Minella for Fitness.
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Fitness the difference as Minella beats Cheltenian
The Brightwells Cheltenham April Sale recorded it best ever results.
Highflyer Bloodstock secured five lots including Minella For Fitness a son of Westener for £130,000 after his 4 year old win at Templemore and Firey King for £115,000 who had won his 4 year old Maiden at Kilworth by 6 lengths.
Saturday Selections – April 27th
Added by Valiramix on April 26, 2013.
A busy day of racing in the UK where the main action comes from a mixed card at Sandown.
Minella For Fitness – Sandown 2.35
Betting on the jump races on this Sandown card can be fraught with danger as this is the end of a long season for many of the horses, the ground has usually quickened up and many of them can be over the top.
As such backing a horse like Minella For Fitnesswho is favourite in an 18 runner handicap at the end of the season would usually be avoided. However this horse is very progressive, won very well last time at Aintree and will no doubt improve for the switch to the handling of Barry Geraghty from David Bass, despite the latter executing a perfectly adequate ride last time. The son of Westerner has been raised 9lb for that success but the form of the race looks very strong, he should improve for being help up longer around this stiffer track and not many of his rivals appeal as having much in hand of the handicapper.
Added by Steve Hughes on November 26, 2013.
Steve Hughes gives us his best bets for Tuesday’s racing including a selection making its debut for Venetia Williams.
Despite the recent dry spell, the ground is riding typically testing at Lingfield currently over jumps and that will suit my selection from there on his British debut. I also fancy a horse on his All Weather debut, hailing from a stable that does well with its runners on an artificial surface. Highland Retreat got us off to a steady start for the week with an even money (advised) win at Kempton yesterday.
Lingfield 2.30: Smart Money
A horse who made steady progress when trained by Jim Culloty last season, Smart Money still looks fairly treated on the balance of what he has achieved so far, so could be worth following despite a long absence on his debut for the Venetia Williams yard this afternoon.
He took on some illustrious names in a couple of points in Ireland at the start of his career – second places were gained against Minella Forfitness (Aintree Festival winner in the spring) and Champagne Fever (twice winner at the Cheltenham Festival). However he did not translate his form initially when racing under rules. Indeed the best placing he could manage on his first five starts was a fifth.