Up to date now bar late results; apologies, I have never, even as a teenager been anywhere close to 'up with the fashion'. In later life I am finding that I'm at the cutting edge when it comes to being first to catch the latest bugs, whose first job, it seems, once comfortably settled , is to evict all energy without notice.
Some cracking winners these past couple of days - well done.
Analysing the Hennessy is one of my favourite pastimes, on which I often spend hours. I managed about an hour on it this evening but did come away with what looks a very good value selection in Fanion D'Estruval, who attempts a proper staying trip for the first time here. His last two runs were in Grade 1 company. He's two from three at Newbury and has a 5lb claimer up (Deutsch is at Newcastle). I cannot see Venetia running for the fun of it; he's a 160 horse and she would not be chancing him on the ground unless she was comfortable with it. He's 28/1 to 5 places with Betfair.
It might be that with unseasonably good ground and the adrenaline coursing in the jocks, they go off too fast. If so, I suggest that a rank outsider like Potterman could make his way through tiring horses over the last two fences. Good ground is essential for this inconsistent fella - he's 22 runs on good, 10 wins and 5 places, and he's visored for the first time. If the race does turn into a huge stamina test, only he and Remastered have won beyond this trip. 66/1 widely available. Lastly, I backed Corach Rambler at 14s last month simply on the value principle. Good luck.