Jul 18, 2014
Abbot's Whispers - Race Preview Sunday 20th July 2014
2.20: One More Tune is an Irish point winner who could go very well here on debut. Dancing Olga a winner of two points finished third on hurdling debut over the distance to Ebony Empress and looks the main threat to the Paul Nicholls trained BLACK COW who was only beaten a neck here last month over the distance.
PLACEPOT: 1 & 7
2.50: Lord Of The Dunes is improving all the time he was third here earlier this month to Rusty Nail and will go close again today. Ned The Post has pointing form and if he can deliver those performances under rule must have a chance, Plum Pudding runs for a yard inform so has to be considered. HINTON INDIANA has been revitalised since joining Dan Skelton he battled well to win a handicap chase over the distance at Cartmel in May and will be suited by this trip.
PLACEPOT: 9 & 7
3.20: Maxi Chop has been second four times in seven outings and looks capable of going one place better. Street Entertainer looked to be back to his best when winning at Fontwell 2m2f in May and will be a danger here. ITTIRAD a smart performer on the Flat has been in good form over the spring and won 2m1f here six days ago should may it back to back wins today.
PLACEPOT: 2 & 1
3.50: There may only be five runners but three here have a very good chance on current form. The locally trained Tzora will possible start favourite he looked in good heart here last time when third in a hurdle, Kitegen has been very consistent and won a novice chase on debut over fences early this year. HALLINGS COMET won nicely on chasing debut 206 days ago was very unlucky when unseating his rider at the first here last month so ignoring that form he looks to have a great chance today.
4.20: King’s Road comes here in form having landed a handicap hurdle over the distance at Market Rasen earlier this month. The betting market will indicate the chances of the locally trained Easily Pleased who put in a good effort when second in a handicap chase here last week. Jim Best’s PLANETOID is burdened with our selection a winner here over the distance last summer has been campaigning on the A/W of late and reverts to hurdling today. Good Of Luck will be a danger if he can rediscover his Warwick form.
PLACEPOT: 1 & 6
4.50: The front running Capisci won two consecutive chases at Taunton last season and has been unlucky going close at Worcester and Southwell recently. The Evan Williams trained THINK ITS ALL OVER a four time winner on the Flat put in a great effort when third here over the distance to the useful Respectueux who has won again since is our selection here. No No Cardinal has claims on his Taunton form if you ignore his last two outing when unseating and falling.
5.20: Jim Best’s BORU’S BROOK was second in a competitive bumper at Punchestown in May and we expect him to deliver here. Carmino could be a danger after two poor efforts in bumpers last year he showed improvement last time when third at Southwell, the market will indicate the chances of newcomers Durleigh Brook, Watcombe Heights and Baron’s Best.