Nick Shiambouros returns to the tipping chair with two selections from the Newbury card...
"He is held in high regard at home, and should be ready to do himself justice on UK debut."
Eclair a tasty dish
13:20 Newbury - Eclair D' Ainay
French import Eclair D' Ainay should make his presence felt in this interesting contest.
This gelding finished second on his only start at Auteuil in the spring. He was collared by the winner over the last, but kept on well in the testing conditions to hold on to the runner-up position. He is held in high regard at home, and should be ready to do himself justice on UK debut. At present he is trading at 5.79/2 on the exchange which is more than fair.
Kateson heads the market at 3.55/2 on the exchange. He won a maiden hurdle in good style at Chepstow earlier this month, but has to carry a penalty. There are some nice types in this field, and represents poor value in my opinion.
Go the Whole way
15:00 Newbury - Wholestone
Wholestone should prove difficult to beat in this high class event.
This talented performer beat Vision De Flos on his seasonal reappearance at Aintree last month. He took the lead at the last and was pushed out to score easily. He ran a blinder when finishing third to Penhill in the Stayers' Hurdle at Cheltenham last season, and I do not think we have seen the best of him. He is a strong traveller, and hopefully he will be delivered late to land the spoils. At present he is trading at 3.39/4 on the exchange which is about right.
Unowhatimeanharry finished behind the selection at Aintree and will appreciate the extra yardage. I think he has regressed since winning this race two years ago, and looks short enough at 4.47/2 on the exchange.
Nick’s Weekly P/L
*For P/L purposes, all Exchange recommended bets will be settled at BSP if successful
Back Eclair D’Ainey in the 13:20 at Newbury
Back Wholestone in the 15:00 at Newbury