Fletchers Flyer the Badger Ales bet

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Fletchers Flyer makes plenty of appeal at 10/1 in the Badger Ales Trophy Handicap Chase at Wincanton today (3.35).

Harry Fry’s charge shaped with plenty of promise to make the frame in his first three starts over the larger obstacles before rounded off the 2016 campaign with a win in an ultra-competitive 17-runner handicap at the Punchestown Festival.

Fletchers Flyer raced prominently throughout and after leading at the last dug deep and found plenty for pressure to beat Forever Gold by 2 1/2 lengths.

He has had just three starts since and clearly not been the easiest to train but showed that he retained plenty of abolility when third to Big Bad John at Ascot back in February off 144 and is now able to race in this off 1lb lower.

His revised mark is just 5lb higher than when successful at Punchestown and that gives him every chance fron a handicapping perspective,

Fletchers Flyer also has a decent record fresh and with Noel Fehily in the saddle looks a likely type for this contest.

Daily Sport recommended bet: 2pts each-way Fletchers Flyer (10/1 generally available – use BOG firms)


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