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a chaser for the tracker…

From the members’ post…

Tracker Tuesday

An eye-catcher from last week for the tracker…

Tidal Watch – 5YO Bay Gelding / Jonjo O’Neill 

This horse ran in the 4.30 on Sat – the 2m5f Novice Handicap Chase at Market Rasen and looks to be one to keep onside, even if he is trained by the ‘inconsistent’ Jonjo O’Neill team. Ahem. He was making chase debut here and ran well – in general he jumped well, esp given his inexperience. He’s 5/12,8p over hurdles, his best form on a decent surface and over 16f. On this rain softened ground and over 2m6f (a few extra yards due to rail movements), and given his inexperience, it’s maybe no surprise they were very patient with him out the back. The race looked to be slowly run to my eyes, turning into a relative sprint 3 from home. Junior looked anxious not to throw the kitchen sink at him late on, having moved up menacingly – I do wonder if he just ran out off puff, esp in the going. In any case he knows how to win and this was a run of promise, arguably the right two horses in-front. It suggests he could be a better chaser than hurdler and on TV looked plenty big enough. A firmer surface could be important and it will be interesting to see what they do with him trip wise – the jury is out as to how far he’ll stay over fences and he is flat bred. Provided the yard don’t bugger him up, you’d be surprised if he didn’t have a few chase wins in him this summer, on better ground. 



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  1. M 3.00 – Gabrial The Tiger @ 4
    S 7.10 – Throckley @ 40
    W 3.15 – Lubali @ 16
    W 5.15 – Lets Be Happy @ 66
    With the number of times I’m hitting the woodwork lately I’m going e/w over 10’s

    WGC St Jude
    Justin Rose 1 point ew 22/1 1/5 7 PP, BFSB, 22/1 1/5 5 365
    Not played Southwind before, the course will suit his style and he was playing well in the Open until the final round so hopefully should make ammends this week.
    Patrick Reed 1 point ew 40/1 1/5 7 BF, BO, plenty of 40/1 available with different terms.
    Green shoots are showing in his recent play with 2 top 10 finishes out of his last 3 starts, and Southwind should suit him.
    No more bets

    Last week in the Open both picks were in contention for a place after 3 round, still find it difficuly to believe neither made it and it was down to 10 places!

    1. I did not like the way Justin Rose buckled in the final round of The Open!

      Those players who played in The Open may be a bit knackered this week?

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