Hollywoodbets Sports Blog: Neil Morrice: International Racing - Wednesday 25 November 2020

Neil Morrice: International Racing - Wednesday 25 November 2020

Neil Morrice Best Bets & Tips

Neil Morrice brings us all of his best bets and tips for Wednesday's racing taking place at Hereford, Wetherby, Lingfield Park and Kempton Park. 


Race 1 No7 BUMPY JOHNSON (Nap)
Trainer: David Pipe - Jockey: Tom Scudamore

Former point-to-pointer BUMPY JOHNSON shaped like a horse to follow when smoothly getting off the mark under Rules in a Fontwell bumper. Hailing from a stable that looks to have a stronger team of novices than in recent seasons, the four-year-old can make an immediate impact on this switch to jumps.

Trainer: Gordon Elliott - Jockey: Robbie Power

While respect is afforded to impressive bumper winner Hoi Polloi, the proven form over jumps of Irish raider FANCY FOUNDATIONS sways the balance towards him even though he has to shoulder a penalty for his impressive success at Downpatrick. The Kayf Tara gelding returns from a short break, but the sheer fact his trainer is bringing him to this course is a tip in itself.

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Trainer: Harry Whittington - Jockey: Daryl Jacob

NUMBERONESON underwhelmed after attracting support on his debut for this yard at Ludlow but came back with excuses. The Camelot gelding was ridden to utilize his stamina, only to find himself in trouble before the home turn. He had won a mile and a quarter handicap for Joseph O’Brien, and now that his new trainer has had more time to get to know him it might inspire big improvement.

Race 7 No9 THEDABBER (Nap)
Trainer: David Pipe - Jockey: David Noonan

Maiden point scorer THEDABBER has pleased in her build-up for this first outing under Rules. Her trainer does well with this type of individual when making the long haul from Somerset to Yorkshire, a statistic that can be further underlined with a victory by the five-year-old in the concluding mares’ bumper. 


Race 3 No7 BRUNEL’S BOY (Nap)
Trainer: Mick Channon - Jockey: Silvestre De Sousa

BRUNEL’S BOY suffered interference in his latest outing here when denied a gap in the short straight. The incident knocked him out of contention, and while he might not have won he would probably have finished a lot closer. His trainer added cheek pieces that day and now reaches for a visor, a device that could see him pop up at a fancy price, as he definitely has more ability than shown so far.

Trainer: Paul Cole - Jockey: David Probert

CHAPPAQUIDDICK takes the eye on debut in this second division of the novice stakes. The beautifully-bred daughter of Camelot is the only filly against males, but if reproducing her encouraging home form can surprise as a respected roughie.

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Race 1 No1 POPMASTER (Nap)
Trainer: Ed Walker - Jockey: Tom Marquand

The Chris Wright colours can be carried with credit again through the promising POPMASTER. He looked good value for his debut success over course and distance last month, defying a market drift in snug fashion. He faces strong competition from Katy’s Toyboy and Tigerhon, but has the scope to defy his penalty from the rail.

Race 3 No5 JAAFEL
Trainer: Brian Meehan - Jockey: Jim Crowley

From a stable whose runners usually improve a bundle from their first outing, JAAFEL can step up to the plate and take out this novice stakes. He got the hang of things late in proceedings when third on debut over course and distance, but from a very good draw can show how much he’s learned from that.


Race 3 No13 ORCHID GARDENS (Nap)
Trainer: Michael Halford - Jockey: Sam Ewing

Having finished in the first four in each of her nine career starts, ORCHID GARDENS needs to shake off her tag of being a perennial bridesmaid. The daughter of Muhaarar can achieve that courtesy of two new and important factors. First, her trainer equips her with cheek pieces to aid concentration, while capable apprentice Ewing takes of a valuable 7lb on his first ride on the filly.

Trainer: Michael Halford - Jockey: Ronan Whelan

The blinkered OVERTAKE has looked an improved performer without managing to win so far this year. The application of headgear following his more than two-month break in mid-summer has seen him run Jackmel close over course and distance and then finish just out of the money in a couple of more strongly contested handicaps. The selection is well-positioned to take out a cheque today.

Race 7 No4 BLUE BUNNY (Each Way)
Trainer: Kieran Cotter - Jockey: Tom Madden

BLUE BUNNY has started at odds of 100-1 and upon all three starts in order to obtain a mark, and should not be underestimated now going down the handicap route. The daughter of Markaz stepped up on previous efforts to trouble the judge on her first Polytrack start, an effort that augers well for this task.

Race 8 No1 WAR HERO
Trainer: Adrian McGuinness - Jockey: Cian MacRedmond

Since switching to the Poly, WAR HERO has delivered a number of encouraging efforts and is fully deserving of a change of luck. It might be best to draw a line through his disappointing run last time, when things didn’t work out for him. However, a return to earlier back-to-back near-misses in October would see him right in the shake-up.

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