Hollywoodbets Sports Blog: Neil Morrice: International Racing - Thursday 19 November 2020

Neil Morrice: International Racing - Thursday 19 November 2020

Neil Morrice brings us all of his best bets and tips from Thursday's racing taking place at 
Wincanton, Market Rasen, Newcastle and Chelmsford City. 


Race 1 No11 PARIS DIXIE (Nap)
Trainer: Nicky Henderson - Jockey: Nico de Boinville

PARIS DIXIE’s pleasing debut second for this yard at Chepstow was boosted when the winner Wild Romance ran well in better company at Cheltenham. The Champs Elysees mare enjoys the benefit of the sex allowance against returning Electron Bleu, and has a good opportunity to open her account over jumps.

Trainer: Fergal O’Brien - Jockey: Paddy Brennan

Stepping up in trip after putting in an assured performance to score on jumps debut at Fontwell, BEYOND THE PALE makes abundant appeal for a stable that is going great guns with its novices. The former Irish point-to-pointer is looking a shrewd purchase, as he also romped home on previous start in a Southwell bumper.

Trainer: Emma Lavelle - Jockey: Thomas Bellamy

DOLLNAMIX returned to his best when scoring with ridiculous ease at Huntingdon, which is a very similar track to this, and now reappears quickly under a penalty. The nine-year-old lost his way last season but has clearly become well handicapped and the time to cash in is now.

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Trainer: Fergal O’Brien - Jockey: Max Kendrick

Though far from being a natural jumper, STONER’S CHOICE has benefitted from extra schooling, as shown on his two impressive wins in novice hurdles at Perth and Carlisle. His double penalty makes securing the hat-trick a bit trickier, though that’s alleviated to an extent by the claim of his jockey, who knows and gets on with him well.

Trainer: David Pipe - Jockey: Fergus Gillard

FIRST LORD DE CUET is typical of the French-breds this trainer does so well with and makes plenty of appeal after a good run in defeat at Sandown. Winner of a point, a bumper and maiden hurdle, the gelding appears to have benefitted from a wind operation, and from a handy mark has a good chance to recover the losses sustained on him at the Esher course.

Race 4 No7 MUCKAMORE (Nap)
Trainer: Nigel Twiston-Davies - Jockey: Sam Twiston-Davies

MUCKAMORE is a horse to keep on your radar as the season goes on, and makes plenty of appeal in this novices’ limited handicap chase. The six-year-old performed well in all three starts for a syndicate headed by ex jockey Noel Fehily last season, and is regarded as a useful prospect now switched to fences. The winner of a novices’ hurdle at Taunton when last seen in March, he’s a good jumper and more than ready for this return to the fray.

Race 5 No3 DALLAS COWBOY (Each Way)
Trainer: Paula Smith - Jockey: Emma Smith-Chaston

Committed front-runner DALLAS COWBOY was badly in need of the run when pulled-up on reappearance at Huntingdon. He might need another to bring him to the boil, but with his liking for this course and likelihood of getting his own way, he could get into the shake-up at a tasty price.

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Race 8 No6 POPE GREGORY (Nap)
Trainer: Mick Channon - Jockey: George Bass

The diminutive POPE GREGORY returns to a track where he’s shown much-improved form, winning twice in October before making the frame when upped in class last time. The grey now makes another small step up the ladder and is in good order under an apprentice that knows him well.


Trainer: Archie Watson - Jockey: Adam McNamara

The main protagonists for this novice stakes are all drawn high, but should dominate affairs regardless. While the value play is possibly Nagasaki Dream, COLONEL FAULKNER has the best form. The son of top sire Wootton Bassett attracted support and went down narrowly on debut at Doncaster, and is strongly fancied to go one better.

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