Today’s horse racing preview this afternoon has selections coming from Carlisle.
13.05 Carlisle – Bet At Racinguk.com Handicap Hurdle (20f)
Shantou Bob (147)
Desert Cry (135)
One For Harry (134)
Despite Warren Greatrex’s nine year old Shantou Bob having to concede weight all round here I would be surprised to see him out of the first two here. He has not been seen much these days, just three runs last season around this time of the year and does go well fresh when runner up at Newbury over three miles. He followed up when winning over the Christmas period landing a class 2 and was not disgraced when running fifth to Uknowhatimeanharry in the Cleeve Hurdle when behind four superior horses which included Cole Harden and West Approach.
Desert Cry beat One For Harry back in March at Ayr over this trip, he was conceding 7lb that afternoon when thrashing him by twenty seven lengths. They meet off the same terms and it is hard to see that form being reversed,
SHANTOU BOB : 1pt each way @ 13/2 (BOG)
15.35 Carlisle – Colin Parker Memorial Intermediate Chase (20f)
Belami Des Pictons (159)
Waiting Patiently (152)
This looks a perfect matchup between Joe Jefferson’s Waiting Patiently and Venetia Williams Belami Des Pictons with the narrow vote going to the latter. They both have a similar profile, however the William’s entry usually needs a run, so I am hoping he is not fully wound up to go this time around as his last run when beating Zeroshadesofgrey I think is not as good as Waiting Patiently’s form when beating Paul Nicholl’s Prolitologue at Haydock.
The fact that jefferson’s horse goes well fresh is a plus, Bryan Hughes gets on with him so well and this looks like a banker of the day for me.
WAITING PATIENTLY : 5pt Win @ 10/11 (BOG)