Andy's nap selection runs at Warwick while he also has two tips at Tipperary this evening.
Although he was a 66/1 poke when causing a shock at Carlisle last time out, there didn’t appear to be any fluke about TOMORROW’S LEGEND’S (best price 6/1)
success that day and with the third horse home, Katachenko, advertising the form at Aintree next time, that viewpoint is sustained. Given that he appeared to beat a horse rated 32lb his superior, his subsequent rise to 115 could have been a whole lot worse and considering that was his first start for new connections, it’s not beyond the realms of possibility that Patrick Holmes’ inmate could even improve for that initial outing.
TOMORROW’S LEGEND - 1pt e/w @ 6/1Placed 0.2pts
Despite not winning at Cheltenham last week, CONAS TAOI (NAP) (best price 3/1)
shaped as if he’s still some way ahead of the handicapper based on his performance that day and this looks a very winnable race for Paul Morgan’s charge providing he suffers no ill-effects from his exploits 8 days ago. Given a typically patient ride, the son of Exit To Nowhere made nice headway to race on the heels of the leaders at the top of the hill and although he stayed on strongly enough from that point onwards, he couldn’t quite get on terms with the runaway train Any Currency who seems to have turned over a new leaf on recent times. Still, that display represented a career-best effort from the seven-year-old and having already proven himself around today’s course back in November, he has every chance of adding to his excellent tally of wins since being switched from the point-to-point field.
CONAS TAOI - 1pt @ 3/1Won 3pts
Despite running perfectly respectably on his two starts this season, the handicap has surprisingly given WOODACRE (best price 13/2)
a chance by dropping him 2lb and this big nosedive in grade can hopefully bear fruit for Richard Whitaker’s charge. A creditable seventh in a race which has worked out well on his seasonal return at Doncaster, the son of Pyrus bettered that performance when a staying-on fourth behind the well-treated Felix De Vega at Ripon last week and now back on a decent surface from his plumb inside draw, he has bright prospects of adding to his consistent course stats.
WOODACRE - 0.5pts e/w @ 13/2Non Runner
DOC SPORTELLO (best price 9/2)
created a favourable impression on his racecourse debut at the Curragh and is strongly fancied to build on that initial performance and be a good deal more competitive in this seemingly weaker event this evening. Naturally showing signs of greenness in the early stages at the Co Kildare venue, Edward Lynam’s inmate picked up really nicely in the last two furlongs of what was a strongly-run affair and going through the line full of running, he gave out positive signals of better things to come. With winners such as The Moore Factor and Paddy Power going on to frank the form subsequently, the race appears a totally believable one and with just normal improvement, it would come as something of a surprise if the Majestic Missile gelding wasn’t in the frame at the very least despite dropping back down in trip.
DOC SPORTELLO - 1pt e/w @ 9/2Won 5.4pts
When racing on soft ground down the straight track at this venue, the runners tend to come over to the stands side to search for a better surface, so with that in mind, the potentially well drawn BLUESBREAKER (best price 8/1)
makes plenty of appeal. Disappointing in a hot handicap at the Curragh last time out, Damian English’s charge was quite impressive when making all the running to score tidily the time before at Cork and with this easy five furlongs likely to suit his prominent style of racing, stall 11 provides him with the perfect opportunity to bag the nearside rail and make all.
BLUESBREAKER - 0.5pts e/w @ 8/1Won 4.8pts