A mixed day yesterday with some in our favour and some against. Sir John Lavery was hugely below par, and it’ll be interesting to see the effects of that race. Our first ever In The Notebook entry was beaten in a photo finish!
Funnily enough our biggest win was on Eurovision at 13/2! A Sunday salvation is needed.
1:55 Curragh – Actress NAP (4/9)
Not a big price in the curtain raiser at the Curragh, but one that has really caught the eye and worth adding to an accumulator. The two-year-old finished second on her only start of the season behind a good prospect and stable rival in the form of Alpha Centauri. That puts her as the main player, and if she steps up she could be hard to beat.
2:30 Ludlow – Rouge Devils (7/2)
A really exciting prospect for Paul Nicholls, and celebrity owner Sir Alex Ferguson. He was an impressive winner on his penultimate start at Exeter before finishing second returning to Devon. He’s one to follow and should be good enough in this.
4:30 Ludlow – Take It To Heart (11/2)
A big royal chance at Ludlow with this one. A lovely bred five-year-old who has been consistent throughout last year, before a disapointing effort at Ascot last time out. He should be miles better than that and if he takes to the step up in trip can play a leading role. Nicky Henderson has reported he is improving, he’s a great price too.
4:45 Plumpton – Perfect Timing (6/4)
For some reason horses, can just click into gear and everything goes right for them. Neil Mulholland’s nine-year-old has done exactly that and is well fancied for a third straight win. He’s won his last two by a wide margin and Mulholland is confident he can do it again.
5:15 Plumpton – Rebel Commander (9/4)
A second selection from the Nicky Henderson yard, but this well-bred five-year-old has loads of potential. He was well beaten on his debut, and takes a big step down in class now. This is much more suitable for him, and he should step up an awful lot.