Enda McElhinney has two tips for Newbury, including two double-figure prices in the feature race, and another two for Fairyhouse.
There’s plenty of quality jumps action again this weekend across Britain and Ireland.
Ahoy Senor @ 14/1 (Newbury, 2.50)
Eldorado Allen @ 20/1 (Newbury 2.50)
Gust Of Wind @ SP (Fairyhouse 2.35)
Grade 1 winner Ahoy Senor to get back on track
A poor seasonal debut has become a regular occurrence for AHOY SENOR having either failed to complete or finished tailed off in each of the last three years. He looked badly in need of the run on again in this year’s return in Wetherby’s Charlie Hall.
However, he tends to put those runs behind him pretty quickly and he may have been underestimated in the Coral Gold Cup.
The brave front-runner is ideally suited by a flat galloping track like Newbury, as seen when putting in a fine round of jumping in a Grade 2 novice chase at this venue a couple of seasons ago, and the ground has come right for him, with some of his best performances on good-to-soft.
If he turns up on his A-game, he could be far too good for these rivals, even with his big weight and it should make for a great race to watch with a couple of other front runners likely to make this a real test. At Around 14/1 with Betway paying six places, he’s the value pick.
Eldorado Allen could be worth a saver
ELDORADO ALLEN 20/1 looks like another horse that could be overpriced.
He shaped with plenty of promise on his reappearance and a lot of his best form is at this time of year. Like Ahoy Senor, he also has a Grade 2 course win to his name and he’s come to a nice handicap mark. He looks like an each-way player.
Progressive sort can go back-to-back
It was an impressive performance from COMO PARK at Cork last time when pulling a long way clear in a prolonged battle with the eventual runner-up and he looks feasibly treated with just a 9lb rise to cope with for that success.
The son of Camelot was a useful performer on the level for Joseph O’Brien, rated 90 in that sphere and there could be a lot more to come from this gelding over timber from marks in the low 100s.
He gets his ideal conditions again and with a less exposed profile than most of his rivals, he rates as the one to beat.
Bright prospect could be gone like the wind
He kept some smart company last season, including when he was fourth behind Lossiemouth in the Triumph at Cheltenham before another solid run in defeat at this venue to end the campaign.
His main rival here, Nusret, has to give the selection plenty of weight thanks to Nusret’s Grade 2 success last season and this looks like an ideal opportunity for Gust Of Wind to get his first win for Willie Mullins.