Neil Morrice shares all of his best bets and tips for Sunday’s racing coming your way from Carlisle and Leicester on 28 November 2021.
Race 1 No4 MALPAS
Trainer: Donald McCain Jnr – Jockey: Rheo Gillard
MALPAS has experienced mixed fortunes on his two outings at this course, scoring just as he liked in novice company last month, but getting worn down when stepped up in trip for a first handicap assignment. His trainer pulls him back on the distance ladder here, and with a top conditional in the plate he should redeem himself.
Race 2 No3 CORNERSTONE LAD
Trainer: Micky Hammond – Jockey: Conor O’Farrell
Former ‘Fighting Fifth’ Hurdle winner CORNERSTONE LAD was always earmarked for fences and did little wrong when chasing home Fransham on his return to action in a novices’ handicap chase at Wetherby. He should be suited by this stiff course, and can stave off the challenges of top flight hurdlers Adrimel and Dreal Deal.
Race 3 No1 A DISTANT PLACE
Trainer: Jonjo O’Neill – Jockey: Jonjo O’Neill Jr
The penalised A DISTANT PLACE was impressive at Hereford and should take plenty of stopping in his bid to post back-to-back wins. He faces an unknown quantity in Scipion, but if progressing by the normal amount is the one to beat.
Race 5 No2 LOSSIEMOUTH (Nap)
Trainer: Tom Lacey – Jockey: Thomas Doggrell
LOSSIEMOUTH has started to live up to the early promise that saw him impressively land a bumper at this course. He came out of the wilderness to post clear cut successes at Ascot and Ffos Las under today’s pilot and should have more to offer.
Race 1 No2 BOOK OF SECRETS (Nap)
Trainer: Dan Skelton – Jockey: Harry Skelton
BOOK OF SECRETS has a couple of interesting newcomers up against him but should have too many guns for them in this juvenile maiden hurdle. The Free Eagle gelding scored on the Flat for a different trainer before finishing second to Saint Segal in a maiden hurdle at Bangor. That should have put the cutting edge on him and he can go one better.
Race 5 No8 FANFAN DU SEUIL (Each Way)
Trainer: Tom George – Jockey: James Bowen
FANFAN DU SEUIL lost his way after joining his trainer from France as a juvenile hurdler. However, he’s shown he has more to give with two earning runs in handicaps this season. Key to his chance is his ability to settle and to be produced late.