Saturday 19th November 2022
Author: Jordan Yates (EvRacing_)
Welcome aboard to this week’s Saturday preview where I’ve just got the one race which I’m punting in, and that’s the 2:25 at Haydock which is the Stayers Handicap Hurdle, a Premier Handicap that’s contested over a distance of three miles and half of a furlong.
I’ve actually had two selections in the race, the first of which comes in the form of Might I who’s currently trading at a best price of 7/2 for the team of Harry Fry and Sean Bowen. He developed into a smart novice hurdler last term, bolting up on his hurdling debut before posting a string of solid efforts in defeat behind some top-class opponents. He finished third of seven at this track back in January, in the Grade 2 Supreme Trial when four and three-quarter lengths behind Jonbon, and signed off by finishing second in Grade 1 company at Aintree when the same distance behind Three Stripe Life. This is all very solid form, and whilst he’ll have to be tough within handicap company here, I think he could well have a bit more potential than the rest of the field in this particular assignment.
The other one I like here is Botox Has at 11/1, who’s the mount of seven-pound claimer Caoilin Quinn and trained by Gary Moore. I tipped this horse up on his most recent outing last month, when he ran a great race at Cheltenham to finish second of fifteen in another extremely competitive handicap. He bumped into a very well-fancied and well-handicapped rival that day, and despite arguably having a tough race there, he’s battle-hardened for these kind of events and I do believe he’s got a big pot in him. What’s also crucial here is the rider taking seven pounds off his back, and whilst he’ll have to be somewhere near his best to win this, he’s got every chance of being involved at the business end of things again at a very decent price.