Tip of the day: Blue is the colour

Our Ian Ogg fancies Mick Channon to add to his strong record at Fakenham today.

Mick Channon is a trainer to be feared at Fakenham

The Blue Bomber – 2.10 Fakenham

Yesterday's 28/1 shot ran pretty much as you might have expected a 28/1 shot to run but there are two more outsiders that catch the eye today.

Song Light showed little on his return at Kempton after spending the best part of a year on the sidelines but he has never shown that much on the all-weather and returns to Nottingham where he is a course and distance winner. Division two of the Racing UK Profits Returned To Racing Handicap looks a little more competitive than the race he won but it would be no surprise to see Seamus Mullins' useful hurdler have a say in the finish.

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The claims of So Much Fun in the 8.45 at Kempton are less apparent but she is the only runner today for Ismail Mohammed whose own form figures read 2, 3, 2, 3, 2, 1. His filly is wearing a visor for the first time and returns to a track where she has run her best races.

There is a decent card at Chelmsford City where Mick Channon, a little surprisingly, isn't represented but the Lambourn handler does have a runner at Fakenham and The Blue Bomber can justify the support that currently sees him edge favouritism from Bach De Clermont.

The latter may well improve from his reappearance which saw him return a beaten favourite at Uttoxeter but I'm not convinced that the Norfolk circuit will help to show the point-to-point winner in his best light.

In contrast, it should hold no fears for the Flat-bred The Blue Bomber who ran a close third behind the useful Capeland in a Listed bumper at Cheltenham last season.

He made a good start to his hurdling career at Hereford and if he can improve from that, then that may well be good enough to win the David Hewson Is 60 'National Hunt' Maiden Hurdle and take Channon's record at the track to five winners from 10 runners in the process.

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