Thursday’s Horse Racing NAP of The Day – 16th January 2020
Tips provided by The Finishing Lines Andrew Halligan.
We stuck again yesterday with our horse racing NAP at a nice 6/1 and again today I think I have two that will be primed to win today.
Wincanton 3.10 – Brandon Castle @ 2/1
The useful front running Brandon Castle racked up a hat-trick around this time last year. He came back this year with two below-par efforts, to say the least, but, he did look like he needed those two runs very badly.
The headgear that he won on all his wins over hurdles are back on today and with that, he has dropped below his last winning mark.
He should get the run of the race today and with that said if Brandon Castle gets into a rhythm today, he should take some beating.
The obvious danger is current odds on favourite Annsam, but I would be surprised if a fully fit Brandon Castle was not able to deal with him.
Brandon Castle is best price 2/1 with Matchbook.
Wincanton 3.40 – Christmas In April @ 3/1
This is the third time I have tipped up Christmas In April and he has been good to us with a second and two wins, and I don’t see the winning stopping today.
A winner of the Sussex National last time in very commanding fashion, I find it very hard to see Christmas In April not going on and winning again today.
Third that day Rathlin Rose is weighted to reverse form but, as you might know from watching The Finishing Line Podcast on YouTube I take no notice of stats and weights.
To me, who might follow Christmas In April home is the David Dennis trained Cyclop, who will love this kind of test. He was last seen finishing second in the Lincolnshire National (a race he won the year before) and if he arrives in that kind of form he will but up a very good show.
Christmas In April is best priced 3/1 with Paddy Power.
prices are correct at time of writing.