One Wednesday winner - well done, David. If I've left anyone out, I apologise; please leave a message on this thread and I'll update.
Mohatu won at 2/1 - Placed 1st after being impeded by Brave Emperor
Coko beach, placed 12/1.
NAP Darrens Hope 2.50 Gowran Park. (I see Leo has EWed it, I'm on the nose as usual.)
Jonjo runs his expensive purchase The Gooner in the last at Wetherby today. He got rave reviews after his point win and was sold for a whopping 280k to Mrs Smith and Son, who wouldn't think twice about such a price tag. But there were only two finishers of the 12-horse field in that point win, and the runner-up hasn't been seen since. Despite that fact, The Gooner (poor horse, burdened with such a name!) went off odds-on on his hurdles debut and ran abysmally, as if he'd never seen a hurdle in his life. At Wincanton next time he again jumped as if he hadn't a clue, ran behind the bridle and looked an absolute mule of a horse. Hence his modest BHA mark of 100 and being pushed out to 3m for his handicap debut. Jonjo likes to clown around with his novices with handicaps in mind, but I'm really not sure this was the plan with such a talking horse for his second most prominent owner (after JP). He is very like the same owner's Anyharminasking (one point, one win) who won his first two handicaps off a modest mark, and everyone marvelled at how he had been given such a favourable rating. But now his upward progression has completely stalled. So on his point win alone and his reputation, The Gooner should be laughing at his mark today. But on his first two runs in novice hurdles I wouldn't be having him at twice his current odds.
I'll probably be laughing on the other side of my boat race at 4.30 this afternoon. But that's racing.
It will no doubt become obvious later as to why she’s taken such a walk in the market but Bare Necessity (each way) in the 15.20 at Southwell will still do for me.
Mohatu 1.35S nap
Gordon Elliot dragged Davey out of retirement and still manages to find another 9 for todays race. Perhaps the threat of team tactics put Brassil off going with Longhouse Poet, or maybe he's trying to protect that ones hcp mark for another tilt at the National. Unusually I've only had a small bet on 1 and thats too short a price really, Escaria 10.
Will Gincident run today? Must have Traveller genes to run at Southwell after yesterday's hack canter at Newcastle.
Nap South 1300 Abruzzo Mia
i'll head to Gowran Park today too, as it seems in fashion, with an EW Nap. Donkey Years 14.50.
Little Jo 13:00 South EW Nap
Little Jo 1.00 Southwell is the nap,well done yesterday David.
Iron Bridge 2.35W.
2.10 southwell. Zip
nap: 2.50 Gowran - Darren's Hope (each way)
Emancipator - 15.55 Gowran
I haven't been to Kilkenny for 4 years but am guessing that the Thyestes is still taken seriously in those parts.
It isn't just people in Bars.or Bookies.
When you queue at a supermarket or eat at a cafe at this time of year in that County they talk about this Race.
I was going to nap Dunboyne but see his recent form is R1P (seriously) so going Captain Kangaroo. e.w. Gowran Park. 14.50.
I feel Coko beach, has a fair chance of another Thyestes win.
I'll make him an ew nap. Gowran 2.50.