Jack the lad

One runner today, and she has a respectable chance. Peintre D’Argent is no superstar, running off an OR of 53. We think she’s a wee bit better than that though, and she has a claimer taking a further 7lb off.

Whether the swing is a big enough one to haul in Galiotto remains to be seen – on the face of it it is a big ask. She finished sore last time having not enjoyed the course – we know she can handle Lingfield. She’s a decent price. I’ll be having a small bet.

Blue Jack is race ready for Haydock on Saturday, and I caught up with Tom last night to see how he felt. He said that BJ has been a very different horse lately – he’s normally quite laid back but recently he’s been absolutely full of himself and more excited about his work. Tom said it is probably positive but he wasn’t certain.