Wednesday 19 February 2014

3.55 Doncaster – Betdaq 500 In Free Bets Handicap Hurdle

A return to decent ground, on a galloping track may see CANUSPOTIT outrun his current price of 33/1. Lucy Wadham’s giant son of Nomadic Way is still a novice and at the age of seven has only had three runs.

You can see why, by looking at him. He looks a chaser in the making, but hopefully the stamina laden bred gelding can pick up a race or two along the way, as he has shown ability in his three runs.

Canuspotit ran a nice race on debut at Doncaster over a trip far too short of his best, in a useful race. An eye-catching effort would be seen next time out at Southwell, behind your current Neptune Novices’ Hurdle second favourite, Red Sherlock, before going to Fakenham for his third and latest run.

Given his size I’m not sure Fakenham would be his ideal track, and the heavy ground was probably a little bit inconveniencing. His pedigree suggests better ground will suit. This coupled with the slow pace in the race all held him back, but he still managed to finish second, albeit in a poorish heat.

It’s hard to say whether he’s well-handicapped or not, but he sits at the right end of the weights for a race of this nature and has shown bits and pieces of form. Moreover, he is 33/1 and that price looks too big given this is his first handicap start.


1pt each-way CANUSPOTIT @33/1 (Stan James), 28/1 (Bet Victor)


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