Friday February 1
DREAMS OF MILAN
Catterick 3.20 WIN
Overloaded with talent and potential, this must be one of the best, most competitive novice hurdles to have been staged in the north all season. Up to six or seven could win it, but after a few short-priced winners in recent days, I’m plumping for a bit of value with Donald McCain’s tough and genuine five-year-old. After just missing out in a Bumper at Uttoxeter on his UK debut, he returned to the same track to win handsomely at the first time of asking over hurdles. As an ex-point-to-point winner in Ireland, he will eventually make a nice staying chaser. But for now, he can put his stamina to good use by defying a penalty and a two-month break.
YESTERDAY: SYDNEY PAGET WON (4/5)
WEDNESDAY: BUDDY BOLERO WON (10/11)
TUESDAY: NO SELECTION (meetings abandoned)
MONDAY: NO SELECTION (meetings abandoned)
SUNDAY: PONT ALEXANDRE WON
SATURDAY: THE NEW ONE 2ND
FRIDAY: SUERTE AL SALTO 2ND
TIP OF THE DAY SUPPLIED BY SCOOP RACING (RICHARD SILVERWOOD).