Peoples Nap Choices –
Newcastle – AW – Standard
2.40 – Stakes – Class 5 – 1m 2f 42y
Toapix – 2 wins 2 places last 4 runs, both wins over 1m 4f, but hardly disgraced over this distance, beaten a nose & 1 length in the 2 runs between the 2 wins , Luke Morris was on board last time when winning here & goes again – 10/3
Fontwell – Soft, heavy in places
3.30 – Novice Hurdle – Class 4 – 2m 1f 145y
The Mighty Don – 2nd here over C/D to Bastien by 6 lengths last time out, 2nd the run before to Buster Thomas in early December by 1 & 3/4 lengths. NH Flat race winner at Plumpton on race course debut, this is 3rd run over hurdles, improving all the time – 10/3
Ayr – Soft, heavy in places
3.50 – Handicap Chase – Class 4 – 1m 7f 112y
Mungos Debut – Looked every inch a winner when 4 lengths clear going to the last, only to fall….. Has won 2 of the last 5 runs, 2nd to Silver Grove in race prior to falling, can gain compensation here – 13/8
.Kauto Riko- Won Advised at 5-2
.Mountain Hawk-4th should win next time out one to follow..
. Just the one winner from my 3 selections Mountain Hawk ran quite green but will have learned from that first outing and will go in the notebook for next time.Now over to Rich for The People’s Nap Results my selections and Funky’s Findings.
PN Result (Monday) – Dandilion – 3rd
Fontwell 2.00 Brown Bear 11-2
.won at Towcester over 2m 3f on good to soft ground then ran poorly at Plumpton before placing 3rd here 16 days ago over 2m 5f wears first time cheeckpieces and should be in the mix.
Newcastle 2.40 Taopix 100-30
.Has 3 wins and 3 places on the all-weather from 8 races latest win was here on 1st Feb over 1m 4f Luke Morris retains ride here and should go in again.
Fontwell 4.00 John’s Luck 5-2
.Has 2 wins and 2 places from last 5 races jock claims 7lb and could swing race in his favor.
Funky’s Finding’s –
2.30 – Kayf Adventure- NH Flat race winner in 2015 at Wawick, off 655 days, 3rd on return behind Neon Wolf.
4.00 – Johns Luck – 2 wins from last 3 runs, 2nd LTO runs off same mark.
One to watch –
Newcastle – 3.40 – Fillies’ Handicap – Class 5 – 7f 14y
The Yellow Bus – Ex David Wachman inmate, who makes debut for new yard, 2nd to Minding on debut(5&1/2 lengths) . Has had 2 runs at Dundalk, both times finishing 2nd over 6 & 7f by 1/2 a length & a head. Won after a 280 day break over 7f at Down Royal, but well held when last seen at Gowran over 1m , off 188 days & could be one to keep an eye on.
Well there you have it another jam packed blog post with plenty to look 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….