A late flurry of winners for the blog yesterday returned a small profit after a very slow start. Little Windmill jumped for fun to win at Stratford whilst Woodfort looks a decent recruit for Nigel Twiston Davies winning the bumper at Ffos Las. Ravenhill Road was by all accounts impressive in wining a bumper at Market Rasen.
One thing I did forecast correctly was that it would rain at Ffos Las during racing … But then it usually does.
Today at Kempton Mister Miyagi and Ravens Tower run for my 50 to follow.
2.00 Cliffs of Dover
2.30 Ravens Tower e/w
3.05 Taper Tantrum
3.35 Strumble Head
4.10 Mister Miyagi e/w
4.45 After Hours
5.15 Lough Derg Leader
Brilliant day for the blog on Wednesday at Wetherby although had Degooch held on of from the last it would have completed a Yankee and been the best days punting ever. I’m sure I’d have only wasted it in … betting on horses!
Back to reality and away from Champions Day at Ascot there are 3 cards over the jumps today of which Market Rasen is the pick. A band of rain threatens to change the going at Ffos Las by the looks of things.
1.05 One Forty Seven
1.35 Hoke Colburn
2.10 Vics Last Stand (pictured below after winning at Sedgefield)
3.55 Morney Wing
4.30 Instant Replay
5.05 Ravenhill Road
1.50 Truckers Glory
4.10 Welsh Shadow
4.45 Forever My Friend
2.05 Jelly Monger
3.15 Top Cat Henry
4.20 Little Windmill
4.55 Twycross Warrior e/w
5.30 The Kvilleken
Meanwhile at that other meeting today I will stick with the northern trained Quiet Reflection and Ribchester who owe my nothing this season and are worth backing as a double this afternoon.
Great day for the blog yesterday with 5 winners at Chepstow (including all 3 of my 50 to follow horses ) and 3 at Hexham.
Sad to hear Henry Brooke had to be airlifted from Hexham and the jumping community wish him a full and speedyv recovery. Once again this highlights just how brave jump jockeys are and how they deserve our respect at all times.
I’m hoping Voix D’eau and Potters Corner will make if 5/5 for the fifty to follow at Chepstow this afternoon.
2.15 Cliffs of Dover NR
2.50 Potters Corner
4.00 Voix D’Eau e/w Junction Fourteen e/w
4.30 Two Taffs e/w NR Bagdad Bihoe e/w
5.00 Dineur e/w, Court By Surprise e/w
5.30 Waterloo Warrior
6.00 Going For Gold
Virgilio was the star at Newton Abbot yesterday putting in a slick jumping display that suggests he could go far as a chaser.
Today is the traditional first day of the jump season proper and Chepstow doesn’t disappoint whilst there is an interesting card at Hexham.
Ballyoptic, Rock The Kasbah and Colin’s Sister represent my 50 to follow but none are shoe ins on their seasonal debuts.
2.40 Ivor’s Queen, Colin’s Sister
3.15 Flying Angel, Rock The Kasbah
3.50 Diego Du Charmil
4.25 Who Dares Wins e/w , Ballyoptic e/w
5.00 Potters Cross e/w , Audacious Plan e/w
5.35 Caspian Prince e/w , Golden Milan e/w
1.50 Boy In Bentley
2.25 Twenty Eight Guns
3.00 Wildhearted Woman
4.05 Civil Unrest
4.35 Beneficial Joe
5.10 Mr Monochrome
Yorkidding, Nakeeta both e/w
The intermediate chase at 3.35 has cut up significantly but the 4 runner field is still hard to split. Dan Skeltons Virgilio is just preferred. Last weeks Fontwell winner Young Dillon looks a solid each way bet in the 3.00
1.55 Black Corton
2.30 Old Guard
3.00 Young Dillon e/w
4.05 Premier Rose
4.40 Oscar Fiain