Lingfield 1:05 Buster Thomas
This gelding was second in a point to point and very well related. Out of presenting, he’s a half brother to Shotgun Paddy (who won a bumper, over hurdles and multiple times over fences)
Buster Thomas 5/1 .5pt ew
Cheltenham 2:25 Wholestone
This Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle is an interesting affair, the 6 runner field is split between those with experience (Wholestone rated 140 and West Approach rated 139) and the new kids on the block (No Hassle Hoff, Anchor Man and Impulsive Star)
No Hassle Hoff for Dan Skelton won at Hereford last time by 19L but todays opposition will be a different proposition altogether. Although he will be getting 7lb from Wholestone and West Approach.
Personally, I’m just edging toward Wholestone for Nigel Twiston-Davies, Nigel stated at the end of October that he thinks he’s a really nice horse and the plan is to be back in March for Albert Bartlett.
Wholestone 9/4 1pt