Epic Storm is brewing

  • Last Updated: December 14 2012, 15:34 GMT

Anita Chambers believes Epic Storm remains a runner of some potential as he takes his chance in the 32Red Handicap at Wolverhampton.

Friday's best bet runs at Wolverhampton
Friday's best bet runs at Wolverhampton

FRIDAY SELECTIONS:

BANGOR: 12.00 Malt Master, 12.30 Overyou, 1.00 Acrai Rua, 1.35 Best Director, 2.10 One Term, 2.45 Kian's Joy, 3.20 Orchard Garden.

CHELTENHAM: 12.15 Broadbackbob, 12.45 Red Rouble, 1.20 Dan Breen, 1.55 Saint Are, 2.30 Shakervilz, 3.05 At Fishers Cross, 3.40 Valdez.

DUNDALK: 6.00 Opera Gloves, 6.30 Golden Shoe, 7.00 Captain Joy, 7.30 Knock Stars, 8.00 Piece Of Cake, 8.30 Dark Danger, 9.00 Tight Times, 9.25 Days Ahead.

LINGFIELD: 12.10 Lucy Bee, 12.40 Emerging, 1.10 Roman Order, 1.45 Saloon, 2.20 Lowther, 2.55 Jacobs Son, 3.30 Baby Dottie.

WOLVERHAMPTON: 3.50 Small Fury, 4.20 Resonare, 4.50 EPIC STORM (NAP), 5.20 Norwegian Reward, 5.50 Elusive Thought, 6.20 Essell, 6.50 See The Storm, 7.20 Ifan.

DOUBLE: Epic Storm and Broadbackbob.

Saint Are can star on the opening day of Cheltenham's International meeting by lifting the Grade Three Majordomo Hospitality Handicap Chase.

Tim Vaughan's charge is on something of a retrieval mission after getting only as far as the fifth fence in the Hennessy on his seasonal bow.

A winner at Aintree last spring, Saint Are remains a decent prospect and can get back on track here.

Broadbackbob made a successful fencing bow at Plumpton last month and can keep up the good work in the Shloer Novices' Chase.

A classy hurdler, he made a seamless transition in disciplines when turning in a fine round of jumping and he is another leading light for the Nicky Henderson team.

At Fishers Cross can complete his hat-trick in the Citipost Handicap Hurdle.

Winner of a decent event at Newbury last time out, he is learning with every outing and could develop into something of a star for Rebecca Curtis.

Maltmaster is the choice in the Deepbridge Capital Novices' Chase at Bangor.

Epic Storm remains a runner of some potential as he takes his chance in the 32Red Handicap at Wolverhampton.

The four-year-old began his career with Jeremy Noseda last year but was shipped out of Shalfleet at the 2011 autumn sales after two unplaced maiden efforts.

Snapped up for just 12,000 guineas subsequently, this Montjeu gelding now resides with Sean Curran, for whom he has won one of his three starts to date.

He finished second on his debut for the yard before scoring next time out in maiden company at Dunstall Park, despite looking a touch green at the business end.

Switched to handicap company last time, Epic Storm again looked a little lacking in experience as he finished just over two lengths back in fourth after racing keen early on and being a little short of room in the finish.

Epic Storm is clearly better than that effort and left untouched on a mark of 76 by the handicapper, he makes plenty of appeal.

Norwegian Reward can defy a 6lb penalty in the 32Red Supporting British Racing Handicap.

Victorious at Lingfield last week, he can follow up before his mark is revised.

Emerging is the choice is the British Stallion Studs Supporting British Racing EBF Maiden Stakes at Lingfield.

David Elsworth's horses usually improve for their first outing so after finishing a distant third on his racecourse bow, this Mount Nelson colt is expected to be a bit more streetwise this time.


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