none. ‘We’ all bumped into one on Tuesday and when a handicap blot job wins like that at 5/1>6/1, like a 1/2 shot, you always wonder whether you could have done more. I was happy to leave him at that price in the morning given this was his first ‘proper’ chase, with a big field etc. I was banking on that inexperience of such conditions catching him out. Sadly, he relished all conditions and, much like Nicholls’ Summer Plate winner (who had a very similar profile- but 12/1 and far more annoying!) he fairly bolted up. I’m confident were he 8s+ i’d have landed on him, but he still won as if massive value. Hindsight is wonderful of course. That ‘prep’ run over hurdles did jump out at me more after the race- protecting his chase mark there while keeping him ticking over- clever. Happy enough with the analysis on him, albeit the two selections were a bit poor.
Trainer/Jockey Combo – Live Test
3.45 Exet- Moorlands Jack (9/1<)
5.00 Worc – Sissinghurst (12/1< guide)
Nothing else today. GL with any bets,