Wednesday Racing Tips: My Gift can resume his progression

 | March 05 | 

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The remaining two meetings across the UK on Wednesday are over jumps at Catterick, before an evening all-weather card from Kempton.

We have three Wednesday fancies to follow, including an improving novice handicap chaser representing an in-form James Owen.

Wednesday Racing Tips

  • 14:45 Catterick - My Gift To You @ 15/8
  • 16:15 Catterick - Burrows Hall @ 6/5
  • 18:30 Kempton - Nariko @ 4/1

14:45 Catterick - My Gift To You @ 15/8

MY GIFT TO YOU is an improving novice handicap chaser representing an in-form James Owen in the Class 5 2m3f Novices' Handicap Chase at Catterick on Wednesday afternoon.

The six-year-old reverted to chasing successfully to run out a comfortable winner of a slightly stronger contest at Fakenham in December from a 14lb lower rating. The third has won twice since and the fourth has won once.

My Gift To You won again over hurdles at Southwell on his next start and produced a personal best effort when second back at Southwell over fences in February from a 4lb lower mark of 96, registering a Racing Post Rating (RPR) of 105 and a Topspeed figure of 95.

A revised mark of 100 seems exploitable with Alex Chadwick, who claims 7lb, taking over in the saddle. Chadwick is 6-32 (19%) when riding for Owen. Three of Owen's last five runners had won prior to racing on Tuesday.

16:15 Catterick - Burrows Hall @ 6/5

West Yorkshire handler Sue Smith has broken free from a fallow period by going 3-12 in the past 14 days, including through the selection BURROWS HALL at Catterick recently, and he has decent claims in the Class 4 extended 3m1f handicap hurdle.

The consistent seven-year-old deserved a change of fortune having finished 322 on his previous three starts this season.

The step to this extended 3m1f trip really seemed to suit, as he attacked this course and distance with relish and gained ground at most of his obstacles with a slick display of hurdling.

He has dropped on a similar four-runner contest and is fancied to defy his 7lb penalty, if getting into a similar jumping rhythm.

18:30 Kempton - Nariko @ 4/1

NARIKO is considered capable of making a winning stable and handicap debut after a break of 161 days, back at Kempton in their second division of the Class 5 6f handicap.

The daughter of Night Of Thunder registered an improved RPR of 72 when winning from off the pace from out of a wide draw over this course and distance on standard to slow Polytrack at the Sunbury venue in September, on her final start for Kevin Ryan.

She is making her handicap debut from an opening mark of 75, and her breeding suggests she is capable of improving past that figure, before factoring in that the sixth in that September contest has made her mark of 75 appear potentially lenient having got competitive from a rating of 73 at Goodwood subsequently.

Her new trainer Hugo Palmer is 4-15 in the past fortnight.

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