Aso has each-way claims

December 10th, 2016 | Ian Carnaby's Racing News

The telephone line picked up with the easy success of Briery Belle at Warwick on Thursday and the Weekend Card included a strong recommendation for Call To Order in the three-mile handicap hurdle at Cheltenham on Friday. Both were needed after an indifferent run.

Nigel Twiston-Davies and Jim Old are not sending Aldeburgh for the novices’ handicap hurdle at Doncaster on Saturday but he is worth waiting for on good ground or better. That leaves us with ASO in the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup at Cheltenham. He is not as dependent on testing ground as his stable-companion Tenor Nivernais, but I suspect it will still be a bit quick for him. Even so, he ran well to be fourth in the BetVictor here and has an improved chance at the weights with one or two which finished in front of him.

I do not pass on many tips and prefer to stand or fall on my own judgement but I hear from a good source that Johnny Farrelly’s KAZLIAN is expected to go close in the last at Lingfield.

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