The first race of the Stats Accumulator with MoPlay comes at Warwick in the Listed 32Red Casino Chase over 2 miles 4 1/2 furlongs and we have selected the Kim Bailey trained Charbel to place.
Kim Bailey thought the time was right for his 8yo to step-up in trip permanently after a close effort at Perth was matched with a victory at Chepstow earlier on in the season.He then went to finish second to Politologue in the Christy 1965 Chase at Ascot over 2m5f, before a relentless display from the front in the Peterborough Chase at Huntingdon latest.
This trainer has been in fine form over the past two weeks and has a accumulated a strike rate of 29 percent for his runners. With this, when he teams up with jockey Noel Fehily he has a 100 percent record for the last 12 months.
The second race of the Stats Accumulator with MoPlay comes at Warwick in the Listed Lanzarote Handicap Hurdle over 2 miles 5 furlong and we have selected the Gary Moore trained Kloud Gate to place.
Kloud Gate finished a long last in the Cesarewitch at Newmarket on the flat in October, but has responded with two wins over timber in December. He has shot up the weights, and is very well fancied.
The family partnership of Gary and Jamie Moore team up for this contest and when working together have a strike rate of 17 percent. With this, when this trainer links up with horses from this owner he has a 28 percent strike rate with his horses.
The penultimate race of the Stats Accumulator with MoPlay comes at Warwick in the Grade 3 Handicap Chase over 3 miles 5 furlongs and we have selected the Mark Bradstock trained Step Back to place.
The 9yo's victory in the Sandown Gold Cup back in April on the last day of last season is being boosted all the time. The second - Rock The Kasbah won the G3 BetVictor.com Handicap Chase at Cheltenham in November, whilst the third - Present Man, landed back to back Listed Badger Ales Trophies at Wincanton.
There have also been wins for the fourth and fifth, and eighth and ninth placed-finished horses in major contests since.Step Back returned to finish seventh at Chepstow latest, but would have improved his fitness and sharpness, and now heads to the very same race One For Arthur won, on his route to the 2017 Grand National.
David Bass gets the ride on him tomorrow and is in fine form running at a 30 percent strike rate for the last 14 days. With this, when teaming up with trainer Mark Bradstock they have a 20 percent record with there rides.
The last race of the Stats Accumulator with MoPlay comes at Warwick in the Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle over 3 miles 1 furlong and we have selected the Ian Williams trained First Assignment to place.
He was a beaten favourite when last seen at Haydock (third to Paisley Park in a Grade 3), but remains largely progressive and of significant interest and receives 10lbs from Blaklion who is his main threat on the day, and should be involved.
Ian Williams was in flying form at the start of the season and even though not being as frequent with his winners still holds some decent entries with his horses. When teaming up with jockey Tom Scudamore they have a superb 25 percent strike rate for the last 12 months.