Not much luck yesterday on the tipping front. Although my nb Zarkandar was impressive again, battling really well up the hill. It will be interesting to see Grandouet's next run on better ground. He could well be a serious Champion Hurdle contender. Sad to see Cristal Bonus pull up injured yesterday and unfortunately it proved to be fatal, I really fancied him to win the race, but now feel worse that he's no longer with us.
On to today's selections.
River Dragon 1430 Carlisle (nap) – (2nd 5-1) returns to more a sutiable level for him. Will relish the ground conditions and having won in a class higher than this he must have a squeak.
Tipsy Dara 1300 Carlisle (nb) – (WON 9-2) another one who has form on heavy and over the distance. Needs to put a disappointing run last time behind her, although that may be related to the extended distance.
Pont Alexandre 1325 Navan (treble) – (WON 3-1) lots of positive noises have been coming out about him this week. Of interest to give Don Cossack a race. Must have a squeak, if only a little one.