Author: Alan Kelly
Published: 10:42 01/04/2014
The Philip Hobbs-trained Roll The Dice looks the pick of the runners in the 2 mile 5 furlong handicap chase at 4.10 Newton Abbot today.
Proud times is in fairly good form and could go one better than when runner-up at Southwell last time, while Valid Point may not appreciate the ground and Tolkeins Tango is a hard one to predict, so the vote goes to Roll The Dice who is a 4/1 chance with William Hill.
The selection was twice successful over the larger obstacles last season and signed off from that campaign with a good win over today's distance at Wincanton. Having only made his re-appearance at the same course after almost a year off in February, it was no surprise that the 8-year-old was a little rusty, but that run should have him spot on for today and he races off an attractive mark.
The mount of Tom O'Brien gains weight from the nearest three in the betting and looks to have a good opportunity re-gain the winning thread today with the aforementioned Proud Times the most likely danger.