It was incredible to see TIGER ROLL win his 2nd national! It confirmed what we said that the horse looked unbeatable despite the weight burden. He goes down in history as the 2nd horse ever to win 2 nationals’ unbelievable achievement!
The Scottish National runs on Saturday. It looks like the ground will be good or firmer so that rules out plenty of soft ground horses. We were hoping Glen Rocco would go but sadly he has an abscess in his foot and although it’s healing well he wouldn’t want the ground to firm up so they will put him away as they look towards last year’s National. That is unless the ground is soft for the Bet365 chase at Sandown.
This horse needs a trip to be seen at his best. Certainly, one for the notebook!
On the Flat this year we have a horse to watch out for in training with HUGO PALMER the horse is ANIMATEUR and he is a lovely looking Chestnut colt one of the first crop of sire ANJAAL. He looks a strong powerful type who walks well and has a lovely long stride. He’s a very impressive looking 2-year-old and I expect him to really make his mark this year. Hugo has kept a share of this horse for himself and I think that could be significant.
Another horse to look for is the Mark Johnson trained STREAK LIGHTNING another Chestnut 2-year-old from NIGHT OF THUNDER looks an imposing sort with plenty of scope and plenty of class on the Dam side as well. This horse has all the attributes to be world class. I just hope he can show it on the track. NIGHT OF THUNDER looks an excellent prospect as a sire. I’ve seen plenty of his first season crop and they are a very handsome bunch and I’m pretty sure he will make his mark as a great sire this year and for years to come.