As the all-weather tracks continue to beat the ice and snow, Paul Ferguson picks one out at the Southwell 3.20; Priceless Art.
Kempton’s all-weather bumper card for jumpers went down well with trainers on Monday and Southwell stages a similar fixture on Tuesday.
Alan Swinbank saddles eight runners across five of the six races, many of them fancied, and the Yorkshire based handler will be disappointed to leave the track empty handed.
Alfie Flits could be a cut above his rivals in the penultimate event, but that looks a competitive heat, so his best chance could come in the last, courtesy of Priceless Art (3:20).
The five-year-old, who made a winning racecourse debut in March, made it two from four in bumpers at Market Rasen in June when he barely came out of a hack canter to record a facile success.
On his second start, the son of Anabaa finished fifth to Megastar in the Grade 2 at Aintree and his form stands out significantly in this company.
With no racing scheduled for Thursday and Friday, I’ll be back on Boxing Day when it is very much hoped that Kempton is fit to stage their King George card. I’d like to take this opportunity to wish all betrescue readers a very Happy Christmas.
3:20 Southwell Priceless Art
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Last year’s selections included:
Hurricane Fly: 3/1 winner of the G1 Rabobank Champion Hurdle
Copper Bleu: 12/1 winner of the Jewson at Cheltenham
Great Endeavour: 18/1 winner of the Festival Plate
Tranguil Sea: 11/2 winner of the Paddy Power Gold Cup
Sizing Europe: 6/1 winner of the Arkle
Weapon’s Amnesty: 10/1 winner of the RSA Chase