Perth 3.45 tips – Charbel can show his class

Perth 3.45 tips - Charbel can show his class


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Betting Tip: @ Charbel @ 2/1 with bet365

There’s some competitive jumps action at Perth this afternoon and the feature class 2 handicap chase is a cracker with the 159-rated Hammersly Lake topping the weights. He should go well, although he’s 10lb higher than when winning here last September and was soundly beaten by Imperial Presence when last seen out at Uttoxeter in July. The re-opposing winner was completing a hat-trick on that occasion and having finally matured this summer, he’s going to take plenty of stopping despite a further 8lb rise.

But the most intriguing runner is CHARBEL and he might be able to make his class tell against these. Kim Bailey’s charge hasn’t been seen out since falling at the sixth in the Queen Mother in March, having finished a respectable fourth in the Grade 1 Tingle Creek previously, but he’s capable of high-class form on his day and has gone well fresh in the past. Indeed, three of his wins have come after breaks of 51 days (twice successful after six months off) and it might have been four had he not fallen two out in Altior’s Arkle, so well was he travelling at the time.

Still only seven, he’s surely got a few more wins in him and the step to 2m4f might be what he wants these days as the slower pace will allow him more time to get into a rhythm over his fences. Bailey has always been of the opinion that he wants further than 2m and was considering the JLT during his novice season, so this longer trip may well be the making of him over fences.

Betting Tip: @ Charbel @ 2/1 with bet365

All odds were correct at time of posting.

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