It was another very disappointing display from Thunderbolt Jaxon, and it highlights the folly of persevering with horses who don’t do it on the track. There’s no question that TJ has speed and some level of ability, but he’s not showing it and his runs if anything are getting worse.
Pete has another 2yo running today, and I suspect he will keep his 100% record in tact. Western Art is not one of the leading lights, but he is decent and straightforward and should be up to winning a Leicester maiden. Mick Channon has one that is apparently fancied – Hatta Fort – and since he’s provided the second to all of Pete’s 2yo winners so far he can do so again.
There’s not a lot else I like. I may have a bet on Wild Fell Hall in the last at Leicester – I think he’ll go ok although I’m not convinced about the trip.