Authors: Rio Sports
Harry Bannister gets another chance in a marathon handicap when he takes the ride aboard Topper Thornton (3.35) in Warwick’s Classic Chase only six days after his Sussex National success aboard Vinnie Lewis. Now having his third start since joining Alex Hales from Ireland, this chestnut has potential on his present mark but found a way to get beaten under Noel Fehily and then Daryl Jacob.
A badly timed mistake at Sandown, like the one Topper Thornton made in the London National, has been the undoing of many a horse. At 16-1 it could be worth giving him another chance to show the fire still burns within. Goodtoknow, second to One For Arthur in this race a year ago, may go well again but the Grand National is thought to be his main target.
1.50 Warwick Big River is potentially the best of these but it is hard to recommend him on this first run back after an irregular heartbeat in November. Western Climate was appealingly tough in victory at Exeter on New Year’s Day and might be able to outslog these.
2.05 Kempton It is not yet clear how high Waiting Patiently could go over fences but his unbeaten record looks in peril here as he attempts to give 4lb to God’s Own, rated half a stone his superior. It has been a couple of years since God’s Own won a race but he is nearly always facing stiffer opposition than this. He blatantly needed his first run back in October and should be straighter.
2.25 Warwick A course-and-distance winner some four years ago, Kris Spin has shown himself in fine heart in his recent outings and could thrive in these testing conditions, following a useful midwinter break.
2.40 Kempton The eye goes first to River Frost, who was not beaten far in an October race at Chepstow that has worked out sensationally well, when Sam Spinner and Wholestone were about a length in front of him. But it is hard to believe he has much in hand on this mark and there are a few in this Lanzarote who could be nicely treated. Among them is Wishfull Dreaming, worth chancing each-way at 16-1. A brother to the excellent Wishfull Thinking, he has yet to make a comparable mark but has shown flashes of promise and now gets his first run for the up-and-coming trainer Olly Murphy, with a tongue tie fitted for the first time.
3.00 Warwick An impressive point-to-point winner in Ireland before landing both his starts over hurdles, Mr Whipped looks one to stick with. Nicky Henderson’s runner gets a handy 3lb from Count Meribel, who can be relied on to set a decent gallop.
3.15 Kempton If Fountains Windfall can avoid falling for the third time in a row, he could be thrown in on his present mark. He looked the likely winner of the Kauto Star here on Boxing Day until coming down four-out.
Saturday 13 January racing tips
Lingfield 12.15 Every Chance 12.50 Anna Medici 1.25 Human Nature 2.00 Surrey Hope 2.35 Qassem 3.10 Avocet 3.40 Joyful Dream
Kempton 12.20 Vaziani 12.55 Secret Investor 1.30 The Tailgater 2.05 God's Own 2.40 Wishfull Dreaming (nap) 3.15 Fountains Windfall 3.45 Charming Zen
Wetherby 12.30 Truckers Lodge 1.05 De Dollar Man 1.40 Walsingham Grange 2.15 Bun Doran 2.50 Westend Story 3.25 Newberry New 3.55 So Lonely
Warwick 12.40 Destined To Shine 1.15 Imjoeking 1.50 Western Climate 2.25 Kris Spin 3.00 Mr Whipped 3.35 Topper Thornton (nb) 4.05 Baby Ted
Wolverhampton 5.45 Joys Delight 6.15 Dellaguista 6.45 Indian Red 7.15 Field Of Vision 7.45 Pulsating 8.15 Desert Doctor 8.45 Our Man In Havana 9.15 Font Vert
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