WhichBookie racing analyst Andrew Blair White provides a preview and betting tips for races at Limerick on Friday 27th May.
|Crossing the Bar||7/17/1||Each Way
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|Classic Ben||15/215/2||Each Way - 4 Places
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Date of Tips: 25/02/2022
Disclaimer The odds for these selections were correct at the time of publishing (09:15 25/02/2022) but may have changed since. Please check the latest price before placing your bet.
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The 3.20 at Exeter is a long distance handicap hurdle for horses rated between 0-120 and I will be siding on this occasion with Crossing the Bar. Having ran quite well in a few novice hurdles, this horse was a warm order on handicap debut when failing to raise a gallop and being pulled up. He put his followers back in the limelight last time however, when making amends in facile fashion at Ffos Las. He has gone up nine pounds for that effort, but he should be able to cope with that rise. At a price of 7/1 with Paddy Power, I would advise backing each way.
And the 3.50 race is the feature race on the card at Exeter, which is the Devon National over 3m6f, and as always sees a very competitive field taking their chance. The chance of last year’s winner, Samuel Jackson, is there for all to see and this could well have been the plan all along, but he can be tricky at times and not always guaranteed to perform even when you want him to.
Classic Ben makes most appeal in this race for me and I would be hoping he can make amends for those that had followed him in last time and were cruelly denied by a bad mistake at the third last fence. I think he would have won that day, but he has been given time to freshen up, and should run a big race. At a price of 15/2 with Paddy Power, I will also be backing each way.