Wetherby 2.40 tips – back to Black

Wetherby 2.40 tips - back to Black

Black Corton

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Betting Tip: @ Black Corton @ 7/4 with betvictor

Bristol De Mai won this under a full penalty last year so it would be wrong to rule out Definitly Red on that score alone and he looked very good when winning back-to-back Grade 2s either side of Christmas at Aintree and Cheltenham. However, the ground was heavy on both occasions and the forecast good ground is going to inconvenience him far more than BLACK CORTON, who bounces off a fast surface.

Paul Nicholls’ charge proved a revelation last season when winning eight times, all under Bryony Frost, who is back on board, and he proved he was up to this level when landing the Grade 1 Kauto Star on Boxing Day. Still only seven, it’s not inconceivable that he might find further improvement this term and while he acts on soft ground, his brilliant jumping is seen to better effective on a quicker surface like today’s. I also strongly suspect that Nicholls will have him ready to rock and roll on his first run back as this race is ideal.

Of the rest, Double Shuffle is best going right-handed and I’ve got more respect for Dan Skelton’s Virgillo as he arrives here on a hat-trick, while the form of his Sumner Plate success at Uttoxeter now looks stronger after the third Relentless Dreamer won a nice handicap at Cheltenham last weekend. It’s no real concern either that he has been off since that win as he has gone well fresh in the past.

Betting Tip: @ Black Corton @ 7/4 with betvictor

All odds were correct at time of posting.

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