Time to get on Track

Irish raider Make a Track looks the type who will relish the step up in trip in the 4.40 at Cheltenham today and makes plenty of appeal at 14/1.

The gelding was unbeaten in two bumpers when trained by David Arbuthnot, and was particular impressive on his debut at Sandown when showing a good turn of foot to easily beat the highly talented Ambion Wood by six lengths.

He followed up with a facile win at Towcester, after which he was snapped up by the Michael O’Leary owned Gigginstown Stud and switched to Charlie Swan.

The six-year-old then won at the first time of asking over hurdles at Punchestown, keeping on well to beat Reizovic by 3/4 of a length.

He then put in solid placed efforts behind useful novices Texas Jack and Mount Benbulben before regaining the winning thread with a head victory over Ceol Rua at Gowran where he battled on well to win in desperate going.

The winner has since gone on to win a listed race, and the form looks strong.

Connections then decided to pitch Make a Hand in the ultra competitive Boylesports Hurdle for his handicap debit, and he ran an absolute stormer to finish fifth of 30 to Citizenship.

What I liked was how he kept battling away and stayed on for pressure, suggesting that what he really wanted to be seen at his best was a trip like today’s 2m 4f.

I also think that he will be suited by the better ground at Prestbury Park, and for me he is overpriced for a horse that still looks unexposed.

Daily Sport recommended bet: 3pts each-way Make A Track (14/1 bet365, BetVictor, Ladbrokes – BOG)

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