The great Sir Alex Ferguson has now retired and Roberto Mancini has got the chop leaving the two Manchester clubs both with new gaffers who have hard acts to follow. With Rafa being outed in favour of the chosen one at Chelsea it should be a battle royal for next Seasons Premier Title.
Well done to Wigan for winning the F.A. Cup but in my opinion Man City were a team of non triers and if it was a horse race there would have been a stewards enquiry. It is a crying shame that the top boys are more interested in the premiership than winning silverware.
To remedy this situation I believe that only the top three teams should qualify for the Champions League plus the winners of the Cup. This would raise this great competition steeped in history back to its former glory with every team in the land wanting to be the big Wembley winners.
Over the last couple of weeks Bankers Bonus have been among the winners and last Saturday Fold4gold smashed in a 28/1 winner in Excellent Guest in the big handicap at Ascot.
This week we have some cracking racing at York with some more informative Classic trials. I have always found York a lucky track and remember a few years ago having a £1 yankee with two of Frankies and two of Fallons all winning and netting just under 3 grand, now that’s what you call the F factor.
The last two Howies Hotties have both romped home and I do fancy a couple at York but I’m going to put up this weeks tip in the 8.40 at Bath.
My selection is New Decade from Milton Bradleys yard. Now this big gelding needs soft ground to produce his best form and looking at the weather forecast rain has been promised by the Met Office. The horse was once in the care of Mark Johnston so it’s interesting to see Johnstons stable jockey Joe Fanning is booked to ride.
Last time out New Decade was well beaten up at Donny on fast ground so I’m prepared to give the horse another chance on a softer surface. Also I would be hoping for a nice big price which you woudn’t get always backing horses that either won or ran well last time out.
You would do well to remember horses are not machines and don’t always run to form and if you can read between the lines there are times when you can hit on a big price winner, lets just hope New Decade might be one of them.
The eyecatchers have been in sparkling form over the last week with Halifax winning at 8/1, Just Five at 9/2, Just Lille at 3/1 and Rivellino at 10/11. I hope you have all been taking advantage of this free information.
Good Morning Star trainer M.Johnston – Ran very well for a long way in the Chester Cup before running out of petrol. A slight drop in trip can see this filly go close in the near future especially on soft ground.
Number One London trainer B.Meehan – We expected him to win at Chester last week but he hated the tight track. Brian thinks it’s just a matter of time until he gets his head in front.
Titus Gent trainer J.Gask – Should have won at Lingfield last Saturday but Jimmy Fortune was too clever on the winner by taking his pitch on the favoured rail. Titus ran on strongly once he got into his stride and would have won in another few yards.
Oriel trainer R.Hannon – Just found one too good on her debut. This filly will derive considerable experience from this outing and be primed to strike next time.
Back next week have a good week and be lucky.