Bumper review 14th – 20 October 2013
A good read for those who view bumpers as a rich source of future winners.
A quiet week on the bumper front in terms of the number of races, however, there was a fascinating card at Cheltenham which looked to have real strength in depth, with several previous winners and other previously un-raced horses bought for six-figure prices. Whilst two nice prospects dominated the race and betting market at Huntingdon.
I was at Cheltenham so had the opportunity to view the field in the parade ring before racing, Regal Diamond, a horse I was really looking forward to seeing was a paddock negative. He was sweating and looked a bit woolly in his coat. Several horses took my eye with their looks and well-being, including the eventual winner Carningli, Gentleman Jon, Chase The Wind, Midnight Thunder, Trickaway and Vazaro Delayafette.
The race was run at a good pace, with both Regal Diamond and Carningli up there from the start. As they turned for…
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