Today’s horse racing preview selections come from Worcester and Sedgefield. It was nice to get another big price winner for the month as Related won at 16/1 under Luke Morris leading from pillar to post.
13.35 Worcester – Richard Wright Memorial Handicap Chase (23f)
Horatio Hornblower (122)
Strongly Suggested (119)
Cloudy Bob (118)
Jonjo O’Neill’s Strongly Suggested took the scalp of Cloudy Bob in impressive fashion recording a three and a half length win even though he was giving 11lb away to his rival, they meet completely on the same terms this afternoon and I cannot see the tables being reversed.
The selection comes in Nick William’s Horatio Hornblower, without a win since last March when winning off a mark of 122, what gives him the nod in a tight race is the fact he was keeping good company last season and tends to go well fresh.
HORATIO HORNBLOWER : 1pt each way @ 15/2
15.10 Sedgefield – Nortonthorpe Industrial Park Sally Sunshine Handicap Hurdle (0-130) (19.9f)
Vancouver steps back in to handicap company once more in which he achieved by winning a 0-115 hurdle at Uttoxeter over two mile. His last two runs have come around the novice ranks in which he has equipped himself well, and could run a big race at a decent price.
I was taken by the manor of how Theatrebear went about his business at Ludlow when beating Gulshanigans of Twiston-Davies by one and a quarter lengths, he comes here on a 7lb penalty to a mark of 129, but I have him rated much higher than this to win again.
THEATREBAR : 2pt Win @ 2/1 (BOG)