#NB winner at 6/1 on Thursday and thought the #Nap was going to double up for us but just got outstayed when seemingly travelling the best. That winner makes it 4/4 profitable days this week, but Friday’s action looks a minefield. It’s the return of Cheltenham though, thats the main thing and I will be in attendance for both days of the Showcase this weekend! Here are my three arrows for Friday.
Friday 27th October:
#NAP – BARON BOLT (4.35 Newbury) – Paul Cole’s four-year old was denied last time by a neck and surprisingly is on an unchanged mark for this race and has a 6lb pull in the weights with the winner so should be able to turn the tables. He’s performed well over this 6f trip previously and the softer the ground the better. Is in the capable hands of Raul Da Silva and another big run is expected. (6/1) – Bet365 – 5pt – Lost
#NB – DANS LE VENT (4.55 Cheltenham) – Won two bumpers last season but his best efforts were when sixth in the Champion Bumper here and third in a listed event at Newbury. Ran with credit on hurdling debut and is open to improvement with the thought that this track may suit better. The favourite could be anything after being bought for £260,000 but at the prices I think he’s worth taking on with this viable alternative. (4/1) – Bet365 – 3pt – Lost
#IWAC – COOL MACAVITY (5.30 Cheltenham) – Winner at Towcester earlier this month, he’s been raised 6lb for that but is only 1lb higher than his highest winning mark and the front two pulled well clear of the third that day. He’s now accompanied by talented conditional James Bowen in his new role at Nicky Henderson’s yard and he’s able to negate the 6lb rise with his claim. The better ground will suit and can go well. (13/2) – Bet365 – 1pt ew – Fell