AS the Arc edges a step closer in France, the Jumps season continues to creep up on us here.
There’s two meetings over the sticks, with just two all weather meetings to go with them. We’ve got you covered with our best bets for each meeting.
1.50 The Warrior – Too good for rivals dropped in class last time out. Makes same appeal under a penalty at a track he’s always gone well at.
4.30 Seprani – First crack at seven furlongs for a while, and this may explain price in the betting. But most recent efforts have suggested a return to this trip could be worth another shot. Looks over priced.
8.45 Compass Scoobie – Consistent sprinter, and may take advantage of the handicapper’s generosity. Needs to find a tad more, but this looks the best opening for a while at these terms.
7.45 Dance Me – Not the strongest race by any means and if this three-year-old can find his feet for a bit of improvement over this new trip he looks very well handicapped.
1.30 Noridican Bleue – Two good efforts to finish runner-up latest and those read well in this field. Should be more to come and trainer is good at placing his horses in these kind of races.
4.10 Serpico – Each way betting is hard to come by with runners fairly hard to come by. But Serpico makes appeal after he was well backed last time out. He failed to fire then in July but is now lower in the weights and has run a lot of his best races after a break.
ON TOUR Willie Mullins pair lead the British and Irish challenge in France on Arc weekend away from the main course
3.15 Maria’s Benefit – Was an exciting novice over hurdles and should take this relatively comfortably. May be lucky enough to get a half decent price considering it will be her first start over fences.
3.50 Play The Ace – Might not be quite as good over hurdles but looks interesting in this. Novice win has since thrown up another winner and handicapper has dropped him a couple of pounds.