We had a deserved day away from the blog on Sunday, Saturday was a decent day again with some winners and some not so great… But now is not the time to look back but to go forward. With only a couple weeks to go until the first race at the Cheltenham Festival, most people will have their attention’s turned towards that. There is plenty of racing between now and then although with the forecast cold weather heading in from the East, it could hit racing quite hard depending on where in the country it hits. Hopefully it won’t be too bad and we can get some meetings on. You would like to think that the All Weather will be unaffected unless we have a decent amount of snow.
Firstly, we have a bit of housing keeping from Saturday…
Rich’s Nap – Utmost- Unplaced
Peoples Nap – Goring – Won SP 11/4
Charlie’s Saturday Results
Monbeg Legend -Finished 10th and was a loss.
Orvar –Finished 6th and was a loss.
Pivotal Flame –Finished 11th and was a loss.
Charlie’s Monday Selections
.Bulls Head -Winner last time out at Newcastle over 2m, although this is considerably tougher a chance is taken on the win here as the 2m 4f and 100y should be within reach as has raced over 2m 5f before.
.La Fortuna -Winner last time out at Chelmsford over 6f in a Class 7 race. Runner up had won since and although has been raised 3lb, can still get involved in this race and another bold run can’t be ruled out.
.Sky Full Of Stars -Won a Class 5 Handicap Chase at Ayr last month over 2m, was then 4th at Ayr again over 2m in a Class 4 Handicap Chase, latest 2nd at Newcastle came over 2m in a Class 5 Handicap Hurdle 8 days ago and if repeating that here should be enough to take this race.
.Well that’s my thoughts on Monday’s Selections, good luck if following and please remember to keep stakes small so it doesn’t hurt your pocket. I will now hand you back over to Rich for his Nap and Finding’s.
Rich has taken a look at the two All Weather Cards starting at Lingfield in the afternoon before an evening meeting at Wolverhampton.. So let’s crack on.
Whispering Sands(1.55) makes her race course debut over 1m 2f in the Fillies’ Maiden, the daughter of Dubawi is out of Mare Roses for the Lady, who was a runner up in the Irish Oaks. Interesting debutant.
Mouchee(4.00) was only beaten 1/2 a length in a Class 6 1m 4f contest last time out on February 17th, that was a second try over this distance, having finished 3rd in a Class 5 over C/D on February 3rd, is today 3rd time lucky?
And now we move onto Wolverhampton(AW) in the evening
Rich’s Nap – 6.15 – Fillies’ Novice Stakes – Class 5 – 3YO Only 6f 20y
Poetic Imagination – Has run 3 times since joining Archie Watson from John Gosden, all 3 on AW but two over 5f. Finished a 3 & 1/4 length 3rd on Yard debut in a 5f contest before running a 2 & 1/2 length runner up last time out at Lingfield . The run in between was a 6f class 4 handicap on February 14th, when winning by 2 lengths from Snaffled, who has since won at Newcastle. Returns now to a winning distance and has Oisin Murphy booked to ride – 2/1 WIN
As for the rest of the card, Aquarium(6.45) who was a 2 length 3rd on debut over 1m at Kempton(AW) back on January 10th. Landed a 1m Class 6 Novice Stakes at Lingfield by 1 length on January 27th, has been raised 4 and steps up another Furlong and a half
And finally Reckless Wave(7.45) Returned a winner on first run for 226 days, when winning a second C/D victory(1m 4f) having won back in May in a Class 6 contest. Returned in a C/D Class 5 contest to beat Acker Bilk by 2 & 3/4 lengths and runs under a penalty.
That’s all for today folks, thanks for popping by and we look forward to hearing from you!
All the best – Charlie & Rich