Saturday Ante-Post Selection - 12/12/20

Cheltenham - December 12 2020
Cheltenham 15:00
Aidan Coleman

Song For Someone

Aidan Coleman
Tom Symonds
Age: 5
Weight: 11-6
OR: 156
Days: 21

This weeks ante-post selection comes from Cheltenham on Saturday in the feature race on the day in the hurdling division and we believe we have found some serious value in the International Hurdle.

The Grade Two Event has seen some superb winners over the years and we believe Song For Someone for trainer Tom Symonds has a great chance to join that roll of honour.

This handler does not have many superstars and this five year old could well and truly turn out to be just that having landed the Grade Two Kingwell Hurdle on his final start of last term.

Last season the gelding was a model of consistency winning at Fontwell on debut before finishing a decent third behind Mack The Man and Protektorat in a strong handicap hurdle.

He stepped up to a Grade Three event at Ascot where he was a length behind Supreme Novices' Hurdle second Thomas Darby and he used that experience to win at Kempton.

On his seasonal bow this term the five year old really made his present felt in the division, landing the Grade Two Ascot Hurdle, seeing off last year's winner of the International Hurdle Call Me Lord and Cheltenham Festival winner Laurina.

Symonds believes his gelding although showing clear stamina does not lack pace and drop down in trip should see him be able to dominate if going from the front again.

Another bonus is that this handler has been in remarkable form so far this year and from his last 17 runners he has gone on to land 7 winners.