There’s a load of good racing on and I’m going to go up to Newcastle for my best bet. This is one that I mentioned in a piece for Paddy Power News as one of my ones to follow. I’m pretty sure I’m one of the only people in the world to pick this horse.
Anyway, that pick is Looks Like Murt who is trained by Lucinda Russell, who races in the 13.30 at Newcastle. This horse was second in a point-to-point behind Highland Hunter, beaten by two-and-a-half lengths. Looks Luke Murt ran three times in Maiden Hurdles and was placed every time over 2miles to 2.5miles.
He was running really solid races but his calling is going to be a 3m chaser. He was on the mark of 124 over hurdles, they kept away from that and ran him over fences at Kelso and he ran the handicap to 117.
One of the horses fell that day but he was going to win very easily anyway. I thought he was an Eider horse but they’re going to Newcastle to run him here and I hope he doesn’t win by too far because the Eider entries should be out in the next few weeks and I’d be interested in backing him for that.
I feel lost, I don’t even want to give a tip over here! All I”m going to do is tip odds-on shots! There’s a five-runner mares beginners chase at Naas at 12.50 and for me it’s between two horses – Good Thyne Tara and Caravation.
I think over two miles Good Thyne Tara will be far too quick for Caravation. She’ll probably be odds-on but I think it’ll be a good shade of odds-on.
I’ll throw in one for good measure in the second at Cork on Saturday. Belfast Banter was second to a very good horse called Captain Guinness at Navan in the last day. I think he could get up and go one better.