Chic Name looks weighted to go well and worth a wager at 17/2 in the 2.05 at Newbury today. This Richard Hobson trained seven-year-old ended last season with a success when landing a 12-runner affair at Perth by 1 3/4 lengths off a mark of 126. He got put up to 132 for that and has large;ly struggled in four outings thos season. However he wasn’t disgarecd on his penultimate outing when a keeping on sixth of 16 to Classic Ben before finding 3m 6f beyond him last time out when sevebth of 15 to Dawson City in the Devon National at Exeter. Chic Name has since been dropped another pound and is now able to race off a rating of 125. Tthat is 1lb lower than when last victoruious and gives him every chance at the weights on the pick of his form nwo dropped back to a more suitable trip at a venue where he has won in the past. The booking of highly talented claimer Jonjo O’Neill Jr to do the steering also catches the eye as it will be the first time that he has ridden for the yard and he is terrific value for his 5lb claim. Chic Name also has a 40 per cent strike rate in the class 3 company.
Daily Sport recommended bet: 2pts each-way Chic Name (17/2 Unibet – BOG)