Looking good for Alderwood

  • By: Chris Wilson
  • Last Updated: January 13 2013, 15:28 GMT

Chris Wilson's nap has gone in at Navan - check out his selections for the remaining races this Sunday afternoon.

Alderwood can add to his tally Navan

FAKENHAM: Abandoned.

KELSO: 12.50 Gymdoli, 1.20 Fentara, 1.50 Corrin Wood, 2.20 Gleann Na Ndochais, 2.50 Raggios Boy, 3.20 Soul Angel, 3.50 Special Portrait.

NAVAN: 12.45 Cause Of Causes, 1.15 Dancers Dilemma, 1.45 Barneys Honour, 2.15 Suntiep, 2.45 Alderwood, 3.15 Tarquinius, 3.45 Red Admirable.

WOLVERHAMPTON: 1.00 Aragorn Rouge, 1.30 Spirit Of Gondree, 2.00 Spark Of Genius, 2.30 Bay Laurel, 3.00 Dorback, 3.30 Bouyrin, 4.00 Goldmadchen.

DOUBLE: Christopher Wren and Fair Trade.

Fentara, can be forgiven her Catterick trespasses when she runs in the British Stallion Studs/TBA EBF Mares' Novices' Chase at Kelso.

Tim Walford's likeable mare got it all wrong at the North Yorkshire venue in December when a scrappy round of jumping led to her demise at the last fence.

Before that, however, she had looked a solid recruit to Walford's chasing brigade, with two placed finishes at Newcastle.

Fentara is not the most stylish of customers, but she is a tough cookie when the emphasis is placed upon stamina.

Gleann Na Ndochais can also be relied upon to do the business in the Electricity Network Solutions Handicap Chase.

The Alistair Whillans-trained seven-year-old looked booked for victory on his return over fences at Ayr at the beginning of the month, but was overtaken by Sergeant Pink late on.

He still emerged with lots of credit and should still have plenty to offer here off the same mark of 104.

Spirit Of Gondree could hold the key to the Pick Today's Winners At bookmakers.co.uk Handicap at Wolverhampton.

Milton Bradley's five-year-old encountered no end of trouble in running over this course and distance on New Year's Day when delivered from off speed by Robert Winston.

He had no way to go at crucial stage and eventually had to be content with a third-placed finish behind Rosie's Lady.

Spirit Of Gondree is still 3lb lower than when last successful in the summer and deserves another chance in the hands of Winston.

The in-form Spark Of Genius can rattle off a course-and-distance hat-trick in the Claim Free Bets Today At bookmakers.co.uk Handicap.

The four-year-old filly reports for duty without a penalty following her comprehensive success in an apprentice handicap at Dunstall Park on Monday.

Alan McCabe's new recruit, who fetched 12,000 guineas in the sales, is clearly better than her mark of 63.

Bay Laurel can provide the solution to the coral.co.uk Handicap for the Elaine Burke team.

The three-year-old filly was third to a progressive horse in Tilstarr at Lingfield last time, putting behind her a poor run at Kempton before Christmas.

Dorback is hard to catch right but has hinted his turn is near in a couple of runs since the turn of the year so it might be wise to keep him onside in the coral.co.uk Mobile Casino Handicap.

Given Bouyrin is qualified for handicaps now it is interesting Michael Bell has opted to stay with something like the Free Bet Bonanza Now At bookmakers.co.uk Maiden Fillies' Stakes.

She might have been closer than she was at Lingfield last time out but for running wide on the turn and it could be she has got her game together and there is a bit more to come.

Goldmadchen won with some degree of authority at Southwell in November and cannot be ignored on her return after a mini-break in the £50 Free Bet At coral.co.uk Handicap.

A couple of seconds at Wolverhampton show the mare is equally at home on Polytrack as Fibesand.

Over in Ireland, The Follow Navan On Facebook Hurdle sees Cause Of Causes and Midnight Game clash in an interesting four-runner field.

Willie Mullins believes there is better to come from the latter, and there is nothing to split the pair on official figures, but Cause Of Causes won The Ladbroke like he had just joined in and should take some beating.

Next stop for Gordon Elliott's charge should all go well could be another big handicap prize in Britain, this time the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury, and he has been mentioned as a possible contender for the Ebor in the summer.

Alderwood may never hit the heights over fences that he did over the smaller obstacles but it is too soon to right him off yet and he can get his head in front in the Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Beginners Chase.

The nine-year-old was in the process of running well when slipping up on the run-in on his chasing debut at Navan in November and was then a good third behind Canaly and Terminal in a good race at Fairyhouse last month that is working out nicely.


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