HORSE RACING FIXTURES AND RESULTS
HORSE RACING FEATURE
My Timeform: Eye-catchers from Cheltenham, Wolverhampton and Aintree
Adam Houghton picks out three horses from recent meetings at Cheltenham, Wolverhampton and Aintree that could be worth following in the coming weeks.
Baron Alco had some useful form to his name over hurdles and produced his best effort of the last campaign when half-length second to Rock The Kasbah in a Grade 3 handicap at Ascot. That rival impressed when making a successful chasing debut at Chepstow recently and, although Baron Alco was unable to follow suit when third at Cheltenham on Friday, he gave the impression he would improve with his first outing for six months under his belt and certainly showed enough to suggest he is up to winning races over fences. He was still travelling as well as anything as the field turned into the straight that day and only weakened when the lack of a recent outing seemingly began to tell in the closing stages. The most positive aspect of that performance was his sound jumping technique and Baron Alco is expected to pick up a similar race before making his presence felt in some of the better handicap chases between two and two and a half miles in the new year. Gary Moore