Huntingdon Tips: Cottie can take advantage of a reduced mark for the Skeltons

 | 9th May | 

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With seven British and Irish meetings taking place across Thursday, there's lots of racing action to cater for all tastes. Among it will be the jumps card from Huntingdon, where they have seven races from 13:50-17:03 on ground forecast to be 'good'. 

Our Huntingdon tips includes the mare Cottie who will love drying ground and is down to a very workable mark for a shrewd yard. 

Huntingdon Tips

  • 13:50 – Cottie @ 11/1
  • 14:55 – Tarras Wood @ 2/1
  • 16:00 – Let's Go Amigo @ 11/4

13:50 – Cottie @ 11/1

We are becoming accustomed to Dan Skelton having plenty of well-handicapped runners this season, and another who looks thrown in on the pick of his form is COTTIE, who runs in the 2m3½f handicap hurdle. 

The nine-year-old mare won twice when trained by Henry de Bromhead in Ireland, the most recent of which came over 2m3f at Downpatrick off a mark of 104 last June. 

Cottie enjoys good ground which she will have this afternoon, and she was heavily supported when disappointing at Cheltenham last month. This is a much easier race and she's fully expected to do the business on what will be her fifth start for Skelton. 

14:55 – Tarras Wood @ 2/1

With an official rating of 110, it will take a decent horse to beat Paul Nicholls' TARRAS WOOD in the 2m4½f maiden hurdle, with champion jockey Harry Cobden booked for the ride. 

Wetherby was the scene of his sole victory to date in December 2022 when landing a bumper in good style, but he clearly had his issues thereafter as he spent close to a year off the track. 

Runner-up in a Wincanton novice hurdle in December, he was bitterly disappointing when last seen at Wetherby in February, but he has only raced in the mud to date so the sounder surface could be the making of him.  

Nicholls doesn't run too many at this track but he has an incredible 36 percent return here in the last five seasons. 

16:00 – Let's Go Amigo @ 11/4

Trainer Kim Bailey's runners typically improve for a switch to chasing, and with that in mind, LET'S GO AMIGO is of interest on his chasing bow in the 2m7½f novices' handicap. 

The six-year-old's best effort over hurdles came this time 12-months ago when a narrow third over three miles at Ludlow, but he always looked like a horse who needed a fence as he's a physically imposing type. 

It's a big leap of faith to take a chance on the gelding as he bombed out at Taunton twice during the winter, but he could be a spring horse and his action would suggest he will appreciate a rattling surface. 

This track has always been a happy hunting ground for Bailey, and this is rider Ciaran Gethings' most successful track in the last five seasons. Everything looks set for a big run.

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