Daily Review

Newton Abbot 22nd July 2018

23-July-2018
23-July-2018 7:36
in General
by Admin

1.50 2m Maiden Hurdle

Yesterday in my blog, I put up Hoover Fever as my selection. It may be a strange thing to say about a horse that has finished 11 lengths adrift of the winner but, long term, I am pretty sure he will turn out to be the best horse of those who finished in the places. 

The race itself went the way the market predicted with Push the Tempo and Cotton Club fighting out the finish but I think thats probably as good as they are and handicap hurdles awaits them both. Hoover Fever is without doubt the interesting horse in the race.

Only a 4yo against older horses, he does however, have an engine.

Usually when a jockey is pushing and shoving from as far out as he does, its just a case that the horse can't lie up with the pace and usually in those circumstances, the horse just fades away to the back of his field. 

Not so with Hoover Fever, in both his last two races over hurdles, which are the only ones that count, its noticeable how he keeps going all the way to the line, never giving in, horses are just quickening away from him.

Now I am not going to get carried away here, this horse is no superstar, and given his breeding its hard to think he will stay further.

However, please put him in your tracker and make a note of him with a view to handicap hurdles over a trip of 3miles plus ( the further the better) on good ground or with a bit of ease in it. Nothing quick where horses can get away from him. 

There just may be a big pot in this little guy for us further down the road under those conditions 

2.25 2m Novice Chase

Not a lot to say about a 3 runner race except that Ornua won as I suggested yesterday. However the 3pt win suggested was semi ruined by the fact there was 4 runners and the selection was a value price at the time of writing. 

The race went according to script, Capeland had his limitations exposed and that was the end of that.

Not tracker horse here.

Pete Ingram

 

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