Time: 13:55 Course: Musselburgh
Name: Dreams Of Home Advice: 0.75pt EW (11/2 Bet365)
Form: 53114 Trainer: Donald McCain Jockey: Brian Hughes
Summary: DREAMS OF HOME takes a step back in class here, after finding a Class 2 race at Sandown just a bit too much. Class 3 seems to be his level and I think they have found a great opportunity to run another big race.
Brian Hughes takes the ride back, having ridden him on all his 6 wins, and boasting a 17% win rate over the last 2 weeks.
Trainer Donald McCain also has course and distance form with his horses here at Musselburgh (his 3rd most wins at a course).
Hopefully, this trainer/jockey combination can come together once more and provide us with another winner.
Time: 14:03 Course: Hereford
Name: Bretney Advice: 1.0pt WIN (4/1 Bet365)
Form: 24134 Trainer: Henry Daly Jockey: Tom O’Brien
Summary: I really like BRETNEY for this race and looking at the card, I believe this is a very winnable race for him.
He has previously won on good and good-to-soft grounds, so the conditions shouldn’t be a problem.
He won here (Hereford) back in November on a mark of 95, he’s only 3lbs higher from that win and could take all the beating if running his normal front running style.
Time: 16:10 Course: Leopardstown
Name: Gaelic Warrior Advice: 1.50pt WIN (7/4 Bet365)
Form: 33211 Trainer: Willie Mullins Jockey: Paul Townend
Summary: There’s not much I can say about this horse that hasn’t been said before.
He looks to be going places; this is just another step and, hopefully, a winner. Admittedly, this is a step up in quality from his previous 2 races, but that shouldn’t stop him from winning again – if progressing just a little bit more.
If Paul can get GAELIC WARRIOR at the front and jumping fluently, then I think he be very hard to pass.