I took to the streets – with my butler in toe – and got most of my Christmas shopping done. But now my pockets are a bit emptier and could do with a few winners on Tuesday.
2.20 Weld Al Emarat – Was backed off the boards before hosing up here last time out.
The handicapper has taken no chances with a 10lbs hike, but he's clearly a different animal on this surface and this race doesn't look any tougher.
The drop in trip won't be an issue and jockey Nathan Evans is back on steering duties.
1.30 Chef Des Obeaux – This is definitely the race of the day and I'm putting my trust in Nicky Henderson to have this chap ready for fences.
He was a promising hurdler – winning a Grade 2 – before finding it tough going at Cheltenham and Aintree.
But he won't be phased by the big field and a return to his early season form last year and he should have a huge chance in this.
Bully's Tuesday Bankers
2.20 Southwell – Weld Al Emarat
1.30 Uttoxeter – Chef Des Obeaux
1.10 Fontwell – The Ogle Gogle Man
1.10 The Ogle Gogle Man – This looks a good chance for Charlie Mann's novice to go one better than on his last two starts.
He's run well in decent races since and looks to have a race such as this in him off current weights.
Top jock Noel Fehily is an eye taking booking in the saddle and while the ground is a slight question mark, he has some previous form in the mud that offers some encouragement.
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