Huntingdon, Chepstow and Fairyhouse, Monday 1st April

Today we head to two meeting domestically and also to Fairyhouse with our first runner in Ireland.

Huntingdon first we have 3 runners.
 
Mountain Pass is up first in The Novices’ Handicap Hurdle at 2.10pm. He struggled in the mud at Newbury last time out but I’m optimistic that a step up in trip and down in grade he can hold his own. If he can travel nicely over this new trip I expect him to run a very competitive race.
 
Next is Fourofakind in the Handicap Hurdle at 3.55pm, who has a slightly mixed track record and I’m not certain what his best trip is really. I’ve gone for blinkers as all his work at home suggests he should be much better than his mark. I am hopeful rather than confident after his no show last time out.
 
Our last runner at Huntingdon in the Bumper at 4.30pm is Pure Carbon, who is a beautiful horse. He actually ran quite nicely for a long way at Newbury on debut before getting tired. Dry ground will suit him well and I can see him running a really nice race.
 
At Chepstow we run Il Va De Soi in the Handicap Hurdle at 4.55pm who looks to have a leading chance. I was absolutely gutted last time out when he ran a career best only to bump into a very well treated one. Alice rode him extremely well last time out so over to Alice once again, he’s got more than enough ability to win this, I just hope he is bold enough to go and do it.
 

Our first Irish runner is Givemefive in the Grade 2 Juvenile Hurdle at Fairyhouse at 2.40pm. He has done me and his owners proud so far this season. He ran a brilliant race last time out in the Adonis at Kempton and deserves to be in this field. The ground looks like extremely hard work over there but he’s fresh, very fit and in all honesty I couldn’t have him better so win loose or draw he will run his race I’m sure.

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