Our November woes continued over the weekend with both of our selections being out of the frame on Sunday, saying that the ground was atrocious and Simon Claisse can defend the decision to water all he wants, it ruined the meeting
We have had a bit of a sketchy start to the season, a bit like some of the jumping of our selections, but there is an awful long way to go so we are not overly concerned yet.
We have just the one selection tomorrow so lets hope we can get back in the winners enclosure.
The team at Cleeve
1.10 Market Rasen 2m4½f (2m4f139y) Premier League Betting At 188Bet Handicap Hurdle (Class 2) (4yo+ 0-145)
Cleeve Top 3 Rated:
1) Psychedelic Rock – 82
1) River Frost – 82
3) Mister Fizz– 68
3) Applesandpierres – 68
This is a decent contest for midweek at Market Rasen and it looks to be a competitive race.
Applesandpierres makes his seasonal debut, which makes this tough and despite his stable being in good form I don’t see him winning.
Applesandpierres has a good record but all his wins have come in lower class races and at the age of nine is unlikely to still be improving.
Mister Fizz was third last time over hurdles in a moderate Class 3, but has since run on the flat finishing well down the field in a poor Class 5. I don’t see him beating the others in the top 3.
River Frost is the probable favourite due to his connections and he does have a good record finishing in the top 3 four times out of seven over hurdles. The sharp nature of the track should suit, as his wins have come at Kempton and Plumpton. His big weight makes this tough considering he has yet to win at Class 2 level. Despite having the big winner on Sunday, the stable remains out of form.
Psychedelic Rock won last time in a similar Class 2 despite being hampered beating the re-opposing Arthur’s Gift, which has won subsequently. Despite that win Psychedelic Rock is better off at the weights and I think this race should be run to suit. He should be better value than River Frost and can win back to back, as he only went up three pounds for his last win.