Ascot – Ladbroke Day

 
Photo by Mark Cranham (racing post.com/photos)
Time to return to the blog and can I take this opportunity to wish all of you a very merry Christmas and a prosperous 2016. Work has finished nowfor two weeks so I'm looking forward to a chill and a lovely time. Some decent racing again today and I'm banking on a couple of horses I've already out up on here to get their noses infront today!
 
FINGAL BAY 1500 ASCOT (nap)
I napped him last time when he ran a cracker in the Hennessy. He jumped so well that day and it was only the class of SMAD PLACE and I think the trip, at the pace they went, that caught him out. Dropping back in trip today will help and if he jumps as well as he did last time he has to be up there. I expect him to win today.
 
SAPHIR DE RHEU 1425 ASCOT (nb)
He's the up and coming next big star and the Hennessy, with the weight he carried, was just a step too far. I'm interested in how he runs back over hurdles today, Big Bucks style. He has beaten REVE DE SIVOLA already over hurdles, he's 4lbs worse off today but I reckon he's nowa better horse and it's not soft enough for Reve!
 
STERNRUBIN 1535 ASCOT (treble)
This fella has shown some real improvement and looks to be going places! He won nicely last time and he jumps and travels well. He has been raised 6lbs for that win but this is not a race that is too much for him. You need to travel well and more importantly have a turn of pace to get away from the pack on the run in. He has that and could run a big race!
 
BIG CASINO 1350 ASCOT
I've put this guy up a few times and he jumps so well and I think the distance has caught him out twice now! He's been dropped in trip again today and the track will suit his style and I'm hoping he can keep galloping to the line this time.
 
My Dad's selections are :
 
VOIX D'EAU 1315 ASCOT
MARCHILHAC 1350 ASCOT
PENDRA 1500 ASCOT
GALIZZI 1535 ASCOT
 
PLACINGS
FATHER 1-3 SON
PROFIT/LOSS
Father – £44,39
Son -£15.54
 
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Tingle Creek and the Becher

Photo : Getty images
 
A couple of near misses last week on the blog. Fingal Bay ran well I thought but Smad Place was awesome. Can't put as much detail into the blog today as normal as I'm off to play footy shortly in a cup match….early kick off!
 
I've changed the style of bet for the blog too and will be putting a £1 Lucky 15 on our selections and will put the profit/loss up accordingly.
 
Good luck today if you're having a bet!
 
GOONYELLA 1340 AINTREE (nap)
He had a cracking season last year and has been raised alot in terms of his mark since running poorly in this last year. I've opted for him as I think this will take alot of getting today, and the wind will add to it. His jumping has improved and he must have a sniff.
 
SIRE DE GRUGY 1500 SANDOWN (nb)
He is the best rated of these and despite his poor track record since injury he still has the ability to win this. He has a great record here and the yard is in much better form. He has chucked in a couple of bad jumps recently and will need to be on it through the railway fences. I just think he'll do it today.
 
QUALANDO 1445 AINTREE (treble)
Smart horse and the ground will be no issue for him. I think he'll run a big race today and will improve further for the last run. You can't dismiss a horse like this.
 
AWAYWITHTHEGREYS 1400 CHEPSTOW
Has won twice here over course and distance and on heavy ground. He will love this testing run today and had a good few decent runs on the flat. Expecting a big run from him today.
 
My Dad's selections are :
 
 
PLACINGS
FATHER 1-2 SON
PROFIT/LOSS
Father – £29.39
Son -£8.21