Today's Horse Racing Tips: Rocco to strike at Stratford

Today's racing tips at Stratford.
Today's racing tips at Stratford.

Yesterday’s NAP (Taqareer) ran well to finish second at Doncaster and pulled four lengths clear of the rest in the style of a horse that will be winning soon.

There is just one bet for today’s racing at Stratford.  

Stratford Tip

15:50 – 2m6½f  Visit racingtv.com Handicap Chase (Class 3)

Previous course form at Stratford can be an advantage, and that points to ROCCO (NAP – 1 point win bet at 7/2), who was a three-length winner here less than two years ago. Always in a prominent position, he responded well for pressure that day and kept on strongly after the last fence. 

Although he hasn’t won again in seven starts since, he has finished in the first three places four times and of the other three defeats, two came in a higher grade (including Grade 3) and one was on his seasonal reappearance back in October. His latest effort, which came earlier this month, was very encouraging and saw him beaten by just a head over three miles at Ludlow. He jumped really well that day and looked the likely winner for the entire straight before being collared in the final stride by a fast finisher. 

A 3lb rise means he is 6lbs higher than for his last victory, but he looks to have everything in his favour today. He should be very well suited by the return to Stratford, slight drop in trip and the better ground he looks set to encounter. Nigel and Sam Twiston-Davies have good records at the track and their representative looks to hold solid claims.

Born Survivor, dropping significantly in class, and Midnightreferendum, consistent in mares’ only chases, complete the shortlist.

Stratford 15:50
Rocco silk

Rocco

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