Talking Horses: Young Wolf can be another big winner for the two Jonjos

By: Chris Cook Saturday 27 February 202

The father-son combination landed the Betfair Hurdle on Sunday and could be on the mark again at Kempton

Six days after landing the Betfair Hurdle, the two Jonjos can be handicap kings once more with Young Wolf (3.35) in the Close Brothers, still best known under its long-ago title, the Racing Post Chase. Admittedly, Young Wolf’s chance is less clear than that of Soaring Glory, who won at Newbury, but he looks like being a fair each-way price.

A lot of winter form is going to prove irrelevant on Kempton’s drying surface but it gives Young Wolf a chance, as he has done well on good ground or faster over the last two summers. He should not be judged harshly for his most recent defeats on much deeper going and is now back to his last winning mark. Soupy Soups is another that could run above his odds in these circumstances.

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