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Unfortunately, I didn't have the time during the day to watch the race of the selection. Apparently he ran well for a decent way, but did not manage to land a blow on the winner, like the rest of the field, as the 40/1 winner pulverized them and won with ease.
As it's been the way of recent, I've been going back to previously tipped up selections, and today is no different. Amarillo Sky is a horse who has very good form, but he will have to be extremely well handicapped if he can give away the 17lbs to LIGHT N STRIKE who is still on a good mark of 125, I believe. When trying to weigh up how good the form of the favourite is, I think his odds are plenty short enough, and he is definitely worth taking on.
Light N Strike was robbed in the final furlong last time out at Southwell, where he looked to have the race sewn up. The winner of that race hasn't exactly boosted the form, but I still believe he has another win in him. As for the selection, I think he is definitely worth another try, and the rider seems to get on well with the horse. If truth be told, I don't think he jumped as well as he could jump, last time out. He's been off the track for 50 days, which suggests they acknowledge that he needed to brush up on his jumping, and that he has been schooled thoroughly.
WAYFINDER will more than likely be a popular bet on Wednesday, and I've been drawn into backing him as well. I was beginning to think he was going to play a big part at Newbury last time out, but it looked like he either needed the run, or the trip was slightly too long for him, or maybe a combination, as the way he slowed down was very drastic. Before that, he travelled through the race very well, which is encouraging. The handicapper has done him a favour by dropping him a couple of pounds, which is also a positive for us. I think the form of the race at Newbury will work out well, and it already is starting to do so with the runner-up running well subsequently, finishing 2nd again on the weekend just gone. I think this lad is better than his current rating, and he is still a very lightly raced 8yo, especially over fences, with only four runs to his name, and he looks much better suited to these obstacles. As always, these kind of races are competitive, but I think he has enough in hand to cope against some decent handicappers at this level.