Ms Parfois and The Organist head Saturday’s racing tips
Nick Murphy | 12 January 2018
William Henry also fancied
The Lanzarote Hurdle and the Leamington Novices’ Hurdle are the highlights from a seven-race card on ITV this Saturday.
Ed Chamberlin and co will alternate between Warwick and Kempton on what promises to be a wide-open day of action.
With fancies for all seven races, including a classy affair featuring Josses Hill and Smad Place at 2:05, it’s the ITV Racing Tips…
Not being ones to wait around, the Coral News Team are jumping straight into the action with Ms Parfois in the opener. Anthony Honeyball’s raider is bidding for a hat-trick after impressive successes at Cheltenham and Newbury.
She’s stepped up in trip once more as she attempts 3m for only the second time. However, the signs are good. The seven-year-old is running on her favourite Soft ground and also finds herself at the bottom of the weights.
The Irish-bred raider was composed in her last outing over fences and is buoyed by a trainer and jockey who are in good form. She’s taken to get things going with a win.
The Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle has chances running throughout the field. But it’s The Organist at a more than handy price who catches the eye. The seven-year-old Irish-raider stayed on well to win at Newbury last time out. She looked to have plenty left in the tank that day and should enjoy the extra 1f afforded to her here.
Oliver Sherwood’s charge has won at this distance twice before, loves the ground and hasn’t been too badly affected by the handicapper. All things considered, she makes for a lovely punt at a tempting price.
The feature race of the day sees 16 runners go to post for the Lanzarote Hurdle. While there may be no clear favourite in the market, the Coral News Team like the look of William Henry.
He’s returned to hurdles for this one after failing to take over fences at Cheltenham in November. Based on last season’s form over sticks, his chances look good.
Nicky Henderson’s raider won twice at Newbury and Cheltenham and finished runner-up on two further occasions. His conquerors – Pingshou and Wholestone – subsequently went on to Grade 1 and Grade 2 success in Gloucestershire. His claims are boosted as a result.
On that form, and with Welsh Grand National winner James Bowen on board for a yard enjoying a fantastic time of it at the moment, the eight-year-old makes significant appeal.
1:50 Warwick – Ms Parfois
2:05 Kempton – Waiting Patiently
2:25 Warwick – The Organist
2:40 Kempton – William Henry
3:00 Warwick – Count Meribel
3:15 Kempton – Fountains Windfall
3:35 Warwick – Sir Mangan
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.