Following a 9/2 winner yesterday, Steve Ryder previews four races on Saturday 23rd March. P&L +16.13pts.
2:25 Kelso- Irish Roe 14/1 (0.5pt ew)
Irish Roe was rated 140 at this time last year and runs in this race off a mark of 137. She has ran well on a couple of occasions this season with a 2nd at Doncaster off 138 and last time when she finished 3rd in a Grade 2 Mares’ Hurdle only 3 lengths behind Lady Buttons.
Irish Roe has had a wind operation since her last run and if that brings out any improvement then she should run well each way with four places on offer.
2:40 Newbury- Friend Or Foe 9/4 (2pt)
Friend Or Foe was my selection for the Boodles Juvenile Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival where he just failed to get into the race. I therefore have to fancy him for this race off the same mark of 128. He had ran a couple of times in France before making all at Taunton in December on his debut for Paul Nicholls.
Connections decided not to run him again before the Cheltenham Festival to preserve his mark of 128 and they therefore think he must be well treated. Friend Or Foe should prove hard to beat.
3:45 Lingfield- Merhoob 13/2 (0.5pt ew)
Merhoob has a fantastic course record at Lingfield with form figures of 211122. Although those runs have all been at 6f and 7f, he has shown plenty of pace over 5f in the past meaning this drop back in trip should not cause a problem.
Merhoob was unlucky on his last start at Wolverhampton when hampered at a crucial stage and off only a 2lb higher mark, he should go well.
5:25 Kempton- Recuerdame 12/1 (0.5pt ew)
Recuerdame won on his handicap debut at Chelmsford in August off a mark of 65 before slightly disappointing on turf on his next start off a mark of 70. He has been dropped 2lb for that effort back down to a mark of 68 but crucially returns back to the AW and back down to a Class 5 handicap.
Recuerdame has been gelded over the winter and he should be involved at the finish if ready to go after a 211 day break. Three bookmakers are offering four places on the race so be sure to shop around for best odds and place terms.
2:25 Kelso- Irish Roe 14/1 (0.5pt ew) click here for best odds
2:40 Newbury- Friend Or Foe 9/4 (2pt) click here for best odds
3:45 Lingfield- Merhoob 13/2 (0.5pt ew) click here for best odds
5:25 Kempton- Recuerdame 12/1 (0.5pt ew) click here for best odds
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