No two tracks are the same in Britain although some have more idiosyncrasies than others. With this in mind, it can often be prudent to select horses with excellent course records. We’ve picked out four such horses across the three afternoon meetings in Britain on Thursday. These competitive meetings take place at Sandown, Yarmouth and Worcester. Check out our free tips page for daily content across British and Irish racing.
London Eye was raised 1lb in the handicap for finishing second at Southwell last time out which is a little perplexing. Chris Dwyer’s gelding has an excellent record at Worcester with a win and two places in four starts. This horse should be winning again soon and it may well come here judging by his liking for this track.
Oscar Montel has only disappointed here once and that was over hurdles. In four chase starts here, he’s yet to finish outside of the first three and this includes two wins. Victorious off 2lb lower two starts ago, he’s clearly in decent form which should continue upon his return to Worcester. Having won this race last year off a 5lb higher mark, winning here should be well within his capabilities.
Sweet Reward has been ultra-consistent of late and is consequently creeping up the handicap without winning. He deserves another win having come frustratingly close over course and distance last time and is up 2lb as a result. However, his record at Sandown is enviable with two wins and 3 places in seven starts. If he is to win again it’s likely that it’ll come at Sandown and you wouldn’t want to rule out the possibility of victory here.
Wrath Of Hector has a 66 per cent strike-rate at Yarmouth with two wins in three starts. A win here over 6f last time out suggests he’s in good form and can go well despite carrying a 5lb penalty. Jessica Macey’s charge still looks well handicapped on the best of his form having won off 61 as recently as March. Benoit De La Sayette takes the ride and he’s excellent value for his 5lb claim.
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