What a strange strange old Saturday of chase racing. I don’t think I have backed so many fallers in one day! (or those who made race ending errors) And early fallers at that. Rubbish for the entertainment value. Some Buckle was very fit to my eye pre race and was travelling very strongly as they started to turn for home. He would have been involved but decided to take a fence with him. Game over. I backed Un Noble at Kelso, a TTP stats pick, and he fell at the first. Present Man – well the less said about that the better- why oh why he didn’t lead I have no idea- they went a slow pace early and he was pulling away- not sure if unsighted or what but he fell at one of first couple, I forget which. His jumping was one of main reasons I liked him! Damn.
Gentleman Jon was arguably fortunate as I think the fav was passing him – but fences are there to be jumped – a case of last horse standing really. And you need a bit of luck in this game – well done Antony who thought he was a decent EW bet. That race fell apart some what. Ravens Tower at least won for my Aintree notes and I was warm as to his chance at his price.
I believe Gerry highlighted a 7/1 winner also. As always the comments are worth a read. Well done if you had a good day! (and apols if I missed any other winners posted by you shrewd folk)
None. Small field chases and we all really need some rain.
Handicap hurdle/chase portfolio
12.30 Sand- Earthmoves / Braavos
3.05 Ffos L – City Supreme
3.25 Sand – Saint Are
That will be all for Sunday.