Down Royal 2:30
At the prices I'd be against Sizing Europe and with First Lieutenant who is a favourite of mine, if expensive to follow and Kauto Stone who has done me favours before. Watching brief for now.
Terrible run from First Lieutenant. Great start to the day.
Again, I'd be against Tidal Bay at the prices. I've always seen him as as a horse to back long and oppose short. Dutching Medinas and Trustan Times looks a fair even money bet, if that sort of thing appeals of a Saturday afternoon. Watching brief for now.
Grand old Tidal Bay makes a fool of me again.
Long Run looks opposable at the prices. Problem is, I have a feeling last year's novices aren't very good. Which only leaves Cape Tribulation. In his favour this race often goes to a Weird Al type, just below top class but fitter and readier. Will back him if doubles aren't up and running by then.
Bailey really likes Harry Topper. Cape Tribulation not remotely fit, which the market knew, if I didn't.
Could play a few towards the head of the market and still be ahead on my prices and I probably will. Fairy Rath, Greywell Boy and Filbert. Leave them out the doubles though.
Front few solid enough. I've had my eye on Chris Pea Green for a while, need little encouragement to have a swipe at 16/1 - 3pts ew.
Oh - nearly. Think the front three here will make nice hcappers. Chris Pea Green didn't jump last two at all well, not sure he didn't dog it though.
Three sneaky darts - 1pt or so each to win and a small forecast. Bless the Wings runs well in November, Quinz is back on a eye-catching mark and Twirling Magnet has a useful apprentice up.
First Lieutenant 11/4
Chris Pea Green 16/1
Trustan Times 10/3
Cape Tribulation 6/1
Out 40pts In 15pts