Three 9/2 naps landed on Monday - well done. If I've left anyone out, I apologise; please leave a message on this thread and I'll update.
Corach Rambler won The Ultima on day one of last year’s festival, and bids for a repeat next Tuesday. His victory last year came at the end of his first season over fences, and his run in this season’s Coral Cup (The old Hennessy) promised a season of more prizes. He finished 4th in that, and the winner won again at the weekend; the 2nd Remastered has won, as have Annsam and Oscar Elite, both behind Corach Rambler that day. That was a cracking run at Newbury from the Scottish horse, given that the ground would not have been ideal.
He won at last year’s festival on good to soft, and he will get that ground again, or softer, due to Cheltenham’s watering policy. At the time of writing, trainer Lucinda Russell has won with her last 4 runners and looks to have a yard coming into form at the perfect time. I’m pretty confident Corach Rambler will be half the price he is now come raceday. If you'd rather back EW, Bet365 offer 5 places at 15/2.
Athmad EW Nap Won 28/1
With Newcastle abd (only found out) my nap is now Jubilee Girl. 17.30. Southwell
NAP EW Abaya Du Mathan 3.00 Sandown.
Mayhem mya won 5/4.
Bit of overnight rain. A longer trip ,where he was placed in 2 group 1s in France.
A couple of cobweb blowers, leading to his mark dropping, has me thinking Martador is the ew selection in the 3.35, at Sandown.
Mayhem mya 1.50S.
Kannapolis 1.50 Sandown is the nap,well done yesterdays winners.
While we're all having a good shiver and Joe is again displaying his support of the Russell stable - definitely no bad thing - I was idly wondering as I cba myself if anyone has any stats about Irish raiders in our races this season? I know genius Mullins has an undistinguished record in 'other' races from few runners, but Emmett's low show at Kelso made me think (hope) that perhaps the trainers over here may do a little better this year. Patrick said last years 10 was exceptional and maybe Gordon E's travails accounted for some of that but de Bromhead, for obvious reasons, has been a bit off target this season so maybe the predicted 'greenwash' could be challenged.
Athmad 20;00 S'well EW Nap
Lets try Mystery Bere in the Sandown 1535 EW.
Southwold in the 20:00 at Southwell
Only 1 on the tracker and I don't fancy it. Career going downhill. Can't see any of my regular 'go tos' either, so Oisin it is!
Nap 1710 Ling Gatwick Kitten
Daphne May have a better chance but a short price for a lowly rated horse. I mean, they get their rating for a reason don't they?
NAP 7.00 Southwell – Zip
Thanks for the email on Corach Rambler Joe. I’m with you regarding the run in the Hennessey. He looked outpaced at the cross fence and then really got motoring in the straight. The run at Carlisle wasn’t shabby either, given it was over 2m4f. I’d back him to finish ahead of the horses he beat in last year’s Ultima, but my only concern would be the 6lb rise. Might he be vulnerable to a novice? I’d be very keen on Iron Bridge if he runs.
1900 southwell justcallmepete
Blue Stello - 15.35 Sandown
Georges Saint. 13.30. Newcastle.
To end L.Williams 4 Race winning run who trains the 3rd Fav.