Black Corton and Elegant Escape won’t be good enough to win Grade 1’s next year.
Ruby had third place on A Boum Photo before coming down at the last, and with BC not jumping as well as he can EE was only the 5th best horse. If latter wins a top race I agree it could be the Grand National. Although Tizzards tend to campaign their horses hard, so handicapper will have a good idea of his worth.
Monalee might last longer if held up behind horses, but that would probably not make most of his greatest asset – fast jumping. Looks an ideal Ryanair type. Presenting Percy a Gold Cup winner!
PP was very impressive but he’s probably beat an empty Monalee who may also have gone a bit early (Noel had no choice really TBF). No chance he could sustain running with the choke out for 3 miles in that ground. Owners be wishing they went JLT now i bet (Isn’t hindsight a wonderful thing).
All together though it was a great training performance from PK & Davy rode a lovely patient race.
I didn’t see any of the races, I was travelling down south most of Wednesday to
head to Cheltenham on Friday. I didn’t back anything today, but had an ante post
on PP at 6/1 (on page 6). I just watched the replay and he looked awesome. I’ll
happily come down next year to watch him in the Gold cup. It’s a long time off,
but I think 8/1 might look pretty huge come next March.