FGR – Best Of The Day
Unfortunately, Westerner Point was another second for us at Fairyhouse yesterday, with the horse gamely attempting to make all before finding the winner too good in the closing stages.
Today’s shortlist is…
Market Rasen 1.30 Dartford Warbler
Market Rasen 2.05 Clondaw Banker
Wincanton 3.00 Cresswell Breeze
Dartford Warbler is probably better over hurdles than he is over fences (still a maiden over the larger obstacles), but has been in good form over both on his last three starts. The crux here is the ground as he remains unproven on soft.
Clondaw Banker won a boys race at Sandown last time so comes into this race unpenalised for that effort. Very much one for the ‘weights and measures’ brigade, but it’s worth bearing in mind that both his wins to date on turf (under rules and in a point)
have come on soft ground, and it’s riding a tad quicker here on the hurdles course.
Cresswell Breeze shaped with promise on her chasing debut at Fontwell last time. Has looked a natural over the larger obstacles at home and her jumping experience could put her in good stead here, especially with the Anthony Honeyball yard in such good form at present.
I’m going for…
Wincanton 3.00 CRESSWELL BREZE @ 3-1 BOG
…to put her experience to good use here and upset the odds-on favourite Blue Buttons.