Just the one race for us today. We go to Kempton where the going is good and a dry day forecast.
3.50 Kempton Park Silver Bowl (A Handicap Chase) (CLASS 2)
Orbasa is a very interesting runner. Finished alone when winning on only start since coming from France to become part of the Nichols yard.
Impressed with his jumping on that British debut run at Fontwell. After the race assistant trainer Tom Jonason said: “He jumped brilliantly and coming into the race we knew that he would come on a lot and he looked very well in the paddock, so hopefully it’s onwards and upwards.”
The original plan was to send him to Cheltenham, but connections have decided to target the £25,000 first prize this afternoon.
All his three starts this season have been in softer ground than he will get today. Has winning form on good ground in France.
Guesswork involved, but I can make a case for him being well handicapped despite going up 5lb. 4/1 my provisional tissue, current prices range from 3/1 to 9/2.
We enjoyed a rewarding Cheltenham with profits every day. The meeting started for us with a 4/1 winner and closed with an each way place at 25/1. There was plenty more to enjoy in-between. My thanks again to everyone who helped raise money to support the stable staff.