Racing tip of the day

  • By: Ben Linfoot
  • Last Updated: February 7 2014, 16:57 GMT

Ben Linfoot heads to Kempton for his tip of the day and he's hoping it's another good day for a Harry Fry-trained chaser.

Harry Fry: Having a fine season with his chasers
Harry Fry: Having a fine season with his chasers

Triangular 4.10 Kempton

It was great to see Rock On Ruby over a fence again yesterday and there's not a lot Harry Fry can do when only Mr Mole turns up to take him on.

I was impressed with his fencing and given his Festival record he shouldn't be underestimated, yet some people seem keen to dismiss his chances in the Racing Post Arkle.

He might not have the chasing experience that replicates the blood and thunder of an Arkle, but few, if any, in the field do.

He does, however, have more class than any other horse in the betting and judging him by some of his leaps at Doncaster, I wouldn't say jumping fences at speed is going to be a problem.

Rock On Ruby was Fry's tenth chase winner of the season from 19 runners, a strike-rate of 53 per cent, and Triangular could improve that statistic at Kempton this afternoon.

He was well backed when second on his first go at three miles at Doncaster last time, a really good run that suggests he's capable of further improvement over the trip.

Heavy ground and three miles is an unknown for him, but judging by his French form he should handle the conditions fine and he can go close despite a 4lb rise.

There has been money for Court Victory and he is a danger considering his opening handicap mark, but it concerns me he seemed to struggle from a long way out on heavy ground at Warwick last time.

Summery Justice will handle the ground fine, but he was outpaced at Bangor last time off a lower mark and Triangular could have too much speed for him today as well.