Wednesday Horse Racing Previews – 23 March

Teaplanter looks at Wednesday's racing and his first bet is in the Warwick bumper with the Dan Skelton trained Robin Roe.

Warwick 5:20

This looks like it could be an informative bumper and plenty of winners could come from it. There are some nicely bred newcomers from the Hobbs and King yard, while the Nick Williams trained Man From Mars showed plenty of promise on his debut at Exeter, when he was very green and needed a lot of riding along, before staying on quite nicely in the straight and hinting that he has plenty of ability.

However this looks a contest that could rest between the horses that have shown some very decent form in the point to point field.

Royal Supremo showed promise on his second outing when he was second to his stable companion Stretchingthetruth at Dromahane, but he looked like he would certainly need further than this 2 miles to be seen to best effect. Dance In The Dust looked to have more gears when he did well to finish second at Lingstown after being poorly position when the pace was quickening and he should be on the premises here if building on that. However the horse we like is very much Robin Roe.

Robin Roe has shown plenty of ability on his two starts in the point to point field and he ran a very eye catching first race at Loughbrickland last March, when he was 2nd to Cappuccino Man. He may well have won that contest only for making a bad mistake at the second last, which really stopped him in his tracks and the fact that he was able to close again to within 2 lengths of the winner suggested that he was a horse with plenty of ability. On his second start, he was again hampered, this time at the 3rd last, by the fall of Clondaw Westie at Boulta in November. Again he showed gears to quickly recover and join Minella Beay at the last. He stayed on well after the final obstacle to record a 1/2 length win and the form looks very decent with the runner up Laser Light winning a bumper for Alan King last month and Minella Beau winning his next point and then being picked up at the sales for £100,000.

Robin Roe is out of a mare, Talktothetail, that won a bumper and a novice chase and could have been quite a classy mare, but for injury intervening and he looks a ready made bumper type. The 9/2 looks more than fair and it will be disappointing if he cannot run a very big race for the Dan Skelton team.

Advised Bet

1.5 points each way Robin Roe at 9/2 with Bet365 and BetVictor