Tuesday 20th Novemeber

Morning campers. A little bit rushed this morning as I am off to Coral TV towers for a couple of days.

Jungle Bay got heavily backed yesterday and actually ran really well to finish 2nd. He didn’t quite get the best of runs at a crucial stage but I’m not sure he would have won. A nice each way prize at the early price of 10/1 mind. Pretty impressed but Broadbackbob’s chasing debut, he won with his head in his chest and we didn’t learn a great deal. He will now qualify for the Plumpton/Cheltenham bonus which is an initiative that more trainers should look at. Plumpton is a superb small track and is a great place to introduce a newcomer.

Watching the football last night was difficult. Stoke are such an ugly team to play against. They are big and strong and very untidy. A bit of poor defending from a corner cost us the three points but we really should have buried them when we were on top in the second half. Our next four games are against Spurs, Man Utd, Chelsea and Liverpool……lovely jubbly!

Today’s racing is a little disappointing. I will miss most of it whilst sitting on the M25 though so no qualms. By far the horse that interests me the most today is FISHFORCOMPLIMENTS (3.20 South). He’s on a nice mark and actually travelled really well last time at Wolverhampton before getting run out of it. I think the extended 9f trip there just catches him out and the drop to a mile around here looks a good choice. He goes well at the track and the yard are now in better form. The 11/1 on offer this morning is wrong and I’ve backed him each way.

I thought there were a couple of potential lurker’s in other races. ROCK ME JOHN (1.00 Fake) has shown precious little. He is lightly raced though and showed up well for a long way last time before tiring badly. He’s had a break of four months and more importantly has been dropped 11lbs for that! Could be over priced. As could HONEST STRIKE (12.20 South) who hasn’t won since losing his maiden over C&D two years ago. He has dropped a massive 32lbs in the weights and is potentially very well in but he will need to improve massively, be wary if the money comes.

All the best today, be lucky.

MG

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