Andy Holding's Tuesday Racing Tips
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Forecast Prices: Champagne Well 11/4, Golan Fortune 5/2, Stoney Mountain 2/1, Follow The Bear 4/1
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A four-time winner over hurdles, STONEY MOUNTAIN was close up in decent company when unseating his rider on his only previous run over fences at Ascot. He’s changed stables since a fair run in the Coral Cup at Cheltenham in March but probably has the most scope of these. Champagne Well has already placed at Wetherby and Carlisle this season and shouldn’t be far away again with Follow The Bear, who had excuses at Newton Abbot when last seen, also a possibility. Golan Fortune has been going well over timber and has won a point so is nor forlorn hope.
STONEY MOUNTAIN makes his debut for Jamie Snowden having been purchased for 140,000 at the Goffs UK sale in September as part of Trevor Hemmings' disposal. He boasts some strong form over hurdles, most notably when landing a big handicap at Haydock last November, and is worth another try over fences having jumped fine on his sole chase outing before unseating at Cheltenham in December. Golan Fortune has been running well over hurdles this season and is of interest now tackling the larger obstacles, while Champagne Well has ability but isn't the most straightforward of individuals.
Prediction: 1st Stoney Mountain, 2nd Golan Fortune, 3rd Champagne Well