Name Me Lord is fancied to win at Ascot on Saturday – try all of the picks from our knowledgeable gallops watcher.
Third Wind – 2.25 Haydock
Third Wind can see off the problem of Imperial Alcazar and Who Dares Wins in a really open Betfair Trade Stayers Handicap Hurdle at Haydock on Saturday. Hughie Morrison likes to have a couple of jumpers to accompany his crew of all climate performers, and few have been higher than Third Wind, the winner of the 2019 EBF Remaining at Sandown. Though he has seen motion simply 4 instances since that win, he has confirmed he’s a excessive class stayer with successful at Wincanton, and a very good effort behind three nicely handicapped Irish-trained raiders within the Pertemps Remaining on the Cheltenham Pageant in March. His heat up race for this precious occasion at Newbury earlier within the month, produced a cracking effort to complete fourth below a giant weight, and he might be each sharper for the outing and respect the better floor.
Clan Des Obeaux – 3.00 Haydock
Clan Des Obeaux can present his appreciation for a summer time respiratory operation within the Grade 1 Betfair Chase. This race is probably not fairly as much as the usual of some previous runnings, however it’s nonetheless a captivating race with Lostintranslation and course specialist Bristol De Mai in opposition. Clan Des Obeaux might have subsequent month’s King George VI Chase as his prime goal, however Paul Nicholls has him very match for his return to motion, and the Ditcheat crew imagine they head North with an excellent likelihood.
Shakem Up’Arry – 1.50 Haydock
Shakem Up’Arry can make the most of what appears an inexpensive mark within the Betfair Racing Solely Bettor Handicap Hurdle at Haydock. Ben Pauling had hoped to place one at the back of the web for proprietor Harry Redknapp with this very extremely regarded son of Flemensfirth final season, however he got here up towards two of Nicky Henderson’s finest younger horses in Shiskin and Mister Coffey on two separate visits to Newbury. He was subsequently not successful out of flip when he hosed up in just a little race at Ffos Las on his return to motion, and hopes are excessive he’ll now be prepared for this step as much as handicap firm.
Severance – 12.10 Haydock
Severance, a helpful performer on the flat and likewise skilled by Pauling, produced a top quality efficiency to beat the strongly fancied Bass Rock with lots in hand on hurdling bow at Carlisle 12 days in the past, and will give Flic Ou Voyou lots to consider within the Betfair Weighed In Podcast Novices Hurdle. This step as much as Listed firm appears nicely deserved on the energy of the truth that he took a good maintain round a testing course and nonetheless gained, and hopefully, that preliminary exuberance on what was his first outing since July, is just not such an element this time round.
Abbey Magic – 3.17 Ascot
Henry de Bromhead is at all times a coach to notice when he heads throughout the Irish Sea, and he can strike once more with the nicely regarded Abbey Magic within the Coral Hurst Park Handicap Chase. Flippantly raced and crushed solely as soon as in 5 outings over fences, she has improved steadily since getting back from a season off with harm, and regardless of her rise to 140, will get in right here on the proper finish of the weights.
Secret Reprieve – 12.40 Haydock
Secret Reprieve deserves shut consideration within the Betfair Helps Safer Playing Week Handicap Chase. Evan Williams has his crew in nice nick and appears to have a doubtlessly helpful prospect on this six yr previous son of Flemensfirth. Restricted to only three outings final time period, his finest efficiency got here behind New Tide at Ffos Las, and now enjoys a wholesome weight benefit with Kim Bailey’s large gelding, who also needs to run a giant race on his approach to a doable tilt on the Welsh Nationwide. One other plus for the choice is the truth that Williams has booked Robbie Energy for the trip.
Maintain That Taught – 12.55 Ascot
It could pay to take an opportunity with Maintain That Taught within the Play The Coral Novices’ Restricted Handicap Chase. Flippantly raced over hurdles after a win at Lingfield, he went near doubling his tally on the similar course when crushed solely half a size by subsequent winner Gleno on his return to motion final month. Certain to return on lots for the run, he will get loads of weight from the nicely fancied previous rivals Younger Bull and Demachine, and appears price an each-way funding.
Name Me Lord – 2.40 Ascot
Nicky Henderson’s Name Me Lord, crushed solely half a size on this race 12 months in the past, has Laurina to beat within the Grade 2 Coral Hurdle, however might be fitter for his respectable comeback effort behind Summerville Boy at Aintree a few weeks again, and could also be a extra dependable proposition than his principal opponent. In the meantime Wraysford, a full brother to a different Seven Barrows stalwart Name The Cops, might be trying to emulate his extremely gifted sibling by making a successful debut within the closing Coral Supporting Prostrate Most cancers Bumper.
Caribbean Sundown – 1.45 Lingfield
On the flat at Lingfield, Caribbean Sundown ought to go nicely on his debut within the Ladbrokes Watch Racing Novice Stakes. A half brother to the sensible Rumble Inthejungle and Nice Prospector by Twilight Son, he’s arriving late for his juvenile debut, however has been working very nicely in his prelims and is anticipated to go shut.