After Monday’s winning NAP selection made it FIVE of the last six best bets to go in, take a look at our Lucky 15 selections (four singles, six doubles, four trebles and a four-fold) for the British meetings on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.
ALL SET TO GO (Huntingdon 2.20) won a couple of Taunton novice hurdles in the spring for Paul Nicholls and after a pipe-opener at Chepstow last month, may be able to score in handicap company today. Rated 100 on the Flat, he appears to relish a firmer surface and only found one too good in the Swinton Handicap Hurdle at Haydock in May off a mark of 136. His return to action last month was off a 5lb higher mark and he goes off that mark, conceding weight all round, in the 2m handicap. This trip is questionable, as he may need slightly further now, but he won’t lack for sharpness.
THELIGNY (Lingfield Park 3.30) stayed on well in a 2m3½f novices’ hurdle at Huntingdon last month, following up his Kelso success and Tim Vaughan pitches the five-year-old into a handicap today off a mark of 122. He stays well, as he showed when beating subsequent dual Carlisle scorer Derintoher Yank by 14 lengths over 2m5f at Kelso in September – no mean feat after having not been seen since the previous November. Clearly on good terms with himself and with ease underfoot which he prefers, Thligny looks the one to beat in this six-runner affair.
PEGGIES VENTURE (Lingfield Park 12.50) looked to have come with a perfectly-timed run at Fontwell, but the fact she had taken a while to settle and the stiff uphill finish meant she could not reel in Don’t Tell Val. While she followed to follow up her bumper success here in March (when with Nick Gifford) on debut for Alan King, she looked the best horse in the race and may have just needed the run. She will be more effective when she goes hurdling, but there is every reason to think she can land the 11-runner 2m bumper if showing a similar level of form.
BISHOPS COURT (Sedgefield 1.35) won a 2m4½f point to point in March last year and while has not managed to win in 11 races under Rules since, he was placed in a couple of handicap hurdles and started the season with a close-up third to Truckers Glory at Ffos Las last month. The six-year-old makes his chasing debut for Neil Muholland in a 2m3f novices’ limited handicap in a race where less than half the 11 runners have had chasing experience.
HUNTINGDON: 1.10 Lisheen Prince, 1.45 Charlie Mon, 2.20 ALL SET TO GO (NAP), 2.50 Definite Future, 3.20 Ballycash, 3.55 Fabritius
LINGFIELD PARK: 12.50 Peggies Venture, 1.20 Reality Bites, 1.55 Twenty Eight Guns, 2.30 Jelly Monger, 3.00 Theatre Mill, 3.30 Theligny (nb), 4.05 Oliver’s Hill
SEDGEFIELD: 1.00 Free Stone Hill, 1.35 Bishops Court, 2.10 Le Breuil, 2.40 Apterix, 3.10 The Last Bar, 3.45 Tennessee Bird
NEWCASTLE: 3.40 Musaanada, 4.15 Volta Do Mar, 4.45 Crystal River, 5.15 Polish Empress, 5.45 Dark Intention, 6.15 Harwoods Volante, 6.45 Groundworker, 7.15 Tinsill
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