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A disappointing start to the year but it is like the night, young still and with many more days of racing to get on the board and we start again today. 2019 was a fine year for us and our guests, with plenty of winners & some cracking interviews and we hope that 2020 will continue exactly the same, with many irons in the fires as we make preparations for the next few months….
As for todays blog, it’s Charlie leading the way & Rich will have the Final Word….
2.25 – Son Of Camas – Made UK debut at Punchestown when finishing 19th over 2m on the 30th April 2019, found to be clinically abnormal after race. Has since ran 2 times at Newbury winning both. The first of those wins was over 2m 69y when beating Timberman by 2 lengths with Cadzand a neck behind in 3rd on the 7th November. Returned to Newbury on the 29th November and won again over 2m and 69y, beating King Roland by 1 length with Trincomalee a further 1 and 1/4 length back in 3rd. Nicky Henderson has won this race 4 times since 2011. Biggest danger comes in the shape of Colin Tizzard’s Fiddlerontheroof who won here last time out, beating Arrivederci by 7 lengths.
3.00 – Shanroe Santos – Although hasn’t won here since March 2017, has won at Fontwell over 3m 3f and 149y back in November 2018. Hinted of a return to form last time out at Carlisle when losing by a short head to Teddy Tee over 3m 2f and 34y on the 15th December, if repeating that here that should be enough to go close today over a slightly shorter trip.
7.10 – Break The Rules – Dual purpose runner who has been seen over both hurdles and the flat, finished 2nd at Salisbury over 1m 6f and 44y on the 19th September. Before finishing 2nd again at Fakenham over 2m and 3y in a Class 4 juvenile hurdle, before going to Aintree and finishing 10th over 2m and 209y last time out in a listed race. Returning to the All Weather is a positive and a bold display can’t be ruled out.
Well that’s my thoughts on today’s selections, good luck if following and please remember to keep stakes small so it doesn’t hurt your pockets. I will now hand you back over to Rich for The Final Word.
Final Word with Rich….
Thanks Charlie… Lets get cracking…. I have 3 for you today, Lingfield, Sandown & Kempton…..
Lingfield… All Weather..
2.15 Handicap… Class 5… 6f 1y…..
Boom the Groom…. The 9YO was once rated 107 in 2017 and today runs from a mark of 77. Having last run over 6f or 5 & 1/2f at Bath in July finishing 4th of 5 runners by 5 & 3/4 lengths in a Class 3 Handicap. Now drops to Class 5, having been running in Listed & Class 2 races for the past few years. Has only won once over 6f on the AW & that was in January 2015. Last run was at Wolverhampton on December 19th when back from a 142 day break finishing a 4 & 1/2 length 7th of 10 to Dynamo Walt. Last win was in a Class 3 5f Handicap on February 21st & that was from a mark of 87. Drawn in stall 1. This could be the last chance saloon for the Groom, who has been a fantastic horse for his trainer & owners. While writing this the odds started tumbling from 6/1 to 9/2…..
2.25 Tolworth Hurdle…. Grade 1…. 1m 8f….
Hang in There…. After unseating the Jockey on race course debut at the first hurdle in a Class 4 2m 2f Novice Hurdle at Exeter on October 10th. Returned to the same course on October 22nd in a 2m 1f Maiden Hurdle, winning by 7 lengths from Getaway Fred before making it 2 wins from 3 starts since coming to the UK from Ireland when landing the ‘Sharp’ 2m Grade 2 Hurdle at Cheltenham on November 17th by 3 lengths from Pacify….
Kempton…. All Weather…
6.40 Handicap….. Class 2…. 1m 8f….
Pianissmo…. C&D winner in a Class 4 Handicap by a neck on November 19th, that was the 2nd win of 3 on the bounce having won over 1m 5f in a Class 5 Novice Stakes in October by a neck before landing 3 in a row at Chelmsford in this Class over 1m 6f on December 19th beating Grandmaster Flash by a nose…..
That is everything for you today folks…. Big thanks for popping by & for your continued support…
All the Best – Charlie & Rich