Kim Bailey had a glut of winners last week (14-1, 8-1, 9-2 and 7-2) and he also had a 33-1 shot go close at Kempton yesterday. He can continue the good run courtesy of BLAZON, who goes in the 2m4f R&A Mason Novices’ Handicap Hurdle at Worcester today (3.00). The four-year-old was only a modest front-running second at Stratford last time but the first-time cheekpieces are expected to bring about improvement. In the past ten years, his trainer is 12-54 with hurdlers in this headgear (22.22% strike-rate) for a profit of £345.00 to a £10 level stake at SP (+£577.40 to a tenner at Betfair SP).
The closest we get to all-weather racing today is the bumper at Lingfield (run on Polytrack) (12.50) in which it could pay to side with the Seamus Mullins-trained newcomer OBORNE LADY. The in-form handler is 5-36 with his all-weather runners (Flat and bumpers) at this venue in the past five seasons (13.89% strike-rate) for a profit of £425.00 to a £10 level stake at SP (+£796.60 at Betfair SP).
Oborne Lady – Lingfield 12.50 (1pt win, 13-2 Bet365, Betfred, 6-1 generally)
Blazon – Worcester 3.00 (1pt each-way, 5-1 generally)