15:35 Perth – Theo (BEST ODDS 2/1 with Coral)
Changing trainers can sometimes have a profound effect on a horse’s performance and this is exactly what happened when Dr Richard Newland became Theo’s trainer. Since then, he’s won an amazing five races on the bounce. This is a chase, and he has also won both of the chases that he has run in. He won his last race very convincingly, by some 21 lengths. Stepping up from Class 3 to Class 2 shouldn’t be too taxing for a horse of this calibre. He’s also a distance winner that has won five times on good ground, so neither of those factors should be a concern here. I’m really excited to see how this horse does on the back of his recent form. I think he should go very close indeed, and it wouldn’t surprise me to see him win again.
A £20 total stake returns £60 with Coral
All prices correct at the time of posting.