The Daily Yankee
NAP OF THE DAY: Cobolobo, (1620 Exeter), 1pt win, 11/2 generally available
The Devon National is particularly grielling over this demanding galloping track. That’s enough to put us off the otherwise enticing Plumpton form of I See You Well. Instead this looks a good match for Cobolobo whose chase debut saw him run the good Kilbricken Storm to a photo at Ffos Las. A distant but staying on third at Wincanton suggested this type of trip could suit, and Noel Fehily is a great veteran booking.
For Good Measure, (1430 Exeter), 14/1: was a quiet fancy for the Pertemps Final when 9th behind Presenting Percy. Hasn’t seen much racing since but was fancied again in some long distance Cheltenham chases this Autumn. This looks a sensible change of tack and he would need to win this qualifier if he wants another crack at the final. Barry Gerraghty is always a plus.
Foxtail Hill, (1450 Warwick), 7/1: has raced almost exclusively at Cheltenham for the last few years notching two wins. Rare runs away from there have been disappointing, but for a horse who loves to front run and apply pressure with bold jumping, he could hardly ask for a better ally than Warwick. Trainer’s son Sam is in the saddle and he could be hard to catch.
Straidnahanna, (1535 Catterick), 3/1: We tipped this veteran last time when he made a bold effort from the front but finished a close fourth. Has won all four time since he has raced here after the turn of the year, including this equivalent races twice off 128 and 130. Now off 131 he should have a strong chance for his in form stable and jockey.
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