Bleak weather sweeps the country never mind Black Friday it was a grey and miserable Friday outside Betfan Towers yesterday and this morning was no better. In conditions only the Tartan Tipster would refer to as Summery the only thing to do is watch Haydock and Ascot on the box from the safety of the sofa clutching a purely medicinal Hennessey (soon to be called Ladbrokes) Cognac.
Lets hope we are in for a warming afternoon on the punting front with the BetFair Chase taking centre stage and giving Haydock its biggest jumping day of the year. This place is a sharp speed track and even on bad ground you need a bit of basic pace or you get too far back.
BRISTOL DE MAI has certainly shown speed and jumping prowess round here and I think with a clear round 6/4 is going to look massive. I cannot have CUE CARD lets hope he gets round and goes home safe, you only get so much luck in this game as poor old LONDON PRIZE found out at Cheltenham. It is nice that ITV and particularly Ed Chamberlin actually looks upset for the horse rather than RUK who say sorry for the owner.
On a lighter note OUTLANDER flies in from Ireland but will he get too far back here, I fear he might and if BRISTOL DE MAI is ridden as aggressively as Daryl Jacob grabbed that young jockey then he will turn this into a procession.
Now where is that Night Nurse?