The People’s Nap Choices –
3 choices that Rich selects, put in a Poll on Twitter @FunkysTips & the winner of the Poll is the Peoples Nap for the day…. Here are the 3 choices & reason’s for selection…..
Wolverhampton- AW – Standard
3.45 – Handicap – Class 2 – 5f 20y
BOOM THE GROOM – Although 10Lb higher than winning this race last year, BTG returned from a break(116 days) to finish a 1/4 length 3rd in a Class 1 Listed 6f to Lancelot Du Luc at Lingfield, Andrea Azteni is booked to ride & is drawn in stall 1 – 4/1
Carlisle – Good to Soft, soft in places
4.10 – Handicap Chase – Class 3 – 3m 110y
BEG TO DIFFER – Unseated last time out 2 from home in a Class 2 chase having previously been running in Grade 3 Class 1 races, won in this class back in February 2016 when beating Loose Chips by 4 & 1/2 lengths – 7/4
Lingfield – Heavy
5.05 – ‘Hunters’ Chase – Class 6 – 2m 4f
BIG FELLA THANKS – Has won last 2 ‘Hunters’ chase’s including at Cheltenham last time out by 1/2 a length, for which he runs off the same mark, having won before that at Exeter. Has had a break, but a recent 2nd in a PTP should put the 15 year old spot on – 11/10
3.45 Boom The Groom 7-2
.Had decent form on turf last year and made a promising return when 3rd at Lingfield in a class 1 listed race although is 10lb higher than winning this race last year has a decent draw and should be thereabouts.
4.00 Amberjam 4-1
.Has 3 wins a 2nd and a 3rd from last 5 races has an extra 6lbs to carry and a further 4f to travel but still looks progressive and should give another bold show.
5.15 Fleminskill 5-2
.a 68,000€ purchase trained by Warren Greatrex this unraced 3yr old is a half brother to Mission To Mars and Ballyhooly Boy looks bred to stay 2-3m yard have a good strike rate with this sort of runner.
Funky’s Finding’s ( These are NOT Selections)
Wolves – 3.10 -1m 1f – Athassel – 3 wins 1 place here from 5 Course runs, beaten 3/4s of a length in a Amateur Handicap LTO, up in trip
Lingfield – 3.25 – 2m 3f – Hitherjacqueslady – Won by 12 lengths LTO on heavy going
Carlisle – 3.35 – 2m 3f – Little Bruce – Has won last 2 over since stepping up in trip, LTO under a penalty by 6 lengths
Sunday Service Results
.Ball Darc – chased leader all the way until being left clear 3 out after leader fell ran on well winning by 19 length advised at 11-4
.Pearl Swan – always prominent until taking lead after the 13th well on top after the last winning by 3 and 1/4 length even tho it was declared lame immediately after race.Advised at 5-2
.Holeinthewall bar – raced behind leaders but made no impact and weakened 3 out finished 9th and was a loss.
.Ochos Rios – always prominent and had every chance approaching the last but weakened on run in finishing 3rd and was another loss.
.Two wins from 4 on a tricky days racing will have to do hopefully some of you got on as we strive to build the pot for Cheltenham.
Well there you have it another jam packed blog post with plenty to mull over.The People’s Nap Vote Result will be updated when voting closes.In the meantime please remember to keep stakes small and hopefully end the day with a few winners.