Wednesday, 21 November 2007
Tuesday, 20 November 2007
Friday, 16 November 2007
Thursday, 15 November 2007
NAP - FIVE TWO - 1.40 TAUNTON - Coming over from Tony Martin's powerful Irish stable for this lowly selling hurdle. Sharp track, and firm ground should be ideal for this reasonable flat performer (rated in the mid 70s), and Tony Dobbin's only ride of the day, for a stable he has a decent percentage strike rate on. Would hope this one's good enough today.
NB - JUSTIFIED - 1.55 CLONMEL - Back in trip after a decent second to the talented Taranis over 3 miles. Good ground suits, and has Ruby Walsh on board again today, (the two teamed up for a facile win two starts back over today's trip). Comes out well on the ratings, and has everything seemingly in its favour today. A worthy favourite.
Wednesday, 14 November 2007
NAP - SPEAGLE - 2.40 WOLVERHAMPTON - Has won at the track, is well berthed in stall 3, and is in reasonable form. Dropped into a seller today and is miles clear on the ratings, so must be the one to beat.
NB - HOWDIGO - 6.20 KEMPTON - Finshed second to a decent sort latest, pulling clear of the remainder of the field, and definitely has the ability to win a maiden, such at today's. Trip, surface and draw all fine, and unless there is something useful amongst the unraced ones, then should win this.
Tuesday, 13 November 2007
NAP - TWIST BOOKIE - 4.00 KEMPTON - Hosed in, head in chest, last two races, on decent ground, under todays jockey latest. Penalty to contend with today, but is the one horse in the race that is bang in form, and who looks on the upgrade, and must be followed again today.
NB - ABSTINENCE - 3.50 SEDGEFIELD - Major disappointment 31 days ago, when spoiling its chance both by bolting on the way to post, and by pulling miles too hard during the race, when odds on favourite for a similar contest. Had looked mightily impressive first time up, and i'm prepared to give this one another chance today, in the hope it can be restrained and settle better, as the ability is undoubtedly there.
Monday, 12 November 2007
NAP - CAIPIROSKA - 2.25 CARLISLE - Improving performer over the larger obstacles this term (winning off 105 latest). Reverts to hurdles today off a much lower mark. Travels strongly in its races, so the drop in trip shouldn't be a concern, and should be good enough to win today.
NB - MARSELLAIS - 2.20 LIMERICK - Series of good placed efforts lately, against some decent performers. Attitude may be a little suspect in the finish, but doubtful if this one will have to come off the bridle against this lot today. Should finally get its head in front.