Racing fans are set for a small famine this week after a feast of wonderful weekend races.
However, there is a chance to see a potential Cheltenham Festival runner at Ludlow on Monday afternoon, and he’s definitely worth a bet in the opening ‘Watch On 3 Devices Racing UK Juvenile Hurdle’.
With many meetings this week already in jeopardy due to the bad weather, but the races at Ludlow will go ahead as planned. The track is expected to be soft for the hurdles and good to soft on chase.
The horse coming under this week’s radar is ‘Arabian Revolution’, a talented runner who has impressed recently after winning at Sandown three weeks ago.
AP McCoy was the rider for that day’s triumph, and quickly after his latest winning exploits the legendary jockey was full of praise and remarked how much he liked his jumping on his hurdling debut.
Arabian Revolution’s romping win proved his talent and ability, with McCoy delighted with the easy eight-length win at Sandown. His victory was celebrated by many fans, with the champion defying a big market drift to land the Sandown success.
“He liked his jumping and was sweet all the way round,” McCoy said.
Quoted at 33/1 for the JCB Triumph Hurdle after his hurdling success, he has become a potential menace to Peace and Co., hoping to possibly trouble his competitor.
Although, Monday’s race doesn’t seem to have much depth to it and it looks like a good opportunity for the son of Dalakhani to further his winnings ways and stretch his impressive record over hurdles to two.
Other than Arabian Revolution, Sebastian Beach looks like an interesting runner, but all of his running is done on better ground as a Flat horse and he might be one to produce in the Spring. After a hapless hurdling debut last time out, he’ll have to settle down this time around in order to produce the goods and get involved.
A main threat and hazard to the selection is the other penalised runner, Cape casters, who ran out a very good winner last meeting at Ffos las. He overcame the track despite being keen, but this is a big step for him now given how professional Arabian Revolution looked during his Sandown antics.
John Ferguson’s team still look in really distinctive form, and Arabian Revolution looks like a horse definitely worth siding with at prices available around 11/8.