WINTER HOLIDAY – (1.10 Catterick, 1pt win 10/1)
Dual point-to-point winner WINTER HOLIDAY was beaten by 30 lengths into fourth in a mares’ handicap hurdle on her return to Rules action at Fakenham last time but never left the ‘swamp’ on the inside rail and that run was much better than it looked. She clocked a fast time in the process and, while she’ll be more interesting over fences in future, she’s worth chancing at a big price.
ALHAMMAAM – Chelmsford )6.00 Chekmsford, 2pts win 3/1)
ALHAMAAM sat too close to the ridiculously fast early pace in the 1m apprentice handicap won by Almaan here last week, doing really well to hold on for second place in a race dominated by those who came from the rear. He steps back up to 1m2f here which might seem an odd move as he scored over 6f at Newcastle on his penultimate start, but he was second over this trip at Newmarket on his racecourse debut and I’m happy to take the chance.
Today’s Best Bets
WINTER HOLIDAY – (1.10 Catterick, 1pt win 10/1 William Hill is the best of two offers so far)
ALHAMMAAM – Chelmsford )6.00 Chekmsford, 2pts win 3/1) William Hill was the only offer at the time of writing)