A tad aggressive.
- Jul 19, 2014
Took my £20 winnings and put £15 on Gaillard and the rest on Chemical Energy E/W. Got a bit lucky there but can’t complain!
Thanks for posting this morning. Really good fun watching the nags come in full awareness they could have all lost (but mostly didn’t!).A very good day to start with. Back again tomorrow when Tony Bloom has Enermugene in the Champion Chase. Will post my thoughts in the morning.
Was frosty first thing looking at pictures on The Morning ShowThe only 2 to come up in my systems today are Delta Work in the Cross Country and Editeur du Gite in the big one. Hmmm.
I assume there is no frost down there - was -6 here last night!
You could add in Encanto Bruno for a treble if he hadn't fecked off to Chelsea.Got a Impaire Et Passe & Delta Work double and singles on Delta Work & Enermugene
Debating a Enermugene/Brighton double too.
I thought it was pretty dead and very sticky. Horses stopped very quickly when they had cried enough and plenty pulled up.Had such a great time at Cheltenham yesterday, brought back so many good memories of years gone by, as it always does and to take Miss junior for the first time made it very special.
Betting wise not good and if I hadn’t jumped ship and backed Marine Nationale in the first, I wouldn’t have had a winner at all apart from Chemical Energy placing.
Too long in the tooth now to let that change the way I approach racing but I was very clearly wrong about the merits of Epitante and Honeysuckle… couldn’t have been more wrong
Whilst Constitution Hill was impressive enough, I was expecting more (not just because I backed 10 lengths + and he won by 9 with Nico showboating before the line)
I thought both the Supreme and the Chsmpion were run at an unusually slow pace?
Clearly Timeform agree with the performance as they have left his rating unchanged
@Billy Seagull - be interested in your thoughts re ground
What did you make of the ground, it was clearly dead but I saw no mud flying at all for it to be soft.. wondered if times were more to do with slow riding tactics than ground as they make no sense to me (not a drop of rain on course all through the card)
3 races slow 10secs
3 races slow 20secs
What’s El Fabiolo then if he was only slow 3 secs?
Thought the Chsmpion was a crawl and the mares even worse
For what it’s worth I will post some thoughts on todays races shortly but I’m in no form at all. Really annoyed with the whole Mullins sideshow, the man has single handedly ruined AntePost betting on the festival over the last decade or so and to see him have 10 runners in todays bumper is gutting… how can you back one of his if he thinks all 10 might win it?
When I looked at the meeting a couple of weeks back he had 7 in supreme 8 in balleymore etc etc
Well that was interesting in the light of Paul Nicholls’ comments before the first race. Hermes Allen’s rider Harry Cobden asked on ITV Racing after the Ballymore about the favourite’s disappointing run in fifth said: “[That was] a stop and start race … tactics from Willie Mullins!”
Was entered in The Gold Cup...The Racing Post journo on Luck on Sunday this week tipped it up...Hope a few were on, look a great bunch of ownersGood race that. Well done the Whacker!