Rhys Williams

Horse Racing Tips: Rhys Williams fancies hurdling newcomer at Huntingdon

Huntingdon Raccecourse
Our racing expert has one selection on Thursday from Huntingdon

Our resident tipster Rhys Williams has analysed Thursday's racing and has a sole selection at Huntingdon...

  • Showed ability on point debut

  • Pressured for the lead in a bumper

  • Reallyntruthfully is overpriced at Huntingdon

Huntingdon - 14:55 - Back Reallyntruthfully

Reallyntruthfully was a selection in this column when he made his rules debut last month and I'm going back to the well today on his hurdling debut in a fairly weak race.

He made a promising start to his career in a point at Chaddesley Corbett when travelling like the best horse in the race before Mahland rallied to beat him.

After nearly a year off the track, Reallyntruthfully returned at this track in a bumper. He made the running but was pressured for that position for much of the race. He saw off those who had taken him on but couldn't hold off the late challenges of horses that had been more patiently ridden and finished fourth.

I thought that was an encouraging start to his career under rules and they have found a fairly weak maiden hurdle for his debut in this sphere.

Given that he's already had a wind op and made a noise last time, there have to be doubts over whether Tarras Wood will be capable of running to his best and he's in the Doncaster Sale later this month.

Imperious Star was an eyecatcher last time but he's not run to a particularly high level so far which is also the case for others with hurdling experience while I think Reallyntruthfully achieved more in his bumper than Secret Des Dieux.

I think the switch to hurdling and the step up in trip is also likely to bring improvement from Reallyntruthfully as he should be able to get into a more comfortably rhythm in a prominent position and any 4/15.00 or bigger appeals.

Now read Daryl Carter's Thursday tips here

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Staked: 106.50pts

Returned: 82.00pts

P/L: -24.50pts


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