What a disaster for the England cricket team in the World Cup as they were finally dumped out of the tournament by the might Bangladesh.
I think Geof Boycott must be right if some of them had a brain they would be dangerous. What the hell were Broad and Anderson thinking? We needed 16 off the last two overs and they both tried to smack the ball out the ground when the sensible thing was to take a single and let Woakes take the strike who is a far better batsman than either of them.
The phrase can’t bat, can’t bowl, can’t field just about sums them up.
Monday night I watched the Man Utd v Arsenal cup tie and it was an entertaining match and the result pleased me being a Gooner however I thought the standard was very average compared to when I watch the continentals.
Just consider Liverpool were knocked out of the Champions League early doors, Man City and Arsenal look to need miracles to qualify and Chelsea are the best of a bad bunch.
I’m not sure why as the top teams all spend bundles on the transfer market but don’t seem to be able to compete with the Germans or the Spanish outfits.
Swiftly moving on to Cheltenham what an amazing day yesterday was with Ruby winning on 3 of his hot pots and then Annie Power tripping up with the race in the bag.
I wonder which tipsters will be crowing about selecting Ruby’s 3 winners as to be perfectly honest nobody needs pay for that type of info as any fool could have picked them. Mind you having said that I did draw a blank at the Festival yesterday and my only winner was at Southwell.
We managed to find a winner last week for Howies Hottie so lets see if we can find another one to take the gold medal today.
The racing at Cheltenham is fantastic and I’m looking forward to the Champion Chase but there is no way I can bet in the race with so many imponderables. Lets be honest we dont have to bet in every race and this race is to be savoured and enjoyed rather than bet in.
I just hope they all come back safe and the best horse wins on the day.
So for Howies Hottie I’m deserting Cheltenham for the Sand at Southwells 1.55. It’s a one mile handicap and I’m going with the Mark Johnston trained Tizlove Regardless.
The colt has winning form on polytrack but his breeding says he should be suited to the fibresand. He has been running over further but I think the return to this trip and his front running style should see him in the mix in this ordinary handicap.
Mark has not had that many runners this Winter but I have been told to watch out for his two year olds once the flat season gets under way.
Berrahari trainer J.Best – Never got the run of the race at Wolverhampton but still hit the frame. The yard are in good form and this one can go in again.
Al Thakhira trainer M.Botti – Needed the run when 3rd to Sovereign Debt and will come on for the race.
Diamond Joel trainer M.Channon – Split a very useful pair in a maiden last week and can only improve.
Coach Bombay trainer A.B.Joyce – Ran well on the sand at Dundalk where he only found one to good. He is on a decent mark and a step up in trip might help.
Throthehatch trainer Lucinda Russell – He put up a prominant show at Ayr before fading and might prefer better ground.
Sgt Reckless trainer M.Channon – A bit disappointing yesterday in the Arkle but they did water the track and he must have good fast ground. If the ground is quicker at Aintree he could surprise.
Back next Wednesday have a good week and be lucky.