We may have lost Huntingdon, but we still have four meetings to look forward to on Sunday. That includes Punchestown, who hosts the Grade 1 John Durkin Memorial! Kelso, Cork and Southwell provide the rest of the Sunday action.
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Thomson on a tear!
Kelso has been a very happy hunting ground for Sandy Thomson in recent years. The Lambden based trainer has sent 100 horses there in the last five seasons, with 20 of them returning to the winner’s enclosure. That equates to a very healthy profit of £60.89!
He has three big chances on Sunday, as he looks to continue a good start to the season, which has seen him post 10 winners from 75 runners
1.00 – Caventara – 11/4
He was well-held on seasonal return, but Caventara was an impressive ten-length winner over course and distance last November. He’s seven pounds higher today, but he was always likely to need the run on seasonal debut.
Granted, he’s far from consistent, but he’s very classy on his day and remains lightly-raced as a staying chaser. The forecast rain is in his favour and with that pipe opener under his belt, this unexposed stayer can regain the progressive thread.
2.45 – Elf De Re – 4/1
Placed at Grade 2 level over hurdles, Elf De Re has been set two very tough tasks over fences thus far. He’s bumped into the likes of Protektorat and Remastered, acquitting himself well over shorter distances.
Far better can be expected today, however, as he steps up markedly in distance. He’s run just once at the staying distances and he was narrowly beaten that day, rallying towards the finish. That would suggest he’ll relish a return to this trip and can improve for it on just his third chasing outing.
Ground conditions will fall into his favour with some rain overnight and this unexposed six-year-old has excellent claims.
3.20 – Duc De Grissay 5/1
This four-mile test looks to be just what the doctor ordered for Duc De Grissay. Seen just three times over fences thus far, he was a course winner the close out last season.
He reappeared with a promising fourth at Sedgefield over 3m 5f in the Durham National, keeping on strongly after being outpaced. Today’s extra yardage should really suit on that evidence, as he was strongest at the finish in that contest.
He now has race fitness on his side and he’s completely unexposed over both the distance and the larger obstacles. He’s ground versatile and has a superb chance of providing his trainer with another big day.