22 May 2017

Round up of previous week:

Nice winner in the week with The Doorman,  hit the crossbar recently with Agent Astronaut 2nd and Forever Friend 2nd today.  I try to look at the positive side when horses I fancy run very close to winning, as it is the small things that happen during a race that can make the difference between winning and losing.  I think Somehow (advised EW at 7/1) will win another Group race or two before the end of the year, probably the step back to 1m in a Group 1, was just beyond her, she never travelled as comfortably as usual, but still ran well to be only 3/4L behind the 3rd horse in finishing 4th.

Today’s tip Forever Friend ran a fair 2nd in the Novice Chase at Towcester, he made a couple of jumping mistake’s, which cost him.  The winner, who I thought was a big threat, jumped very well and I was impressed with the rider Mr J Nailor, he was excellent value for his 7lb riders allowance. Don’t give up on Forever Friend, he will win his races over fences.

With the recent rain, over the majority of the country there has been a number of big priced winners over the last week or so, this evening Perfect Pasture being a prime example by winning the Listed 6f sprint at Windsor at 25/1 for the shrewd Mick Easterby, who has his horses in fine form.

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