Saturday Yankee: Fisher to reel them in…

The Daily Yankee

NAP OF THE DAY:  Mister Fisher, (1415 Cheltenham), 1pt win, 5/1:  

This top handicap is usually one for second season chasers and they crowd the market here.  Slate House May have won this last year and is interesting dropped back in trip, whilst Ex-French Saint Sonnet ran well for a youngster here in March.  We love Simply The Betts who did us a massive favour at the festival.  He has been lumped up in the weights for that and now has to give weight to a good horse in Mister Fisher who was a good 4th here at Grade 1 level.  There won’t be much between them, but the Old Course may just benefit Fisher’s speed over the Betts guts.

Hell Red, (1230 Cheltenham), 5/4:  was a promising second on his sole start for French juvenile wizard Guillame Macaire.  Was snapped up by Paul Nicholls who has a strong link to that yard and duly won without breaking sweat at Chepstow.  Could be a Triumph Hurdle contender and can prove that here.

Golan Fortune, (1450 Cheltenham), 8/1:  has a good record at this track, including winning this race last year.  Is only 2lbs higher but we were on him last time at Aintree when he was a close fourth.  Could have done with a faster pace there and was staying on late on.  Should get a bigger test of stamina here and looks a fair price for an upset.

Son Of Camas,  (1525 Cheltenham), 3/1:  has been campaigned from day 1 as if a high quality individual by a yard that has plenty of them in their ranks.  It’s been hit and miss with two easy novice wins sandwiched by bombing out when raised to grade 1 level.  That leaves the handicapper a conundrum and he has gone for 133.  We’ll trust trainer Henderson that this is a possible class act, and after a wind operation he can make that mark look like a gift.

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