19:40 Huntingdon Tue 21 May 2019
- Robinson Manufacturing Nationwide Handicap Chase (Class 5)
- 2m 3f 189y, Good
- 9 Runners
- Surface: Turf
No win in 14 starts but capable enough at this sort of level, and only 5 so may yet have a bit of improvement left in him. Comes back here off an absence (not seen since last August) and a new high mark, but chances if fit.
Back on the same mark as her win at Bangor last October, some moderate efforts since then need forgiving and this trip still something of an unknown as well. Yard in no great form either, so not hard to look elsewhere for the winner.
Just the 2 wins in 23 starts, but hits the frame pretty regularly, and has gone well fresh after a break before, so has his plus points. Possibly a touch high in the handicap but small yard had a winner at the weekend, and he could hit the places.
Only had a handful of starts, so open to some improvement, but he'll need it on what he's shown so far, which isn't a lot. Upped in trip and dropped in grade,both of which may help, but simply too much to take on trust at present.
Twice a winner on the Flat and, more interestingly, four point-to-points, so although he's only had two starts over fences under Rules, is clearly capable of winning races. On a fair mark and should be capable of getting in the shake-up here.
Hosed up at Ffos Las on latest start, winning by 16l in a canter and the cheekpieces that he's recently been equipped with seem to have made a huge difference. Has a penalty to carry but unproven at this trip. Engaged at Ludlow yesterday.
Had just the nine starts, so may be capable of better, but she's not really improving as she should be and was well beaten off at Hereford last time. Drop back in trip may help but she ran poorly when last here, and others preferred.
A very disappointing favourite at Market Rasen last time, given the improved form he'd shown on his previous starts. May be best to forgive that, and if this better ground brings about a bit of improvement, he could be one to be interested in.
Has tried to make all here a couple of times this year, and almost pulled it off when beaten less than a length in April. Poor last time but clearly happy here, and off a basement mark, will no doubt try similar tactics today. Not out of it.
Last Year's Winner
Alltimegold (1/1), Extreme Appeal (5/1), Zoltan Varga (11/2), Picknick Park (12/1), Oscar World (12/1), Kilmoganny (14/1), Overtoujay (14/1), Ortenzia (14/1), Dreyfus (25/1)
- Picknick Park
Matt Brocklebank is on nap duty on Tuesday and he is siding with a progressive runner from the Andrew Balding yard at Nottingham.
Matt Brocklebank looks ahead to the fiercely competitive Investec Dash at Epsom on Derby day, with a 33/1 selection in the big sprint handicap.
Nottingham is the centre of attention for Nick Robson on Tuesday as he identifies the best bets including Aegeus for trainer Amanda Perrett.