fascinating handicap chase at Southwell on Wednesday. See our betting tips and the full race preview below.

IN SUMMARY: This looks like a brilliant chance for MIAMI PRESENT to take back-to-back victories for Harriet Bethell, last seen at Market Rasen where he simply demolished his rivals with contempt. He clearly loved the cheekpieces and a six pound rise looks very unlikely to stop him going in again under Aidan Coleman, with the challengers looking few and far between. Fair To Middling looks the best bet for second ahead of the out of form Dawnieriver.

1 RIVER OF INTRIGUE – Former Nicky Henderson inmate who made his debut for the Fergal O’Brien yard yesterday at Market Rasen over the 2m 5f trip. He faded tamely when asked for an effort and far more is needed now that he goes up in trip once again. That said, he’s unlikely to take this assignment which should be noted.

2 DAWNIERIVER – Won over course and distance in March off a two pound lower mark, yet she’s been soundly out of form in two runs since. She was last seen at Market Rasen when making no real impression from three out, a very poor performance. This race is no easier but the handicapper has given her a chance off two pounds lower, with a return to her best giving her a real chance here. She’s an each way player under Tom Scudamore but looks risky.

3 MIAMI PRESENT – Cheekpieces did the trick as he deservedly got off the mark over fences on his latest start, jumping well out in front and drawing clear easily when asked at three out. He was eased down to victory and a six pound rise looks very generous given that he won that race so comfortably. A follow up looks highly likely with Aidan Coleman retaining the ride and he should be very tough to beat.

4 DAVID JOHN – Won on chasing debut at Worcester in June despite some sketchy jumps at various stages, although he hasn’t been able to get away with them the last twice. He jumped poorly on his penultimate start at Perth and he was well beaten as a result, with his latest third a strange effort as he lost his place quickly mid-race before rallying into a poor third late on. He remains on the same mark but has plenty to prove now upped in trip with the cheekpieces fitted. Hard to rule out entirely, but he is very risky under Robbie Dunne.

5 FAIR TO MIDDLING – Three runs thus far over fences for this seven-year-old and his last two have been more than fair, finishing third and second respectively. His latest start was at Cartmel over the 3m 1f distance, keeping on well after being outpaced earlier in the race. He remains on the same mark here and has the visor on for the first time, so he certainly holds sound each way claims as long as he can avoid being outpaced when the taps are turned on.

6 GLENTEENEASAIGH – Winning pointer who made his debut for the Tim Vaughan yard on his latest start, hanging left when asked for an effort and finishing a well beaten third. He is now five pounds lower which gives him a chance and he is surely capable of better, however that is being taken on trust at this stage. Others rate as sounder propositions on this occasion.

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