Despite the abandonment of Kelso, we still have a trio of meetings to look forward too on Tuesday. Southwell and Down Royal host the afternoon action, before Wolverhampton takes over for a twilight meeting.
If you’re looking for some exotic prices, then look no further! I’ve picked out three horses with great chances at bigger prices, to bring you Owen’s Outsiders!
1.50 Down Royal – Walking In Memphis
She has a modest strike-rate of 1/13 over timber, but Walking In Memphis had some useful form for Gavin Cromwell back in 2019. That includes a close second off a five-pound higher rating, leaving the stable later the same year.
She’s run just four times since, with three of those coming for Paul Traynor. Although poor on her first two outings, she ran far better than the bare result when ninth at Fairyhouse earlier this month. A shade keen in the early stages, she looked set to threaten before weakening in the straight.
The tongue-tie is applied for today’s effort, which should help matters, and she’s two pounds lower in the handicap. She retains the services of a seven-pound claimer and if putting her best foot forward, she has a strong each-way chance.
3.40 Wolverhampton – Hurricane Alert
Absent for 515 days prior to his stable debut at Lingfield earlier this month, Hurricane Alert was always likely to need the run when finishing a well-held eighth.
It’s best to see that run as a stepping stone, as he’ll be a different proposition today. His last victory came off a mark of 46 and he was also placed off a five-pound higher mark back in 2019.
That sort of form, dropped into a classified contest, gives him an excellent chance. Today’s venue is somewhat of an unknown, but he doesn’t have a huge amount to find at these weights. If he does improve for that reappearance, he’s one that should be heavily involved.
4.20 Down Royal – Shumard
With a record of four winners from 19 bumper runners in the last five seasons, it’s far to say the yard of W J Burke has enjoyed plenty of success in this sphere. It makes the chance of Shumard in the concluding contest all the more interesting.
A son of Mountain High, he’s a half-brother to Golden Jewel and comes from a useful jumping family. There’s a fair amount of speed in his pedigree and there can be plenty of hope that a big run is on the cards on his bumper debut.
He is partnered by a seven-pound claimer who himself has a great record in bumpers, having ridden six winners from twenty-five runners. At a tempting each-way price, he’s one to take very seriously.