Few thoughts on today’s racing.
The Bobbyjo Chase at Fairyhouse is going to be interesting regards the Grand National with five runners in the race engaged to run at Aintree. The one I’m most interested regards Aintree is Bluesea Cracker as he’s highest on the current Skeen trends, although after today’s race and the trial last week I need to update the data before making any further ante post decisions. The terms of today’s race means the 141 rated Bluesea Cracker is somewhat up against it, only gettting 5lb from the 155 rated Vic Venturi and running of the same weight as The Midnight Club (145) and Oscar Time (146). Hence I’d not expect him to win today, it’s most definately a race to watch mind as the last two named are both well fancied at Aintree, a win from either is likely to push them to the head of the market.
Elsewhere there’s some trainers in cracking form on the flat Richard Hannon’s had 5 winners from last 9 runners, he has one runner today albeit in a 2 runner handicap! Michael Wigham’s last 6 runners have seen 5 win and the other come second at 16/1, he has no runners today but two engaged tomorrow currently.
Over the jumps I tend to look at trainer/jockey last 14 days partnerships on Sporting Life. Of those Robert Thornton for Alan King has had 7 of his last 8 rides placed with 3 winners, he’s also had a winner in that spell for Richard Lee. Choc has 4 rides at Doncaster today and all have good chances. Venetia Williams and Aidan Coleman are also in cracking form with 4 winners from 6 rides – the pair have two at Ludlow today in Reginaldinho (sounds like a Brazilian 1960s footballer) and Rileyev under a penalty. Of the two the latter looks to have a good chance to follow up. Elsewhere Alan Swinbank’s horses are also running well with 4 winners from the last 9 sent out, the stats are even better with Barry Keniry on board with the last 7 runners all being placed and 3 winning. Swinbank runs one today at Doncaster in the bumper, Keniry isn’t on board but watch out for Proud Times in the 2.50 at Ayr tomorrow.
The missus and kids are off out soon, so to celebrate I shall be moving a few beds around and then settling down to ATR and some video archive. Thoughts on the Tuesday at Cheltenham including the Champion Hurdle hopefully by tomorrow.
Before I go if anyone’s not been on the RUK forum I’d advise you to take a look, it’s got a load of useful info for Cheltenham regards trends and opinion, well worth a look http://tippinggames.racinguk.com/forum/index.php