The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and Dundee)
Bunbury rich in promise over handicap debut
Tips: Richard Hughes’ four-year-old better than mark of 74 suggests
BUNBURY is well worth monitoring on his handicap debut at Newbury.
The four-year-old gelding has made stealthy progress in three maidens and looked particularly useful at Windsor last month.
Richard Hughes’ representative finished fifth, having encountered plenty of traffic problems in a race that worked out not too badly at all.
The Comax Handicap is not an epic encounter for the prize-money on offer, and Hughes will be disappointed if Bunbury does not end up a good deal better than a mark of 74 might suggest.
FROSTY THE SNOWMAN should be up to the Free Month Trial Of Racing UK Handicap at Nottingham.
Ruth Carr’s grey is competing over staying trips these days and did nicely over 1¾ miles at Redcar last month, when a slightly unlucky third behind Kiwayu.
The gelded son of Mastercraftsman is not a straightforward fellow, but should be good enough for this company if he is on a going day.
NEWBURY: 2.00 Bacchus, 2.30 Dame Judi, 3.05 Abingdon, 3.40 Bunbury, 4.10 Lucky Louie, 4.45 Muaither, 5.15 City Ground.
NOTTINGHAM: 1.50 Fastar, 2.20 Jimenez, 2.50 Frosty The Snowman, 3.25 Growl, 4.00 Rococoa, 4.30 Minty Jones, 5.05 Arcamist, 5.35 The Dukkerer.
DOUBLE: Bunbury and Frosty the Snowman.