Worcester: Marcle Ridge | 6:10pm West Midlands Area Open Hunters’ Chase | Dom’s Pick [+£9.04 profit from £1 stakes on National Hunt NAP’s]
Yesterday’s banker finished a close second at Market Rasen so hopefully we can go one better at Worcester on Friday.
A rematch in an interesting Hunters’ Chase will make for appealing watching and we’re siding with Mrs Lucy Smith’s Marcle Ridge to maintain the form line with Jatiluwih.
The 9-year-old selection proved too strong for the Phillip Hobbs’ charge in a point-to-point back in December and ran a cracker on his return to rules at Warwick.
He then blitzed the field on Race Night at Cheltenham earlier this month and given he’s very low mileage, he looks the safe bet here.
There’s not a lot separating the pair in the market but David Maxwell’s mount appears to have found his best form in Britain over hurdles so it looks worth chancing the slight favourite instead.