Lewis Jones is embracing the return of the jump season and is concentrating on the action live from Aintree today, where one of his horses to follow makes his season debut.
The jumps season is really starting to kick into top gear now with Aintree holding their first major meeting of the season today and some progressive chasers are making their appearance in the BETFRED MONET´S GARDEN OLD ROAN CHASE.
One horse that looks set to have a fruitful season is Tom George’s progressive young chaser Module, who looks a fine bet to kick off his season with a win. He rates as the best bet of the day around the 11/2 mark.
George’s young chaser looks a real prospect now stepped up in trip and given a year to get stronger. He only managed to win one of his five starts last season but that’s not a negative. He was a model of consistency and when the mud was flying he showed himself to be a very classy horse in the making.
Many have just deemed him as a mud lark, but I think he’s got a bit more about him that that. He looks a stayer in the making and a step up in trip should see him racing more consistently on good ground, which are the conditions up in Liverpool today.
He was last seen when suffering bad luck at Punchestown in April when hampered by a faller when going well and subsequently was pulled up. We learned nothing about his ability that day but it’s best to concentrate on his efforts like when finishing third in the Champion Chase.
He looked to be crying for a step up in trip that day as he finished like a train up the Cheltenham hill to finish just six lengths behind the immovable object that is Sire De Grugy.
Uxizandre is a very smart chaser in the making and must have a huge chance today but there must be a doubt about him being a full pelt as he has an entry in the Paddy Power Gold Cup. This may be a prep race for that with eyes on not ruining a potentially fruitful handicap mark.
Alan King is a shrewd cookie when it comes to prepping a horse for a big assignment.
The scales has just tipped in the favour of Module and he should be backed around the 11/2 mark despite carrying top-weight.