Bishop Wulstan gave his chances of making an appearance at the Cheltenham Festival a boost when landing the AJC Premier Juvenile Hurdle at Newbury.
Having looked outpaced approaching the third-last, the 16-1 chance, who is entered in the Fred Winter, stayed on well under 7lb claimer Paul O'Brien to swoop past Eminent Poet and Space Walker in the final 110 yards to score going away by two lengths.
David Pipe had a productive time of it last weekend and RATHEALY (Newbury, nap, 4.00) can keep the yard ticking over nicely as the Cheltenham Festival looms.
The Ladbrokes Supporting Greatwood Handicap Hurdle at Newbury (2.30) has been a tough race for favourite backers, with only one clear favourite and one joint-favourite obliging in the past 12 years. I’m happy to take on the market leaders in this year’s renewal and the one to side with is the Lucy Wadham-trained Attwaal, who tends to peak at this time of year...
There is nothing better as a racing fan than sitting down to Channel 4 racing on a Saturday afternoon and relaxing with a few bets on the GGs. We’ve gone through tomorrow’s 8 Live C4 races and picked out the horses we think could be the likeliest winners and the dark horses - have a look!