A stream of Monday winners as the line approaches - well done. If I've left anyone out, I apologise; please leave a message on this thread and I'll update.
Looks as though Ronan McNally's training career is effectively over. I remember quite bit of discussion about The Jam Man's performances...
Sir Robin wins at 11/2
Well that's a clever plan. Ollie Harris owns two horses in the Lingfield 3.35, both 5yos, both bought out of the same French yard. They are called Issar D'airy and Iskar D'airy. So there's one letter difference in the names. At breakfast time this morning both were priced at 16/1. Come the race Issar has been backed into 9/4f and Iskar hasn't had a penny for him. Issar "bounds clear" to win by 12L, Iskar is "always towards rear, never a factor".
It's Rich Man, Poor Man take 2.
French Paradoxe won at 3s
Yes no maybe so. 2nd at 40/1, for my ew nap.
Caithness EW Nap .... 3rd 25/1 A win and I may have been challenging...Well done Pebbles
There are no strong market clues in the Ffos Las bumper, so it seems sensible to stick with what we already know about the few runners that have run. Alcedo is favourite with his penalty for winning what looked a weak race at Hereford, which came at a time when Venetia had a little flurry of winners when the ground went heavy in December. She has found another ordinary sort of race for his reappearance, but the yard is not exactly in piping hot form just now. The German-bred Three Cliffs Bay should go well if none the worse for his unlucky fall at Chepstow when not unfancied. Today, by contrast, he is weak in the betting, though that may change pre-race.
I think a case can be made for Alan King's Helnwein. He ran with a little promise eight weeks ago at Chepstow where only the winner, Marvellous Mick, looked even halfway tuned up. He is yet to run again. Helnwein caught the eye when third in a Dromahane maiden point, the winner of which now resides chez Gordon Elliott having been bought for 400k. He made quite hard work of winning too, but on price alone he must have some quality about him. Meanwhile Alan King likes the well-bred Helnwein who has needed time to grow into his big frame. King doesn't keep them in bumpers if he doesn't think they have the speed to be competitive, so I'd be surprised if he doesn't run into a place at least today.
Flowing cadenza won 13/8.
Seeing as I won't be here for a while, I'll pick:
Ciao Adios 8.30S nap!
Groan (deleted expletive!) - I was genuinely going to nap Quel Destin this morning when it was around 9/2, and won at 8/1 : 3 runner race with Goshen hating big fences last time and Venetia's horses not in best of form. But I was already late, and wanted to get dollars from the Post Office before lunchtime - away for 6 weeks, so won't be taking part in Feb's competition. Guess I'll have to try to pluck another on out :P
Well done Pebbles.
Parliament Hill in 3pm at lingfield
midnight ginger FL 14.50 my shot at getting to the front this month.....
Twilight Glory 2.15 Frost Las, well done yesterdays winners.
Congratulations to all the winners yesterday.
Hunter Legend in the 13:50 at Lingfield Park.
Will need a decent priced winner today to have any chance of getting back in front of Leo and to fend off the challenge of Luke and David. It’s going down to the wire!
The selection is She’s A Rocket in the 19.30 at Southwell. Good luck to all.
Lots of winners yesterday - well done! Hopefully not just turning up for the experience
Nap Newc 1435 French Paradoxe