Call Me Lord set for seasonal debut – Huntingdon 14/11/2017
The feature race at Huntingdon on Tuesday is the £25,000 Molson Coors Michaelmas Handicap Hurdle at 2.10.
Call Me Lord returns to action at Huntingdon
All eyes will be on top weight Call Me Lord, trained by Nicky Henderson and ridden by Daryl Jacob. The four-year-old was an expensive purchase after winning twice in France. He made his debut for Henderson at Sandown in April when defying top weight. The son of Slickly pulled hard and was far from fluent at his hurdles that day.
He is certain to have been well schooled since and he faces an 8lbs rise in the weights. It is worth noting that connections decided to leave him in Sunday’s valuable Greatwood Hurdle. That suggests that an easy victory at Huntingdon could yet see him line up at Cheltenham.
Bryony Frost won Saturday’s featured handicap chase at Wincanton. She bids for another decent prize aboard High Secret for Paul Nicholls, a decent performer on the flat. High Secret was a two-miler on the level and they usually stay two and a half or beyond over hurdles. The gelding has run creditably at Goodwood and Chelmsford this year and is set to receive 2lbs from the favourite.
So Celebre represents in-form Williams at Huntingdon
Ian Williams enjoyed a Red Letter Day on Saturday with big wins on the flat and over hurdles. Aussiebet tip Saunter won the November Handicap at Doncaster while London Prize won the Elite Hurdle at Wincanton. His representative at Huntingdon is So Celebre, a four-year-old son of Peintre Celebre. He has been kept busy on the flat but was last of seven earlier this month at Kempton.
Dr Richard Newland saddles Caid Du Lin, a good winner at Fontwell in October. He then took his chance in the William Hill Hurdle at Ascot and was far from disgraced. Caid Du Lin finished seventh to Elgin after failing to quicken from the second last flight.
Gary Moore’s East Indies also ran in the Ascot race and was a couple of lengths further back in ninth. He raced quite keenly that day and Jamie Moore will try to get him settled early on at Huntingdon. That may not be so easy with only five rivals. The field is completed by Unison, a useful dual-purpose performer trained by Jeremy Scott. He was sixth at Chepstow over a mile in soft ground in September.
Huntingdon Betting Tips 14/11/2017
2.10 Call Me Lord @1.80 Betfair