As feared, a big weight and a lack of a recent run, found Brassbound out at Southwell yesterday. So let’s hope for more luck with today’s shortlist, which is…
Kempton 7.10 Fire Fighting
Nottingham 1.55 You’re Fired
Warwick 1.35 Pure Poteen
Fire Fighting is quirky, but he’s progressing, having won a Listed race on the polytrack at Dundalk last time. That was over 10f though and I’m not convinced that today’s 12f represents his optimum (won a 4 runner affair over the trip at Bath last year), and he’s also possibly best going left-handed.
You’re Fired won a similar race on the soft at York last time, and providing it doesn’t get bottomless today, appears to have sound claims.
Pure Poteen is not the best of jumpers. Won a similar Conditionals Handicap Chase at Chepstow last time under today’s rider. Both his wins to date have come on galloping tracks, and he may not want much more in the way of rain.
I’m going for…
Nottingham 1.55 YOU’RE FIRED
…as my best of the day. I’ll put him up as a highlighted horse as opposed to a 1 pt recommended bet as Karl Burke feels he may be feeling the effects of a long season.