Following a 5/4 (4pt) winner yesterday, Steve Ryder previews four races on Sunday 15th October. October P&L +24.35pts.
1:20 Naas- It’s All A Joke 7/4 (1pt)
It’s All A Joke was a bit inexperienced when finishing 6th on debut over 5f at Naas shaping like the step up to 6f would suit. The form of the race looks good with the winner and 3rd finishing 5th and 6th in a listed race next time. Ger Lyons and Colin Keane are a duo to follow at present with both operating at about 20% strike rate and he only has a couple of Aidan O’Brien newcomers to beat who are well known to come on a lot from their debuts.
2:40 Cork- Moyross 2/1 (1pt)
Despite not winning a bumper last season, Moyross ran well over an inadequate trip of 2 miles. He got off the mark over hurdles last time over 2m5f when travelling well and staying on well at the finish. He beat a well touted Alan Fleming horse that day and they pulled 16 lengths clear of the third placed horse. With more improvement expected from the step up to 3 miles, Moyross is a confident selection to beat two horses from Willie Mullins and Gordon Elliott with questionable form.
4:35 Chepstow- Romain De Senam 9/2 (1pt ew)
I fancied Romain De Senam for the Novice Handicap Chase at Cheltenham but he disappointingly missed the cut by one. I believe he was trained specifically for that race and as a result his form tailed off at the end of the season. He is rated 133 over fences compared to 139 over hurdles so he should have scope to improve this season over fences. Paul Nicholls is flying at present with 5 winners from 17 runners (29% strike rate) and he should have a huge chance against Village Vic who saves his best for Cheltenham.
5:20 Naas- Longing 6/1 (1pt ew)
I am surprised Longing is such a big price for this race given that she is the stable number one from the all conquering Aidan O’Brien. She made an encouraging debut last season and then beat my selection Rickrack in a maiden last time after nearly six months off. Rickrack boosted that form today when winning a fillies handicap easily off a mark of 75. Despite that leaving Longing with work to do on ratings, she has huge potential for improvement and is a confident selection in the concluding race.
1:20 Naas- It’s All A Joke 7/4 (1pt) click here for best odds
2:40 Cork- Moyross 2/1 (1pt) click here for best odds
4:35 Chepstow- Romain De Senam 9/2 (1pt ew) click here for best odds
5:20 Naas- Longing 6/1 (1pt ew) click here for best odds
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