Pipe hopes for a drying track for The Pier
DAVID Pipe will be hoping a step back to two miles in the 1871 Handicap Hurdle at Ludlow proves the answer to The Pier who has become a frustrating horse since running a promising second on his British debut a year ago.
The key to the horse may well be a speedy track such as Ludlow and decent ground so any rain in the area might temper enthusiasm for his chances in a race that might well be run to suit.
Last time at Wincanton he appeared to be travelling strongly on the home turn, only to run out of puff in the wet conditions and take a fall at the final hurdle where his chance had petered away.
If the seven-year-old bounced back to the kind of form that saw him run second to stable-mate Star Of Angels also at Wincanton last January, he would have a real chance as long as the ground does not get too testing.
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Nicky Henderson's runners at the Shropshire citcuit are always worth more than a second glance and that definitely applies to Amoralist who will take his chance in the Jubilee Restaurant Juvenile Maiden Hurdle.
The four-year-old did little wrong on his hurdles debut at Newbury last month when running second to the impressive Swynmor and a repeat of that effort would see him go close in this company.
Swynmor might well have won the prestigious Finale Juvenile Hurdle at Chepstow last Saturday as he was in front when capsizing at the final flight when seemingly still travelling well within himself.
Amoralist was smart on the flat before joining Henderson and few trainers do as well with young hurdlers, so some improvement can be expected with the Newbury experience under his belt.
Up at Doncaster, West Country trainer Anthony Honeyball may have chances of making the trek north pay off with a double via successes for Eleven Fifty Nine and newcomer Chill Factor.
Eleven Fifty Nine takes in the mares maiden hurdle where she could be well in, but is another who would not want any more rain on the track, while Chill Factor can give a good account of himself in the concluding bumper even though it looks a fairly tough assignment first time up.