Frazzled looks at the Truvape Handicap Hurdle at Chepstow and believes Son of Suzie could be a factor in this contest on his return to hurdling.
1 point each way Son of Suzie at 12/1 with BetVictor and Betfred
It's generally poor fare on Friday, with an interesting Catterick meeting being abandoned but this 2.5 miles handicap hurdle might provide an interesting betting opportunity.
The market is headed by Albert Dolivate and Bandit Country, but the former does not look especially well handicapped off a mark of 110 on his handicap debut and the latter failed to the deliver on his handicap debut last time. Clearly Bandit Country could improve for the drop in trip and the application of money, but he looks worth taking on here.
Son of Suzie represents a Fergal O'Brien yard that is hard to get a read on. However they did have a winner yesterday and seem in reasonable form. This son of Midnight Legend was a bumper and novice hurdle winner last season on testing ground at Uttoxeter and Towcesterand he looked like a step up in trip would bring about plenty of improvement.
He was switched to fences this season and ran very well on his debut at Carlisle, where he was far from fluent over the stiff Carlisle fences. He then made plenty of errors behind Big Hands Harry at Ascot, before exiting at the 4th last on his final start in a handicap at Cheltenham. However off 120 in the latter contest, he was still in contention at this point, despite his jumping and it firmly suggests that a mark of 120 is well within his compass.
The switch back to hurdles looks a positive as does the 2.5 miles trip. The testing ground should not be an issue either and although he has to carry top weight, his very capable rider takes a valuable 3lb off his back.
He makes plenty of appeal in this contest at 12/1 with BetVictor and Betfred