The Ladbroke Hurdle Day


As I write the blog today the relief of knowing I have two weeks holiday to recharge the batteries is comforting. It's been a bloody long haul this term. Really looking forward to the Christmas break and it's even better when you have got two little children like I have, brings all the special memories back. Anyway enough of the mushy nonsense on to the horses, after the weather that we have had here in the lofty heights of Sheffield there is only one horse I could pick today! Enjoy the racing today and if you're having a flutter – good luck! Can I also wish a big Merry Christmas to you all and a prosperous 2014 too.
 
PINEAU DE RE 1515 HAYDOCK (NAP) – (unplaced) is a solid jumper and has decent form over fences. Reverts to hurdles today and is on the same mark as when second at Carlisle last time out. That was a very good run behind an unexposed horse and today the soft ground will really suit too, big chance!
 
STORM SURVIVOR 1500 ACSOT (NB) – (unplaced) really fancied this horse for the Becher chase the other week when he fell at the first fence. Going to give him another go as he is a dour stayer and will relish the conditions underfoot. He has most definitely got a race like this in him.
 
EMPEROR'S CHOICE 1405 HAYDOCK (TREBLE) – (unplaced) has some really cracking form in the locker from last year beating the likes of SYDNEY PAGET and BIG OCCASION and he ran decent enough behind BACK IN FOCUS at the festival. This trip is a little shorter than normal but with the stiff Haydock run in it will feel like three and a half miles on this ground. He will love the soft ground too.
 
CHRIS PEA GREEN 1535 ASCOT – ran a cracker when just pipped over course and distance behind PINE CREEK earlier in the season. He then ran a cracker behind CHATTERBOX last time out and yet seems to be double the price of that horse? He loves it here and will love the softer ground. Big chance to run another solid race – each way selection.
 
I want to add a new section to my blog FATHER V SON
 
I have got my old man to pick his four best for the day against my best four. We will go for a £2.50 each way selection on each and see who wins on profit each week.
 
SON
PINEAU DE RE = – £5.00
STORM SURVIVOR = -£5.00
EMPERORS CHOICE = – £5.00
CHRIS PEA GREEN = £7.50.
Total = -£7.50
 
FATHER
LANCETTO WON 14-1 = £43.75
TARTAK UNPLACED = – £5.00
HOUBLON DES OBEAUX WON 6-4 = £4.69
DELL ARCA -£5.00
Total = £38.44

Father 1 Son 0
 
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