It’s not often that Gordon Elliott ventures to Hereford to have some runners. In fact, he has had just six runners there throughout his training career. Two of those have won and two have finished second which gives him a win/place strike-rate of 66 per cent. Elliott runs two at the track on Wednesday and will be looking to boost the win figure further. Added to this, Denis O’Regan makes the journey over to take the both rides. Check out our free tips page for daily content across British and Irish racing.
Caldwell Diamond won on hurdles debut at Fairyhouse earlier this month. The form of that victory looks pretty solid as he beat a very useful bumper horse by a length. An odds-on favourite was back in third, a horse that had previously finished just eight lengths behind The Nice Guy. As that was his first run of the season you would expect that there’s some improvement forthcoming as he should come on for the run. This is a shrewd piece of placing and he’s been presented with a great opportunity to extend his unbeaten hurdles record. It seems likely that he’ll improve beyond the 7lb penalty he runs under here.
Walking The Walk is yet to win under rules but that’s not for lack of trying. Desperately unlucky at Downpatrick two starts ago when failing to get up on the line by the narrowest of margins. Added to this, the form of his third over hurdles at Down Royal last time has been boosted by the winner who has won again since. Clearly has a win in him and perhaps the new surroundings on this side of the Irish Sea can inspire a victorious effort as this is a winnable race.
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