Team Greatrex tackle Betfair Hurdle
Warren Greatrex is giving his amateur jockey son Tom a golden opportunity to shine by booking him to ride Boite in the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury on Saturday.
Boite (nearest): Set to be ridden by Tom Greatrex this weekend.
Greatrex feels the 7lb Tom can claim will prove beneficial in one of the most competitive and valuable handicap hurdles of the season.
A useful performer on the Flat, Boite has already done well over jumps. Successful on his reappearance at Wetherby at the beginning of December, the seven-year-old was fifth to Theligny over two and a half miles on this track at the end of that month.
"My son Tom will ride and claim 7lb off him. It's a big opportunity for him and the 7lb off the horse's back will help. It's a good opportunity for both," said the Upper Lambourn handler.
"I think this horse has got a good race in him. Whether he's up there, I don't know. There may be a few less exposed horses in there and that's why I'm claiming.
"He's run well around this track a few times, conditions will suit and he's in great form."
On the other hand, Krugermac is reported highly unlikely to take his chance as Gary Moore does not want to run him when he his wrong at the weights.
The six-year-old, who has had just the one run so far this campaign, will be re-routed to Ascot on Saturday week for the Les Ambassadeurs Handicap Hurdle.
"Apparently the top weight (Renneti) runs. He'd be 6lb out of the handicap in that case, so there's no point running. He'll go to Ascot next week," said the West Sussex trainer.