Nick Shiambouros starts the new week with selections at Plumpton and Ayr...
"This likeable individual has shown me enough to suggest he will go close on his hurdles debut"
13:40 Plumpton - Royal Hall
Royal Hall can upset the short priced favourite in this maiden hurdle.
This French import finished fifth to Beyond Conceit at Newbury earlier this month. He began to feel the strain three from home, and finished well behind the impressive winner that day. But he finished a promising second in a hurdle race in France last year and has some ability. I am prepared to give him another chance and is reasonably priced at 3.9 on the exchange.
Oscars Boss is the short priced favourite at 1.910/11. He is a dual bumper winner in Ireland and must be respected on his hurdles debut. His price is a little thin in my opinion.
13:50 Ayr - Reivers Lad
Reivers Lad should go close for trainer Nicky Richards.
This gelding finished third to Gibbes Bay in a bumper over this course last spring. He held every chance a furlong from home, but failed to quicken when the chips were down. He had previously won a Carlisle bumper in great style. This likeable individual has shown me enough to suggest he will go close on his hurdles debut.
Monday's Recommended Bets
Back Royal Hall in the 13:40 at Plumpton
Back Reivers Lad in the 13:50 at Ayr
Weekly P/L -3.17