Tuesday 21 November 2017

Expect O’Meara to be on double at Southwell

DAVID O’MEARA can dominate proceedings at Southwell with the North Yorkshire handler poised to notch a double.

O’Meara has made quite an impact in his two seasons to date, and he can keep up the good work with Brunello and Horatio Carter.

The former tackles the Book Tickets At southwell-racecourse.co.uk Handicap after making a decent debut for the yard on New Year’s Day.

Well beaten in three maiden starts for Walter Swinburn last season, Brunello made his handicap bow off a lowly mark of 57 at this track.

He was off the bridle half a mile from home over 12 furlongs that day, but third place was an admirable effort after 165 days off the track.

Brunello should strip fitter for that run and, off his current perch, he is an intriguing, lightly raced individual.

Horatio Carter is certainly much more exposed but he showed signs of a return to form when beaten just over a length in third at Southwell earlier this month.

Sunny Side Up will be having just her seventh career start in the Thousands of Sports Experiences At bluesq.com Handicap and she is still open to plenty of progression.

The filly got off the mark at the fifth attempt at Wolverhampton in December before finding just one too good at this track at the end of the year.

Richard Fahey's charge stayed on well that day and she is worth another try over a sprint trip.

Enroller's National Hunt career has not yet taken off as might have been expected, but he is an interesting contender for the Nomad Novices' Hurdle at Leicester. William Muir's inmate was a Group Three winner on the Flat in his pomp and although he failed to reach those heights in 2011, the seven-year-old still ran well enough to suggest he should be a force in this sphere.

Morenito has been running consistently well in defeat so far this season and the handicapper has given him the chance to get his head in front in the Hose Thorns Handicap Chase.

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