Diary; October 31 2013



1.0 Dispour won at Bangor on his hurdles debut. He may well defy a penalty here as he should come on for the run but the ground could go against him and he doesn’t look value at a skinny bprice.

2.0 There are a couple here running over hurdles as part of the build up to a campaign over fences. A race best watched.


3.40 The Druid’s Nephew and Amigo look the pair to concentrate on. The former can come out on top given that he is more likely top be suited by the trip.

Diary; October 27 2013


3.15 Scots Gaelic looks well handicapped.

3.50 Dundee and Royal Regatta are the two I like in this. Dundee will be winning sooner rather than later but on this occasion I prefer Royal Regatta who is very well regarded by his trainer.


2.20 Midnight Oscar looks good value in this.

3.30 This looks a good opportunity for Vicente.

4.35 Umberto D’Olivate and Bold Cuffs are my two against the field.

Diary: October 26 2013



1.55 This is a competitive race to start of the Aintree card. Karinga Dancer represents Harry Fry. This one is a chaser in the making and is probably best over a bit further but he has speed for this trip and is a contender. One slight concern may be that he is yet to win at a left handed track. Ifandbutwhynot has won 3 times over hurdles but is another whose future will be over fences. Special Catch is another embryo chaser but he has some good form over hurdles. He has gone well fresh before and with showers forecast this soft ground horse just gets the vote.

3.05 Saint Are is well handicapped and has a very good record at Aintree. He is my selection although he would not want the ground any worse that good to soft.

5.20 Regal Encore was runner up in the Champion Bumper at Cheltenham in March and loosk a top prospect for hurdles.


1.50 Doing Fine, a points winner, was second in a Fontwell bumper on his initial run for Rebecca Curtis. He looks to have a future over timber.

2.25 Just a Par has the potential to be a star and should win this.

3.00 Ballinvarrig ran well enough at Uttoxeter last month to suggest he is up to winning a race like this.


5.05 Doctor Harper

Diary: October 25 2013



2.20 The Nicholls and Henderson runners will no doubt attract plenty of support but this may push out the price of Le Reve. This 5 year old trained by Lucy Wadham looks sure to do well over fences and could pull off a surprise here.

Diary: October 24 2013



2.20 Eduard and Pendra look a couple of good prospects in the novice chase division. There isn’t much between them on known form but I would give Pendra a slight edge based of the form of the trainer.

3.25 The Friary stays well, is consistent and should be fitter for his recent run at Hexham.

Ludlow selections

2.40 Lone Ranger