Untold Secret looked like delivering a big challenge as they turned for home, but it didn’t materialise. He was switched wide but once Barzalona pressed the button there wasn’t much response. To rub salt into the wound, bin Ghadayer’s other runner Hunter’s Creek was placed at 20s. Hopefully we are in for a change of luck on Saturday with this 22/1 fancy from Warwick.
|Milansbar could outrun his odds at Warwick.
Milansbar goes in the 3.35, a 3m5f Grade 3 handicap, and I think he could bounce back to form after a poor run at Chepstow in the Welsh National last time. He made a shuddering error at the 2nd fence and he never recovered. He didn’t have a hard race and he was pulled up by his jockey Mark Grant a long way from home.
He had previously run a lovely race on his seasonal return at Chepstow (23.5f gd), staying on well late on for 4th over an inadequate trip. If he was coming here on the back of that run he would be a lot shorter than his current price, and he proved his stamina with an excellent 2nd to Firebird Flyer in the Midlands National at Uttoxeter last March (33.5f soft).
That effort came off a mark of 145, and he gets in off 2lb lower today. Mark Grant is replaced by usual jockey Trevor Whelan in the saddle, and Whelan has been on board for all of Milansbar’s wins. He has won on ground ranging from heavy to good to soft, and he won’t care what the weather does overnight. Neil King is in fine form, sending out 2 winners from his last 3 runners, and at odds of 22/1 Milansbar is well worth an each way interest.
STEVOS’ SELECTION: 3.35 WARWICK-MILANSBAR E/W 22/1