FGR – Ante-Post (Saturday, November 28th, 2015)

Newbury 3.00 – Hennessy Gold Cup

The first point to make is that I don’t apply my entry system to ante-post races.
I’m not here to provide ante-post advice, it’s more a case of building up a picture of the big race in question.
There are conflicting ratings here, with one set of rankings indicating…

Newbury 3.00 Bobs Worth, Smad Place

And the other…

Newbury 3.00 Rocky Creek, Smad Place

Given that plans for Rocky Creek are still fluid, I’ve decided to concentrate on Bobs Worth and Smad Place.

Bobs Worth beat stablemate Simonsig when making all in the Betfair Hurdle over 2m4f at Aintree on his seasonal debut. Won the corresponding race in 2012 but has yet to prove he’s still the force of old having endured two relatively barren seasons previously.

Smad Place won a Kempton Graduation Chase, also first time up this season. Tends to play the bridesmaid in Class 1 company, and has yet to prove conclusively that he stays 3m2f.

Bobs Worth has the edge on proven ability but has yet to prove he retains the form that saw him win at three Cheltenham Festivals on the bounce. Personally, I’ll be keeping my powder dry here at this stage, but if anyone is looking for an ante-post interest, then my advice would be a small each-way punt on Bobs Worth at 14-1.


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