Racing today takes place at Lingfield, Warwick, Catterick and Kempton, yesterday we notched a short priced winner with Exeter surviving to be the only jumps card after Leicester lost another meeting to the weather. Gustavian got the job done nicely for Anthony Honeyball who is in red hot form at the moment. On the same card it was sad to see Richard Johnson stood down and taken to hospital with a suspected broken arm. That injury will rob us of the title battle between him and Brian Hughes, all of us at BetVictor want to wish Richard a speedy recovery.
Warwick hosts a seven race card and has an interesting mares contest over two miles five. This would not look the strongest maiden and despite a long lay off Tom Symonds horse Brushed Up could offer some value. Now Seven, she arrives here off the back of a near two year break, last seen on hurdles debut at Towcester she was a staying on fourth, a step up in trip will suit this bumper winner by Doyen who has the benefit of a wind op.
The one mile maiden at Lingfield has the maximum field size of 12 going to post and has a couple of older horses having to give weight away to their younger three year old rivals. Two interest us from the younger runners in the field Snowball Jackson will be a popular choice having just come second when stepping up in trip at Southwell last time out. The selection however is likely to be close to him in the betting, Tolmount was green on debut at Wolverhampton when finishing fourth, Luke Morris has been enjoying a few rides for the boys in blue recently and providing we see a little more progression from this son of Dubawi he can give Morris and Charile Appleby another all weather winner.
Shine On Brendan
Kempton Park offers a monster card with nice races starting from 16.30, this handicap over seven, the 18.30, looks to be an ideal chance for Shine On Brendan to finally get a win after three seconds in maidens. That form looks fairly strong and an opening mark of 75 seems more than fair for Clive Cox’s runner who is partnered by one of the best riders for the surface in Adam Kirby, he has a 25