Tuesday 25 September 2018

Rightly will do nicely

Mouse going for a hat-trick with Folsom but Crawford's charge looks a Fine choice

Finde Rightly looks overpriced at Ayr Photo: Alain Barr
Finde Rightly looks overpriced at Ayr Photo: Alain Barr
Folsom Blue will run for Mouse Morris Photo: Racing Post

Nobody would begrudge Mouse Morris the Grand National treble if he could follow up his Aintree and Fairyhouse successes at Ayr tomorrow and Folsom Blue wouldn't be without his chance.

Morris admitted that he "wouldn't be greedy" in looking for a third in as many weeks but the 16/1 on offer will appeal to some as he wasn't beaten all that far in the Irish National and has got claims.

In fact, I would dare say that wherever the current favourite Cause Of Causes finishes in the race that Folsom Blue will be ahead of him, simply because the burden of top weight is a major negative for a small horse like Cause Of Causes, who has unquestionably been a great horse for his connections.

However, the selection is the Stuart Crawford-trained Fine Rightly. This horse is overpriced at 25/1.

Tomorrow's Scottish National is littered with novices that have good form in what is their first season over fences and maybe one of them will come out and prove to be a blot on the handicap with the likes of Measureofmydreams, Vyta Du Roc and Seeyouatmidnight prominent in the betting but it is the more battle-hardened Fine Rightly who is picked out.


A winner of his last two starts when he was odds-on favourite for both, the eight-year-old appears to be in the form of his life having also won at Navan before Christmas and although beaten a long way by Carlingford Lough, he was third at 33/1 in the Irish Gold Cup.

Indeed, if you look at Fine Rightly's final run last season you'll see that he beat none other than last week's Grand National hero Rule The World by a length

Similarly to Cause Of Causes, Fine Rightly has plenty of weight on his back for tomorrow's assignment but being a bigger horse it's not so much of a negative and at 25/1 he'll run a big race.

On the Flat tomorrow the Spring Cup at Newbury is the big betting heat and Gabrial's Kaka is the selection here.


The six-year-old isn't the most prolific winner and has been two years searching for the winners' enclosure, his last taste of success actually came in this race in 2014, but he was good enough to win that day off a mark of 95 and back down to 86 now he has to be competitive.

A horse who goes that long without a win is not one to have a massive bet on but he's by Jeremy which will be a big plus on the heavy ground and 8/1 is a nice price.

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