Lovely Job – 1.5 points win – 13/2 (gen) UP poor
What Happens Now – 1.5 points win – 7/1 (gen) UP poor
This morning has flown by somewhat so I’ll try and be brief…
Lovely Job… is very consistent, unexposed, will enjoy underfoot conditions and has gone well fresh in the past. O’Brien has a good record at this meeting with all runners and this one, along with McCains, should be up in the van from the off. With any luck they are 1-2 the whole way round! I’d like to think this has been a target and he should go well if fit enough. There are many yards at the moment where I can’t work out if they are in form, out of form, or in the middle! Given there have been so many recent raced run on a bog, + two massive Festivals with very competitive racing, some yards (inc this one) may seem out of sorts, when in fact there is nothing wrong at all! So, we shall see, but on paper this one should give it a good go.
What Happens Now – he has course form, relishes decent ground and stays well. His run the last day was after a mid-season break and i’d like to think this has been a plan. He could try and lead these all and he may stay there. He is still unexposed enough and has only raced at C2 once before. He does have to find a bit if some of the others run up to their marks (which I am not convinced many will) and maybe he won’t be good enough, but at 7s I was happy to take a poke.
Of the rest…well Singlefarmpayment has an obvious chance back on good ground but I don’t see any value in his price. He is usually held up, he can be keen, and he can hit a fence. He’s had a few chances now and has had a long enough season. But, this is a great opportunity and if there is one horse in the race that will go ‘whoosh’ after the last, it is him. But I can enjoy him hacking up without any money on at 3/1. No bother.
Of the bigger priced ones…Another Hero WON is interesting to a point and has won after a monster break before.. I felt 10s wasn’t big enough though given the yard, the break and his inconsistent form. But, at his best, he would be in the mix I think.
Coologue is clearly the poke/interesting biggie…20s+…some money coming…all hope/faith rests on a return to decent ground, but he was PU on a sound enough surface a few runs back… it was just too much of a leap of faith really for me, but he could be worth some change just in case! Maybe it has been all about the ground…i’d be interested in him back here in the autumn, if he shows more here. If is very well handicapped again now and handles the track well, having won here before. I can see the case at a price, but just too many Ps for me!
That’s the lot on the free post from me today. GL with any bets.