Racing tips: Blu the colour at Wincanton?

Wincanton is one of tomorrow's venues
Wincanton is one of tomorrow's venues

Blu Cavalier looks a horse with a future and it is no surprise to see him out again relatively quickly in the “National Hunt” Novices’ Hurdle at Wincanton.

Beaten twice in February, it was not until he won at Wincanton in March he finally showed what he was made of.

Then, a week-and-a-half ago at Taunton, he looked even better, strolling clear from halfway.

His two wins over hurdles have come in heavy ground but he also has a bumper win to his name way back in 2015 that came on good ground.

It is no secret that Philip Hobbs has endured a miserable season but his horses are running into a little bit of form which makes Little Miss Poet of interest in the Royal Bath & West Show Society Handicap Hurdle.

Gonalston Cloud might be up to defying top weight in the Call Star Spreads On 00353 1884 8114 Handicap Chase at Market Rasen.

The bold-jumping 11-year-old grey had been out of sorts for a while before bouncing back to win at Wetherby last month.

The watering at Stratford that should make no difference to the chance of Kayf Blanco in the £20 Free Bets At “Confined” Handicap Chase.

Graeme McPherson’s charge is very versatile and has run well on quick ground and heavy.

It must have been frustrating this season for his connections as he has not run a bad race yet has failed to get his head in front.

He looked sure to win at Wetherby only lose by a neck to Mercian Prince.

He ran a fine race at Kempton when second and, at the same track, chased home Vocaliser.


Market Rasen: 2.25 Ey Up Rocky, 3.00 Iconic Sky, 3.30 One Style, 4.00 Colonial Dreams, 4.35 Generous Day, 5.05 Gonalston Cloud, 5.40 Legal Eyes.

Navan: 2.10 Palabres, 2.40 Sioux Nation, 3.15 Paint, 3.45 Ecoeye, 4.15 Sizzling, 4.50 Shes Queen, 5.20 Order Of St George, 5.50 Hareth.

Stratford: 2.00 Kayf Blanco, 2.35 Crafty Roberto, 3.10 The Last Bar, 3.40 Litterale Ci, 4.10 Marley Firth, 4.45 Charlie Mon, 5.15 Billy Merriott.

Wincanton: 2.15 BLU CAVALIER (NAP), 2.50 Little Miss Poet, 3.20 The Last But One, 3.50 Volpone Jelois, 4.25 Irish Prophecy, 4.55 Bears Rails, 5.30 Bold Plan, 6.00 Clondaw’s Answer.