WhichBookie racing analyst Will Smith provides a preview and an each-way selection for the 2.15 at Naas on Sunday 17th October.
Date of Tips: 06/10/2021
Disclaimer The odds for these selections were correct at the time of publishing (11:16 06/10/2021) but may have changed since. Please check the latest price before placing your bet.
It was another decent day at Galway yesterday and also a very informative card as Noble Yeats came out on top of a thrilling Beginners Chase against Gabynako. They are two horses to certainly take forward into the season and the winner could be a very smart recruit after winning with some jumping blemishes in his round. There were some other informative maidens, but unfortunately no other winners. It looks like tricky racing today, so I’m going to be keeping it to the two selections across the cards.
Starting off with Ludlow, and the 2.05 race which is a 3m Handicap Chase for horses rated in the bracket between 0-140. This looks a very interesting renewal of the race and although not stacked with quantity, it is steeped in quality for this grade. It also brings a lot of different formlines together of experienced horses against potentially smart types. As we see so often at this time of the year, that is the dilemma a punter must decide, whether to angle for potential over form or vice versa.
On this occasion, I’m going to be siding with the unexposed Undersupervision, who looks like a really nice type to go over fences this year for the Twiston-Davies team. Having won his PtP in Ireland, where he beat a nice horse called Banbridge, he was immediately sent over hurdles and a big trip for this yard. He won first time out at Hereford, before two very respectable efforts in defeat at Kempton and Warwick. Experience probably caught him out at Warwick, when idling late on – but other than that, he looks to have a robust profile and could well be better than this mark of 129 might indicate. There has already been a bit of money for him today, so at a best price of 11/4 with Paddy Power, I’ll be taking that chance.
The other selection from today comes in the 3.30 race at Navan, which is a 1m maiden for 2YOs. There are some unexposed Aidan O’Brien horses who may well have any amount of improvement still left in them. However, preference goes for the experienced member of the party, Adonis, for Jessie Harrington and is ideally drawn in stall 1. This horse has been steadily progressive throughout this season and his last two efforts have been good with finishing a close second at the Curragh and Gowran Park. He looks like he is coming forward with every try and is definitely up to winning a maiden. He is also proven on the slightly slower surface, which is another advantage for him. At a best price of 7/2 with Bet365 – I will be backing Adonis to break his duck.