Wednesday racing comes from Southwell and Wolverhampton on the all-weather, whilst the only jumps action will be a seven-race card at Ludlow.
Sadly for Jack Kennedy, he looks set to miss the Cheltenham Festival with news confirmed yesterday that his femur is broken. The talented jockey has had more than his fair share of injuries already in his young career and we wish him a speedy recovery.
Indietir to win
Easily one of the most interesting horses on the card at Ludlow is Indietir. The six-year-old has seen plenty of different trainers already in his career having started in France, had the one start for Dan Skelton in a listed hurdle before a single appearance in Ireland. He then went back to France before returning to these shores and the care of Christian Williams.
We have already seen early support for this horse who holds Cheltenham Festival entries. Whilst he is a bit of a shot in the dark in terms of what to expect at the prices, he is far more favourable to be backing than the short-price favourite Paint The Dream.
Precious Plum Each Way
This race at Wolverhampton over the five-furlong sprint trip has a lovely shape for an each-way bet with the eight going to post.
The betting is headed by Tony Carroll’s recent winner Knockabout Queen. Raised to a mark of 67, the four-year-old by Sixties Icon had been thriving in 2020 with two wins and a second to her name. At the prices and her current mark it is worth exploring some alternative value options elsewhere.
Precious Plum is a course and distance winner who could offer some each-way value. Whilst her two most recent runs at came at the track and were a shade disappointing, it is worth noting that on the only previous occasion Ben Curtis rode her she scored nicely at Chelmsford. He has been in fair form recently as has the trainer Charlie Wallis.
At the likely prices, she can offer a fair each-way shout if putting her best foot forward.