To start off our Stats Accumulator with Sky Bet for Saturday we go over to Wales at Chepstow for the start of there jumps season. Pym trained by Nicky Henderson gets us underway in the Class 4 novice hurdle over 2 miles.
Nicky Henderson has raved about this horse in the off season and has put him in the same race Altior started his career off in. He has only raced in bumpers so far showing modest form but connections and trainer really think he is the next big thing.
The second race of the day is again at Chepstow in the Class 2 handicap hurdle over 2 miles and Grand Sancy for trainer Paul Nicholls is our horse we think will finish in the top three.
This horse has been consistent as a four year old and has a lot going for him with his trainer winning this four times since 2008. Grand Sarcy has recently undergone wind surgery and this could help him with his run on Saturday.
The penultimate race of our accumulator is from Chelmsford in the first race of the day in Essex and we have gone for El Gumryah to place in the Class 5 novice over 7 furlongs.
This Simon Crisford trained two year old has had a good start to his racing career finishing a promising third on both starts showing clear potential. His yard have a 22 percent strike rate at this track and the jockey on board Kieran Shoemark also has a 22 percent strike rate for the yard.
The return to 7 furlongs will be no problem for this youngster on his all weather debut and the yard is currently in top form having nine winners from there last 17 runners as of Friday.
The last race for our bet to land is again at Chelmsford in the Class 5 handicap over 1 mile 2 furlongs and we have gone with Imperial Choice to place and hopefully land our accumulator.
Her owner, Lady Bamford doesn't have many runners at this track but over the last 12 months is firing at a 33 percent strike rate. She is on a handy mark and going off her last performance she has a chance in this race.