Horse racing suggestions: Chepstow, Kempton and Dundalk, Wed twentieth November
Today’s suggestions are in confident mood after yesterday’s profitable nap and bid for more glory with one for the resurgent Jonjo O’Neill at Chepstow.
Testing ground is as soon as once more the order of the day over jumps at present, with the mud set to fly in the meetings at Chepstow, Warwick and Hexham. There are no such worries on the Polytrack surfaces at Kempton (evening) and Dundalk where the Flat action takes place.
All odds correct at the time of publication, but subject to alter
March Is On for more success
Trainer Jonjo O’Neill is seeing his string start to increase their sport, with a couple of winners at Ludlow and Uttoxeter up to now week boosting confidence for the Jackdaws Castle staff.
There should be one other to return when March Is On (Chepstow 1:45) bids to double his tally on this Viasat Handicap Hurdle at the Welsh venue.
The Gold Well gelding was a point-to-point winner in Ireland in 2017 earlier than joining this steady and issues have taken a slow-burning method thus far underneath rules.
He failed to find a lot consistency in his first six starts over hurdles and ended final season when a crushed favourite at Exeter over three-miles.
Likely with that effort in mind, he was easy sufficient to again (8/1) on his comeback at Southwell final month.
He put up his finest effort so far in that three-mile handicap on a testing surface, ridden quite patiently by Adrian Heskin before coming through with a easy successful problem between the final two flights.
The six-year-old had three-lengths in hand at the line and the shape has been boosted since with Derrick D’Anjou (fifth) scoring subsequent outing at Exeter and From The Heart (eighth) discovering solely a thriving rival too strong at Huntingdon on his subsequent run.
Stable jockey Richie McLernon takes over in the plate and, despite an 8lb rise, March Is On will relish the testing floor and at 4/1 can account for the likes of Golden Sovereign and Good And Hardy to double-up.
Set Piece not discounted
Kempton are staging a bumper eight-race card this evening with the Listed Hyde Stakes the function contest.
The likes of Oh This Is Us, Accidental Agent, Librisa Breeze and Ripp Orf are amongst the established names lining up but a pair of unexposed three-year old’s are additionally price noting.
Khuzaam was a very simple winner over C&D last month and Jim Crowley’s mount has rightly discovered his place close to the pinnacle of the betting however perhaps Set Piece (Kempton 6:10) is being disregarded at a lot bigger odds.
Hugo Palmer’s son of Dansili races within the famous Khalid Abdullah silks and is unbeaten in his two begins on the AW from across the turn of the year, together with a novice contest over this C&D.
The three-year-old ran a cracker on his reappearance to be third behind Skardu in the Group 3 Craven Stakes at Newmarket and that was enough to immediate a tilt at the 2,000 Guineas, the place he was duly outclassed as a 40/1 likelihood. Things did not go his means both in a Listed contest at Deauville in July.
Since then he has been gelded and has undergone a wind operation. If he can recapture the promise of his Newmarket reappearance, then he could probably be a solid each-way participant in this competitive occasion at 1/5 odds of 14/5, guaranteeing he appears overpriced as he remains unexposed.
Star could shine yet
It is fair to say that Sebs Star (Dundalk 4:55) hasn’t set the world ablaze in his five-race profession so far for coach John Oxx.
Equally, it would be harsh to counsel the Kyllachy gelding did not present some promise on his Polytrack debut over 5f at this track in October, finally being crushed by just over four-lengths.
Similarly, he completed only tenth of 14 over the C&D this month but most likely did lots in racing so prominently and being taken on for the early lead.
The handicapper has dropped him another 4lb on that proof, whereas his coach jocks up 10lb claimer Jamie Powell for this latest go to to Dundalk. The rider is having simply his second outing underneath guidelines however this nursery is anything but strong.
After initially being 50/1, those following the two-year-old could have seen him boomerang in to 20/1. Even that could probably be on the beneficiant facet if Sebs Star can take a step forward beneath a light-weight weight.