The Messenger previews Sunday's racing and he has a bet on Alfie Spinner at Ffos Las - More may follow.
Ffos Las 3.45: Alfie Spinner
As with so many of Kerry Lee’s string Alfie Spinner’s enthusiasm shows no signs of waning even at the age of thirteen. His thorough resoluteness can see off some younger rivals at Ffos Las today.
The 13yo revelled in the heavy ground to take second place finishes at Chepstow in the Welsh National trial and then the big race itself the following month. He then went on to finish a perfectly respectable fifth in the Midlands National last month.
Because of his age the handicapper has not given the horse the hike in the weights a younger horse would earn and he remains on the same mark of 132 as at Chepstow. There are some worthy rivals in opposition, but Behind Time is clumsy and Horatio Hornblower does not look the hardiest of battlers. As a result I am happy to put my support behind the veteran.
1pt win – Alfie Spinner – 3.45 Ffos Las at 9/2 with BetVictor and 10bet