This Wednesday, 16 February, the horse racing NAP of the Day for SportsLens experts is Up For Parol. He races in the extended 2m 3f handicap hurdle at Wetherby today (2:05). Jamie Snowden’s runner is our top value Bet of the Day at tasty 2/1 odds.
A six-year-old son of prolific National Hunt horse racing sire Flemensfirth, Up For Parol has three wins from six hurdles starts. The Snowden stable enjoys a purple patch right now and their horse drops in class, so should go well. Up For Parol also has some good form in this sphere. He thus rates the horse racing NAP of the Day for 16 February. Read all about his claims as our experts put the case for their latest Bet of the Day below…
Why will horse racing NAP of the Day Up For Parol win?
Up For Parol has some fine Irish Point form under his belt, beating subsequent winners Git Maker and Whacker Clan at Domma House. The runner-up has since joined the Snowden yard and scored twice over hurdles when backed into favourite on UK betting sites on both occasions. Up For Parol is also a previous course winner here at Wetherby, defeating subsequent Listed victor Barrichello by 6 1/2 lengths easing down.
He followed-up on that successful second start over hurdles at Ffos Las before a summer break. Connections then took advantage of Up For Parol retaining novice status until the autumn and he ran a fine third in the Grade 2 Persian War at Chepstow. That reads well in relation to this class 2 contest.
Although a spin over fences didn’t work out, Up For Parol resumed winning ways when backed into 5/2 favourite with horse racing betting sites at Haydock. He was then perhaps given too patient a ride but still stayed on into sixth in the Lanzarote Hurdle at Kempton last time out. The ninth has come out and won since, while the two joint-favourites that didn’t complete – Green Brook and Marie’s Rock – also went in next time out.
As past race results show, Snowden has a 28 per cent record with his Wetherby runners over the last five seasons. Backing those blind would see punters well in front with a healthy £11.41 profit to a £1 level stake. With Gavin Sheehan again in the saddle, Up For Parol looks well worth a wager here. A £10 bet at his current price with 888Sport returns £30. This punt qualifies new customers for £45 in bonuses too.
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