Home / News / Tipster Blogs / Andrew Mount’s Eyecatchers – Tuesday, 21st March

Tipster Blogs

Andrew Mount’s Eyecatchers – Tuesday, 21st March

Andrew Mount's Eyecatchers

GG tipster Andrew Mount reveals his list of eyecatchers from the past week’s action!

Bookmakers not found
Claim Bonus Signup Offer Bet £10 and Get £30 in Free Bets
Live Streaming
Claim Bonus
10 Our Score
Excellent Review

GG tipster Andrew Mount reveals his list of eyecatchers from the past week’s action

CONCIERGE (fourth, 6f handicap, Kempton, Wednesday, March 8th)

CONCIERGE did well to finish an 18-1 fourth in the 6f Unibet Proudly Supporting Women In Racing Handicap as he was ridden patiently in a race run to suit prominent types. The first home were described by the Racing Post as ‘prominent, ‘pressed leader’ and ‘led narrowly’ in the early stages and Mick Attwater’s seven-year-old is one to follow closely in the early months of the Flat turf season.

MONBEG PARK (second, 2m4f novice handicap hurdle, Down Royal, Friday, March 17th)

It helped to challenge wide on the hurdles course at Down Royal last week and MONBEG PARK, although starting as the 16-5 favourite, deserves extra credit for his runner-up effort in the 2m4f Powered By Bluegrass Novice Handicap Hurdle as he took the inside route in the closing stages. He was worn down by Ottoman Style who travelled wide but was only a length and a quarter down at the line and this consistent type now has form figures below Graded level, including his point-to-point form, of 1213212 (3-7).

NINE ELMS (third, 1m handicap, Southwell, Tuesday, March 14th)

NINE ELMS was well supported for division one of the 1m Spreadex Sports Cheltenham Festival Offers Amateur Jockeys’ Handicap at Southwell last week but paid for chasing the strong early pace and the 9-4 joint-favourite had to settle for third place. The winner, runner-up, fourth and fifth all came from midfield or further back and Roy Bowring’s veteran can be forgiven this.

QAASID (third, 1m2f handicap, Newcastle, Friday, March 17th)

QAASID impressed when landing a 1m2f Class 5 handicap at Newcastle on February 9th as he did so from the front, tactics that are very difficult to pull off on the round course (distances of 1m2f or further). He’s been unable repeat that win in two subsequent starts in Class 4 company over the same track and trip, going down by half a length to Dinoo when 8-11 favourite before last week’s 5-2 third to Estidama in the BetUK Over 40,000 Live Streamed Races Handicap. He wasn’t ridden quite so forcefully this time but was in front just over a furlong out (about a furlong too soon) and had now answer to the winner (‘towards rear’) and runner-up Innse Gall (‘midfield’).


RAMO (won, 3m1f handicap hurdle, Plumpton, Monday, March 13th)

RAMO tasted defeat at odds of 7-2, 10-11f, 5-2 and 7-2 on his first four starts for Venetia Williams and finally got his head in front in the 3m1f Bet Online At BetGoodwin Handicap Hurdle at Plumpton last Monday. The six-year-old clearly appreciated the step up to 3m+ for the first time, making all to score by three lengths at odds of 7-4. There should be plenty more to come, especially when given an even stiffer test of stamina.

RANGE (fifth, 2m national hunt flat race, Taunton, Monday, March 20th)

RANGE was well supported in the Royal National Lifeboat Institution Open National Hunt Flat Race at Taunton on Monday, but Adam Wedge took the Sam Thomas-trained six-year-old to the inside of the track where the ground was clearly slower. His 13-length fifth of 13 was a useful effort in the circumstances and he should find a race when switched to hurdles.

SAAHEQ (fifth, 5f handicap, Chelmsford, Thursday, March 16th)

Adrian Nicholls has a fine record at the first time of asking with horses he takes over from other yards, so I took a chance and backed 66-1 shot SAAHEQ each-way in the 5f CCR Mother’s Day Gift Vouchers Handicap at Chelmsford. The ex-Amanda Perrett-trained nine-year-old had the worst of the draw in stall 8 of 8 but ran a solid race, staying on well to finish three-lengths back in fifth despite missing the break and racing wide in rear. He fared second best of the hold-up horses and there should be more to come.

Bookmakers not found
Claim Bonus Signup Offer Bet £10 and Get £30 in Free Bets
Live Streaming
Claim Bonus
10 Our Score
Excellent Review

SOVEREIGN SPIRIT (fifth, 1m2f handicap, Newcastle, Wednesday, March 15th)

SOVEREIGN SPIRIT trailed home over two lengths back in fifth place when sent off at just 2-1 for the 1m2f talkSPORT Powered By Fans Handicap at Newcastle last Wednesday. Andrew Balding’s three-year-old was keen in the very early stages which was perhaps why David Probert took up the running after a furlong, the type of ride that rarely pays dividends on the round course at Newcastle. This run is easily forgiven and he can be supported next time.

THREEUNDERTHRUFIVE (eighth, 3m1f handicap chase, Cheltenham, Tuesday, March 14th)

THREEUNDERTHRUFIVE trailed home eighth, 32 lengths behind the winner, in the Ultima Handicap Chase at Cheltenham last week but remains of interest. The Paul Nicholls-trained eight-year-old is entered in the Grand National but I’m looking forward to seeing him run on a right-handed track again, as his record in that direction reads 1111 (4-4). The bet365 Gold Cup would make an ideal target.

UNEXPECTED PARTY (fifth, 2m4f Grade 1 Novices’ Chase, Cheltenham, Thursday, March 16th)

It seemed an odd move to run UNEXPECTED PARTY in the Turners rather than take the handicap route at Cheltenham last week, but he ran a cracker to finish fifth to Stage Star at 100-1, just eight and a half lengths behind the winner. His patient running style was at a big disadvantage in a steadily-run contest and his handicap mark of 138 looks very exploitable.