Lincoln (stall 14 of 14) beat only one home after making the early running in the Lincoln Handicap at Doncaster on his comeback, an effort that is easy to forgive as the track was eating front-runners alive and his best form is at 7f.
Andrew Mount 12:58pm, Fri 24 Apr 2015
One or two of the more paranoid racecourse bookmakers I’ve spoken to in recent weeks have suggested that Saturday’s Bet365 A P McCoy Celebration Chase will be a “stitch up” in favour of the Champion Jockey but, while that sort of skulduggery might occur at Wolverhampton on a wet Monday in February, I can’t imagine it happening in a Grade 1 contest when the world is watching.
Musselburgh’s Royal Mile Handicap could hold the key to today’s Bet365 Esher Cup at Sandown, as three of the nine runners competed in that 0-100 Class 2 contest three weeks ago.
Andrew Mount 10:14am, Thu 23 Apr 2015
Even in relatively small fields it can be difficult to win from a very low draw on the round course at Southwell, as the Fibresand is often deeper on the inside rail.
Andrew Mount 11:25am, Tue 21 Apr 2015
Puffin Billy impressed with his attitude when scoring on his handicap chase debut at Ayr last week, rallying gamely after a bad blunder at the 14th fence and again when headed on the run in by favourite Last Samuri.
Andrew Mount 10:23am, Tue 21 Apr 2015
Progeny of Duke Of Marmalade have been profitable to back blind at Wolverhampton since the Polytrack surface was replaced by Tapeta, winning 12 times from 42 starts (28.6% strike-rate) for a profit of £16.35 to a £1 level stake.
Andrew Mount 10:23am, Mon 20 Apr 2015
The strongest draw bias at Pontefract is not in sprints but in handicaps over 1m-1m2f and the Dem Window Solutions Handicap, a 1m contest featuring 13 runners, is the obvious race to tackle today.
Andrew Mount 10:53am, Sun 19 Apr 2015
Since the start of 2010, Stratford has staged 16 handicap chases over the 3m4f trip and only one winner has been described as ‘held up’. That was Eleazar in June 2013 and he might have been lucky, as front-runner Well Mett slithered on landing after jumping the last when still travelling strongly.
Andrew Mount 10:04am, Sat 18 Apr 2015
Those drawn in the middle enjoyed the best of things in the Navan Welcomes Owners Today Handicap last year, with the first four finishers drawn 11, 10, 12 and 8 of 23, and I’m expecting something similar to occur in today’s 21-runner renewal.