Horse Racing Thursday 27th December

No luck over the jumps on Boxing Day with a faller and a third but a couple of winners on the All-Weather meant it was a small winning day.

There is a fair bit on again today but nothing that really excites me as far as having a bet is concerned. I will be keeping the powder dry for another day. 

They race again at Kempton and at 1.20 they have the Wayward Lad Novices' Chase over two-mile. My Arkle ante-post punt Kalashnikov is a shade odds-on at 4-6 and not really a punting option today but fingers crossed will continue his unbeaten run in Chases.

Altior is perhaps a bit of a surprise runner in the Grade 2 Unibet Desert Orchid Chase at Kempton due off at 2.30. Talking on his Unibet blog before Christmas Hendeson said "He has come out of Sandown in great form, so we might as well get him out again." He’ll be no price but is always worth watching