October 7 Racing Tips: Halo Des Obeaux a heavenly chance in the Frodon silks at Worcester

After a Wednesday treble, Planet Sport are back with some real Paul Nicholls class at Worcester and an Iain Jardine two-timer liable to leave punters walking on Ayr.

By the grace of God go Planet Sport at Worcester, Exeter and Ayr on Thursday, October 7.

3.58 Worcester - Grace A Vous Enki

Another purchase from Auteuil in France to run for the legend that is Paul Nicholls, Grace A Vous Enki will be hot property at Worcester.

With plenty of experience at the Paris track, the five year-old prevailed over the channel in a two miles and six furlongs chase on heavy ground.

Now sent hurdling by Nicholls with stable jockey Harry Cobden up top, this Worcester Class 4 should be a stepping stone to UK chasing for a horse Nicholls has described as "really nice".

When Nicholls talks of a horse in those terms you stand up and take notice and this half-brother to the decent Yala Enki could take some stopping.

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4.33 Worcester - Halo Des Obeaux

The boss Paul Nicholls is sending out some class at Worcester on Thursday and you will recognise Halo Des Obeaux's blue and white silks as being those of the King George winning Frodon.

Frodon's owner Paul Vogt bought the four year-old after winning a useful hurdle at Auteuil in March.

The win in Paris was over two miles one and a half furlongs on very soft ground, meaning there may be some improvement still on good to soft Worcester turf.

Another that you'd expect to be contesting larger purses over the winter but can get his British career off in style in the Frodon colours under Harry Cobden. Halo Des Obeaux can be a heavenly pick at Worcester.

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3.40 Exeter - Gerard Mentor

Trained by the only handler to win the Grand National, Cheltenham Gold Cup and Champion Hurdle, Gerard Mentor goes off a leading fancy for the irrepressible Kim Bailey.

Bailey is having a renaissance with the likes of First Flow cutting it at the top level and Gerard Mentor can add to that in a minor way by taking this competitive hurdle.

A Newton Abbot second behind a Thursday odds-on runner in Milton Harris' Sergeant, Gerard Mentor ran on well under Ciaran Gethings.

Now with stable jockey David Bass on top, Gerard Mentor will have been well schooled for the task and can show the requisite Bailey stoutness to outrun his rivals.

The Mentor is one for students of the game to take note of at Exeter.

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4.50 Exeter- Trailboss

A winner of a Class 3 hurdle at nearby Newton Abbot in May, Trailboss had the advantage of having Liam Harrison, the leading conditional this season so far, on board.

The trainer Fergal O'Brien isn't too shabby himself, topping the jumps trainers' rankings going into the autumn.

Trailboss's form is pretty solid, finishing a good second in a Class 3 hurdle at Kelso and then only finding one too good again at Stratford in a Class 4.

With a handy trainer/jockey combination and a manageable trip Trailboss can set the agenda at a price here.

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Ayr 2.40 - Havana Go

This course and distance winner, named after the home of Cuban cigars, has a smoking hot chance at Ayr.

Iain Jardine does very well at the Scottish seaside track and laid Havana Go out for a half-length win over a mile on September 17 at a juicy 16/1.

Havana Go also won a lady riders' handicap at Ayr in August, meaning the six year-old is well versed on Ayr's peculiarities.

Most recent winner Andrew Mullen gets another go on board and there's every chance of a follow up for Jardine's Havana Gold gelding.

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4.25 Ayr- Kats Bob

Planet Sport goes with a fellow Jardine runner in the form of Kats Bob in the seven furlong, Class 5 handicap.

Another winner when last seen recently over course and distance, Kats Bob clawed a game short head win from the Michael Dods trained Aquamas.

Before that, Kats Bob had returned two second placed finishes on soft going at Thirsk and Hamilton most recently. The soft ground at the Scottish venue should hold no fear with this versatile and gutsy performer.

The three year-old by American sire Bobby's Kitten again has the benefit of recent winning jockey Andrew Mullen taking the reins, meaning there's every chance of Jardine leaving Ayr walking on air.

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