Bennys Well – 4.55 Carlisle
Bennys Well has won two from two at Carlisle and can make it a course hattrick in the Apollobet Enhanced Racing Specials Handicap Chase at 4.55pm on Thursday.
Sue Smith’s charge has been labelled a ‘lazy sort’ and certainly needs the encouragement of the rider to get the best out of him but the fact connections have chosen Carlisle for the gelding’s first run since April has us taking note.
The nine-year-old is also dropping back to the trip over which he registered both course victories and it is no surprise to see support for the chaser in offices this morning, Bennys Well is a general 4/1 chance and we’ll go with Sky Bet giving best odds guaranteed.
Gleann Na Ndochais is another popular choice in the betting market and while Alistair Whillans’ nine-year-old should give a good account of himself the big weight may ultimately tell.
Solway Legend is looking to make amends for a last fence fall when going like a winner at Hexham last time out. It remains to be seen if the experience has shaken the eight-year-old’s confidence and we’ll taking a watching brief today.
Quito Du Tresor could prove a big danger. Lucinda Russell’s charge is down to a very attractive mark and would justify selection based on the run at Southwell last month. But he looked a different animal when disappointing at Perth next time out and it is difficult to assess which one will turn up today.
1pt win Bennys Well – 4/1 Sky Bet