Silsol – Paul Nicholls – The 8-year-old hasn’t been the easiest horse to keep sound but he has been well placed by his trainer having had, over jumps –
8 wins from 19 runs 42% +28.32 15 placed 79%
Strike Rate 42% +28.32 15 placed 79%
SP Profit +28.32 15 placed 79%
15 placed 79%
Place Strike Rate 79%
October/November has been his best months having had
4 wins from 5 runs
SP Profit +23.75
4 placed, he is also 3 wins from 3 runs + 23.00
when racing 121 to 365 days since his last start.
He hasn’t raced since making a winning seasonal return in the Grade 2 West Yorkshire Hurdle at Wetherby last October at the Charlie Hall meeting. He will be one to be with if he does show up for that race this year.
Baron Alco – Gary Moore – A useful 140 rated handicap hurdler went novice chasing last year winning twice at Plumpton before finishing the season with an excellent second to Road to Respect in a valuable 2m 5f handicap chase at the Cheltenham Festival. That run shows you cant just pigeonhole the 6-year-old as an October to December horse although he has had 5 wins from 9 runs 8 placed in those months.
He has won on his seasonal reappearance in 2014 & 2015 and was third in 2016. He is 3 wins from 6 runs on soft ground with form figures of 31212 – 3 wins from 11 runs on all other going – hat said he has won twice on good ground and his Cheltenham second was also on a sound surface.
He can go well first time up but will surely land a nice handicap chase this season at around 2m 5f, hopefully before the year is out.