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Wasthatok was shocking on chase debut. I don't think it helped that he was extremely lit up by the keen-going Gary Moore horse, which made him keen for the entire of the race. The Jonjo horse might've needed the run over hurdles as he was trading a low price before turning for home, but when they went past him he weakened quite alarmingly.
Chepstow 3:20 – Authorised Speed 7/4 (2pt)
I highly doubt we'll be getting decent odds on Authorised Speed in this four-runner contest, but I'm hoping that his two starts over fences might entice bookies to give away a bit of value for him as he has looked vulnerable.
Despite his jumping not being the smoothest over a fence, I think he is far too classy for today's opposition and the return to a small field is perfect as I fully expect David Noonan to go from the front and let the horse take him into a rhythm that he is happy at and that way he isn't holding onto Authorised Speed and fighting him, and he should be able to set a gallop too fierce for the others to contest him.
He is the best horse in this race, and that's why he has to carry 11st 10lbs, but he is more than capable of doing that. He was a smart bumper horse, shown by finishing fifth in the Champion Bumper in the year Facile Vega won. He seems best on a testing surface, so the soft/heavy ground at Chepstow will be perfectly fine for him, and though he didn't quite live up to what was expected of him over hurdles, I think he has much more to give off his current mark of 134 and I think he is on a better mark than the others in the race, so he is a solid bet for Tuesday, on a day where the racing looks shoddy.
Chepstow - 3:20 pm