EASTER Sunday brings with it some good quality racing, particularly from Ireland where I have two fancies running at Fairyhouse.
There is also some good stuff at Plumpton and I'll have a particular interest in the Sussex Champion Hurdle (3.25pm) because I have recently acquired an ownership share (albeit a very small one!) in the current market leader Legal History. He has a decent chance but I think he is a bit short in the market at the current price of 3-1 so won't be recommending him as one of my racing tips today. If he drifts to something like 5-1 he might be worth a punt because he will enjoy the ground and is in great form but it's a very competitive race and he will need to improve again to win it.
Over at Fairyhouse my two fancies are both currently double-figure odds and would make a nice each way double.
The runner that I like in this is CHRISTOPHER ROBIN trained by Joseph O'Brien. His form isn't anything special but what I really liked was the way he looked to have been beaten two or three times on his last run before plugging on and winning nicely. That's the sort of attitude that should stand him in good stead over hurdles and he looks a fair each way bet to me on ground that he likes.
The bookies seem to think that this one is between Honeysuckle and Eglantine Du Seuil and that's a fair assumption to make given the former's early season form and the latter's shock win at Cheltenham. The form that ANNIE MC showed last time out though at Newbury is also pretty good and it's eye-catching for me that Jonjo O'Neill Jr heads over for to Fairyhouse for just one ride. Jon Jr won a race on Saturday at Haydock on Django Django that was just excellent jockeyship: the horse looked beaten three out but he somehow coaxed him into the race and ended up winning it nicely. Anyway, perhaps there is some recency bias in my mind with that one but to see him going over for this race where he is on a form horse with a competitive rating makes me think he has a decent chance of upsetting the front two.
10:45 Stratford - Race: 1
11:00 Wincanton - Race: 1
11:15 Stratford - Race: 2