Lanzarote Hurdle tips – Two against the field for Saturday’s Kempton feature
Lanzarote Hurdle preview
Competitive handicap action is the order of the day at Kempton and we’ve picked out two against the field in the Saturday feature with our Lanzarote Hurdle tips at the Sunbury Track.
Kempton’s Saturday racecard is shaping up to be a cracker with two Grade Two contests on the card where the rearranged Relkeel Hurdle joins the Silviniaco Conti Chase on the agenda at the Sunbury track; but the latest running of the competitive Lanzarote Handical Hurdle is perhaps the day’s main event.
A field of 20 runners will go to post for this Listed handicap event which carries a first prize of almost £16,000 to the winner and the 2m 5f contest is always hotly contested. Getting underway at 3.30pm, the action forms part of the day’s ITV Racing schedule and we’ve looked through the big field of runners to pick out our two against the field with our Lanzarote Hurdle tips.
LANZAROTE HURDLE TIPS – TWO AGAINST THE FIELD AT KEMPTON
Solo was an emphatic winner of the Adonis Hurdle here last term but Paul Nicholls’ charge went the wrong way following that success and his two runs this campaign haven’t set the heather alight. He remains capable and a return to this venue could rejuvenate him.
Nicky Henderson meanwhile saddles two in the race with The Cashel Man and Glynn both representing the Seven Barrows trainer.
The former was a useful stayer on the flat who has taken well to hurdles and he twice finished runner-up here in 2019. He’s collected three wins over hurdles at up to three miles but he’s disappointed in his trio of starts this term and needs to do better.
Lightly-raced Glynn has Nico de Boinville up and the point-to-point winner struck at the first time of asking over hurdles at Doncaster twelve months ago; but he failed to back up that performance back from almost eleven months off and wind surgery back at Town Moor in December.
That run might have been needed of course and he could do better for his yard which has won two of the last three renewals although he perhaps lacks the experience needed for a race of this nature.
Disappointed over course and distance on his final outing last term but he had twice made the runner-up position in his three prior starts and Emma Lavelle’s charge could have further improvement.
The Shantou gelding underwent a wind operation in the wake of that disappointing effort and he shaped better on his reappearance at Wetherby in October to finish a creditable third behind Arrivederci. There was better still however when he got off the mark in soft ground at Ascot, beating three rivals in good style although he was an early casualty latest at Wincanton.
He’s forgiven that mishap however and he appears to be getting better with experience so remains capable of finding more progress; while this handicap mark may yet prove to be workable and he’s proven in big fields in similar ground conditions so a big run wouldn’t come as a surprise.
Won two bumpers which included a Listed contest in the mud at Sandown prior to tackling a Grade Two contest at Aintree where she finished seventh to The Glancing Queen.
Harry Fry’s Stowaway mare switched to hurdling last term where she finished runner-up in all three starts prior to wind surgery and she’s since shown the benefit to win both her runs this campaign at Uttoxeter and Ludlow.
The latter came over this trip and the application of a tongue-tie in addition to having her wind done has certainly worked wonders and she was a ready winner last time out. That form has since been boosted with the fourth winning next time out and she can compete here from an unchanged mark although Lorcan Murtagh can claim a handy 3lbs.
She remains with potential for better still and while this is a considerably tougher test she could prove equal to the task given her scope for better and she’s proven in the conditions and in big fields so it wouldn’t be a shock to see her involved from the foot of the weights.