I have four tips for tomorrow’s racing.
WAZOWSKI (12.10 Haydock, 1pt win @11/2)
Bushypark won easily at Hexham a fortnight ago and will likely start favourite, but he’ll find life tougher from a 15Ib higher mark. I’ll be taking a chance on WAZOWSKI, who remains in good heart this season. He travelled well for a long way when fourth at Bangor and with this race looking relatively weak, undoubtedly, this 11-year-old looks the value.
DOC PENFRO (13.15 Haydock, 1.5pt win @7/4)
DOC PENFRO was a useful hurdler, but looked as though he’d be better suited to chasing based on his excellent second behind The Big Breakaway on chase debut at Cheltenham. I really liked the way this horse travelled and jumped effectively and he’ll meet nothing the calibre of the winner that day in this race. The ground will prove no hindrance, and with the anticipation of plenty more to come, this eight-year-old is handed the vote to go one better.
FAGAN (14.05 Ludlow, 1pt win @7/2)
An intriguing contest with loads in with a chance but FAGAN would simply outclass this field if anywhere near his best based on his old form. He was an excellent sort with top-level form to his name when trained by Gordon Elliott and shaped as if retaining most of ability in both starts for his new yard. The return to fencing looks significant and his handicap mark of 132 is more than within his capabilities as he takes another drop down in grade.
THE DUTCHMAN (14.20 Haydock, 1pt win @7/2)
THE DUTCHMAN ran an eye-catching race on stable debut to finish sixth in the Grade Two bet365 Hurdle, which will have teed him up perfectly for the return to chasing. He won the Grade Two Peter Marsh Handicap Chase over course-and-distance back in 2018 by 13-lengths and this race is no doubt easier than the races he’s contested for the majority of his career. Thomas Dawson is an excellent jockey, and I’m hopeful this ten-year-old will run a big race.