Gaz, on a nice run, keeps the ball rolling with a 15/8 winner - well done. If I've left anyone out, I apologise; please leave a message on this thread and I'll update.
I was very taken by the performances of Bravemansgame. Thyme Hill, and Paisley Park, and I think there's at least one festival winner, if not three, there.
NAP Farceur Du Large 3.00 Leopardstown.
Get a tonic 1.55K.
Coquelicot - 13.55 Kempton
Wandering West 11:50 Chep EW Nap
NAP: 2.10 Chepstow - Flemenstide
Some enjoyable racing yesterday, like Joe wss impressed with Paisley Park, whose flat spots seem to get flatter but can certainly stay all day. It's very hard to tell how good Constitution Hill is as hecwind so easily..never off the bridle.
Today an ew nap in the Welsh national. Move the chains .
Wayfinder 2.50C nap
A bit early but Golden whisky in 1.05 at Chepstow for me.
Five Star Getaway 3.09 Kempton is the nap, well done yesterday Gaz
Well done to Gaz on what was a tough day (well it was for me!). Plenty of chasers and hurdlers I fancy today but the selection is Positive in the 19.00 at Wolverhampton.
I'm suprised nothing has been said about the ground at Kempton yesterday. It was dead and holding. Much harder to get through.
The times reflect that ,only the KG was truly run.
Several well fancied horses failed to act . Particularly Envoi Allen who I know was well backed by some big hitters ,West Cork also. Both ran shockers.
I wouldnt go overboard about P. Park as Champ did what Champ does ,wobbled ,Goshen had every chance to stay 3m but he and Champ were walking the last 2 furlongs making PP look visually impressive. The time says it all.
Macfab broke down in Thymes race so I would be really wary as they went so slowly which suited the winner as it didnt put his suspect jumping to the test.Theres a real chance apparently he will revert to hurdles as the Stayers looks wide open.
The KG showed yet again how brilliant Paul N is but the run by LHP was what impressed me. For a horse stepping up to the top grade to be so close to Bravemansgame was exceptional especially as he was on the wrong leg most of the race.
Ahoy S would be better served by spring ground but hes going to be hard to place. His jumping held up with Frodons early but hes simply not quick enough in the top grade. Scus comments pre season about a handicap route seem sensible as hes big and lumpy enough to carry weight against inferior rivals and the slower pace would help his jumping.
Hitman burst badly so its first time out with him ,or not at all.
If Pat's Fancy doesnt hit the first 4 today a lovely long range AP bet will go west but Truckers Lodge would be an emotional winner for young Freddie and hes got a real chance getting so much weight from Faheys horse.
Nap. Bobo Mac. Chepstow 2.10.
Well done Gaz.
Well done to Tangovictoriaindia as I did Ahoy Senor down to 5 places which enhanced my Stake return by maybe 10 to 15 % and what more can you ask?
I don't want to be presumptuous but I feel I speak for everyone in that the Boxing Day Rat a-Tat-Tat can be rewarding if you spread the risk across the spectrum and I did remarkably well overall (aftertiming) but can only provide direct evidence for a totally useless nap yesterday.
I think I have backed Battleoverdoyen who is about 40/1 in the 15.00. Leopardstown at least 20 times.
Sometimes you keep chasing your tail.