Today’s Horse Racing Tips
Todays Racing Tip – COUGAR KID
Time & Track – 12.25 Catterick (17/12)
Best Odds – 10/1 @ Bet365
Stake – 0.5pt ew
Analysis – Hasn’t won since the beginning of last year but he’s had plenty of placed efforts since then. That win came over this trip and he’s also won over C&D on his only previous visit to this track, he’s 3lb below that winning mark and Brodie Hampson, who adores this eight-year old, is one of the more experienced jockeys in the line-up. He’s versatile in regards the ground and if putting a below-average effort the last day behind him and can produce the form prior to that (when second both times) then he’s slightly overpriced in my opinion now dropping down a grade. John O’Shea sends this horse up from Gloucestershire, his only runner on the card and he can hopefully make it a successful visit. I’ll be going each-way, four places on offer but there are five with some firms.
Result – Lost
Todays Racing Tip – ENCORE CHAMPS
Time & Track – 1.40 Fakenham (17/12)
Best Odds – 5/1 @ Bet365
Stake – 1pt win
Analysis – Three times a hurdles winner over the winter last season and was deemed good enough to compete in the Grade 2 Supreme Novices’ trial at Ascot a year ago. He made his chase debut over the extended 2m at this course at the back end of October where he stayed on well to finish second behind the 153-rated Nube Negra. Three of the four horses in that field have come out and won since and though down the field the last day at Newbury, that again was against better opposition than he faces here. He’s been eased a couple of pounds and the step up in trip could prove effective, Richard Johnson is booked again and if showing his best form he should be a major player.
Result -Won + 4.5
December Monthly Total: 4.66pts