Savello is a very solid 150 rated chaser who is in form and fit from a couple of good summer runs. If he is going to be trying here he should be very hard to beat having gone to a great handler on a very good hurdles mark.. His last hurdles run was in the most competitive 2 mile hurdle in Ireland when 4th and has also won the most competitive 2 miles chase around here the Grand Annual in the past. There is a bit of a danger they won’t want to compromise his hurdles mark here but I just can’t let him go without a bet. He is miles clear of these on form. 11/2 Is bigger than I expect him to go off.
2 Points win 11/2 sky/vc/lads
Savello ran well to be 3rd, and my suspicion is that he will have a big handicap hurdle target this season and is capable of winning one of this mark
No prize’s for guessing who I’ll be going with here. Hawkeyethenoo has been ready to win for a while now without getting any luck in running of finding the right race. He caught eye last time out in the Silver Cup when not getting any kind of a run and coming from way to far back to be 8th. He has the 5lbs claimer on that got him to 3rd in the Victoria Cup earlier this year and off a 2lbs lower mark. 25/1 is massive and anything like 20/1 is great value.
To use a poker term I’m all –in. The Cliff Awaits
2 Points EW 25/1 Skybet/Betfair 22/1 elsewhere
Hawkeyethenoo was never travelling at all for a huge disappointment,i’m afraid the ship may have sailed for him this year.
Take Cover looks a fair way clear of anything here. He has been in very good form lately apart from a slightly below par run in the Abbey. He is a Group 1 class horse and has some decent All-Weather form. The 2yo will need to be very good to overhaul him even with the weight advantage. 5/1 with Coral is a silly price any of the 4/1 elsewhere is also fine value.
2 Points win 5/1 Coral, 4/1 Elsewhere
A lovely win from this super consistent horse to save a day i had a huge amount of hope for. I simply cant understand how anyone could have a 2yo to beat these Group 1 class sprinters.