Night set to scoop valuable Newton Abbot Handicap
By Andrew, bettingexpert.com | Published
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Newton Abbot has been rewarded with a very competitive field for putting up £20000 in prize money for their featured 3.30 Follow Newton Abbot on twitter handicap hurdle this afternoon, with the Paul Nicholls trained King of the Night a strong preference to land the cash.
This classy 7-yo was below par when last seen 167 days ago, probably feeling the effects of a heavy fall the run before, but is sure to appreciate this step up in trip and had shaped lice a progressive handicapper earlier in the season in better races. He is sure to be primed for this return by the best yard in the country and it is a huge clue that Ruby Walsh travels over from Ireland for the ride.
Principals dangers are the ultra consistent Cockney Trucker and flyweight Strumble Head. The former has run with credit in high grade handicaps all season, just finding one too good on numerous occasions. He is sure to run his race but this freegoing type has to lump 11-12 today and is far from assured of staying this slightly longer trip.
Strumble Head caught the eye at Fontwell six days ago, finishing a clear second in similar contest and appeared right back to his best form. If able to reproduce that turned out quickly he must go close getting weight from all his rivals.
In summary, at around 5-2 King of the night is worth a decent win investment. He will be dropped out in rear initially in a race sure to be run at a fast pace and can sweep clear in the short straight. Walsh is a past master at finessing these strong travelling types and his mount today is far less exposed than any of his nine rivals.
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