HORSE RACING expert Jake Russell (@JakeRuss1000) shares his his daily NAP with his best Thursday bet arriving from Warwick.
1.20 Warwick | Thursday 12th December 2019
It was another disappointing result with Wednesday's NAP. After being in a great position all the way around, my pick could just not find anything coming up the running. So we go again…
My selection is the very talented Maire Banrigh (11/10 Bet365) in the 2m 4f listed Mares Novices chase at Wariwck in the 1:20.
This horse really took my eye when she turned over the highly-talented Thomas Darby at Warwick on her last run, making all, and jumping superbly that day, beating the Supreme Novice's Hurdle second place convincingly by a length. She looked very good indeed for Dan Skelton and I think she can continue her fantastic unbeaten run over fences here.
She was a point-to-point winner on her only start, before changing hands to the Skelton yard for a whopping £320,000 after showing potential in the only point start. She started off poorly for the Alcester-based yard, getting beaten convincingly on two occasions. She then had a wind operation carried out and before you know it she is hacking up in every race since and really showing her true colours.
She had a further two more starts over hurdles winning by a combined 11 lengths, before going to Stratford for her first start over the bigger obstacles, absolutely bolting up by 15 lengths, absolutely destroying the field from the front, jumping like a dream for Harry Skelton. Then she went to Warwick in a Class 3 against a well-fancied favourite in Thomas Darby – before you know it she was running away with the race from the front.
I think this horse has huge talent for the Skeltons, and she will show that on Thursday by winning her hardest race to date. She loves the ground and the trip will not be an issue as she is a former pointer. She also has the experience around the tricky Wariwck track.
This will finally be the time this mare shows her true worth.
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1:20 Warwick – Maire Banrigh (11/10 Bet365)