Hullnback will aim for big prizes if he impresses on his hurdles debut

Above all, I wish a speedy recovery to jockey Ben Sutton who had a bad fall on yesterday’s first selection, Kepy Blanc. It was a horrific fall for the jockey who was dragged off the racetrack in an ambulance. I haven’t heard from anything since, but I hope he’s fine, as is the horse. The race was canceled so the money was returned, but that didn’t even cross my mind.

As for the other selection, Farouk De Cheneau, he ran a stinking race and was beaten by miles. Poor performance and nothing like he showed previously which was a bit of a shock.

Chepstow 2:00

One thing I learned today is that Fergal O’Brien has his garden in super order, even after long absences, so does HULLNBACK needs to prove his fitness after 200 days off the track, I feel comfortable with that as his stable mates seem to gain a lot when fresh and yard form flies, as it has been from the summer races.

Novice racing is often tricky as many unexposed horses are making their debut over jumps or have shown some form on them and are still learning their craft and should not be ignored. However, using the bumper shape is often a very good starting point for races like this and Hullnback has the best shape in this area by far. although he only won once, on his racetrack debut, he has run well in some great races since, including 5th in a Listed, as well as 2nd place in a Grade 2 at Aintree. In the first of these races in Class 1 company, he finished ahead of Timeforatune who will be wanted for this race, but the fact that he was a little behind today’s selection suggests he has something to find.

The ground will likely remain good in soft as well, which shouldn’t be a problem for Hullnback given that he won on soft and ran well twice on a similar surface in Class 1 races. The horse with the upper form of the hedges is Pikar for the Skelton yard, running at a decent level in a 2nd year finishing 5th behind Jonbon. It’s hard to say if he was flattered to finish as close as he was that day (9.25L behind), but he’s in good shape and should be respected, but the yard isn’t pulling exactly the way we’re getting. would wait there. , with a 12% SR over the last fourteen days out of 34 runners, so I’m going to take a chance on hurdler debutante Hullnback which is priced around 2/1.

Chepstow 3:45

Nothing crazy price wise but on a 4lb top mark, surely SONIGINO should be tough to beat, returning to the same course and distance he won just under three weeks ago.

He had a gale during summer break and it seemed to do wonders for him, winning a class 3 (0-140) in relatively good style. He picked up quite a bit of traction in this race, so seeing him finish his race in the style he did showed the engine he has and the wind-op advantage. With only Soul of Harlem being the other horse in the race with a race under his belt, I find it hard to see Sonigino being beaten in this race, which is effectively a weaker race in terms of rating which is 0-130. The race he won was a decent renewal, beating a good fit mare from Nina the Terrierwhich is not a cup.

He was kicked out as 6/4F last time which surprised me as I wasn’t expecting the run he did but clearly he burned the gallops home and they thought that he was indeed handicapped, which I now believe, and on a slightly higher note, he still falls into that category. The odds aren’t amazing but I was expecting a lot shorter so for that reason I think it’s still rated as value for the Paul Nicholls yard which looks to be flying right now.

Fakenham 3:35

I’m happy to see DAZZLING GLORY on a shorter course after finishing 2nd on 3m 1f behind my selection The big difference a few weeks ago. I tipped the winner of this race based on the fact that I was not convinced that Dazzling Glory was as strong as a stayer at this kind of trip, and it turned out to be correct. However, bringing it down to 2m 5f makes it very interesting.

She jumps well and often jumps to the left which is another positive to take her to Fakenham which is a left handed track. She has to carry the maximum weight again, which is never ideal, but she ran well enough last time in 12th to say the weight should be right for her. Tristan Durrell will help him with the weight, taking 5 pounds off his claim, and that should make things a little easier for him.

Although it stays further out, I think this tight track could be suitable and given that it is not a favorite, I think it is worth a small bet. I can see why the others in the race will be liked, but I think there is still room for his 120 handicap.

Fakenham 4:10

I can see why the first money came for SIENA SAWMILL as her only win came on today’s course and distance in 2020. She hasn’t been a consistent performer since then which is an obvious concern but to see her back at this track with a mark of 1 pound more than his single win is noticeable.

Samuel Drinkwater has acquired champion jockey Brian Hughes which is very eye-catching and of real significance as they believe they have a real shot at winning the prize. Brian doesn’t come to Fakenham too often, so the fact that they got a ride on that horse makes me think they’re confident.

This race is not spectacular and many horses arrive in bad shape, so it doesn’t take much to win a race of this nature. So knowing that this horse loves this track and runs virtually the same handicap as it did when it won here makes it a good bet in hopes of a revival.

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