STICKING with stables in form is usually a good ploy at this time of year, especially with the weather like it has been, so for that reason Tamarinbleu is taken to cause an upset in the Betfair Ascot Chase.
It is fair to say David Pipe has endured an up-and-down season, with only 11 winners from October to December when Pond House would usually have been in full swing. However, one of those victories came from Madison Du Berlais in the Hennessy Gold Cup so it was not all doom and gloom in Nicholashayne.
There have been signs, though, that whatever was bothering the string seems to have now disappeared.
Tamarinbleu has been a great servant to the yard, and now Pipe is back among the winners, Tamarinbleu’s stamina can see him beat Voy Por Ustedes.
Howard Johnson thinks the world of Killyglen and, in the testing conditions, he can lower the colours of some highly-touted rivals in the Sodexo Reynoldstown Chase, the opening race of the day.
Haydock’s feature race of the National Hunt season, the Blue Square Gold Cup, can go the way of Sue Smith’s Coe
The Evan Williams-trained Double Act should win the Chestnut Claiming Stakes at Lingfield.