Trainer/Jockey Combo – Live Test
Im Still Waiting (12/1< guide)
Hughesie (12/1< guide)
A Perrett – AW (12/1<)
3.40 Ling – Russian Reward
Horses Of Interest…
6.20 Clonmel – Ruler Of France- 15/2 (general) UP 8/1
Didn’t move in the market, and you would have liked to see some money. Lead, although pestered, not that it mattered. Ran as if he needed it in the end. No significance to that jockey booking at all!
I can’t leave this one unbacked- one of those where it seems too good to be true – and they never go well. But, using the various tools within Geegeez Gold he stands out somewhat.
The ‘way in’ is his trainer- 4/9,6p with horses returning after 60+ days in the last 2 years. Having dived into HRB I can see that with flat runners returning 121-365 days he is 3/4. He can get them fit. As simple as that. Hopefully he has got this one fit and the intention is for him to run his race. The fact he has booked the best flat jockey in Ireland? / and some would say Top 2-5 in the UK/Ireland, is some indication.
Pace- well that also caught the eye. He likes to make all and the race is there for him to do that I think, if he wants to. The odd other one has led, but has also been held up, and if Smullen is forceful early on, I think he can dictate.
The horse- well he has solid form on good to firm and over this distance. No problems there. Infact he is 2/2 over this exact distance on the turf. Class if fine, he is 1lb below his last winning mark and doesn’t have too many miles on the clock.
The only question is fitness- he returned here last season after a similar break for this yard and may well have needed it. He went off at 12s, so the market was some guide. Maybe he is a horse that just needs the run, regardless of the trainer’s ability to ready them. The market may well guide here- any drift and I will know my fate. I just wondered why you would bother booking the main man if he needs the run. Especially as K Leonard, who rode him the last twice, is on an outsider.
I won’t go mad, but if he is tuned up fully here, he should be out-running these odds.
That is all for today.
Good luck with any bets.