After the recent allegations regarding bribery and corruption issues within F.I.F.A. it was great to see a superb game of football in the Cup Final with Arsenal playing some of the most exciting stuff I have seen for years.
Villa to their credit tried to make a game of it but were completely outplayed by the rampant Gunners. I believe if Wenger adds a goalkeeper and a central defender to the squad they are certainly capable of running Chelsea close next season.
This Saturday we have the Champions League final in Berlin between Barcelona and Juventus which should also be a cracker as when Barca turn on the magic they are even more entertaining to watch than the Arsenal.
All roads lead to Epsom later this week with the next two Classics to be unravelled. With an eye on the weather I sent my brother up to Surrey to walk the course and he says it’s on the softer side of good at present. Midweek is expected to be warm and dry but thunderstorms have been forecast on Friday.
So with all this in mind I’m going to take a stab at the Classic double for Howies Hottie. Remember 2 singles and the famous each way double.
In the Derby I’m on Success Days from the Irish yard of Ken Condon. The colt won the Derristown stud trial by 10 lengths and this was the race won by Sindar and Galileo before their Derby victories.
There is a line of form regarding Carbon Dating who was beaten 12 lengths by Gleneagles and 15 lenghths by Success Days which makes interesting reading. The trainer says he is at his best on soft ground and if the forecast is right on Friday the 20/1 with Hills looks far too big.
I found the Oaks easier to fathom after watching a recording of the Irish 1000gns where Jessica Harringtons Jack Naylor flew home from the back to get 3rd place. The filly should improve over the longer trip and at about 8/1 looks a value bet.
Well good luck with that double but did I hear someone say it’s hard enough to find winners never mind forecast the bloody weather!
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They were in sparkling form last week with Outback Ruler 11/2, So Beloved 10/1 and Laviniad 7/2 all winning and I told you not to miss Laviniad when he ran in Ireland.
THIS WEEKS EYE-CATCHERS
Simenon trainer W.Mullins – He needed his run at Sandown last week and it was just a prep for his big day which will be the Ascot Gold Cup.
Deauville Prince trainer T.Dascombe – The gelding finds a mile too far and is well handicapped when dropped in trip.
Moonrise Landing trainer R.Beckett – The filly found 2 miles stretching her stamina however she has lots of ability so keep the faith.
So Beloved trainer D.O’Meara – A very easy winner last time despite meeting trouble in running. This eye-catcher has lots more to offer.
Llewellyn trainer D.Carroll – Another who doesn’t quite get a mile. This gelding is very well handicapped and when dropped in trip on a softer surface must be followed.
Secret Lightning trainer M.Appleby – Failed to see out the 10 furlongs at Ripon yesterday and when returned to a mile the horse will be competitive.
Black Caesar trainer P.Hide – Looked all over the winner at Brighton until faltering close home. A drop in trip should see him in the winners enclosure.
Back next Wednesday have a good week and be lucky.