Buckhorn George hasn’t finished improving yet



Alan’s best bet of the day won by a distance yesterday at Ffos Las, looking to continue his good form he has two more from Wincanton and Market Rasen…

Colin Tizzard’s grey looks the one to be on

Back Buckhorn George @ 10/3 in the 13:40 Wincanton

The lightly raced grey Buckhorn George can improve again after just narrowly getting beat on his handicap debut after being off the course for 242 days. The five-year-old is only 1lb higher here which looks extremely generous from the handicapper as he returns to the course and trip that saw him get his first career win in March. This slightly better ground shouldn’t be an issue and I think it’s fair to expect further improvement today.

The current favourite for the race is Jonjo O’Neill‘s low mileage Cary’s Commodity who certainly hasn’t been missed by the handicapper after his Fakenham win. He is up 12lb today and while he is another improving type that’s going to take quite a bit of getting used too, I am sure there is more to come from him given his profile but I think Buckthorn George may just get the better of him today.

Muckamore starts handicapping off a fair mark

Back Muckamore @ 5/2 in the 14:03 Market Rasen

There was plenty of promise in novice company last season from Nigel Twiston Davies’ Muckamore. The six-year-old has been off the course for 248 days but he went well first time up last season so going off fresh shouldn’t be too much of a concern. He shapes as the type to do better as he gets older and he kicks off his career in handicaps from what looks a fair enough mark. I think he will be destined for bigger and better things in the future so is well capable of taking this.

Fergal O’Brien has an interesting runner in the race in the shape of Ballyhome, the nine-year-old obviously has a liking for the place as he won over course and distance in July. But he hasn’t managed to finish on his three other chase starts and that has to be a concern.