Following a blank day yesterday, Steve Ryder previews three races on Thursday 20th February. P&L +7.17pts.
2:25 Thurles- Kitten Rock 10/1 (0.5pt ew)
Kitten Rock was previously a high class hurdler who contested the Champion Hurdle in 2015 when rated 156. He has been lightly raced since and has switched between hurdles and fences where he is rated 156 over hurdles and only 135 over fences.
Kitten Rock ran well earlier this month at Leopardstown over 2m5f and was still in contention approaching the usual second last before weakening into 12th on the run in. He was sent off an unfancied 66/1 shot that day but now drops down in class and trip and should run well off top weight.
5:30 Chelmsford- Time To Reason 11/8 (1pt)
Time To Reason won this race last season when rated 64 and runs in the race this year off a mark of only 60. Following his victory in this race he did finish 3rd off a mark of 66 so he is clearly well handicapped and ran well to finish 2nd on his last starts at Wolverhampton.
Those two runs at Wolverhampton came off marks of 57 and 58 so Time To Reason should prove hard to beat off a mark of 60 back at his favoured Chelmsford.
8:30 Chelmsford- Cristal Pallas Cat 10/1 (0.5pt ew)
Cristal Pallas Cat has been running well on the AW recently with form figures of 432. He is a front runner who is well suited by Chelmsford where he finished 4th off a mark of 46 in November. He has recently finished 3rd off the same mark at Lingfield before finishing second over this C&D 13 days ago when only beaten ½ length.
Cristal Pallas Cat has been raised 1lb by the handicapper for that effort which is fair and from the plum draw in Stall 1, he should make a bold bid from the front.
2:25 Thurles- Kitten Rock 10/1 (0.5pt ew) click here for best odds
5:30 Chelmsford- Time To Reason 11/8 (1pt) click here for best odds
8:30 Chelmsford- Cristal Pallas Cat 10/1 (0.5pt ew) click here for best odds
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