The autumn has brought not only the start of the Jumps’ season proper, but also a proliferation of All-Weather action. This Thursday cards from Brighton, Carlisle, Tramore and Wincanton precede night-time racing from Chelmsford and Wolverhampton.
Here’s three betting pointers for the evening’s action. Hopefully they can provide some profit before Ascot’s Champions Day on Saturday, live on ITV Racing. As usual, we’ll have tips and analysis for the six races at the Berkshire venue, as well as the rest of the action.
This surely won’t be the last time we highlight the Gosden yard and its form. The stable has had fourteen winners over the past two weeks. Coupled with that remarkable stat is his record at Wolverhampton over the past year. He’s sent forty four runners to the track with twelve returning victorious.
His War Front colt Informed Front finished third on debut at Yarmouth in May. Behind rivals now rated 96 and 101 then, he was well fancied to score on his return from a four month break at Kempton in September.
He appeared to have the race at his mercy, coming with a strong run to hit the front in the latter stages. That effort eventually just flattened out, proving vulnerable to one from off the pace. He’s likely to step forward from that considerably now race fit, and should be capable of making amends tonight underneath the in-form Rab Havlin.
Oisin Murphy has had a season to remember with Saturday his coronation as Champion Jockey. On 166 wins at time of writing, he’s thirty three clear of nearest rival Danny Tudhope. A significant part of that success has come at Chelmsford, riding fourteen winners there since the Championship started in May.
No jockey has ridden more winners at the track in 2019, with the Irishman winning twenty two times from just eighty one rides. Backed to a £1 level stake, that would return a remarkable £17.17 profit. He has four mounts at the track tonight with by far the most interesting one coming in the form of Dominus.
Brian Meehan’s three-year-old colt last ran in Class Four company in July when scoring at Haydock. Campaigned in deeper contests since, he is now back on that winning mark and he makes a welcome return to seven furlongs. Raced twice over this trip, he finished second to one now 93 rated before winning a Goodwood novice in May.
Henry Spiller’s Parknacilla has raced three times at Chelmsford. Down the field in a seven furlong novice there last year, she scored twice over the mile trip in September.
A winner in Classified company, she followed that with a more clearcut success in a Class Six handicap. A well backed favourite last month, she was forced out wide under Cieren Fallon. She eventually scored with plenty to spare despite covering more ground than any of her rivals.
The handicapper has raised her five pounds for that success. That is far from excessive and the talented Angus Villiers takes the ride. He claims seven pounds tonight, four more than Fallon could. Owing to the conditions of the contest, she effectively carries nine pounds less in her bid for a hat trick. Another win must surely await.
The treble can be backed at 64/1, best priced at time of writing. Make sure to take advantage of our tips and analysis in the forthcoming days.