WE’VE been spoiled with some top-class racing during the last couple of weeks.
And this weekend’s providing is not any exception. Our man Jack Keene has picked out his greatest bets on ITV this Saturday and appears to maintain his red-hot run of kind going.
It is Ladbrokes Trophy day at Newbury on SaturdayCredit score: Getty Photos – Getty
After every week off The Weekend Punt is again in time for a mouthwatering afternoon of racing on Saturday.
The Ladbrokes Trophy is among the massive betting races of the winter, and this 12 months’s renewal is wide-open.
There are some fascinating supporting races, so let’s get caught in.
I used to be massively impressed with KALOOKI (12.40 Newbury) on chasing debut and he can bag the John Francome Novices’ Chase.
He was a sensible hurdler, ending final season with a superb second to Ramses De Teilee in a Haydock Grade 2.
However he has the potential to make up into a fair higher chaser, and though he was slightly tough across the edges on his first begin over fences at this monitor, general it was a formidable show.
He produced a number of flying leaps below an aggressive experience from Richard Johnson on his option to a simple win, and he’s entitled to enhance loads for that outing.
Subsequent Vacation spot instructions respect, however Kalooki has the advantage of a run over fences which tilts the stability in his favour.
I’ve lengthy fancied COPPERHEAD (3.00 Newbury) for the Ladbrokes Trophy, and for all I might wish to see the Colin Tizzard yard in higher kind I’ll keep on with him.
He was progressive over fences final season, profitable in a hack canter over C&D earlier than he destroyed the opposition (Two For Gold a distant second) within the Reynoldstown on testing floor at Ascot.
I reckon that efficiency left a mark as he was fairly laboured within the RSA at Cheltenham and was well-held when falling on the final, however the Tizzard group additionally had a quiet week on the Pageant.
You may forgive his reappearance effort at Wetherby, when he was pulled up three out within the West Yorkshire Hurdle, as Joe Tizzard has been on report saying how there’s are usually needing the run this 12 months after an additional month out within the subject placing on timber due to lockdown.
Copperhead is an enormous, strapping beast and his first outing smacked of a horse who was missing in match sharpness. He goes again over fences now and there’s no doubt in my thoughts he’s higher than his mark of 152.
This big-field, robust gallop state of affairs will go well with and he’s a unbelievable jumper and his has been a long-term goal. He’s a horse I’ve plenty of religion in.
Saturday choices and suggested odds
12.40 Newbury – Kalooki 1pt WIN @ 11-4
3.00 Newbury – Copperhead 1pt EW @ 12-1
3.15 Newcastle – Courageous Eagle 1pt EW @ 17-2
- (Column began August 6) rolling P&L: +32.3pts
And I will be having a few quid each-way on BRAVE EAGLE (3.15 Newcastle) within the Rehearsal Chase up at Newcastle.
This assembly is often run on bottomless floor, so it is a end result for a horse like him who bounces off a good floor.
He wanted the run on reappearance in a superb race at Chepstow, and he will get first-time blinkers this afternoon.
He is additionally solely 1lb increased than when profitable within the Summer season Cup at Uttoxeter final 12 months, whereas the reserving of red-hot jock Paddy Brennan does his probabilities no hurt.
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