At last a decent period of action on the horse front – I have runners on each of the next three days.
Master of the Race goes on Saturday at Newbury in what looks to be a red hot novice. I had a long chat with Tom about him this morning – Tom was expecting a big run from him last time but he was disappointing. If his poor last run can be put down to the ground then he can go well today – Tom likes the horse a lot. This does look like an unusually strong novice though, and a win feels like a real longshot. He may be one for a place bet.
Nick Gifford has five runners at Newbury including Latimer’s Place, a horse in decent form who Nick believes still has a decent handicap in him. I’ll call Nick tomorrow morning – if he has anything interesting to say I’ll update the blog.
On Sunday Kings Head comes out at Taunton. He’s been great on the gallops and we’ve been waiting for the ground. For him it would have to be good or better. He should run well but it’s too early to know if he will be value for a bet.
On Monday Prince Ary comes out at Plumpton. It’s looking as if most of the quality oppo in his race will not run so he could have an easy task on. He is targeting Aintree (as is KH) – he really has to win here to earn his chance. He is in top form.