In today’s blog:-
Review of the yesterday’s horseracing
Review of yesterday’s horseracing
We hit the target yesterday when SIR IAN (one of two selections on the blog) won at Worcester @ 9/4 (was advised @ 7/2 on here). The horse made all and won fairly easily, making it 4 wins from 5 runs on “good” going – his only failure being in his debut chase. He’s likely to be put away till the Spring, thus avoiding racing on unsuitable soft going.
Unfortunately, the other selection BALLYDUB again made a lot of mistakes and could only finish 3rd of the 4 finishers, despite disputing the lead to 3-out. He does have ability, but he needs to learn how to jump a fence at speed.
All-in-all, a good day with 5pts profit.
There are two jump meetings at Carlisle and Ludlow.
Trainer, J Howard Johnson does particularly well at Carlisle and I would give all his runners here today a close look. One of his I noted from last season was HOLD FAST who runs in his debut chase at 3:25. It is never a good thing to have a wager in novice chase’s, unless you are particularly confident about your selection – so I am not advising this as a wager. But his last run has worked out very well on form, and he looks well handicapped on his hurdles rating. The horse in 2nd that day (Gilbarry) won NTO and is now rated OR118, and in 3rd was Coastley, who won his next two arces and is now rated OR129. HOLD FAST gave Coastley 14lb that day, so he could be OR140+ which makes him potentially very useful. He also stays 20f, so today’s 2-mile trip on this stiff course should hold not fears. He makes all, so a “back-to-lay” wager could be the way.
Having looked thru’ the Ludlow card there is nothing that catches my eye – altho’ David Pipe has his only runner of the day here Armenian Boy in the selling hurdle at 3:15.
So, just a short blog today as lots to get on with at this end. One for the weekend: trainer Tom George is not sure whether his horse TARTAK will be up for a good run in the “Old Roan” chase at Aintree, but it won’t be for lack of fitness as he’s aimed the horse at this race.
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