Latest Horse Racing News (Week 3 February 2018)

Cyclop the first pick for the Surrey National at Lingfield

David Dennis’s seven-year-old Cyclop remains one of the giants in his arena and boasts of a wonderful record and his eyes are nowo set on the Surrey National. Cyclop had a great run in 2017 winning the Lincolnshire National at Market Rasen on Boxing Day, after getting a second-place finish at the Southern National at Fontwell in November,Somerset National at Wincanton in January, and the Cambridgeshire National at Huntingdon in March. With a handicap rating of 120 Cyclop is under a lot of pressure thinks Dennis and that might hamper his run on the day. But Dennis also rates Cyclop highly and believes in his ability to stamp his authority once he gets into a rhythm and make his presence felt on the racing track. Aiden Coleman has been signed on as the designated rider by Dennis as Cyclop’s regular rider was unavailable, but Aiden was a logical choice since he has won on Cyclop before and has also been on a Surrey National winner before.

Betway Novice Stakes at Wolverhampton opportunity for Desert Wind hat-trick

Desert Wind would be looking to complete his hat-trick at the Betway Novice Stake at Wolverhampton. Ashley Iveson who has a tip on all races in England and Ireland has come out saying so. Ed Vaughn’s charge was beaten well on his debut at Nottingham in autumn but has since become a lot better when switched to the all-weather at Southwell a few weeks after. He surprised everyone with his performance even if the field was not too long and it had the same authority as his win at Lingfield recently.Desert Wind will have to concede almost 8lbsto each opponent in his latest venture, but it would take something of a miracle from the newcomers to even beat him then.

Tips by Anita Chambers for Kempton Race

Anita Chambers is a specialist and reviews every Kempton Race with thorough details. Cyrus Dallin coming in after a long break at Kempton shows promise and can rank a lot better at the Racing Post Owners Jackpot Handicap. William Muir’s charge came back in form since his last win finishing fourth after the useful Humbert. The handicapper has dropped 1lb and though Cyrus Dallin is still higher than his last winning mark, he is now at least in a position to offer some competition.