431/1 Racing Post Weekender Acca!

Epatante wins the Christmas Hurdle under Barry Geraghty

Another big weekend of racing awaits us as the Classic Chase at Warwick and the Lanzarote Hurdle at Kempton headline our Saturday horse racing tips.

To add to the action, Luke Parkinson has checked out the latest edition of the Racing Post Weekender and gather a few selections to make a 431/1 accumulator.


Harry Senior (2:25 Warwick – Saturday)

Andrew King

There is no stopping the Colin Tizzard team at the moment, with the yard’s young hurdlers seeming to be carrying all before them, and Harry Senior can join the likes of Fiddlerontheroof and Master Debonair on the road to Cheltenham by taking the spoils in the Grade Two Ballymore Leamington Novices’ Hurdle at Warwick on Saturday.

After bumping into the smart pair Sporting John and Edwardstone at Exeter and Aintree respectively, the progressive six-year-old finally got his head in front in convincing style at Chepstow.

He looked a smart prospect on that occasion as he lengthened nicely when asked the question going to the final hurdle and was never in any danger afterwards.

The step up to two miles and five furlongs appears well within his compass at this stage of his career and, although this Grade Two represents a stiffer task, connections are hopeful he can pass the examination.


Notre Pari (2:40 Kempton – Saturday)

Stuart Redding

Olly Murphy’s Notre Pari let down favourite backers in his first two starts of the season but stepping up in trip sparked a much-improved performance at Aintree last month.

Given a patient ride, he moved into contention approaching the final flight and easily saw off One Night In Milan.

That was his first start in handicap company and an eight-pound rise in the weights still leaves him nicely treated.


Kimberlite Candy (3:00 Warwick – Saturday)

Stuart Redding

Kimberlite Candy resumed his progress with a terrific run in the Becher Chase at Aintree last month and can finally land a big chase win.

Tom Lacey’s eight-year-old was joint-favourite for last season’s Eider, but he jumped poorly that day and then didn’t enjoy the Irish National at the end of last season.

However, second place in the Becher was arguably a career-best as only course specialist Walk In The Mill was too strong and the duo pulled clear of the rest with Kimberlite Candy jumping much better.

He wasn’t stopping over three miles and two furlongs that day and this extreme stamina test can help him pull out even more.


On The Blind Side (3:15 Kempton – Saturday)

Stuart Redding

On The Blind Side produced one of his best efforts over this course and distance last January and he can maintain his unbeaten track record.

Nicky Henderson’s eight-year-old hasn’t won since taking that novice contest twelve months ago, but he has produced some fair efforts in defeat, including at Ascot last month when only the upwardly mobile Riders Onthe Storm proved too good.

There is nothing with that rival’s potential in opposition this time.

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