On this week’s Sporting Life Podcast the panelists every nominated a horse who’s now extra outstanding of their ante-post betting ideas than they had been earlier than Christmas.
Right here they’re…
Billy Nash – Ramillies
“I am going for one from the week earlier than Christmas – and shock, shock it is skilled by Willie Mullins. It is a horse known as ramillies who received a novice chase over three miles at Thurles and beat a stablemate in Tenzing who had previous to that run shut sufficient to Gerri Colombe, a great horse of Gordon Elliott’s.
“Ramillies is a horse who has threatened loads, he ran properly sufficient in a Cheltenham bumper and properly within the Albert Bartlett final yr. He was all the time going to be higher over fences and is owned by the identical individuals who personal Gaillard Du Mensil so I am positive loads will rely on what race they find yourself working him in.
“Ramillies may go for the Brown Advisory or the Nationwide Hunt Chase and in the intervening time he is 16/1 or 20/1 for each. In the intervening time he is one I might be serious about for both of these. He is a great staying novice chaser.”
“I might love Henry Daly to have a pleasant horse after what’s occurred with Hillcrest and having gone just a few years with out one and I assumed blenkinsop It was actually spectacular at Newbury regardless of doing an excessive amount of too early in horrible floor.
“He is owned by the Nixon household whose horses I’ve adopted for years and all originate from the identical mare and the identical household – it is fantastic. I assumed Blenkinsop regarded actually good. He may have gone for the Challow and would in all probability have completed second in that and whereas he isn’t essentially a Cheltenham horse, there are many good races between at times for him. I believe he is the one to comply with.”
David Johnson – Ain’t That A Disgrace
“I am getting the Randox Grand Nationwide wager out and the one who caught my eye was Ain’t That A Disgrace who completed fourth within the Paddy Energy having regarded very more likely to win at one stage. He has some actually robust kind from final season in maiden chases together with behind Galopin Des Champs after which cracking efforts in good handicaps this yr.
“With a bit extra luck he might need received each. He traded at 1.08 on the Betfair Alternate when overwhelmed by The Huge Canine within the Munster Nationwide and that horse has gone on to win the Troytown and end third below prime weight within the Welsh Nationwide.
“The shape seems rock stable and the way in which Ain’t That A Disgrace traveled by the Paddy Energy suggests he is nonetheless a properly handicapped horse and the Timeform report contains the phrase ‘may hardly have formed higher in defeat’.
“Wanting on the Nationwide, he’ll get in, is flippantly raced, unexposed over journeys past three miles and is 40/1. That’ll do me anyway.”
Graham Cunningham – Klassical Dream & Paisley Park
“All these huge stars are priced as they need to be with eight or 9 weeks to go and I’ll go on the Paddy Energy Stayers’ Hurdle with a pincer motion.
“I am undecided Flooring Porter is hitting the heights he can do in the intervening time so I am taking him on with Klassical Dream who did not run over Christmas. He didn’t fairly rise up the hill final yr however I don’t assume he was fairly at his easiest of him and I believe he is likely to be this time round.
“The opposite one, and it is fairly a wierd one, is Paisley Park. He’s eleven – and it’s a must to return to Crimson Embers within the mid Eighties for a horse of that age to win this – however he simply appears in rattlingly good kind. You already know he’ll run and he’ll run properly, as a result of that is what he does.
“He wasn’t overwhelmed very far final yr or the yr earlier than, and simply appears in a very good place in the intervening time primarily based on that Kempton win. He is 14/1 and Klassical Dream is 8/1 or 9/1.
“Take a look at the race, Allaho is favourite in a single ante-post listing, House By The Lee in others, and he is a cracking horse however I am undecided he is adequate to go the market. Blazing Khal hasn’t been seen in Over a yr, as I say I am undecided about Flooring Porter and my two horses, who’re nearly sure to have this as their huge goal, are each each-way costs and that is likely to be the way in which into that race.”
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