Horse racing ideas: Newbury, Warwick, Lingfield, Wolverhampton and Uttoxeter – Steve Mullen’s betting preview for the racing this Saturday, February 10

SPIRIT is prepared at Newbury.

LOUGH DERG SPIRIT is simply the sort of improver you want for the Grade three Betfair Hurdle (three.35).

This often goes to the youthful era and Nicky Henderson’s six-yr-previous seems to be very best for the race. He has few miles on the clock and got here again from an extended break to go shut in a Wincanton Grade 2 final time.

He gave the unwell-fated London Prize an actual race there and is successfully dropping in school today. Regardless of shaping so properly, the handicapper has put him up simply 1lb and this has been a race for the lighter weights down the years.

 Nicky Henderson with his five Betfair Hurdle contenders

Nicky Henderson together with his 5 Betfair Hurdle contenders

He wants to enhance a bit of however is probably going to take action on simply his sixth outing.

Henderson is firing a couple of bullets at this and might have an enormous afternoon. The one factor placing me off his Jenkins is the massive weight on his again.

Okay, the wonderful James Bowen takes 3lb off however no horse in the previous 20 years at the least has lumped that a lot to win. That stated, he was spectacular when profitable at Ascot final time and appears a strong every-approach guess.

 Steve Mullen thinks Lough Derg Spirit can give Nicky Henderson a sixth win in the Betfair Hurdle

Steve Mullen thinks Lough Derg Spirit may give Nicky Henderson a sixth win in the Betfair Hurdle

Seven Barrows has one other probability with Verdana Blue. He completed like a practice in an Ascot Grade three final time that become a little bit of a dash. Davy Russell’s mount carved his approach by means of the area into third place and might do one thing comparable right here.

Away from the Henderson runners, Misterton appears slightly overpriced. He has accomplished little flawed and went down in a bobbing end for the Greatwood Hurdle at Cheltenham final outing.

Harry Fry’s hope has gone up a good 5lb for that and gained’t thoughts the hustle and bustle of this massive subject. At round sixteen-1, he might simply snatch a spot.

VALUE AT RISK seems on a useful mark in Warwick’s three.15.

He was final seen pinging over hurdles at Doncaster the place he gained with a bit greater than the official half-size in hand. He goes again over the greater obstacles now off a a lot decrease mark than over timber.

He doesn’t have many chase runs to his identify however was ok to win a novice contest fairly simply at Bangor. He was then chucked into good firm at Aintree and Perth earlier than going again over hurdles.

His greatest type has come over this journey and he gained’t thoughts a little bit of juice in the floor.

 Value At Risk (left) looks on a handy mark for Warwick's 3.15

Worth At Danger (left) seems on a useful mark for Warwick's three.15

Thomas Crapper is value watching as he comes again from 10 months off. He was operating nicely in good races final season and may have a Cheltenham handicap as the goal. This could blow the cobwebs away however his cup ultimate is subsequent month.

Kylemore Lough goes again up in distance after a good third in an Ascot Grade 1 final time. He seems to be somewhat excessive in the weights however has a contact of sophistication.


1.20 Calipso Collonges

1.fifty five Ballymoy

2.30 Grove Silver

three.05 Spectator

three.forty Ocean Cove

four.15 Ejayteekay

four.forty five Jaunty Thor


1.30 Rio Quinto

2.05 Midnight Tour

2.forty Saint Calvados

three.15 Worth At Danger

three.50 Flashjack

four.20 Fountains Windfall

four.50 Vado Forte


5.forty five Beatbybeatbybeat

6.15 Kadrizzi

6.forty five Mom Of Dragons

7.15 Pilgrim Soul

7.forty five Kimberella

eight.15 Reckless Wave

eight.forty five Bell Heather

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