Haydock 3.15 (Peter Marsh Chase) tips – Katenko no back number and a value price

Haydock 3.15 (Peter Marsh Chase) tips - Katenko no back number and a value price


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Betting Tip: Katenko @ 10/1 with bet365

This race is full of the usual suspects you’d expect to see in a big northern staying chase with the exception of Reve De Sivola, who is better known as a staying hurdler and has not run over fences since finishing third at Ascot in December 2011. His chase career was aborted after just one success in ten starts in that sphere, with some ponderous jumping his main downfall, and he’s done connections proud over hurdles since. Still rated 160 over the smaller obstacles but quite possibly on the wane at the age of 11, it’s not a huge surprise to see his attentions switched again and he’s undoubtedly well treated on a mark of 139. However, bookmakers are not giving much away by offering just 4/1 and, besides, I’ve found one to back against him.

The Venetia Williams-trained KATENKO had shown some smart form when trained in France and made an immediate impact in staying chases in this country, winning valuable handicaps at Sandown and Cheltenham in January of 2013. Not much has gone right for him since, though he did finish fourth in the 2014 renewal of this race off 8lb higher and was highly tried afterwards, running in that season’s Cheltenham Gold Cup. He’s been restricted to just two runs since due to injury and reappeared in a Listed race at Ascot in December when pulled up. That doesn’t tell the true story, though, as he was travelling as well as anything when making a terrible blunder at the 12th, with his rider calling it quits before the next. Clearly, he still has some fire in his belly and with his stable continuing in good form and runners performing particularly well on heavy ground, he looks well worth an interest at a double-figure price.

Betting Tip: Katenko @ 10/1 with bet365

All odds were correct at time of posting.

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