Talking Horses: Bank on Sizing Tennessee in the Ladbrokes Trophy | Sport
Colin Tizzard may well be about to revel in a 2d good fortune in the Ladbrokes Trophy, or the Hennessy as many nonetheless are aware of it, however now not with the horse that the majority would select as his first string. Elegant Escape has his likelihood, after all, however Sizing Tennessee (three.00) appeals much more at the 16-1 which is in most cases to be had.
This solid-looking chaser joined Tizzard from Ireland a few years in the past and has raced steadily whilst making secure development. His leaping seemed sharper, even though nonetheless now not fault-free, when he scored on his reappearance closing month, beating a horse who has gained two times since.
A non-stayer over 4 miles at the Festival, Sizing Tennessee can flip that shape round with Ms Parfois over this shorter commute. She has tended to want a run in the previous, whilst Elegant Escape’s leaping makes him prone. Thomas Patrick can do highest of the fancied runners, even though his odds are quick sufficient and it’s imaginable to query whether or not he is a robust sufficient stayer for a check like this.
1.50 Newbury Nicky Henderson turns out to have stored some important firepower for this two-day assembly at his native monitor and Champ figures prime on the listing. Out of a half-sister to Best Mate, he falls into the ‘could be anything’ class after 3 exploratory runs over hurdles closing time period and there may be greater than a suspicion that his ranking for this handicap debut understates his talent.
2.05 Newcastle Samcro’s closing two runs supply a shiny representation of what can cross fallacious when you’re taking quick odds about a well-liked horse who has but to develop into his recognition. He can have a health edge over his major rival however Buveur D’Air is the one with confirmed high quality on his facet and he’s on be offering at odds-against for the first time in 20 months.
2.25 Newbury Having constructed up a following throughout his beginner season closing iciness, Whatswrongwithyou was once favorite for the Imperial Cup however the race didn’t figure out smartly for him and the trying out floor didn’t seem to fit. One summer time later and nonetheless on the similar mark, the chestnut will have slightly in surrender the handicapper.
three.20 Newcastle It’s interesting to look the 2016 winner of this race, Otago Trail, coming back from a protracted absence, simply 1lb upper than for his closing win and from a strong that gained with any other long-absent runner on Friday. But choice is for the more youthful Testify, who gave the impression of a chaser to apply in the first 1/2 of closing season. Donald McCain’s rate must most probably now not be judged harshly for flopping at the spring gala’s and has since had a wind operation.
three.35 Newbury A possibility is taken at double-figure odds on Shear Rock, overwhelmed best through a trendy type on his first get started for Kerry Lee in January. He was once then given a wind op which would possibly in part provide an explanation for why he ignored the remainder of time period. This seems a excellent alternative for a tender, unexposed horse like him.