The first race on the Newbury card on Saturday is the Bet In-Play On Racing With BetVictor Novices’ Handicap Hurdle over 2m 2f. We like the look of the Kerry Lee trained Atlanta Brave, who goes off a mark of 125 for this contest.
Irish point winner who has made a promising start over hurdles, finishing second on debut to the Paul Nicholls trained Beau Balko at Hereford in November, before winning at Chepstow in a class four maiden contest over 2m 3f. He was 7/4 favourite that day and just edged out Ed Keeper by half a length to claim his first victory.
The five-year-old followed that with another win, this time at Hereford in January, beating Hauraki Gulf, who has since finished second on both his runs since at the same level. His ability over hurdles shouldn’t be underestimated against what looks like a good field and we are backing him to do well here and continue his good form for Kerry Lee.
At around 13/2, he looks a very good price considering his good start over obstacles.