Three winners on day 2: David Facile Vega 15/8, Stonor L'Homme Presse 9/4, and Pebbles with a brilliant EW on Global Citizen 28/1. Well done, all.
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Awful day for me with the defeat of Ahoy Senor and Shishkin. I will now give up the Queen Mother Champion Chase as an ante post target; it's become something of a jinx race for me having backed Defi Du Seuil at 20s only to see him run miserably at long odds, and Shishkin at good odds alongside 7/1 the double for the 2021 Arkle and today. Ahoy Senor disappointed too for all he ran a mighty race. He jumped two poorly and the rest too well, clearing them by a foot or two, burning energy accordingly. L'Homme Press is a cracking horse, though and I'm delighted to see Charlie Deutsch success continue.
Onwards and upwards. Today's nap is in The Stayers and is between Royal Kahala who'll love the ground and trip, and Song For Someone. The latter has become quirky but I've no doubt whatever that he is good enough to win this, and also that he's been crying out for a step up in trip (constantly gets outpaced these days at shorter). Still, there's a danger at the start where he can be reluctant, so I won’t be backing him until he has jumped off. Royal Kahala is an improving mare - the only one in the race - and gets that valuable 7lbs too. She will go very close and might just win. But Song For Someone should not be 50/1 on talent, though on quirks he's probably entitled to be. Anyway, value-wise the nap has to be Song For Someone, who will also handle the ground fine. Good luck.