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Ryan Weston Tips

Ryan Weston
BY Ryan Weston  
Updated: 15 September 2021 10:00 am

6:30pm KELSO

2m 2f | William Hill Bookmakers Handicap Hurdle (Div II) (Class 5) (3yo)

A typically competitive looking 0-100 race, but I always like my Southern raiders, as they tend to be better treated when racing up North.



Hey Bob (EW) 0.5 points (7/1)

This looked a really good horse after being switched from Chris Grant to the Olly Murphy yard based on the seasonal strike rate (7% vs 17%). I think he was really unlucky not to go a lot closer than the 1.5l 3rd at Uttoxeter, as he jumped into the back of the winner, a horse who has won his next two starts (one on the flat) and is now 17lb higher rated.

The selection disappointed three weeks later when running at a right-handed track in Market Rasen. I think there is a good reason why he's never won going right-handed as he hangs to his left, so I'm ready to forgive one bad run, as I'm sure there is a race in this 9-year-old gelding from the bottom mark.

Sean Bowen takes over this time, and I think this is such a big positive from the previous conditional jockey as the horse really isn't an easy ride. Sean rarely leaves empty handed when riding here and has an incredible 41% strike rate, with 9 winners from 22 rides.



Rickety Gate

We know what the rest of the field are capable of, but this one did show ability on his first run in a bumper, splitting horses rated between 102 and 116, so he really should be doing something off a mark of just 85 on just his second start in a handicap.

The fact that Hughes is booked for the first time, and he's at 24% for the yard so far this season, I would strongly suggest giving this a go if there is any support for him.


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