We had a brilliant day yesterday with 6/1 & 3/1 winners from both selections. Anyone who took the suggested 25/1 on Shiskin for the Supreme before he ran at Newbury, you are sitting pretty. 5/2 market leader for the opening race of the Cheltenham Festival now with ourselves after a facial win at Newbury yesterday.
Another Tuco Each Way
The two-mile five handicap hurdle at Kempton offers a nice shape to the race for each-way players at the Sudbury venue today.
Imperial Elysian has opened as market leader for Fergal O’Brien and only has a four-pound rise to contend with for winning at Huntingdon last month. He is 4/1 and it could pay dividends to take a chance with a handicap debutant Another Tuco at 9/1.
He arrives here having had three runs in maidens, the most recent of which showed some potential in a decent field at Newbury.
A Point to Point winner, he has the benefit of being ridden by Gavin Sheehan who is flying at the moment riding good horses for a number of trainers. Warren Greatrex has also had a decent time of things recently, picking up a couple of winners already this month.
Another Tuco up in trip today can add to both parties’ recent good spell.
Getabay to win
Gordon Elliott sends Getabay to the closing Bumper at Bangor. The five-year-old has had two starts to date. Having finished sixth on debut, he took another step forward with a fair second at Limerick over Christmas, losing out to Lieutenant Commander who was seen finishing third in a very hot bumper last weekend at the Dublin Racing Festival.
A replication of his run last time, here today, should be enough to gain his first win for connections.