Alan Dudman goes to Wetherby on Boxing Day for his two win selections...
"She's super value for her 5lb claim and her horse has a good chance on form."
All roads lead to Ravenhill again
Ravenhill Road has got into the habit of falling two out. Thus was the case at Haydock in November, although he was well beaten at the time, but also at Market Rasen earlier in the season, but that won't deter me from backing him on Boxing Day.
I included him for the column at Rasen and I thought he was running a pretty big race before departing, in what was a crunching fall too.
But his jumping isn't that bad. It certainly looked good at Haydock 12 months ago, and those fences can be quite stiff.
For this he drops down in trip and also grade, as this looks a bit easier than the previous two races he has contested.
Soft ground suits and it could be fairly testing in Yorkshire, but he is well handicapped from 133.
Candlish improver can win again
Mint Condition has improved a lot this season and he can find another chunk in the Wetherby 14:40. He was backed last night on the Sportsbook too, and I can see why, as the new distance up to 2m6f could suit.
Last time he was beaten four lengths at Aintree, and he has actually been lowered 1lb for that run, and it wasn't a bad effort in a good race behind Kateson.
He looked progressive with a pair of victories at Bangor previously - both in testing conditions. He landed one on his reappearance in easy fashion with the way he travelled in the race, and he won another with a bit in hand.
I have been on the reverse of some excellent Lilly Pinchin rides this season and I recall her beating one of mine on the line at Ludlow recently. She's super value for her 5lb claim and her horse has a good chance on form.
Alan Dudman's P&L
2020 Overall: -30.79
*All bets to a 0.5pt stake unless stated otherwise
2016-2019 P&L: +70.03
2020 Festival Bets Of Day (Ascot & Cheltenham): +17.60 (1pt stake)
2020 Irish Racing Tips: +34.20 (1pt stake)