Today is one of those days where Christopher Wood not only runs at Wincanton but is also on the team sheet for Burnley in todays game against West Ham. I’d get a quid on the double (win and score anytime), it returns about £20. Admittedly I’d be far more confident of the New Zealander coming good rather than the thoroughbred although I’m still looking at CHRISTOPHER WOOD to maybe challenge today.
He has had a wind op and goes very well on softer ground, with Bryony Frost on board there is a chance. The other Nicholls runner Grand Sancy has landed some big prizes but seems to have failed to convince recently and the fall at Kempton looks like it has left a big question mark over the form. Beat the Judge was only 6l behind Fusil Raffles in the last outing and although the view is that the favourite was trotting home that does give Beat the Judge a 6lb pull.
In all likelihood this is a favourites race to lose with Fusil Raffles defeating a horse with a 149 rating at Punchestown when rated 145 and that is looking like a good mark