Saturday’s Eider Chase (2.40 Newcastle) will be watched here through my fingers. Two horses I’ve tipped on this blog run – Kimberlite Candy, who had a real off day when I put him up, and more worryingly Rock On Fruity. Thet latter was one I spotted as an improver and tipped him to win at Kelso at 15/2 on January 12th. He was withdrawn and I failed to spot him running next time at Newcastle when he won at 16/1. He seeks a hat trick here and I’m nervy about deserting him.
But a horse I’ve been watching for a few seasons now might just be well suited by this marathon trip judged on his last run at Warwick. I’ve always though Crosspark might pick up a decent race without ever being a superstar and he runs in this after staying on last time over 3m5f, looking very much like he was enjoying himself.
Normally I’d back 2 or 3 win only but William Hills’ outstanding EW 1/5th the odds first 7 is not to be ignored here and I make Crosspark the sole selection EW with Hills at 14/1.