2017 Total: 18/173, +93.5 points
1.35 Winc – Wizards Bridge – 1 point win – 6/1 (PP/BV) 11/2 (general) UP 6/1>3/1 *
Ah bugger, one of his off days, 6s about a 3s shot the only slight positive there.
I think Wizards Bridge should be a couple of points shorter here and I don’t really know why he is a bigger price than the Pipe horse, but we will find out soon enough one way or the other. He does look the solid options here. I think he has the best recent form, has won off higher marks in the past and has competed from marks in the low 130s, Tizzard is arguably in his best form of the season to date and I think there is a chance he makes all- or tries to…the option is there for someone. In any case he should be in the perfect spot. He ticks plenty of boxes here and if he repeats that last run from Exeter I think he is the one to beat. As such I thought he was a shade too big against my interpretation of his chance. We shall see if I have got that right….
Of the others… Jennys Surprise may win but I, and with any luck a few members to boot, backed her the last day when winning at a decent BFSP…sadly she won’t be that price today. She deserves her place at the top of the market but I am happy to take her on. She may ‘bounce’, this being her second run after a year off – and that was a hard enough race the last day. She is also usually held up out the back and at some point will have to close on the leaders, unless say Wizards Bridge falls in a hole which isn’t impossible. She may win and i’ll be able to live with that, at her price. Pipe’s seems short enough to my eyes. He is another hold up horse who takes a step up in class here and has to prove he can win from this rating, having been hit hard for his win two starts ago. He is lightly raced over fences and may do just that – but i’d like a bigger price to find out. Pink Gin is another who is interesting but again the price didn’t seem overly generous. Rated 108 he will need to step up plenty here and also hope a few in this don’t run to anywhere near their marks. That is always possible. He is inexperienced/unexposed over fences and takes a rise in class. I doubted whether he would be good enough and I wanted a bigger price to find out. I wouldn’t fall off my seat in shock if he went close, as with most in here! I was happy to leave the other two for one reason or another.
The Wizard should give me a run for my money and hopefully he is in there pitching jumping the last. He can have his own ideas about the game sometimes so you’d never want to take a short price about him, but he was big enough here for me. GL.
Tom George Chasers
1.45 Leic – Minella For Me
G McPherson (any odds)
3.25 Leic – Visage Blanc
Trainer/Jockey Combo – Live Test
1.20 MR – Iskabeg Lane (12/1<) WON 6/1>7/2
That’s the lot for today.