BOOM! The Ebor meeting was tough going but we smashed Paddy out the ballpark with a glorious treble last Saturday. You hear me Paddy? Smashed.
You are only as good as your last treble (lol), so let’s try and do it all again this Bank Holiday weekend and have a look at some tough TV races.
Let’s start at Goodwood with the 2.35pm, which is an impossible 7f handicap!
The one to have a few quid on each-way is CZECH IT OUT for local trainer Amanda Perrett. This lightly racede five-year-old is a real 7f specialist, and likes a bit of juice in the ground should it continue to rain.
He’s got good Goodwood form and a good draw, although a 3lb rise for a defeat last time is a pain!
Also at Goodwood is the Listed March Stakes at 3.10pm. I like RAWAKI, who has long promised to land a decent prize for Andrew Balding. Jimmy Fortune takes the ride and his strength in the saddle may make the difference.
At Goodwood I’ve had a look at the Group 2 Celebration Mile at 3.45pm and Kodi Bear will be all the rage. He may well win, but at the odds I will go with the older CABLE BAY, who has plenty of decent form in soft ground and is only a few pounds behind Kodi on official ratings. Fingers crossed.
There are a couple of races at Newmarket which caught the eye, including the 1m 5f handicap at 2.50pm. This is really tough, but I like the Richard Fahey raider OUR GABRIAL who should be at reasonal odds each-way. This horse was not miles behind despite being down the field on his last two starts, and Jimmy Quinn might get him home here.
Also at Newmarket is the Listed Hopeful Stakes at 3.25pm. I’m ‘hopeful’ this will be the day LUCKY KRISTALE gets back to winning ways. She’s run some huge races for George Margarson this season, and really deserves a win. The visor first time is interesting.
So best of luck on a very tough Saturday where the ground could be horrible. Still, it looked tricky last Saturday. And we know what happened there Paddy! Yeeehaaa!