Ray Flanagan with a selection for the feature race at Newbury
thought for the day: The film American starring George Clooney was a decent show.
Just the one interest today but hopefully he will give us a run for the money.
Newbury 3.00- American
The race made famous as The Hennessey Gold Cup now known as the Ladbrokes Trophy.
American was a strong fancy for the corresponding event last season but ran a shocker with evidently something amiss. Reported to be a temperamental sort he is probably not one to trust but could have a big say if putting his best hooves forward.
Harry Fry outlined high hopes for the horse after an easy success over Rock The Kasbah at Uttoxeter in March 2017 and that form combined with his second to Definitely Red at Cheltenham last season are arguably the two best individual pieces of form on offer. Fresh first time out might be the time to catch him and Amy O’ Connor clams a valuable five pounds.
Plenty of contenders one can make a case for but American looks the value to my way of thinking.
1 pt ew- American-3.00 Newbury-12-1 General