By Andrew Atkinson
Moore eyes Wincanton Unibet Elite Hurdle Goshen glory
Gary Moore trained five-year-old Goshen (3.35) goes to post in Wincanton’s Class 1 Unibet Elite Hurdle over 1m 7f on Saturday as a leading fancy.
“I’ve entered Goshen for Wincanton – he likes it soft – and I hope we get plenty of rain. He’s in a great place at the moment,” said in-form Moore.
Goshen finished behind Honeysuckle in the Grade 1 Paddy Power Champion Hurdle at Punchestown in April when fifth; and in the Unibet Champion Hurdle at the Grade 1 Cheltenham Festival in March, finishing eighth.
In-form Moore landed a combined 184-1 four-horse accumulator at Lingfield and Graded success at Ascot last weekend.
Jockey Josh Moore remains sidelined after suffering a spinal injury in September.
Cat Tiger tipped to land Aintree Grand Sefton
Aintree features the Betway Grand Sefton Handicap Chase over 2m 5f that includes entries in last season’s Midlands National winner Time To Get Up trained by Jonjo O’Neill.
Paul Nichols Cat Tiger (2.15) is tipped each-way by fromthehorsesmouth.info having finished third at Aintree in April in the Randox Hunters.
“It’s been an ambition for a while to move the race and it’s great to do it,” said Aintree Clerk of the course Sulekha Varma.
“It used to be a bit of an afterthought – it’s great it’s got its own stage. We’re confident it’s a good move for the race and entries – confirmations prove that.
“It gives the whole fixture more of a narrative and trainers an extra opportunity to try their horses over the fences. “Hopefully we’ll see some Grand National runners out of it again,” added Varma.
Henry de Bromhead trained Spyglass Hill carries top weight of 11st 12lbs priced at 8-1 and is worthy of each-way support.
Following heavy rain on Merseyside, the ground at Aintree heading into the weekend was soft, heavy in places on the National course and soft on the Mildmay and Hurdle courses.
“It looks largely dry on Thursday and Friday – we might see the ground improve if we get a few dry days before racing,” said Varma.
Aintree Betway Grand Sefton Handicap Chase 2 miles 5 furlongs. Betting: Time To Get Up 9-2, Cat Tiger 5-1, 7 Senior Citizen, 11-2; Hogan’s Height 7-1, Spyglass Hill 8-1, Thomas Macdonagh 10-1, 12-1 bar.
Beckett’s Tomfre out to win Doncaster’s Wentworth Stakes
Doncaster’s feature races are the British EBF Class 1 Gillies Fillies Stakes over 1m 2f and the Class 1 Virgin Bet Wentworth Stakes over 6f, with the going soft at the Yorkshire track.
Zawarra (12.55) trained by D. Weld and Ralph Beckett trained Tomfre (1.25) are tipped each-way by fromthehorsesmouth.info.
AINTREE fromthehorsesmouth.info selections: 12.33 Mucho Mas ew. 1.08 Aquila Sky ew. 1.40 Hooligan ew. 2.15 Cat Tiger ew. 2.50 Golden Whisky ew. 3.20 Summerville Boy. 3.55 Sandringham ew.
CHELMSFORD fromthehorsesmouth.info selections: 2.55 Kennet. 3.28 Nations Pride. 4.00 Doolily. 4.30 Trumble. 5.00 Barrington. 5.30 Tell ‘Em Nowt. 6.00 Spanish Angel ew. 6.30 Voi ew.
DONCASTER fromthehorsesmouth.info selections: 11.50 He’s A Gentleman. 12.20 Filbert Power. 12.55 Zawarra ew. 1.25 Tomfre ew. 2.05 Kings Lynn. 2.40 Sam Cooke ew. 3.10 Hebrides. 3.45 Ugo Gregory ew.
WINCANTON fromthehorsesmouth.info selections: 12.40 Guy. 1.15 Knappers Hill. 1.50 Bravemansgame. 2.25 Wynn House ew. 3.00 Hurricane Harvey ew. 3.35 Goshen. 4.05 Thelasthighking.
NAAS fromthehorsesmouth.info selections: 12.15 Uhtred. 12.50 Quilixios. 1.20 Captain Guinness. 1.55 Aldo ew. 2.30 Eric Bloodaxe. 3.05 King Alex. 3.40 Genois ew. 4.15 Bellatior.
KELSO fromthehorsesmouth.info selections: 12.25 Mister Whitaker. 1.00 Trooper Turnbull. 1.35 Pammi ew. 2.10 Up Helly Aa ew. 2.45 Kalaharry. 3.15 Manetti ew. 3.50 Rose Of Sienna.
Caption: Gary Moore trained Goshen (3.35) Wincanton’s Unibet Elite Hurdle.