Mister Hyde appeals at 6s on chasing debut
Mister Hyde has always looked the type to do well over fences and looks worth an interest at 6/1 on his chasing debut in the 2.50 at Market Rasen.
Jonjo O’Neill’s charge was never competitive on his return to action in the valuable Silver Trophy Handicap Hurdle at Chepstow two weeks ago, but that was his first start for 228 days and he is sure to strip fitter having looked big and burly beforehand.
He certainly has the scope to make up into chaser, and if he can translate the form he showed over hurdles last season to the larger obstacles then he has the potential to win plenty of races.
The six-year-old ran very well to be sixth to World Hurdle runner-up Grands Crus in a strong handicap at Cheltenham last November before landing a gamble at Plumpton.
He was then unsuited by the way the race was run when finishing eighth of 20 to Kilcrea Kim in a hot handicap at Sandown, and the fact that he was sent off 7-2 favourite shows that far better was expected.
The six-year-old was also still travelling OK when brought down in the Martin Pipe Conditional at the Cheltenham Festival, and it’s interesting that connections have wasted no time in putting him over fences as he didn’t look too badly handicap over hurdles off a mark of 126.
With the talented Richie McLernon in the saddle I think he will take all the beating with a clear round, and although his jumping has to be taken on trust he is sure to have been well schooled.
Daily Sport recommended bet: 2pts win Mister Hyde (6/1 Boylesports – BOG)
7/2 Prophete looks solid
The consistent Prophete De Guye looks to have been found a nice opening in the 3.25 at Market Rasen and makes plenty of appeal at 7/2.
James Evans’ eight-year-old won his fourth chase at Towcester back in February off a mark of 106, and has since put together a string of solid efforts off higher marks.
He was an excellent second to I Need A Hero at Wetherby three starts back off a mark of 113, and shaped with plenty of promise over hurdles on his comeback run after a lay-off when third to My Brother Sylvest at Haydock recently.
That run will have put him spot on for this and unlike the vast majority of the rivals he faces he can be relied upon to run his race.
His current mark of 112 certainly doesn’t look beyond him and with Timmy Murphy in the saddle he must go well.
Daily Sport recommended bet: 2pts win Prophete De Guye (7/2 generally available – use BOG firms)