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4.45 Newbury – WESTERN RYDER
WESTERN RYDER should be favourite here, even with giving weight away to the 4 year old filly. He won so takingly at Ascot in the bumper just before Christmas, where he travelled well and put the race to bed very decisively. That bumper always works out to be a good race, and connections clearly like this horse as did Gavin Sheehan who rode him with the utmost confidence. This race has always gone to a 5 year old carrying 11-3 or 11-7, just like Ballyandy did last year, and I think he is the only realistic Champion Bumper contender here so should be favourite. I have tinkered with a bigger stake here but 9-2 is fair enough, so we will stick to regular staking.
1pt win 9-2 Generally.