IRVING AND MORE.
I am plus 10.25 for year with a host of ante post bets done and will wait till after Cheltenham to do a tot on all those as to regards the total points total including non runners, for example Moyle Park is out and it looks as if Felix Yonger is also gone from the Arkle so those losers will be deducted following the final day.
One of our best ever buys IRVING goes to post a warm and deserved favourite for the Dovecote in the 3 15 at Kempton. He is flying at home and Paul Nicholls is supremely confident. I see Cup Final as the horse that might give him most trouble in receipt of seven pounds. I do not rate First Mohican at all in this contest. Either way, there will be a shake up in the Supreme Novices betting afterwards. 3 pts win and nap at a very short 11/10 with Betfred. I rarely back at those short odds but when it is a horse that our team spotted and purchased before selling on to Axiom then I have to make an exception. Go Irving !!
Kempton 2 40.. FOX APPEAL nearly has to fall to lose this. Very smart horse going right handed. BetFred are highest again at 13/8. 2 pts win and second nap at that. Also a 1 pt win double with IRVING.
Kempton 3 50 : STANDING OVATION would definitely prefer better ground on his return from a brilliant Autumn campaign but he might get away with it off a sill lenient mark of 133. Good run assured from a yard that is flying at present. 1 pt win at 9/1 with PP.
KEMPTON 4 25. Another short price ,but as inexperienced as he is and first time in a handicap I fancy FULL SHIFT a lot in this. His mark of 124 is extremely low and he should love the extra yardage. A serious bet. 2 pts win at 2/1 with BetFred.
Further selections to follow..