Weekend Ante-Post Selection

Ascot - November 21 2020
Ascot 14:40
James Bowen

Call Me Lord

James Bowen
Nicky Henderson
Age: 7
Weight: 11-6
OR: 154
Days: 14

This weekend sees some superb racing over the jumps from up and down Britain and we have looked at some early value in the betting markets ahead some of the big races.

In the Coral Hurdle we fancy the Nicky Henderson trained Call Me Lord for the Grade Two event at Ascot and after finishing second on the race on seasonal debut last term, he has a huge chance to go none better this year heading into the event off the back of a run.

The seven year old old has been a consistent horse for the Seven Barrows yard since joining from from France a few years ago and last term was magnificent in the early part of the season.

He started his campaign off in this race in November finishing second to If The Cap Fits who went on to land the race for two consecutive years.

He then headed to Cheltenham for his second start in the Grade Two International Hurdle and he stayed on best of the rest up the hill to take the race.

The gelding, after a superb win went to Sandown as a final run before the Champion Hurdle at the festival and finished second behind Grade One winner Quel Destin.

The Champion Hurdle was just too much for the gelding, being outclassed in a race that did not suit him and it saw him finish near the back of the field

However, he looks huge value at 3/1 on Saturday against hurdlers who have something to prove and now being fit after his first run of the season, he could be the winner of this race.