Tuesday Racing – Astraea The One To Fear4 min read
Every Saturday of this current jump season has been fabulous, this one coming being no exception. The BetVictor Fighting Fifth promises to be a belter with Buveur D’Air (4/5 Fav) towering above the opponents in the entries, he is a dual Champion Hurdler and last year’s winner! However, Samcro (15/8) may be coming to the Toon, ramping up the excitement a notch or too. All the focus on him has deflected away from some big names also potentially ready to take their place. How about Supreme Novice Hurdle winner, Summerville Boy (9/2) and the wonderful Apples Jade (9-1). There are 24 entries for a race which trainer Nicky Henderson has claimed four times already. His Buveur D’Air hasn’t been beaten since the Supreme Novices Hurdle in 2016 when behind Altior and Min, 11 races ago. Fingers crossed they all run.
More presently, there are three intriguing cards in Britain, Southwell have eight races on the fibresand starting at 12.10. Trainer Simon Crisford boasts a 36