IT’S been yonks since I’ve done one of these so it’s time to start putting things right. That’s mainly because I fancy INAAM (3.20) at Lingfield. Richard Fahey is beginning to fire in the winners and this buzzy three-year-old already has two all-weather wins on the board. He has a habit of finding trouble and he would probably have won last time out if he had not been hampered twice.
Inaam is up in class today and it is a warm handicap but I am convinced there is more to come and if he gets a clear passage and if he can settle then he could go close at a nice price (currently 12/1 in most books). Yes, there are a couple of “ifs” in there but he is well drawn and should get the bit of cover that he needs.
Fahey also has two massive chances at Redcar in ZAHRAT NARJIS (3.35) and JORDAN SPORT (4.05) while the first UK National Hunt meeting of the new season takes place at sunny Sedgefield, where the ground could ride pretty quick. Champion jockey Richard Johnson travels north for two rides, both for Brian Ellison, and DOWN TIME (6.15) looks to have a serious chance. Be lucky!