Wincanton 3.15 (Elite Hurdle) tips – Zarib can prove himself amongst the elite

Wincanton 3.15 (Elite Hurdle) tips - Zarib can prove himself amongst the elite

Dan Skelton

Zarib

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Betting Tip: Zarib @ 11/4 with betvictor

Dan Skelton sent out the 148-rated Bertimont to finish second in this race 12 month ago and in Zarib, who starts this season on a mark of 133, he looks to have a much better handicapped horse to go to war with. He was one of last season’s better juveniles, winning a couple of times including one here in February, and his sixth place finish in the Fred Winter at the Cheltenham Festival can be upgraded as his rider was perhaps guilty of riding him a little too positively, having taken it up approaching the last. The fifth-placed horse, All Yours, re-opposes this afternoon, but he looks to have a tough task at these weights, being 9lb worse off and having just over a length to spare. He still looks the main danger just ahead of stablemate Irving, who has something to prove after pulling up twice in his last three starts. The final word on the selection goes to his trainer, who said in a recent Stable Tour: “Hopefully he starts in the Elite Hurdle and I think this season there is a really competitive handicap in him. He travels well and his jumping appears to have got better at home.”

Betting Tip: Zarib @ 11/4 with betvictor

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