It’s a busy starting to April with 4 Nationwide Hunt conferences throughout the UK and Eire on Thursday plus one all-weather Flat card.
The afternoon motion comes from Uttoxeter (1.00-4.45pm), Wetherby (1.15-4.22) and Ffos Las (1.55-5.42) earlier than the day’s ultimate bounce assembly at Clonmel (4.00-7.05) and racing on the extent at Chelmsford (4.50-7.50).
The opening nap of April is a progressive staying chaser bidding to proceed his ahead momentum within the West Wales Nationwide at Ffos Las.
Horse racing predictions in the present day: Ffos Las, Wetherby and Chelmsford
Enda McElhinney’s Thursday choices are beneath. Scroll all the way down to learn the knowledgeable evaluation behind them.
Odds appropriate at time of publishing and could also be topic to alter.
Horse racing suggestions: Ffos Las 4.37
It’s the start of a monster week or so for Grand Nationwide fever, with the Irish model at Fairyhouse on Easter Monday swiftly adopted by Aintree’s grand tour six days later. Considerably much less prestigious, however no much less vital for these competing, the West Wales Nationwide Handicap Chase is the function on the Thursday afternoon card at Ffos Las.
A discipline of 14 has been declared for the 3m 4f check and whereas the likes of Eclair Magazine, Seaston Spirit and Pobbles Bay are worthy contenders, desire is for the in-form VOLCANO, skilled by Sheila Lewis.
His first season chasing has gone beautifully effectively, with 4 wins from the final six of his eight outings, all these successes at 3m or past. The great-to-soft situations forecast look spot-on and Volcano was very robust via the road at Warwick in March when scoring over 3m 5f. He has been put up 7lb for that win however ought to nonetheless have extra to return and he has a wonderful accomplice in claiming rider Ben Jones. His probability here’s a robust one in a progressive marketing campaign.
Tip: Volcano @ 9/2 with bet365
Horse racing suggestions: Wetherby 1.15
There’s little doubt that Barrichello deserves a change of fortune, and champion jockey Brian Hughes would like to see it occurring now within the warmth of his championship battle, however the Donald McCain runner has began to endure a bout of seconditis and a fifth straight bridesmaid’s end beckons.
That prediction is all the way down to the presence of Nigel Twiston-Davies’s MONARCHOFTHEGRANGE. He has come shut in handicaps this time period, notably at Leicester on mushy floor in November when runner-up himself, however he additionally formed effectively sufficient final month at Doncaster when fourth.
He dealt with good floor there and the 7lb declare of Archie Bellamy may give him a big benefit returned to maiden firm now. This appears to be like a weak contest on paper and the highest pair available in the market ought to dominate, with Monarchofthegrange fancied to prevail.
Tip: Monarchofthegrange @ 7/4 with bet365
Horse racing suggestions: Chelmsford 5.50
Earlier course winners Elementary and Moraaheq, in addition to Kempton scorer Quintillus. are more likely to be on the head of the betting for this 1m Circumstances contest. All have their deserves, for positive, however maybe the Mark Johnston-trained QAADER goes to be comparatively missed compared.
The Night time Of Thunder colt scored on his debut at Newbury (6f, good) final June and was turned out per week later when he ran second within the Group 2 Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot behind Nando Parrado.
He didn’t handle to stay as much as expectations afterwards within the July Stakes at Ascot or the Richmond at Wonderful Goodwood however he was positioned (third) in a Newmarket Group 3 in September when tackling 7f for the primary time. His Autumn Stakes run again at HQ the next month is greatest forgotten, with mushy floor seemingly undoing him.
He’s price one other go at this mile and journey and will have loads extra to return as a three-year-old, and it actually wouldn’t be a shock if his Middleham handler has him prepared to fireplace on this seasonal and all-weather bow. Actually forecast odds of round 10/1 are too dismissive.
Tip: Qaader @ SP with bet365