She led easily and was made the race her own before getting beat by the slightest of margins. I don't think it could have been closer.
Today's selection is Armattiekan running in the 2.25 pm race at Newcastle.
The going at Newcastle is classed as standard to slow today for this class four race on the Tapeta all-weather course. The race is a National Hunt Flat race over a distance of two miles and half a furlong. Eleven runners are competing today, and the age criteria is for four-year-olds and upwards. The youngest is a five-year-old, the eldest a nine-year-old.
The form of Armattiekan talks for itself, and although Getariver looks more fancied, I think the quality of our selection will shine through for us today. We've got four tips next to our selection, six next to Getariver and no other tips for any other runner.
Donald McCain is our trainer today, with a recent run to form figure of forty-four per cent. He's had five wins from his last twenty-five runners over the last fortnight, with a further seven placings to add to that total, certainly in form by the looks of it.
Brian Hughes in the jockey saddling up for his ride on Armattiekan, and has ridden five winners from his last twenty-four runs over the last fourteen days. Donald uses Brian's services quite frequently and has already won for him whilst riding today's selection here at Newcastle.
Armattiekan last ran thirteen days ago and won that race by three and three-quarters of a length under Brian Hughes. He previously recorded a third placing over a slightly longer distance than today's race, then won by five and a half lengths the time before that. So certainly capable of winning easily at today's course and distance, and with Brian on board, with a course and distance win next to his name too.
Forecast odds are down at 7/2 which you can secure currently at Vbet. Generally, prices are around the 10/3 mark. 5.2 can currently be had over at Betfair. I like the odds of this one. Solid past history makes it an excellent value bet.
Have a great day and let's hope our selection wins for us today. James.
|14:25 Newcastle – Armattiekan||7/2 (4.5)||VBet|