Review of today’s horseracing
There was no jump racing yesterday.
Today there is just the one jump meeting at Taunton.
I am going to give the first two hurdles a wide berth. The third race is a 2-mile h’cap chase and, as with most chase handicaps at this time of the season, I start my form analysis with the youngest horse as they have the most potential to be ahead of the handicapper. The 4yo WOODLARK ISLAND can jump a fence, and was only beaten by the 20f trip LTO. He will take all the beating today back to 2-mile. Agente Romano and Qianshan Leader, aren’t up to this, and January is held by the fav. Rockiteer has the potential to win off his mark. King Brex needs to drop a few pounds. Chrysander would be red-hot fav if retaining the ability of 2 seasons back, but his jockey is yet to win a race. Red Jester is one paced, as is Mibleu. Woodlark Island should win this but at 9/4 is too short for me in what could be a tricky handicap. For me, ROCKITEER @ 11/1 (with Bet365) looks worthy of an eachway wager, but essentially that is only a “fun” bet.
It is very disappointing racing for the time of year, and I’m sure that there are a few tracks around the country that would want to put on a jump meeting today. Let’s hope the racing picks up soon.
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