Charles was off yesterday so I stepped up & put a few of interest up, sadly no Peoples Nap….. But there were a few winners….. Back to normal service today!
With the final day of the National Hunt season(Saturday) it is only right that we congratulate Nicky Henderson & his Seven Barrows team on their fine season winning the Trainer’s Title in the UK. Also a Big hand goes to Paul Nicholls & his team for a Cracking season in 2nd place. While over in Ireland, Willie Mullins, pulled a rabbit out of the hat to pip Gordon Elliott in the final strides of the Irish Season, Congratulation’s to everybody involved for a thrilling National Hunt season. Charles had predicted that both Henderson & Mullins would win their respective championship’s back in October in a page on our site called The 3 Wise Men! While that now takes a back seat the Flat season will soon be in full swing with the Guineas not too far away…….
Peoples Nap Choices –
Salisbury – Good to Firm
3.30 – Handicap – Class 4 – 3YO Only – 1m 2f
Adamant – 80’s punk pop icon! No not that one Rich! – Won on 2nd & final start of 2016, winning over 1m by 1 & 3/4’s of a length in a class 5 maiden in October. Ryan Moore has been on board for both runs & is back on board today for Sir Michael Stoute, season return & steps up in trip – 6/4
Gowran – Good, Good to Firm in Places
2.05 – Maiden – 3YO Plus – 1m
Firma – Frankel Filly out of Kalima(Kahyasi). Half sister to 2 winners. Hold’s a Group 1 Pretty Polly stakes entry Makes race course debut for trainer Dermot Weld with Pat Smullen on board – 2/1
3.35 – Stakes – Fillies’ Listed- Class 1 – 1m 1f
Somehow – Won a Group 3 Class 1 on final start of 2016 at The Curragh by 7 lengths. 2nd on seasonal return at Naas over 1m by 2 & 1/2 lengths to Czabo in a Group 3 Class 1 – 13/8
Jumira Prince 7-2 Win
.A modest 6th last time out at Newmarket and will have learned from that race and will strip better here for R Varian who is in fine form at the moment.
Nadaitak 100-30 Win
.Gelded half brother to kestrel dot com and is nicely bred and with Crowley on board for Sir Michael Stoute this looks a nice horse and shows a sign of intent from his yard wouldn’t be a surprise if he makes a winning start in his first outing.
Bogsnog 2-1 Win
.Won at Wolverhampton two runs back and can take this race if they go at a fair pace has been a bit difficult to get right at times given his racing style but is more than capable of winning here as long as they don’t go off slowly.
Well that’s my selections sorted its back over to Rich and his Findings.
Others of Interest –
2.45 – Group 3 -1m 2f
Armande – 2nd on seasonal return to Cloth of Stars……
3.00 – Fillies’ Conditional Stakes – Class 3 – 2YO Only – 5f
Take Shelter – 1/2 length 2nd on race course debut over 5f at Newmarket earlier this month
4.00 – Maiden – Class 5 – 1m 4f
Stone the Crows – Cape Cross Gelding, 4th on debut to Big Challenge & improved to finish 2nd on final start of 2016, both runs back in November. Seasonal return for Roger Charlton
Limerick – Good to Firm
4.20 – Handicap – 3YO Plus – 1m 4f
San Remo – Frankel Colt, improved from 3 runs last season ( 0 – 4 -5) to win a Listed Class 1 handicap at Dundalk on seasonal return by a head(1m 2f) up in trip on return to turf
Well that’s another jam packed blog post with plenty to look through before racing starts. The People’s Nap will be updated when voting closes.
In the meantime please remember to keep stakes small and hopefully end the day with a few winners.