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Wetherby Racing Tips: Paddy O'Mahler can strike on handicap debut

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Andrew Asquith outlines the Timeform view at Wetherby on Saturday

"...he seems sure to relish the extra emphasis on stamina now handicapping from what could potentially turn out to be a lenient mark..."

Timeform's Andrew Asquith highlights a Nap, Next Best and Each Way selection at Wetherby on Saturday.


Wetherby NAP - 13:40 - Back Paddy O'Mahler

This is an interesting handicap hurdle for the grade and one in which Paddy O'Mahler is expected to come out on top.

He shaped like a stayer in bumpers and has also left the same impression in three starts over hurdles this season, well supported but clearly unsuited by the drop back to two miles on his qualifying run at Newcastle just before Christmas.

This will be his first crack at three miles and he seems sure to relish the extra emphasis on stamina now handicapping from what could potentially turn out to be a lenient mark.

Back Paddy O'Mahler @ 5.59/2 on Betfair Exchange

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Wetherby Next Best - 14:15 - Back Mount Tempest

Mount Tempest proved a different proposition fitted with first-time blinkers when opening his account over fences at the third attempt at Sandown last month.

He at least matched the pick of his form over hurdles on that occasion, in command by the end of the back straight and merely dossing late on.

The handicapper has raised him 5 lb for that win, and he is now in a deeper race, but he may have even more to offer in this sphere and is fancied to follow up.

Back Mount Tempest @ 3.613/5 on Betfair Exchange

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Wetherby Each Way - 14:50 - Back Espoir de Romay

A case can be made for a few of these so at the odds, it may be worth siding with Espoir de Romay to build on his encouraging Newbury seventh (form working out well) last month.

He returned to the sort of form he had been showing last spring and, if building on that, he can capitalise on a reduced mark. He has been competitive from higher marks in the past and he could be ready to strike.

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