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VOLCANO – Classic Handicap Chase, Warwick 3.00, Saturday, January 15 50/1
First the bad news, if VOLCANO doesn’t run on Saturday we’ll lose our money. Now the good news, the Sheila Lewis-trained eight-year-old is unbeaten in three starts at Warwick and though a modest 22-1 fourth of seven at Ludlow yesterday (Monday, January 10) his four wins for his current yard have come after a recent run (13, 17, 18 and 23) days and I’m guessing that Saturday’s race has always been the plan (if not then I expect we'll recoup our 1pt stake the next time he runs here).
He scored comfortably off a mark of 125 over this 3m5f trip on his latest course outing and is now rated 3lb lower. I’m happy to back him to win and might have an additional each-way bet if he lines up.
BLACKFINCH – (Exeter 3.05, 1pt each-way, 8/1)
BLACKFINCH ran a huge race to finish second in the first-time blinkers at Leicester in mid-November, making the running in the ‘swamp’ on the inside rail and only going down by a head.
He was taken on for the lead in Vee Dancer’s race at Huntingdon next time and then failed to stay 3m1f at the same venue. Exeter’s extended 2m5f trip looks ideal and he should get an easier time on the front end today.
LOUIS TREIZE – (4.20 Southwell, 2pt win, 5/1)
LOUIS TREIZE was supported into 11-4 favouritism for a 6f Newcastle handicap on last week’s debut for in-form Rebecca Menzies but weakened into fifth place.
Maybe he didn’t stay the trip or perhaps he wasn’t as fit as the market suggested – it was his first start for three months and first since a wind operation after all. The drop back to 5f looks a good move and this one-time 83-rated individual looks very interesting off a mark of just 52.
STEELRIVER – (Southwell 7.50, 1pt each-way, 16/1)
Stall 2 made life very difficult for STEELRIVER in a 6f Class 4 handicap at Southwell last month and the veteran can be forgiven his 11th place finish after challenging towards the inside where the new surface looks slower.
He was only a neck behind subsequent scorer Nigel Nott and is better berthed tonight in stall 6 of 13.. The drop to Class 6 level is another positive – he was a 50-1 fourth of 14 in this grade over course and distance on his penultimate start - and he’s worth an each-way interest.
Today’s Best Bets
VOLCANO – 1pt win – Warwick Classic Chase, Saturday (50-1 Betfair, Paddy Power, Coral and Ladbrokes)
BLACKFINCH – 1pt each-way – Exeter 3.05 (8-1 generally with the firms paying four places)
LOUIS TREIZE – 2pts win – 4.20 Southwell (5-1 generally)
STEELRIVER – 1pt each-way – 7.50 Southwell (16-1 bet365, four places, 14-1 Sky Bet, five places)
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