Cyrname looks the one in the Pendil Novice Chase


CYRNAME  2.5pts @ 8/1 Paddy Power

I don’t usually put up one who may not run when betting ante-post & this soft-ground loving 6yo may not get his ideal conditions but when you think the layers have got it wrong, you must step in. Paddy Power are the only firm pricing this race up & that could work in our favour as the penny may not drop so quickly with no opposition to compare prices with. Paul Nicholls has farmed this race over the years having won seven of the last ten runnings & the one certainty is he’ll have a runner. He has two entered, both in the colours of owner Mrs Johnny De La Hay, so it’s just as likely only one of these will compete. Apart from the afore-mentioned Cyrname, she also has another 6yo Adrien Du Pont entered. He’ll appreciate the likely good to soft ground more than the selection & on official ratings is forecast to dead-heat with him. He’s a classy novice & this is his trip rather than the two miles he competed over last time, but though he’s undoubtedly got a nice prize in him, he’s already been beaten in two of these types of races & may just have to lower his sights a tad. Cyrname on the other hand looks highly progressive. He easily won the Wayward Lad novice chase here at the Christmas meeting over two miles, for which he incurs a 5lb penalty here & then put himself in the frame for this race when just failing to get back up after leading in Sandown’s Scilly Isles novice chase earlier this month over 2m 4f. Now, we know the selection wouldn’t run on fast ground, but as it stands at the moment the ground is on the soft side of good to soft with forecasts of -1 on Thursday night & -3 on Friday, so I can see it riding pretty dead. We know he jumps well here & could have an easy lead, which would make him very difficult to peg back. The layers have got the other penalised runner, Gary Moore’s unbeaten 6yo Benatar, very short at even money. He’s obviously pretty smart, but his owners are very keen to run at the Festival & the winners of this race usually give Cheltenham a miss, seeing as it’s only sixteen days away. The only horse I can remember doing the double is Captain Chris, who went on to win the 2011 Arkle, so there is the possibility of him not even turning up. Paddy Power have Alan King’s 7yo The Unit at 4/1, who needs good ground & on a line through Shantou Rock, has about a stone to find with Cyrname.

February 21, 2018 by : Posted in Free Racing Tips 1 Comment
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  1. CYRNAME – 2/5F WON 11l +20pts
    Made all & handed usful lead start, clear from 10th, blundered 4 out where rider lost irons & was nearly off, recovered & in charge again from 3 out.

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