The highlight of last week was the All-Weather finals day at Lingfield. A superb card and a record attendance of over 9000 thousand witnessed some great racing, in fact TRYSTER put up the best performance on a synthetic surface I’ve seen in the UK.
I was asked to do a one day special and got off to a flyer with the first three winners, already had an amazing profit and had fortunes going on the last four, had a couple of Each Way places which made it 5 winning races out of 7 but was still disappointed Hidden Gold didn’t get us a winning Yankee in the last, a proven stayer, I was shocked to see him held up in last place by J Doyle, especially off such a slow place. He made up most of the ground but the winning post came too soon, he is the best horse in the race and still one to follow.
The Grand National used to be one of the easiest races of the year to predict as it had very strong trends however since the fences have been modified it’s no longer the test of jumping it once was and has now become the lottery many people used to say it was when it wasn’t. As you know I’ve backed The Druids Nephew Ante Post, disappointing jockey B Geraghty is injured as I fancied strongly but he can still go close, AP’s final ride is Shutthefrontdoor and is going to off a very short silly price however they think it’s Gold Cup horse so could be well in but won’t be carrying my money.
My Punt of The Day: 3:40 Lingfield – ORIENTAL SPLENDOUR – Win Bet
Back next Tuesday.
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