Better Call Silsol In Midlands National
We won’t know what to do with ourselves now that Cheltenham is over but Wexford survived an inspection yesterday and Uttoxter will have to survive one on Saturday morning but if it does, Paul Nicholls may finally land more big race honours.
Top Weight To Prevail
Winning a Midlands National at Uttoxeter today will be little compensation to Paul Nicholls after a pretty ordinary Cheltenham Festival but Silsol looks to have a real chance at 10/1.
Bryony Frost will claim 3lbs off the top weight who was fifth in the Welsh National when staying on well and this stiff stamina test should be ideal for him and his ability to get through the ground should be a plus.
Looking back over his form and on his best hurdle efforts he should be actually well handicapped off a mark of 144 and one run that jumps off the page is
his defeat by two and three parts of a length of Gold Cup winner Native River.
Murphy On The Whiskey
Whiskey In The Jar was picked to score at Kelso last weekend before that meeting was lost but that horse is picked out again to complete his hat-trick. This even looks a much easier assignment than the Kelso race and he has the valuable 7lbs claim of Fergus Gregory to help him along.
Veteran To Bridge A Gap At Wexford
I’d like to think that I’ve rarely before tipped a horse who was four years without a win but the shrewd Denis Hogan looks to have found a brilliant opportunity for Inis Meain in the Veterans Chase at Wexford.
Shane Mulcahy claims 7lbs off which will see him go around with just 9st7lbs on his back which surely has to be a help in these testing conditions and some of his form in novice company over fences…
has to give him a massive chance of winning a race like this.
Silsol (10/1) – 3.35 Uttoxeter
Whiskey In The Jar (4/7) – 5.20 Uttoxeter
Inis Meain (12/1) – 4.15 Wexford
*Prices correct at time of publication.