Winter Carnival: Ladbrokes Trophy Chase Betting Preview
This season’s Ladbrokes Trophy is not a vintage renewal by any stretch of the imagination. But that does mean it needs to be an interesting race and that a vast range of horses will enhance their chances.
Before Taking a Look at the runners, a few trends (because the turn of the century) are worth noting:
Obviously those tendencies are there to be broken but will definitely aid when whittling down the area.
Let’s start off with the present favourite in OK CORRAL (best price 6-1). He was last seen pulled up at the Festival which was rather disappointing. Whilst there could be explanations for that effort, the lightly raced his price is too skinny even though there can be improvement from him and nine-year-old is still a rather brief price here. (8 percent of stakes in the last 7 days)
CABARET QUEEN (best cost 8-1) was impressive when winning with ease in Limerick last month for Willie Mullins. She was quite definitely well treated from 126 and turns off 146. She’s receptive to improvement and her cost is probably a fair reflection of her chances.?? (7 percent of stakes in the past 7 days)
THE CONDITIONAL (best cost 22-1)??(3% of bets in the last 7 days) has been nibbled at from 33s not too long ago which seemed a ridiculous price compared with WEST APPROACH (best price 14-1) (4 percent of stakes in the last 7 days)??given the way he beat him last month at Cheltenham. He is just up 6lb for that effort and I think his mark is very workable. Because which makes the effort of The Conditional all the more notable west Approach has come out and won. West Approach was obviously 5th here and can be a horse ever since then. Althoughthe Conditional will need to contend with the +145 score trend, coming here rated 137.
Paul Nicholls’ new recruit YALA ENKI (best price 25-1) is a very interesting runner. A small concern is his primary goal however, faking that he’s got the credentials to outrun his chances. He’s had a breeze op since joining Nicholls that could bring out a few advancement. He has a decent record the rain that’s coming down during the week only and refreshing enhances his claims.?? (4% of stakes in the past 7 days)
He has some intriguing sort with ELEGANT ESCAPE (best cost 12-1) who runs here off high weight. He came here last year but was no match for all Sizing Tennessee. I would be worried about that weight being carried by him but there is. The type using Yala Enki from the Gold Cup is really worth noting. They ended 6th and 5th, with Yala Enki only three lengths. Yala Enki will receive this weekend up although that has been off level weights. Yala Enki was five lengths behind Elegant Escape in the Welsh National of last year carrying 3lb.?? (7% of bets in the past 7 days)
ON THE BLIND SIDE (best cost 11-1) has proved popular in the betting from the accumulation and it is obvious why. He run last time out at Ascot when fourth behind Vindication who bolted up, was really strong and he had been ridden as if this race was in mind. His jumping isn’t the very best and would disturb me but apart from that he looks a proposal that is good. I believe 10/1 is reasonable and now that I would not mind using a ticket at the price although he was available at 20s. He’s got the ability to land a race however he will need to put everything together on the day. He beat Talkischeap who is currently rated 157 in Kempton at January which makes his mark 149 look quite kind. If he could run to that type of form then he has every possibility of going close.?? (6 percent of bets in the last 7 days)
DINGO DOLLAR (best cost 14-1) arrives here 2lb reduced away than once third here last season but defeated a very long way. He enjoys the track and had a prep operate here. He had been a much bigger cost a few days back and would be tempting but I do not think there is any juice at his price.?? (7 percent of stakes in the last seven days)
YORKHILL (best price 28-1) is not the horse that he was and it may be your heart judgment over your head financing him but you just never know. I’ve seen.?? (4 percent of bets in the last 7 days)
MISTER MALARKY (best cost 9-1) certainly fits tons of those trends for this race and is the following who the longer it rains the greater their chance. You would be worried about how he ran to his seasonal reappearance. He will come on for so I’m sure but will need to improve to proceed close. Last year colin Tizzard had the two in this race and he must respected because of this. (10% of stakes in the past 7 days)
DR RASHER COUNTER (best cost 12-1) lines up here to Emma Lavelle and must love the earth if it becomes testing. He had a good prep run for this and when he can continue on by the kind he is a participant. He should stay on well when others may tire. (Most endorsed with 11 percent of bets in the past 7 days)
BORICE (best price 14-1) was in fine shape over the summer, scoring three days. His victory from the Galway Plate easily his most remarkable. He had end surgery in August and has an rise. He has lots of experience in the days at France and has to be admired.?? (2% of stakes in the last seven days)
TWO TAFFS (best cost 16-1) had a solid comeback with not been seen for more than two decades but this might be a bit soon for him personally. He does have some form in the book.?? (4% of stakes in the past seven days)
ROBINSFIRTH (best cost 25-1) is another of Colin Tizzard’s entries here and underwent wind operation a month. He is just another horse that hasn’t actually had runs. He has a fantastic record out first time and comes here fresh.
JOE FARRELL (best cost 33-1) would need to contend with the bad record for horses in this race but Sizing Tennessee did buck that trend this past year. You’d think BRAVE EAGLE (best price 50-1) is too high in the weights but he is four from five over fences, albeit at far lesser company compared to this.
The remainder of the area are not exactly inspiring nothing and types really jumps out at me.
History informs us you do not need a hold up horse so searching for those who will be prominently would be wise. The prediction suggests there might not be much rain on Friday however, the ground could be testing. It might turn into a round Newbury and whilst it is not the finest Ladbrokes Trophy of time it ought to be nevertheless be completely enjoyable race.
*prices correct at the time of submitting