We go to Kelso to kick off. There are three horses in here who won their last race but it’s the most recent winner Le Milos who I really like.
This lad won at Sandown on soft ground last season and kicked off with a win here three weeks ago. His young rider is really good value for his claim and I feel his form is stronger than that of Mr Muldoon.
Tim Vaughan also runs Danboru in the novice handicap chase and this son of Brian Boru has run some nice races over hurdles and fences. I think this horse is the safe option in this trappy contest.
Tokaramore was a good winner at Hexham but in this much harder race she is 10lbs higher than last time out. Millarville is the interesting one as this daughter of Court Cave is having her first run for a new trainer, having been trained by Oliver Sherwood previously.
Looks Like Murt is another who could be much better over fences, but I just feel Danboru is the most likely winner.
Christian Williams is flying at the minute and his Defuturesbright has run well in Irish Point to Points. This race could be another one to add to Christian’s impressive start to training.
A cracking beginners chase, and there’s not a lot between a few of these on ratings.
Erick Le Rouge is a horse I really like. This is his first time out this season and the question is whether or not Jane Williams will him fully wound up, as he is an excitable sort.
Not That Fuisse was second to Al Dancer last year and won at Taunton. Django Django got better as his season went on but Jonjo O’Neill has his team in cracking form at the moment.
For that reason I am really looking forward to it and I’m plumping for Erick Le Rouge to stamp himself as a chaser to follow.