We didn’t win the national with our main bet but TIGER ROLL was a horse we have followed since Cheltenham last year when he was a big winning account bet. The week however has been good with an 11/1 winner SIR JAMIE and 12/1 huge gamble LOWANBEHOLD returned 5/1. We also backed BEAU SANCY yesterday at 33/1 for the horse to finish a length 2nd over 2 miles 5 furlongs. The horse had previously not placed so the information was good. The horse didn’t get a great ride and should stay 3 miles well so next time out with similar conditions the horse should go on to win.
Carlisle 3-55 Handicap Chase (Class 4) 26f – ONDERUN 16/1 paddy power was well beaten by some of these last race, but today the horse carries a stone less weight and that might just make him competitive. Over this distance on a stiff track it must make a huge amount of difference to the horse. I can see him being in the mix today with a good round. The risk is justified in the price.
Exeter 2-00 Novices/Maiden Hurdle (Class 4) 22f – BEAN LIATH looks well over priced in this race I know the yard think a lot of this horse and should prove well above this grade. 40/1 is massive I priced him up around 10/1 so it simply can’t be ignored win lose or draw.
Exeter 2-35 Handicap Hurdle (Class 4) 23f – JULLY LES BUXY 12/1 is worthy of a chance here on his first run for a new stable and I can see the horse running a decent race. He appears happy at his new home and reports are he is thriving so it would be nice to see that on the track today 12/1 is reasonable without being over generous.
Newmarket 4-10 Handicap (Class 2) 8f – FRANK BRIDGE is a decent price here at 18/1 his stable is bang in form and a big run is expected. He may just need the run but is definitely one to follow this year. He has progressed slowly for the whole of his career and I don’t think that improvement is going to end this year. I think he could end up top class.