Another day off.
No potential micro system qualifiers and no other bets for the day. There are a couple of 3m+ chases but I don’t have the time/energy to do them justice so will just leave them.
Over And Above was Pulled Up and I have yet to watch the race but suspect he may have found that ground too soft, I’m not sure. He has never really handled heavy on the evidence to date but had won a few in soft. That’s how it goes sometimes. The winner was well found in the market and in hindsight I can see why some will have backed him at 25s > 10s. That was only his 11th chase and he had won one over 19f. He had won a few point to points over 24f in heavy so had maybe been crying out for a 3m slog in the mud. That price would have allowed backers to overlook the trainer’s lamentable recent track record. A biggie that got away maybe. Next time!
Dellbuoy – his jockey is either not very good, corrupt, or felt something wrong with the horse that I couldn’t pick up. I managed to watch it and he had not moved a muscle as they were turning in. Holding a good position entering the final 4f he didnt do anything and was shuffled back to last and he continued to sit still as they turned for home. No idea what he was doing. I am still scratching my head. Maybe today wasn’t the day! He is one/two runs away from being added into my collection of ‘cliff horses’! Race reading is an area that can always be improved and I would be interested to read what some of you made of that ride!