A tricky card at Pau today, but at the prices I have to take a chance on Haie d’Honneur bouncing back to form in the concluding conditions hurdle (1.52pm).
The Gaby Leenders-trained four year old was last seen falling over fences at Bordeaux in October, but had previously been keeping good company around Auteuil and running creditably in defeat. Her back form is good – she beat the smart Astadame on her second career outing last October, and this represents a drop in grade.
Leenders has his team in good form and mentioned in a stable tour that this has been the target since the beginning of the meeting, so we can expect her to be fit and ready for her return from nine weeks off.
2.52pm Pau – 1pt win, 0.5pt place Haie d’Honneur @ 18-1 (all firms)