X

Sunday 22
April

Horse Racing Previews

Willoughby Court Hard to Beat in Six-Timer Bid

13th January 2018, 15:01 by Phill Anderson

This race has attracted another small field but that’s not unusual and there is enough class in this race to make it an interesting one.

WILLOUGHBY COURT comes here looking to complete a six-timer having taken his last three over hurdles including the Neptune at the Festival and his first two chase starts. He wasn’t particularly fluent on his debut but jumped like an old hand when defeating Yanworth at Newbury a month ago off level weights by 3L with the return to a left-handed track looking to be to his advantage.

Yanworth himself a Grade 1 winning hurdler has had a rather more chequered start to his chasing career winning on his debut at Exeter before falling at the same track subsequently. He got back on track last time out behind Willoughby Court although he did make a couple of mistakes and despite being better off at the weights may just find his old rival too good again. This isn’t a two-horse race though with Ballyandy returning from a break having won on his chase debut at Perth and he was hardly a slouch over hurdles and Ami Debois is also unbeaten over fences having won at Wetherby twice jumping in assured fashion each time although this is a tougher test.

Sizing Tennessee completes the field having finally got off the mark at the 8th attempt over fences over further around this course and he may find these a bit too sharp as he steps back in trip.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Phill Anderson

More Horse Racing Previews

Horse Racing Previews

Have A Little Faith In Appleby Sprinter

21st April 2018, 07:57

In Form Eight Year Old Ready To Win Again

Horse Racing Previews

Back To Favourite Course For Ten Year Old

20th April 2018, 10:15

Quick Return To Produce Win For Morgan Veteran

Horse Racing Previews

Second To Be First At Ripon

19th April 2018, 10:21

Conditions Suit Progressive Three Year Old In Handicap

Horse Racing Previews

Frost And Good Ground Point To A Winner At Cheltenham

18th April 2018, 10:14

Conditions Fine For A Night Of Love

Horse Racing Previews

Hammond Hurdler Ready To Win After Last Time Out Disappointment

17th April 2018, 09:56

General Form Points To A First Win For Eight Year Old

Horse Racing Previews

Conditions No Problem For de Giles Four Year Old

16th April 2018, 09:25

Quick Return To Produce Win For De Sousa Mount

Recent Sport Headlines

Tennis

Fed Cup final for Czechs and USA

22nd April 2018, 19:26

The Czech Republic will take on defending champions, the USA, in November's Fed Cup final.

Snooker

Ronnie feeling fresh

22nd April 2018, 19:25

Ronnie O’Sullivan has revealed how changing his diet has reinvigorated his game.

Golf

Levy claims Morocco glory

22nd April 2018, 19:24

Alexander Levy kept his cool to claim his fifth European Tour title at the Trophee Hassan II.

Match Reports

Manchester City 5-0 Swansea City

22nd April 2018, 19:23

Champions Manchester City put on a show at the Etihad Stadium as they swept Swansea aside with a five-goal demolition.

Rugby Union

Champions Cup final for Racing

22nd April 2018, 19:19

A fast start proved crucial as Racing 92 booked their place in the European Champions Cup final with a 27-22 win over Munster.

Rugby League

Giants ponder Woolford swoop

22nd April 2018, 18:56

Australian Simon Woolford is being linked with the vacant head coach role at Huddersfield Giants.

Chelsea

United favourites to win cup - Conte

22nd April 2018, 18:39

Antonio Conte made Manchester United favourites to win the FA Cup after his Chelsea side beat Southampton to book their final place.

Manchester City

City return hint from Lopes

22nd April 2018, 17:14

Rony Lopes is committed to Monaco but would not dismiss the possibility of returning to Manchester City in the future.