Great racing this weekend, with a real pre-Cheltenham buzz. If like us you can’t wait for Festival week, join us at our Cheltenham Preview Night in aid of Irish Injured Jockeys, with focus on the festival handicaps in Dublin on March 5th, ticket info is here; or stay tuned for social media and on-line viewing options.
The Daily Yankee:
Vinnie Lewis (1445 Newcastle), 11/2: Loves soft ground, stays all day, and still has relatively low mileage – he appeals as an Eider Chase winner. Trainer Harry Whittington is a friend, and his team have proven highly adept at targeting prizes with their better horses. Fellow slugger Hainan looks the main danger, but Vinnie can take this in his stride.
Theatre Territory (1535 Kempton), 9/1: Mare has run well in first taste of chasing whilst promising more over his longer trip. Second at Cheltenham last time was decent, and a low weighted novice looks tailor-made for this race. Favourite Acting Lass is feared albeit has shown plenty to the handicapper, whilst the presence of F and U in the form of second favourite Tintern Theatre should act as a suitable warning to punters.
Clan Legend (1630 Newcastle), 5/1: More like bog legend. Devours a muddy field and is always one to look for when conditions get soggy. Better giving weight to poorer horses, as he does today than when raised in class. This course should suit and he looks set to sluice home again.
Danny Kirwan (1645 Kempton), 5/2: Comes to the track with a massive reputation from the point to point field. Skipped a tougher test at Newbury when the ground got deep, today’s conditions should suit, and Kempton likely to be a nice test for a long striding chaser in the making. A star name for the future, can start with an immediate bang.
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