Nick Shiambouros returns with two decent priced selections from Newbury on Betfair Hurdle day...
"I think this talented individual will benefit from the expected furious pace, and could swoop late to land the prize"
13:15 Newbury - Rockpoint
I think Rockpoint represents decent value in this interesting contest.
This gelding finished third to Trans Express in a handicap hurdle at Exeter in December. He held every chance three from home, but could only stay on at one pace when the chips were down. He is improving with racing and is attractively priced at [8.2] on the Exchange.
Nicky Henderson sends out Whatswrongwithyou who is trading at [1.78] on the Exchange. He won a similar event over this course last month, and the runner-up gave the form a boost yesterday. He is a deserving favourite, but does have to carry a penalty which could prove problematic.
15:35 Newbury - Verdana Blue
I am going to side with Verdana Blue in this mouthwatering race.
This mare finished third to Hunters Call at Ascot in December. She made good progress three flights from home, and finished the race with good energy. I think this talented individual will benefit from the expected furious pace, and could swoop late to land the prize. At present she is trading at [13.5] on the Exchange which is more than fair.
James Bowen takes the ride on Jenkins. He has won his last two races in good style and clearly has more to offer. Bowen takes a valuable 5lbs off and is worth a saver at [12.0] on the Exchange.
*For P/L purposes, all Exchange recommended bets will be settled at BSP if successful
Weekly P/L -2.55
Weekly P/L -2.55
Back Rockpoint in the 13:15 at Newbury
Back Verdana Blue in the 15:35 at Newbury