December 27th, 2018

Brians Blog – The Prince of Wetherby?

I have four rides at Wetherby Today. Going is officially Soft, Good to Soft in places.

1.10 Uppertown Prince

Uppertown Prince won two hurdles over last winter before finishing a good fourth in the Grade1 Sefton Hurdle at Aintree in April beaten ten and a quarter lengths by the highly regarded Santini. He disappointed on his chasing debut at Ayr in late November but is working well at home and should go close over todays extra trip.

Main Danger

Top Ville Ben made an excellent first start chasing, for the in-form Kirby yard, last month and may be the main threat.

1.40 Last Enchantment

Last Enchantment, a winner and second four times on the flat for the Eve Johnson Houghton stable, put in a reasonable effort on hurdling debut for the Neil Mulholland yard at the start of the month. She should improve for the experience and hopefully play a leading role today.

Main Danger

Travel Lightly a hurdles winner at Catterick 34 days ago may be the main danger.

2.15 Forest Bihan

A winner of four chases. He had an uncharacteristic heavy fall on his latest run at Newbury in early December. A repeat of his earlier start at Cheltenham in November when third to Sceau Royal would give him an excellent chance. He is working well at home and may find hat trick seeking Lady Buttons and Duke Of Navan main rivals.

Main Danger

Lady Buttons and Duke Of Navan are the main rivals.

3.20 Lammturner

Lammturner, a maiden after six hurdling attempts, showed a bit of form at Market Rasen three weeks ago when finishing fourth in a field of 11 beaten 8 lengths. A repeat of that run may allow her to make the frame today.

Main Danger

Border Victor and Espoir Moriviere may prove stronger.