Four winners from Saturday’s six ITV races, including 12/1 chance Annual Invictus, meant we finished the week with a slight profit following a poor start, taking our running total since the beginning of September to a healthy £111.42 to a £1 level stake.
Only moderate jumps action on Monday afternoon, today’s horse racing tips featuring selections from the meetings at Exeter and Plumpton.
“Tip of the Day” - Mr Glass (3.00pm Exeter) - 7/4 with William Hill
Paul Nicholls’ charge can make a winning debut over fences off what looks to be an attractive opening mark of 125.
2.30pm Exeter, 3m - Johnny B (Each Way) (Longshot)
Likely market leader Dan’s Chosen was clearly flattered by his 78 length victory at Fakenham last month with the gelding’s two rivals doing absolutely nothing to help their cause, either making mistake after mistake or refusing to jump straight.
Representing Bob has done nothing wrong since going over fences, yet to finish out of the first two in five starts, and Gavin Sheehan’s mount looks sure to make the frame once again. However, slight preference is for the Chris Down-trained JOHNNY B (e.w.) who will be having just his fifth start over fences.
David Noonan’s mount was an easy winner at Chepstow on his second run over the bigger obstacles and was far from disgraced on his two most recent starts. Johnny B has a couple of excellent runs to his name over hurdles at Exeter and looks capable of winning again over fences off his current mark of 108.
3.00pm Exeter, 3m - Mr Glass (Nap)
Only four runners for this novices’ limited handicap chase headed by recent course and distance winner Masters Legacy. Philip Hobbs’ charge only asserted close home on his chasing debut after being outpaced and may not be suited by what could turn out to be a slowly-run race.
Young Butler from the Emma Lavelle stable looked far from straightforward on his first run over fences at Chepstow last month, eventually unseating his rider after proving reluctant. Dan Skelton’s point-to-point winner Hidden Heroics was tailed-off over hurdles at Aintree last month and is best watched, which leaves the Paul Nicholls-trained MR GLASS to make a successful start to his chasing career off a handy mark of 125.
The mount of Harry Cobden looked an exciting prospect after winning a couple of bumpers and two novice hurdles, before finishing third behind a certain Constitution Hill in Sandown’s Grade 1 Tolworth Hurdle. Not at his best on his next two starts, the Sholokhov gelding had wind surgery during the summer and with the stable in such good form, the six-year-old makes plenty of appeal.
3.40pm Plumpton, 3m 1f - Universal Island (Next Best)
Beaufort West and The Tin Minor boast the best form on offer in this very moderate staying handicap hurdle. The pair are saddled with 12st 2lb and 12st respectively however and could struggle to concede in the region of 2st to bottom weight UNIVERSAL ISLAND.
The Neil Mulholland-trained mare will be having just her fourth run over hurdles and will need to settle better than she did at Worcester and Plumpton on her last two starts. But the daughter of Universal showed distinct promise over today’s course and distance last month and will not need to improve significantly to win this in the hands of jockey Harry Reed.
* Betting odds correct at the time of publication. All odds are subject to changes.