Following an 8/1 second place yesterday, Steve Ryder previews three races on Tuesday 11th February. P&L -4.60pts.
1:35 Chelmsford- Krazy Paving 11/4 (1pt)
Krazy Paving had only beaten three rivals home in three races this season before connections decided to give him a wind operation. It worked the trick as he won off a career low mark of 48 by a short head over C&D four days ago.
Krazy Paving had previously been rated in the 70s so had tumbled down the weights and had won off a mark of 53 last season. He is well handicapped on old form and if the wind operation works for a second time then he should prove hard to beat.
2:25 Punchestown- Francin 6/4 (2pt)
Francin came off the flat in France with a big reputation and despite not winning any of his three starts over hurdles so far, he should prove hard to beat in this race. He made his hurdling debut in December 2017 where he finished 3rd but suffered an injury and then wasn’t seen for 696 days. He finished 4th on his return at Navan but improved greatly last time to finish 3rd at Leopardstown even at a time where the Mullins stable weren’t firing.
The form of the race last time has worked out well with the second and fourth both winning next time and therefore the effort of Francin can be upgraded. A lot will be made of Pencilfulloflead finishing behind Asterion Forlonge last time but he was well beaten 10 lengths and I prefer the chances of the Willie Mullins trained runner.
2:40 Chelmsford- Elusif 11/10 (3pt)
Elusif has been a fantastic horse for us in recent weeks with three wins already this month. Since the visor was re-fitted he has won off marks of 50, 55 and 50 with his latest an impressive win over this C&D in a classified stakes race.
Elusif returns to a handicap today off a mark of 61 (with the penalty) but that could still underestimate him from a more favourable draw of Stall 4.
1:35 Chelmsford- Krazy Paving 11/4 (1pt) click here for best odds
2:25 Punchestown- Francin 6/4 (2pt) click here for best odds
2:40 Chelmsford- Elusif 11/10 (3pt) click here for best odds
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