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14:50 Huntingdon

Ile De Jersey was victorious on her English debut, over two miles at Ludlow but was disappointing at Market Rasen subsequently. She has proven that she has what it takes to win over here but she does have question marks, even more so off top weight. She has to improve to warrant a chance today.

Addosh placed second on his debut over hurdles but duly obliged at the second time of asking. Subsequently, he’s failed to finish his next three races, unseating in the first and falling in the other two. He was travelling in contention with Porticello when he unseated and he possibly could have placed third behind Knight Salute, when he fell. He was dropped in class at Aintree, on his latest start, when he fell when well beaten. He’s been off just over three months and has had wind surgery since. He has nice form but may need the run, given his wind surgery and layoff. Additionally, there is the risk that he might not see the finishing post.

La Renommee was a winner in France but has yet to find that form for Dr Richard Newland but she has the form to do so today. On her English debut she finished fourth behind Six Feet Apart and bumped into subsequent Cheltenham Festival winner, Love Envoi, the time after. She enjoys a pull of seven pounds on the market favourite Ile De Jersey, despite holding a better chance. She might well score her first victory today, in silks that look incredibly similar to those of legendary hurdler, Comedy of Errors.

LA RENOMMEE (WIN) 17:05 Chepstow

Artemis Kimbo is the representative of Harry and Dan Skelton and is rather well related, with her dam being a half sister to Santini. The Skelton brothers are in good form lately and have a decent record in bumpers She’s by Saint Des Saints, which coupled with the relation to Santini, suggests she may well need further than the two miles she faces today. She could be one for the notebook though.

Sister Saint is trained by Paul Nicholls and will be ridden by Harry Cobden. He’s owned by the De La Hey’s, who own Cyrname. He’s rather well bred, being a half sister to the classy Irish Saint, who had the same connections, and Sam Thomas’ Welsh Saint. Paul Nicholls has a 50% strike rate with runners in Chepstow bumpers. She stands a very good chance and is the leading market contender.

Anubhuti is owned by leading connections and is related to many winners over two miles. She’s also by Blue Bresil, who is the sire of Constitution Hill. Alan King and Tom Cannon are in fine form and won this race with Moonamacaroona last year. Granted it may be difficult to content with the firepower of Ditcheat but there isn’t much separating them and anything can happen on their first day at school.

ANUBHUTI (WIN) written by Kieran McHugh


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