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Ed Quigley: Weekend Watch Betting Tips - 25th February

Ed has picked out three selections at Kempton and Chepstow on Saturday afternoon.

1.50pm Kempton - Scriptwriter

It’s a weekend of competitive action, and I think lighting can strike twice for the Milton Harris yard with SCRIPTWRITER. Knight Salute provided the trainer with victory in this encounter 12 months ago, and looks to have major claims with Scriptwriter who showed smart form on the Flat when trained by Aidan O’Brien.

He has looked smart so far over hurdles, winning his first two starts with ease, before finishing runner-up in a Grade 2 at Cheltenham last time out. That was on very tacky ground, so it became a real test of stamina on Cheltenham’s New Course, where he got out-battled up the Cheltenham hill by Comfort Zone.

This time around, we have a flat track and spring ground, and he could get back to winning ways here with Paddy Brennan in the saddle. The horse has some serious gears which will be seen to better effect on this surface.

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1.50pm Kempton

Scriptwriter can get back to winning ways under Paddy Brennan


At 15/8 a £10 bet would return £28.75

Kempton Park

February 25, 2023

1:50 pm GMT

3.00pm Kempton - Jacamar (Each Way)

Also at Kempton, the Coral Trophy Handicap Chase at 3pm is a little bit of a puzzling encounter, with the complicated presence of 2020 King George winner Frodon off top weight and a mark of 161. Time may just be starting to catch up with the 11-year-old and I am looking to those towards the bottom of the weights to get involved.

JACAMAR is officially 2lb out of the handicap, but could easily put up a big performance here. Gavin Sheehan takes the ride on the 8-year-old who got back to winning ways at Leicester last time out, and appears to have been rejuvenated by the application of a visor.

Jacamar has a very good record on right-handed tracks, and won on his only previous visit to the Sunbury venue. All underfoot ground conditions come alike to him, so there are no fears on that score. From an each-way perspective, he can get in the mix in what is a wide-open looking encounter.

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3.00pm Kempton

Milton Harris's Jacamar could be a value each way bet


At 25/1 a £10 win bet would return £260

Kempton Park

February 25, 2023

3:00 pm GMT

1.57pm Chepstow - Go Dante

The Olly Murphy trained GO DANTE can get back to winning ways in the Handicap Hurdle over 2m at Chepstow. The 7-year-old showed a lot of potential a couple of seasons ago, which saw him end up in the Grade 1 Challow Hurdle, when finishing fourth behind Stage Star.

He suffered a setback in the aftermath, and is now on the comeback trail. He made his belated reappearance at Uttoxeter last month, where he looked in need of the run, and was far too fresh, eventually weakening out of contention of that 2m4f assignment.

He drops back down to the minimum trip for this contest - a wise move in my opinion, as a horse who travels well, he can use his natural pace to good effect. He’s starting to look well handicapped off that off a mark of 125, and he should be a lot sharper for that Uttoxeter run which came on the back of a 395-day absence. Sean Bowen takes the ride and Go Dante can put his best foot forward here.

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Ed Quigley's Weekend Watch Tips

1.57pm Chepstow

Olly Murphy's Go Dante can put his best foot forward


At 3/1 a £10 bet would return £40


February 25, 2023

1:57 pm GMT

Saturday Advice

  • Scriptwriter, 1.50pm Kempton, 1pt win 15/8 (William Hill)
  • Go Dante, 1.57pm Chepstow, 1pt win 3/1 (888Sport)
  • Jacamar, 3.00pm Kempton, 0.5pts e/w 25/1 (bet365)

* Betting odds correct at the time of publication. All odds are subject to changes.

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Edward Quigley

Edward Quigley

Ed Quigley joins us weekly to provide his weekend watch tips and his long-term antepost armchair Monday column.