The ups and downs of the festival has slowly seeped out of systems by now I'm sure. Recharged and ready for the next adventure, firstly the flat begins next week with the Lincoln, then it's all stations go for the Crabbies Grand National. Before all that I'm getting ready for a short stint in St Helens next week on a course and then we're off to EuroDisney next Sunday – can't wait for that! I'm hoping the change in the ground will bring out the best of a few of my selections today. Only time will tell – good luck today whatever you're on and I hope you have a good shout.
The #twittergamble guys have gone for the following this week, they consistently get one winner between them, I'm sure the big one is coming soon!
@LiamKenniford – VILLAGE VIC 1655 NEWBURY
@Fernando_RFC2 – HANNAH'S PRINCESS 1435 NEWBURY
@DazGilbert1 – THORNTON ALICE 1725 FONTWELL
My selections are :
MICKIE 1535 BANGOR (nap) (Unplaced = -£5.00)
She has been running consistently well in chases this year, running well behind the likes of SEGO SUCCESS and HIGHLAND RETREAT. Last time she was quite a way behind GLEN'S MELODY at Warwick in a Listed contest. She drops to a class 3 today and I think she will manage to carry the big weight and she clearly has the best chance today she's had for a while. She's always been better over hurdles in my opinion and she's back on her last winng mark today!
TARA MIST 1435 NEWBURY (nb) (4th – 15-2 = £4.68)
I'm going for a nap and nb double for connections today! I think the good ground will help my selection eek some more improvement out today. She has assured stamina and you need that on this galloping track at the pace thiswill be run at. She was half a length behind AS DE MEE last time at Leicester on heavy ground; that one has since franked the form well when winning a couple of weeks ago and she has to have a great chance today. This is a very competitive race though and lots have chances, I also like BRIERY BELLE and TWENTYTWOSTAKEN in this.
PERSIAN SNOW 1400 NEWBURY (treble) (unplaced = -£5.00)
This one has bedn struggling a little since a very good run behind JOHN'S SPIRIT on his first run over the distance earlier in the year. He is back on the same mark as that run today and this is a much easier contest thatn he's been running in recently. My old favourite REBEL REBELLION has another good chance but I think he may need the ground softer over a distance like this.
IMPERIAL CIRCUS 1510 NEWBURY (unplaced = -£5.00)
The ground is absolutely key for this fella. Although he is only 1 from 17 in chasing I reckon he has the best chance for a while to make that 2 today. In his youth he beat ROLLING ACES and he looked half decent over hurdles as a juvenile. I went to the Hobbs yard the other summer and met this guy, he was a character!! Lately he has run behind the likes of WHAT A WARRIOR, MON PARRAIN and SIRE COLLONGES on good ground. This distance today is probably his best too. Hopefully we'll see him improve today.
My Dad's selections are:
FINANCIAL CLIMATE 1510 NEWBURY (3rd – 4-1 = £2.50)
PEPITE ROSE 1400 NEWBURY (2nd – 7-2 = £2.18)
RONS DREAM 1435 NEWBURY (unplaced = -£5.00)
UPTENDOWNONE 1505 FAKENHAM (unplaced = -£5.00)
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