Consistent Ballydine weighted to be in the shake-up again in Becher
Buy at 8 on index
Although the form of his yard is a slight concern – it’s over two weeks since it had a runner placed – Ballydine has a fairly appealing profile in the Randox Health Becher Handicap Chase.
Lightly raced over fences, the furthest he’s been beaten when completing is ten lengths, which is not to be sniffed at, and the time he was pulled up was forgivable as it came over 4m2f on heavy ground in last season’s Scottish National.
He races off a lower mark than when placed in last season’s Peter Marsh at Haydock and all three of his wins have come on soft ground. He remains a potential improver off a rating of 139.
Sporting (50-30-20-10) 11-13 Mulcahys Hill, 8-11 Kimberlite Candy, One For Arthur, Vintage Clouds, 7-9 Vieux Lion Rouge, Walk In The Mill, 6-8 Ballydine, 5-7 Alpha Des Obeaux, Definitly Red, As De Mee, Mysteree, 4-6 Ballyoptic, Wandrin Star, 3-5 Le Breuil, Abolitionist, 1-3 Minellacelebration, Like The Sound, 0.5-2 Regal Flow.
Match bet 0.75ch Vintage Clouds/Mulcahys Hill.
Sporting (50-25-10) 25-28 Defi Du Seuil, 13-16 Politologue, Un De Sceaux, 8-11 Sceau Royal, 7-9 Janika, 6-8 Waiting Patiently, 1-3 Dolos, Ornua.
Match bet 1.75-3.25 The Field/Defi Du Seuil. 0.75ch Politologue/Un De Sceaux.
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