One tip, One winner on Friday with O O Seven winning for us and we got the value at 5/4. We head into the Weekend and we are looking for some more great value in the 32RED Lanzarote Handicap Hurdle this week and we’ve got a great 12/1 shout.
LORD OF THE ISLAND would not normally be your typical Lanzarote Hurdle winner as he only made his debut under rules as an 8 year old but within a year he has gone from strength to strength particularly since he joined Fergal O’Brien over the summer. He was an easy winner on his first start for trainer Fergal O’Brien at Towcester in November and then run a very good race to finish 3rd to Trans Express at Exeter last month. The form of that race has worked out well with Rocklander who finished 2nd going on to finish 2nd at Cheltenham on New Years Day and the 4th Space Oddity has since won twice, both decent performances. LORD OF THE ISLAND actually fell on his last start in a race which was won by Space Oddity but was going every bit as good as the winner before coming down 2 hurdles out. He remains on the same handicap mark of 129 which had he won that race I am sure we would be talking about a 134 horse. Conor Shoemark is on board and rides off a tiny weight of 10st 2lb. LORD OF THE ISLAND is now stepped up in trip and this should bring out further improvement. E/W.
LORD OF THE ISLAND 12/1 generally – 0.5 POINTS E/W