Here are tomorrow’s six selections.
GIBBERWELL (12.12 Kelso, 1pt win @7/2)
An interesting event and, on the form available, Le Cheval Noir will take plenty of beating. However, he’ll need to learn to settle better so a chance is taken on GIBBERWELL, who is improving rapidly and was impressive when winning on his final start in Ireland last time out. The four-year-old will love the testing ground and with Fergus Gregory looking full value for his 3Ib claim, his mount is much respected on stable debut.
RISK FACTOR (12.40 Leopardstown, 0.5pts each-way @8/1)
Joseph O’Brien’s RISK FACTOR looks too big a price to ignore here despite needing a lot of luck in-running with over 20 runners set to go to post. This promising five-year-old gelding was a very classy individual in bumpers, finishing no worse than second in four starts. His two previous efforts at this track resulted with a success and a second placed finish behind Appreciate It in a Grade-Two and the winner franked the form by winning a Grade-One this week. Unfortunately, he unseated his rider when sent off 4/5 favourite on hurdles debut but bounced back to finish a respectable third at Navan when last seen and, with more improvement to come under suitable conditions, he’s fancied to come good.
GUA LARGE (13.40 Limerick, 1pt win @9/2)
This is a much tougher assignment then last time, but GUA LARGE is certainly not short of potential and is handed the tentative selection for the Henry De Bromhead team. He was just touched off by the highly-promising Queens Brook on debut before winning by 23-lengths last time out. Granted the necessary improvement, this four-year-old looks solid each-way value in a typically competitive renewal of this Grade-Two event.
PAINT THE DREAM (13.30 Newbury, 0.5pts each-way @16/1)
PAINT THE DREAM shouldn’t be overlooked despite remaining winless over fences. He chalked up some very strong efforts in defeat, finishing runner-up on many different occasions, particularly behind good horses such as Grand Sancy, Happygolucky and Midnight Shadow in a Grade-Two at Cheltenham. He’s looked in need of a step up in trip for quite some time and, with that likely to aid his cause, he’s an interesting participant.
SENSULANO (13.45 Doncaster, 0.5pts each-way @9/1)
SENSULANO handles heavy ground effectively and hasn’t done a lot wrong in her career. She did well over fences last season, landing a listed mares event in the process. She ran as well as could have been expected behind Magic Of Light last time out at this track and the return to handicap company from a reduced mark makes her an appealing each-way proposition.
MANOFTHEMOUNTAIN (14.40 Newbury, 0.5pts each-way @13/2)
It could be worth taking a chance on the top-weight and much-improved, MANOFTHEMOUNTAIN, who is a winner of four of his five completed starts over fences. He looked on good terms with himself when fourth at Cheltenham last time and the form has taken a huge boost given the first and third have won the King George and Ladbrokes Trophy subsequently.