[Sticky] Saturday November 18th 2023
Well done David on getting a profit yesterday. If I've left anyone out, I apologise; please leave a message on this thread and I'll update.
Wishing you all the best on 'Mackeson Day'. I'm hoping Lady Luck will have the good grace at least not to slam the door in my face quite so early today in the big race. The only other race I looked at is the 3.39 at Wetherby where I reckoned Le Grand Vert ought to be 12s at most, so I've had a small EW bet at 33s. Ladronne put up at 13/2 on Oddschecker by Coral looked a gift from the EW gods, but, as ever, when I clicked through all I saw was 4/1.
Enjoy the racing
Everything I've looked at comes with risks today. Tizzard teak unlucky yesterday with last fence fall gwenayme 15.30 Cheltenham to get compensation today
The man who broke in Facile Vega and did his early schooling describes the horse's jumping as "savage", so the novice chase at Navan at 3.15 should be worth watching.
I've mentioned Burdett Road on here before (both the horse and the thoroughfare which is very familiar to me), and he really brought his flat class to bear just now. If he can polish up his jumping with more practice he is going to be a real contender for the Triumph Hurdle.
The more I think about this - The Real Whacker - 7y-o: Wins Brown Advisory on 3rd chase run: 2nd has since won two grade 1s. 3rd, 4th and 5th have won. Stamina guaranteed: fine jumper who should stay out of trouble:very probably has improvement: triple course winner. 7/1 to 5 places? Seriously?
Heritier 2.12 Uttoxeter won SP 7/4.
A very good performance from Stage Star, he surprised me doing that of 155 but in truth nothing P Nicholls does should surprise us .
The way Burdett road was ridden reminded me of Ekbalco, great when it comes of but you have to have nerves of steel.I am not sure if it is true but there was a tale that after he was beaten once R Fisher said to D Goulding I know I told you to hold him up but I did not mean behind the ambulance.