In-form trainer Warren Greatrex gives us his verdict on this week's runners.
I loved the way he travelled and jumped through that race and I’m sure he’ll come on a good deal for that both mentally and physically. He’s already a chaser to my eye and he’s a very exciting horse for the future. He’s got an entry at Chepstow on Wednesday but he won’t be running there, we’ll take our time with him.
Aloomomo will go to Warwick on Wednesday and he should have a very good chance of following up his easy Uttoxeter win under a 7lb penalty. He’s come out of that race really well and is sure to go up a lot more than the penalty when reassessed, so his chance is obvious.
Another Sunshine, who is owned by Harry Redknapp, was entered in the bumper on the same card but we’ve decided to wait as that looked quite a strong race. She is going well at home and is related to plenty of good jumpers so is one to look forward to.
Gee Hi bolted up at Bangor last week and we’ll have to get him out again this week before the handicapper hammers him. We’ve got a few options but Towcester on Thursday looks the best opening. He’s thriving at the moment and will take a lot of stopping under a 7lb penalty.
Ceann Sibheal seems to be going well at home and although he’s not very quick, the stiff nature of Towcester (Thursday) will suit him and he’s a sound jumper. We are still learning with him.
Bon Enfant was a bit immature last year but he’s grown up a lot over the winter and he’s an improving horse. We will probably get him going in the conditional jockeys’ hurdle at Fontwell on Friday, where he will be ridden by Harry Bannister who has been doing a lot of work with this gelding at home.
Hannah’s Princess needs the ground to dry up if she’s to take up ether of her engagements later in the week but she will go to Wincanton on Saturday if they have a dry few days. She’s ready to get her season going but it’s a wait and see scenario for her as she needs a decent surface to show her best form.
Ma Du Fou wasn’t a very healthy horse last year yet still won a bumper and finished placed in a couple of hurdles. He’s a totally different horse now, is doing some nice work at home and we are looking at the novices’ hurdle at Ffos Las on Sunday for him.
Shantou Bob is still on course for Navan on Sunday but we are keeping a close eye on the weather as he really needs it to be on the soft side. He’s in great form at home and is ready to go, but if the ground isn’t right then we will probably wait for a race at Haydock later this month.
If you are looking to have a bet this week, my two best chances are without doubt Aloomomo (Wednesday, Warwick 3.40) and Gee Hi, both impressive recent winners who are likely to be hit hard by the handicapper when reassessed.