Horses running from our main list to follow
Folkestone 1.40 – Aux Le Bahnn & Master Overseer
Folkestone 2.10 – Manhattan Boy
Horses running from our “dark horses” list
Folkestone 1.10 – Dave’s Dream
I was pleased to see Labelthou return to winning ways over hurdles on Saturday. Emma Lavelle’s charge was reverting back to the smaller obstacles after a heavy fall over fences last time. She jumped beautifully under Timmy Murphy and won with a bit in hand.
Twist Magic got stuck in the mud but I certainly wouldn’t write off his chance at Cheltenham in March given better ground. Regal Heights was a winner for our list to follow and he had plenty of previous winning form on soft and heavy.
Folkestone is the only jumps meeting tomorrow and once again the going will be testing. Dave’s Dream makes his hurdles debut in the 1.10. He won a bumper at Uttoxeter last season and impressed some good judges en route. He is related to an Irish National winner. The going at Uttoxeter was good so we have to take it on trust that he will handle the ground. The stable do have a decent strike rate at the Kent track.
There are two runners from our list to follow in the 1.40. Aux le Bahnn is a 7 year old but has only raced twice, both in bumpers and was a winner each time. He looked pretty good in his bumper runs and I am hopeful that he will make a winning start over hurdles. Master Overseer won a bumper at Fontwell last season but has struggled in both his runs this term. He is from the in form David Pipe yard so I have certainly not written him off just yet.
Manhattan Boy (2.10) has winning form on heavy ground and was a fair 3rd on his last start, at Leicester. Noland will be a warm order for this and will probably win but if the favourite is not fully wound up Manhattan Boy could be the one to capitalize.
Quizzene won 3 times on the flt when trained by Mark Johnston. He is with Alan King now and makes his hurdles bow in the 2.40.
In the 4.10 Chopneyev has a welter burden but he will relish the heavy ground and has an each way chance.
Nap of the day
Folkestone 1.40 – Aux Le Bahnn
Gaspara was the only winning mare at the 2007 Cheltenham Fesrival
What’s in a name?
Warne’s Way who was 2nd at Ascot on Saturday behind Lough Derg is appropriately named as he is by Spinning World.
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