Yesterday was one of those days that makes you sick. My first fancy of the day got backed into 9/4 after taking 7/1…..you feel like you’ve already backed a winner at this point. He then travelled strongly, traded at 1.4 in the run and got beat by a Barney Curley gamble that didn’t even come off the bridle. The second horse I backed was a triumph to watch, just a little right-handed but was always in command and ping the last 15 lengths clear………. well we all know what happened next! Brendan Powell Jnr had a brain blackout and he thought he would like to continue jumping rather than taking in the winning post first. I really don’t understand what good this does for racing? It’s like the Captain Sunshine saga all over again. The only people this benefits are the bookmakers. Something needs to be put in place to aid punters in this situation. £39 matched at 1000/1 on the winner. Two horses traded on the race at 1.01. I have to say that in my opinion Fakenham are surely responsible. How difficult is it to run a tape across the track after they go past the final time. I remember Ruby doing it at Stratford a couple of years ago. It is not rocket science. Still the bookmakers get to keep all the money placed on the heavily backed favourite so all is good.
Fishforcompliments ran well but couldn’t quite get there and was beaten two necks. The each way money didn’t really make me feel any better.
Today’s meeting at Warwick has gone to the elements which is a shame. My main fancies for the day though all come on the all-weather!
BAHRI SHEEN AND SHORE PERFORMER 2.00 LINGFIELD
Bahri Sheen looks ready to win and is no racing 20lb lower than his original mark of 72. I get the feeling he is a bit of a quirky character but he has a good assistant in the hands of Luke Morris today and the step up in trip around here looks certain to suit provided they don’t go slow early on he should be a big player. Shore Performer has to go into today’s bets too. He made his handicap debut last time off a mark of 57 in a very interesting race that was won by THE TATTING with TARO TYWOD back in third. He got absolutely mullered on the bend as they turned for home and literally had no chance. This seems to have been largely un-noticed by the handicapper as he has dropped him another 3lbs. He is on a very dangerous mark and there would be no surprise to see him go very close today and the 14/1 this morning was extra tasty!
BRIMSTONE HILL – 4.30 KEMPTON
Finally starting to get his act together and would surely have won last time but for getting a clearer run. He remains of huge interest here today off this mark. He has visited Kempton twice and run poorly both times but you can forgive that and it is factored into his price.
On Coral Tv today so better dash, already missed the Costa run. CTV peeps always have extra cheer on a payday!