Monday 14th November 2022
Author: Jordan Yates (EvRacing_)
Welcome aboard to this Monday Blog where I’ve got two selections to share with you all. The first of which comes in the 2:40 at Plumpton which is a Class 4 Handicap Hurdle that’s contested over a distance of two miles and four and a half furlongs. I like the chances of Baddesley here at 7/2 for the team of seven-pound claimer Freddie Gordon and trainer Chris Gordon. He’s had two outings so far this season, and whilst he’s been soundly beaten in each of those runs, he’s got his optimum trip and ground on this occasion whilst also being on what looks like a decent mark. I think he’ll begin to progress as the season goes on and with conditions in his favour he here’s got every chance of having a big say.
My second selection of the day comes from Exeter and in the 3:30 which is Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle that’s ridden over two miles and two and a half furlongs. I think that Lutinebella has a fantastic chance here at 11/10 for the combination of Paddy Brennand and Fergal O’Brien. She has some very solid bumper form to her name from last season, and she made a very encouraging start to her life over obstacles last month at Warwick, when she was only beaten by half of a length behind Notnowlinda. She was a warm favourite that day, which gives the impression that connections were hopeful of success, and she’s been well-backed for this race similarly. If building on that effort, which she’s likely to do, I think she’ll be tough to beat.