The Daily Yankee:
NAP OF THE DAY: Calett Mad, (1305 Kelso), 1pt win, 9/1 generally available
The Borders National brings a number of doughty northern stagers together. Two long distance raiders catch the eye. The 10yo West Of The Edge represents the shrewd Dr Newland and should go close. But it’s the promising Calett Mad that really catches the eye. He has shown some glimpses of what he can do and has been campaigned at an uncompromisingly high level. His 5th at Cheltenham last time was a good effort in the context of this race, and he look interesting upped in trip and dropped in class.
William H Bonney, (1355 Huntingdon), 7/2: was a winning 2pt nap for us when dramatically dropped in class at Hereford last time. Looked likely to win with ease there but scrambled home in the end. At least he gets just a 4lb rise, and he stays in the shallows again here looking to build more confidence. Slightly better ground and a better gallop can see him win with a bit more to spare.
Charbel, (1425 Huntingdon), 2/1: once have Altior a race in the Arkle. Not quite hit those heights since but beat some big subsequent winners at Chepstow before running the high class Politilogue to half a length at Ascot. Looks the fit, reliable, and classy option in this good little race.
Se Mo Laoch, (1505 Punchestown), 7/2: has been in consistently good form of late. Was a little unlucky to get run out of it here last time when well clear of the rest. Has crept up 3lbs but gets the top class Derek O’Connor in the saddle and thatbcan be all he needs to convert on his near misses.
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