Talking Horses: slick-jumping West Balboa price wager in Challow Hurdle | Horse racing

The Challow Hurdle at Newbury has a wonderful document of pinpointing long run chasing stars, with past winners which include Denman, Champ, Taquin Du Seuil and Sunday’s Kempton winner, Bravesmansgame, all likely on to land Grade Ones above fences later on in their professions, and Wednesday’s race seems like 1 of the much better renewals in latest seasons.

Stage Star has not set a foot wrong in two begins more than hurdles and he stopped the clock in a good time when winning in excess of course and distance in November. Lossiemouth, way too, is unbeaten over timber this phrase right after progressing fast from an Ascot handicap in October, even though Gordon Elliott’s Gringo D’Aubrelle, the only Irish-qualified runner in the subject, will also catch the attention of a lot of assist.

At the early costs, however, Dan Skelton’s mare, West Balboa (3.05), has to be the guess at all-around 7-1. Her jumping was impressively slick on the way to a 17-size get in a potent time at Warwick in November and she gets a handy 7lb allowance from her 6 opponents.

Newbury 1.25 Heart Of A Lion was permit down by his leaping when only 3rd at Huntingdon past time. He has a massive probability on the form of his productive chase debut in early November, nevertheless, and is very likely to have experienced some severe schooling in current weeks.

Leopardstown 1.45 Run Wild Fred’s gain in the really competitive Troytown Handicap Chase in November is the strongest variety on supply listed here and he appears to be like overpriced at all over 100-30 for the in-sort Gordon Elliott secure.

Newbury 2.00 Masters Legacy concluded effectively from a prolonged way again when likely down by just a size in excess of keep track of and journey final time. A 3lb rise presents him just about every opportunity of likely just one area improved.

Leopardstown 2.20 The admirable Sharjah is incredibly difficult to oppose in his attempt to get this Quality Just one for the fourth year managing.

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Greg Wood’s Wednesday recommendations


Doncaster 11.55 Balleticon 12.28 Arizona Cardinal 1.03 Galah 1.38 Throughout The Line 2.13 Starsky 2.50 Oscar Robertson 3.20 Zambella

Kelso 12.07 Renowned Bridge 12.42 Grand Voyage 1.17 Slanelough 1.52 Seems Russian 2.27 Gamesters Icon 3.00 Delicate Risk 3.30 Cudgel

Newbury 12.15 Haseefah 12.50 Peking Rose 1.25 Coronary heart Of A Lion 2.00 Masters Legacy (nb) 2.35 Crypto 3.05 West Balboa (nap) 3.35 Fern Hill

Southwell 3.55 Tinkerstar 4.30 Bridgetown 5.00 Mobarhin 5.30 Le Reveur 6.00 Eklil 6.30 Beagnach Sasta 7.00 Aramis Gray 7.30 Lincoln Gamble

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Newbury 2.35 Crypto was not beaten far on his initial start off considering that March in November and normal progress would give him each individual possibility right here.

Doncaster 3.20 Zambella was a prepared winner at Aintree before this thirty day period and will just take some halting under a 4lb penalty if she is in the very same type of kind.

Newbury 3.35 A remarkably competitive amateur handicap but Fern Hill did nothing completely wrong on his chasing debut final time and should really go nicely off a 1lb decrease mark.