Alan King does well with his runners at Huntingdon - he is very profitable at the course, as is his jockey Wayne Hutchinson, and The Unit looks a good bet in the staying novices’ hurdle at 1.50pm. He won a hot bumper at Newbury last season and ran a very promising race, despite running fresh, in a Listed event at Cheltenham last time. He is another by Gold Well, one of my favourite sires, and will have no problem whatsoever with the ground this afternoon. The sire has a very profitable record over hurdles - compared to fences - and The Unit appears to only have one serious rival in this contest.
1.50 Huntingdon - The Unit - 4pts @ 2.2Lost -4pts
Although Little Sweetheart does not have the best of the draw in the opening handicap at Dundalk, she still looks pretty certain to get the lead and, if so, I think she will win on a track that really suits pacey types. She made all to win eased down over C/D last time and although I prefer sprinters to turn out again quickly, there have not been any opportunities since the last run so her well-being needs to be trusted. Her trainer has a very good record in low-grade races like this and, in particular, when teaming up with D M Grant, so I am happy to make her the nap selection of the day.
6.00 Dundalk - Little Sweetheart - 4pts @ 2.62Won 6.48pts