Jamie Osborne has his string in good form and HEN, a 25-1 third over 1m4f at Wolverhampton last month, is taken to break her duck over the same course and distance in the Followus @wolvesraces On Twitter Handicap this afternoon (4.30).
The daughter of Camelot was unlucky to bump into a plotted-up winner that day and didn’t help her prospects by getting loose on the way to the start.
SHOAL BAY has gone zero from ten since landing a bumper and a maiden hurdle on his first two starts back in late 2017 but has dropped to a very winnable mark and looks worth chancing in the 2m4f Matchbook Best Value Exchange Novices’ Handicap Chase at Kempton (3.15).
The drop to Class 4 level will help on his chase debut – his record in this grade or lower reads 112 (2-3) – as could the first-time cheekpieces. Gold Well offspring have won seven of their chase 23 starts in first-time cheekpieces (30.4% strike-rate) for a profit of £98.38 to a £1 level stake at SP (+£218.53 at Betfair SP).
Shoal Bay – Kempton 3.15 (1pt win, 11-4 generally)
Hen – Wolverhampton 4.30 (0.5pts each-way, 12-1 Skybet, BetVictor)