It was a Saturday of racing to remember, with storylines aplenty as jump racing roared back into the spotlight. From Cyrname proving the doubters wrong, to the incredible battle for the Champion Chase at Down Royal, it was a day to savour.
Sunday caps off the week in style, with five meetings on the agenda. Huntingdon, Lingfield and Cork headline the British action, while Cork and Naas provide the Irish flair.
We’ll have horse racing tips for all three meetings, including the Listed Colin Parker Memorial at Carlisle, where our NAP of the Day runs! I’ll be focusing on those horses you may not have even considered, hiding at the bottom of the market. You can find my bigger priced selections below!
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2.55 Huntingdon – Kalabee (50/1)
On the face of it, KALABEE hasn’t achieved much in five hurdling starts to date. Granted, his first four hurdling starts were very poor, but his latest run at Newton Abbot was a welcome step in the right direction.
That was a Selling Handicap, but he ran well for a very long way and only weakened late in the piece. He goes up markedly in distance for today’s assignment and on paper, it should suit.
He does need to prove he can build on that recent promise, but Ben Godfrey claims a useful three pounds and this is far from a strong race. The blinkers go on for the first time and he’s one with an interesting chance.
3.40 Naas – Maysonlight (40/1)
This is a weak looking maiden contest and MAYSONLIGHT looks set to take full advantage for Joseph Murphy. He was well beaten on debut at Tipperary, but he posted a much better effort when fourth at Thurles subsequently.
He was ridden from halfway but found plenty for pressure, running on strongly into fourth late in the day. An extra two furlongs today are an obvious positive and as previously mentioned, he’s been found a great opportunity by his trainer.
He does have to concede weight due to his age, but he has plenty of ability and should take a big step forward for today’s step up in distance.
4.05 Lingfield – Looking For Carl (28/1)
He’s yet to score in four hurdling starts, but LOOKING FOR CARL has shown enough ability to suggest he can win a low grade event. Making headway on his handicap debut at Uttoxeter back in July, he was pulled up quickly after losing his action.
There are positives to take from his run up until that point and he ran well on the flat at Wolverhampton when last seen two weeks ago. He’s a pound lower on his hurdling return and a slight drop in distance is a likely positive.
This is a very modest contest for the level and Luca Morgan takes off a very useful seven pounds, which further cements the case for this five-year-old.