With this weekends action including Grade 1 racing, we can finally say that the jumps are in full swing! It’s an exciting week of action and we’ve got six meetings to look forward to on Wednesday!
Nottingham, Punchestown, Fakenham and Taunton host the afternoon action, before Kempton and Dundalk take over in the evening. We’ll have horse racing tips for all meetings, including a NAP of the Day and Lucky 15 tips!
With so much action, I’ve been spoilt for choice for Wednesday’s Outsiders! After combing through the cards for some value, I can present my findings below!
2.25 Punchestown – Buttons And Bows (25/1)
Dreal Deal is all the rage in the market of this 2m 4f Handicap Hurdle. It’s not hard to see why, after such a dominant success at Navan on his most recent hurdling start. He’s twenty-two pounds higher now, however, and he’s opposable with Patrick Flynn’s Buttons And Bows.
He’s certainly not the most consistent, but he’s run with credit on a few occasions, including when fourth at Cork ten days ago. He jumped extremely well that day and despite being outpaced a fair way from home, he kept on again eye-catchingly on the run-in.
A seven-pound claimer takes over for today’s assignment and an extra furlong in distance is no bad thing. He has his ideal conditions and there’s plenty of reasons to believe he’s going to run a strong race.
3.50 Nottingham – Dreadnoughtus (50/1)
He’s been well beaten in all four of his starts thus far, but don’t completely give up on Dreadnoughtus just yet. You’d be valid in asking why, but he did show more than the bare result suggests in two recent starts at Beverley and Redcar. He threw his chances away on both occasions by being far too free and hanging.
Dropping in grade on just his second handicap start, he sports the first-time hood, which looks a very good move. Connor Mains takes seven pounds off his back and Mick Appleby has his string is in fine order, so his chance may not be as bleak as you first thought.
4.40 Taunton – Phil Healy (20/1)
Graeme McPherson has been rattling the crossbar of late and deserves a break. From his last eleven runners, the form figures read 63126522242. That is five second-place finishes and I’m hoping Phil Healy can break that sequence for him and provide another well-deserved winner.
A daughter of Shirocco, she’s a half-sister to the useful Ballyarthur and bumper winner Sunday Serenade. She’s bred to be a useful prospect and should have more than enough speed to win a bumper contest.
McPherson has an 11% strike-rate in bumpers in the five season and if you’d have backed all those runners blind, you’d be in £33.00 of level stakes profit! With that in mind, it’s very easy to give this debuting filly a big chance.