With the worst of the wintry weather apparently over, jumps racing is now back in full swing. After another winner yesterday, here is the selection of our resident tipster:
Towcester 1.20 WIN
Judging by his strike rate, leading northern trainer Donald McCain knows what it takes to win novice or beginners’ chases, particularly when he’s saddling the favourite and often here at Towcester. So he boasts a prime candidate for honours in this six-year-old son of Flemensfirth. A 3m slog on saturated ground at arguably the stiffest track in the country is sure to provide a gruelling test. But it’s one that McCain’s charge is guaranteed to relish. A useful novice hurdler last season, he’s made a satisfactory switch to fences and is long overdue a victory as he matures into a staying handicapper.
YESTERDAY: BUDDY BOLERO WON (10/11)
TUESDAY: NO SELECTION (meetings abandoned)
MONDAY: NO SELECTION (meetings abandoned)
SUNDAY: PONT ALEXANDRE WON
SATURDAY: THE NEW ONE 2ND
FRIDAY: SUERTE AL SALTO 2ND
TIP OF THE DAY SUPPLIED BY SCOOP RACING (RICHARD SILVERWOOD).