Search For A Tipster winner Karl Hedley (@KarlHedley1) casts his mind ahead to Saturday’s action at Warwick and nominates his two best bets on the card.
DECOR IRLANDAIS (2.25 Warwick, Saturday)
Decor Irlandais made a winning return to action for Noel Kelly following a four-month break. He was held up way off the pace, before he and his young jockey began to scythe their way through their opponents one by one in that race at Catterick. Despite hitting the third-last fence they still managed to win hard held to beat the useful Mercian Prince and the pair pulled some twenty lengths clear of the remainder.
That trip would have been an absolute minimum for him and this step back up to an extended two-and-a-half miles will be much more to his liking. He acts on good and soft ground as well as everything in between. He is still only a seven-year-old and there is every opportunity for him to show further improvement. The trainer is a shrewd operator and the last twice he has sent this horse over to the UK, he has come back with the prize. There is undoubtedly more to come and he warrants respect if taking his chance here.
ONE FOR THE TEAM (3.35 Warwick, Saturday)
One For The Team has not graced the winner’s enclosure since winning on debut in a bumper at Wincanton a little under a year ago. That sole success came on rain-softened ground and this looks the first opportunity he has had to race on it since. He stepped into handicap company for the first time when last seen at Newbury back in November and was doing all of his best work at the finish to get within a length of a rejuvenated Champers On Ice.
Chester Williams is likely to come in for the ride once again and this sparingly raced son of Shirocco is likely to know a bit more about the game this time around. Flat tracks like Newbury and Wincanton clearly play to his strengths so Warwick should be well within his scope. He is likely to receive weight from quite a few of his opponents again today and that will also work in his favour.
WEEKEND BEST BETS
DECOR IRLANDAIS (2.25 Warwick) 11/2 UNIBET
ONE FOR THE TEAM (3.35 Warwick) 8/1 LADBROKES