Well the blog is well and truely on a roll! With the last two winning naps Indian Jack (5-1) and Uncle Jimmy (15-2) obliging! It has seen me turn the tables on my dad and pull it back to 3-2 in the competition, although I'm now in more profit than him! To be fair today's ground is going to be shocking but there are some cracking races on offer! Let's hope we can maintain our form and find more profit for everyone. If you're having a flutter, good luck!
CEASAR MILAN 1605 ASCOT (NAP) – (unplaced = -£5.00) this horse was bought up by the Stewart/Wiley connections as a potential smart thing and went off a hot favourite first time out. He bled and finished last that day but then re-appeared encouraging behind DEPUTY DAN last time out. We saw what he did last week and this horse will improve further for that run, will enjoy the ground and I think is one for our notebooks!
CAROLE'S SPIRIT 1350 ASCOT (NB) – (2nd – 3-1 = £1.88) his horse has done nothing but improve and cosily put away As I Am last time out. The ground should suit her and she should stay. She has a real touch of class and I think she will beat Mickie. I have backed MICKIE the last two times but I think despite the favour in the weights that she has done too much too soon and this will be a step too far.
VALOROSO 1515 HAYDOCK (TREBLE) – (unplaced = -£5.00) ran really well last time when just pipped by Ma Filleule at Kempton. Comes here with that form and other good form behind. This is going to be a real slog and the light weight will help and despite this being a step up I think this horse is better than his current mark. He's a cracking each way bet and will run a good race to at least place.
THOMAS CRAPPER 1425 ASCOT – (unplaced = -£5.00) he steps back here in trip after the last run proved too far. There is some really solid form in his book. He win at Cheltenham in November was impressive and the likes of WHISPER and UNCLE JIMMY were behind him that day. My only worry is the ground. Robin Dickin said he avioded the Lanzarote because the the horse doesn't like the ground too soft! Today it's even worse! We shall see! Also think IRISH SAINT could run a big race in this. (WON 6-1 – grrrr!)
I am also having a little treble on these three GRANDIOSO 1500 ASCOT (2nd – 4-1) HIDDEN CYCLONE 1535 ASCOT and MELODIC RENDEZVOUS 1440 HAYDOCK (WON – 7-4)
Here are my Dad's four for today :
KNIGHT OF PLEASURE 1425 ASCOT (unplaced = -£5.00)
KNIGHT ALLIANCE 1515 HAYDOCK (unplaced = -£5.00)
THEATRICAL STAR 1500 ASCOT (unplaced = -£5.00)
SOMERSBY 1535 ASCOT (fell = -£5.00)
The current standing are :
FATHER 3-3 SON