Four runners today – Major Eazy goes at Goodwood, Marine Boy goes at York and both Pansy Potter and Bea Menace go at Newbury tonight.
I’ll be disappointed if I don’t get something out of today’s lot. Major Eazy carries top weight in a handicap – he’s big enough to shoulder top weight and there’s a general feeling that he’s the type to go well first time up. The form of Marine Boy’s last race has been franked, with the winner winning again on Thursday night. Both are big prices and I’d expect them both to go better than their prices suggest. I think Pansy Potter is on a good mark and will go well.
There were a couple of second placers from the last Newbury meet I attended coming out today – Alrasm at Donny and Rakeen at Goodwood. They should both go well. I’ll save the nap for Mr Macattack at Doncaster – I thought he was unlucky last time and Nicky’s have possibly been needing the run of late.
My last blog sparked a furious email exchange about Susan Boyle. Stemo suggests that she may be the “best even money shot of all time” given the fact that her Youtube has been viewed 60 million times. I accept that it’s a big number but I don’t accept that it will translate into votes. I repeat and reiterate my posting – SuBo will not win tonight…