The weekend is nearly on us as we prepare for another cold snap, this may well be the last of the jumping action for a while. BACK BOB BACK (9-2) produced the goods for Wednesday's blog and he stayed on well towards the finish of the race reinforcing that the previous run to that had to be a mishap. It's been good to see a few people putting up pre-Cheltenham blogs with ante-post tips. Never been one for ante-post as too much can change, do think that ZARKANDAR and JEZKI are solid though. Can't believe it's only about 9 weeks away and one of my horses for this season, COTTON MILL, hasn't even been out yet!
Here are Friday's selections :
GLEN COUNTESS 1350 HUNTINGDON (nap) – (unplaced) has finished runner up in two out of three chase starts and is fancied to go one better. I watched her win her final hurdle race last season at Warwick and she had the scope then to be a decent chaser. She pulled clear of the third last time suggesting the one that won was just too good, a three pound claim will help her cause too.
CHESNUT BEN 1520 HUNTINGDON (nb) – (NR) has course and distance form with Tony McCoy on board and may well have needed the run last time. That run was disappointing as he was well held but if he runs similar to the last success here he must have a chance.
CARAMELITA 1430 LINGFIELD (treble) – (unplaced) ran well to win on heavy ground at Yarmouth earlier in the season but then failed to step up to the plate when stepped up to a mile. She is now in a class lower again and I'm hoping that will help her as she attempts the mile again as she has three wins in class 5 company, added bonus is George Baker is riding well at the moment too.