In today’s blog:-
From the blog yesterday, I looked at 4 races and named 6 horses worth an interest (there were 3 in the same race at Towcester). Of those 6 named horses on the blog, I found 2 winners and a 2nd, with the other 3 running unplaced. As luck would have it, my blog “nap” selection was the horse that came 2nd GIFTED LEADER (advised @ 6/1). I did give the horse as an eachway selection, so not all was lost. I was also right about Laredo Sound in that race; not only was the trip half-a-mile too short, but the horse not fit enough to do himself justice – unplaced at 11/2.
The downside to yesterday was that I “missed” both the winners that I mentioned; BORN AGAIN @ 100/30 and AZTEC TREASURE @ 9/2. The latter improved Jonjo O’Neill’s stats at Towcester for chasers to 21 wins from 61 runners – remarkable.
That means the blog is now only 3.90pts down for November.
There are jump meetings at Fontwell and Hexham today.
There is nothing on the card at Fontwell that takes my eye, and the heavy going at Hexham suggests that is a meeting to avoid.
So then, no fireworks today – except real one’s if the rain holds-off this evening.
There is some great jump racing this weekend, with KAUTO STAR running at Down Royal in Ireland on Saturday. At Wincanton, we have the Elite Hurdle, and also the Badger Ales Trophy for which Paul Nicholls MEANUS DANDY looks thrown-in on just 10st 2lb. There are also good meetings at Kelso and Sandown to get stuck into.
And another plug for a blog that is in the winners this week: Sprinterstogo (see adjacent link) gave ANNE OF KIEV @ 100/30, which followed other winners this week in SUTTON VENY @ 8/1 and PISCEAN @ 5/1 – and those were his last 3 selections! What’s he on today, I wonder?
If anyone has a blog they know of that is paying dividends, then give it a plug and spread the word (and the wealth).
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