Architect Tips shares his Tote Placepot tips for today's action at Leicester.
Leg 1 Selections: Perseus Way
This should be a simple task for PERSEUS WAY to enhance his Triumph Hurdle credentials. He ran a fantastic race on hurdles debut in the Grade Two trial event at Cheltenham to finish a two-length second despite doing a lot wrong in the race itself. He raced keenly, made plenty of mistakes but the fact he was the last horse off the bridle and kept on strongly suggests he’s seriously talented. He will have learnt a lot and can easily go one better here.
Leg 2 Selections: Bridge Road, Scarlet Ruby
BRIDGE ROAD was quite disappointing over fences last time but he’s threatened to win over hurdles on more than one occasion over hurdles this year and should be thereabouts. SCARLET RUBY opened her account over hurdles over course-and-distance two weeks ago and although she’s gone up four pounds, she has to be considered a player in this weak race.
Leg 3 Selections: Unit Sixtyfour, Ben Buie
UNIT SIXTYFOUR made a promising start to his chase career when second last time and this is a good opportunity for him to go one better. BEN BUIE is a course winner though, who returned to winning ways in good style at Hereford last time and could be the biggest danger to the former.
Leg 4 Selections: Marble Sands, Pimlico Point
MARBLE SANDS is progressing really well over hurdles and was rewarded for her consistent efforts in defeat when returning a clear-cut winner at Hereford last time. He is the one to beat with plenty more to offer, while PIMLICO POINT won on his hurdles debut at Chepstow and while he has an absence to overcome, he still rates a huge player for his in-form stable.
Leg 5 Selections: At A Pinch
AT A PINCH was pretty useful on the Flat and won very nicely on her hurdles debut. She couldn’t build on that next time at Newbury but she caught the eye when sixth that day and this race looks a bit easier. I think she’ll bounce back and be more competitive here.
Leg 6 Selections: Magic Dancer, Le Patriote
MAGIC DANCER has won his last two starts, including at Cheltenham last time and a three pound rise shouldn’t prevent him from producing a bold effort to complete the three-timer here. LE PATRIOTE shaped very encouragingly at Aintree last time and should be suited to the drop in distance. He is a player.