Hello and welcome to Wattspots, a new feature in which after each meeting I go to during the jumps season, I will be picking out any horses that caught my eye, so you can keep an eye out and hopefully they will go in at a nice price.

Neil Watson

This weekend ( 6 -11-2021 ) just gone I was at Aintree for Grand Sefton Chase Day and here are a few horses that caught my eye during the afternoon……

Limetree Boy, 5yo B G, Jonjo O’Neill.

Making his full racecourse debut in a race of any kind this son of Shirocco ran an encouraging third behind impressive winner Hillcrest in the 2m4f Nov Hdle which was also an EBF Final Qualifier, he shaped nicely and will have learnt plenty, it would be no surprise to see him get laid out for the final in March at Sandown.

Remastered, 8yo Ch G, David Pipe.

Last seasons Reynoldstown winner and 5th in the 3m6f G2 Nov Chase at the Cheltenham behind Galvin, he got headed in the last half furlong of the Pertemps Qualifier but this run will have put him spot on for this months Ladbrokes Trophy at Newbury, he could potentially have a big say in the big staying handicap chases this season and is one to keep an eye on.

Senior Citizen, 8yo B G, Alan King

Alan King has had a stellar year on the flat but while the Grand National may not be a race he relishes he does have a live çhance with this one, second in the Grand Sefton after his Topham third back in April suggests he has to take his chance in the spring and despite being rated 139 going into this race, he should be upped a bit extra especially as he appears to have the “Aintree Factor”

Bristol De Mai and Native River clearing controversial new fences at Haydock

So there we have it, three horses I think you should put in your trackers and notebooks, next Saturday is the Betfair Chase at Haydock and I’ll see what catches the eye and report back on that.

Neil Watson.

Published November 2021

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