I've been following this horse without any bet on its last couple of outings, I think it could be time for this to come in tomorrow and repay its followers. An easy C&D winner back in early November, over 3 lengths clear of 2nd. It followed it up by a good C&D 3rd next time out off a 7lb higher mark, just 0.75 lengths behind the winner who has ran good races since then off higher marks, and just a head behind the 2nd placed horse who has since won recently at Kempton over the same distance and off the same mark. Queen Aggie came 2nd over C&D two outings back off a mark of 70, just a length behind the winner who ran a decent race next time out in hotter company off a higher mark. Last time out, Queen Aggie finished 3rd at Lingfield over this distance, she broke away rather slowly but finished strongly claiming 3rd spot near the finish and in the end it got within 1.5 lengths of the winner, Al's Memory, who I was on that day funnily enough. Al's Memory also runs in the 3.40 tomorrow but is up 3lbs whereas Queen Aggie runs off the same mark. Now back at Wolverhampton where she seems to love, with a bit of luck I fancy this to come in, I definitely can't see this finishing outside the money - I've had a really decent each way bet on this. Also, the yard are 8/33 (24%) with their older horses over 7f/1m this all weather season and the yard are a very respectable 23% at Wolverhampton this season (9/39).
I've been over and over this race for the past hour or so and I must say there are solid cases for at least 3 of these, but I'm opting for Columbia. She finished with a little bit in hand last time out on her handicap debut over C&D, she finished 4th of 10 in what was a closing distance of 3 lengths behind the winner. The 1st & 2nd haven't been seen since but 3rd has since won off the same mark to frank a bit of form.
Dual bumper winner including a listed event at Ascot.Solid seasonal/hurdling debut when 4th to Different Gravey.Showed big improvement next time when finishing 2nd beaten a head by Clean Sheet at Newbury.Clean Sheet had earlier split two subsequent grade 2 winners in the Nicky Henderson trained Caracci Apache and Venetia Williams .
January 24, 2015 10:00• Conference National - England
ODDS AND PREDICTION
-154 to over +2.5
"When Alfreton have been at home, all 3 previous meetings have gone over (3-2 2-1 and 1-6). Looking at the table a draw is not much use for either team (Forest Green need to keep in touch with the play offs while Alfreton desperately need the points to close the gap from relegation) so both should be going for the win. Forest Green have been strong away all season sitting 2nd in the league on away form. Forest's last 6 conference games have gone over and I don't see that stopping against Alfreton who tend to score but leak loads (They've conceded a whopping 58 goals already this season)."
January 24, 2015 10:00• Championship - England
ODDS AND PREDICTION
+240 to draw
0 - 1
"Wigan lost 3 home games in a row before they won a point last time at home against Blackburn. They are now hosting Huddersfield who have only won two away matches this season so I expect a draw result.