Welsh trainer Rebecca Curtis has an improving sort looking to break the maiden tag over hurdles and 2m 5f in the opening race at Warwick today (14:10).
Financial Outcome will have learned a lot from an eye-catching debut in handicap company at Newbury last time out and hasn’t been beaten far in all three starts under Rules so far.
This six-year-old won the last two of his five starts in Irish points, comfortably recording victories at Tinahely and Ballyragget, and is a 9/4 fancy with Unibet to score here.
On hurdles debut at Hereford, Financial Outcome was driven in third place after two out and plugged on thereafter to finish 8 3/4 lengths behind Danny Whizzbang.
The winner has scored again since and Curtis’ charge was 16 lengths clear of the fourth home with the remainder of the field well strung out.
Improving and consistent
He was then third again and beaten only four lengths at Ffos Las when down in trip to 2m 4f, staying on from the same pace from two out behind Lamanver Pippin.
Financial Outcome was given an opening handicap mark of 118 off the back of these efforts and held every chance in-between the last two at Newbury, but could only finish fourth over 3m.
Again, he was only beaten about five lengths by the more experienced Jabulani, and the runner-up Copper Gone West has since come out and advertised the form by bolting up at Bangor.
With the form franked, another drop back in trip could suit Financial Outcome and, although this is a reasonably competitive maiden hurdle, it is easier than handicap company.
Curtis again books Sean Bowen in the saddle, and he’s ridden three winners from a dozen mounts in the last seven days. With an in-form jockey again aboard, plenty points to a big run.
Bet of the Day: 9/4 with Unibet, Financial Outcome to win the 14:10 at Warwick.