A strange day at Newbury ends another good week for my members as the excellent start to 2015 continues for The Don.
What can we say about AP who retired in some style live on TV. I’ve been hearing rumours for a while sadly the sand runs out on us all in the end. Fair play to the racecourse though by then I had over 30 texts, they announced quickly what had occurred. I’m surprised Richi Persaud still didn’t respond with “So where will we see this horse next?” As that’s his only phrase!
I wrote six months ago that we won’t see his like again and Cheltenham where he hasn’t done well for a while has added spice this year as he will be having his final Festival. If it wasn’t exciting enough already I now have the chance to win easy money off Andy Bell and witness sporting history, can’t wait, there will be tears from both of them I expect.
Racing being the cruel mistress it is I settled at my vantage point for the next race after the announcement and watched Goodwood Mirage dump AP at the first hurdle, that’s showbiz!
Yesterday will just be about AP and rightly so but it was a bizarre days racing like the falls of Sire de Grugy and Uxizandre in the home straight. Sire de Grugy looked very big to me beforehand and will come on for this, God knows what he was doing jumping like that and then we had Uxizandre who had run well doing the same thing and throwing Geraghty off in rodeo style. Forgetting that Mr Mole had already won the race despite whirling round at the start.
Last year at Cheltenham looked an utter rogue finishing nowhere in a handicap, next month he goes there for me now as Favourite for the Queen Mother Champion Chase. If he wins forget everything!! This will be the best Training performance of Nicholl’s life.
Gary Moore looked dejected beyond belief after Sire de Grugy and then an hour later wins the BetFair Hurdle with Violet Dancer whose runs lately haven’t left the Don too keen to back it shall we say.
We had a max bet at Warwick with Vibrato Valtat and we have another one today which if you are quick you can be part of. We’re pushing on this year and if you want to be part of the top punting service there is then Trust in the Don!!
Notebook from an actual on course pro!
Fascino Rustico fell at the second last hurdle in Betfair hurdle.
Horse looks like a superstar and may become one, given a dreadful ride yesterday wide and too far back he used energy up at wrong time entering the home straight then fell he’s fine I’m assured.
I’m told unless it’s soft they will skip the Festival and go chasing, he’s no baby so they need to crack on DO NOT BACK AGAINST HIM WHEN HE GOES CHASING!
He is as impressive a specimen I’ve seen on a Jumps Course this year and is with the right man in Dan Skelton.
Have a great week and Trust in the Don
Back next Sunday.
The Gambling Don