Naturally it’s all about EA but I’ve had a tentative bet on Sporting John and hoping for a good showing this afternoon. He’s not very big but has a good little turn of foot at the end of a race, a bit like connections’ Defi in fact and they might be tempted to take a similar path for his novice year.
I just did win only as can only get 33s with the accounts I have but WHill and BetVictor are offering 40s and I think that’s a good ew bet.
I’m just going to ignore his Ballymore run totally- he got shuffled back by the big horses then finished distressed and lame.
No he looked lovely to me down at the start, and a bit bigger than I remember…then bombed. His jumping was OK. Good finish with Fiddler and Silver Hallmark who looks a decent horse in his own right, but agree EA probably yawned and fell asleep again if he was watching.
Had a free fiver from Paddy’s so put it on Energumene before his chase debut tomorrow. He’s going to have to jump fences better than he jumped hurdles (trainer comments after his hurdle win were that his jumping was “fantastic”…it wasn’t) but I think he will.