The Jumps Season ends today at Sandown and it will go out with a bang with a cracking card.
Nicholls and Henderson fight out the Trainers Championship but it looks set for Henderson and to be honest he deserves it.
Although you have to say as he has no stable stars presently. Nicholls has done amazingly well to push Henderson so close and if he does get a couple of superstars in for next year then it’s game on.
The big race is the old Whitbread now the BET365 Gold Cup Handicap Chase over a gruelling 3 miles 4 with a steep uphill finish. Yes you have to stay the trip well to win this and its been won by some great stayers. This place produces great finishes probably because of the steep finish.
This year I have a horse that arrives here fresh and under the radar from a very shrewd outfit ridden by a jockey who in the twilight of his career specialties in big staying chases. That sounds a good combination doesn’t it well the horse is Le Reve the Trainer is the the brilliant Lisa Whadam and the jockey is Leighton Aspell. The price is nice too for an each way bet 25/1 with Sportingbet 1/4 odds 3 places. It’s an unusually small field for this race so only 3 places.
Le Reve has won at the track before and two years ago finished third in this race. He comes here today much fresher after a light campaign and fit from a spin over hurdles where he made as much effort to win as The Tartan Tipster makes honouring his round.
I think he is the forgotten horse of the race and will be bang in there.
Its been a fantastic month for the Simon Holden Racing Club with currently 83 points profit on the board.
I’m looking to push on this Summer and make this the best Flat Season ever.
Back next Saturday.
Simon Holden Racing Club