A poor day yesterday, and the end to a bad week of betting. I’m going to take a break from betting fairly soon – it’s too time consuming and too much of a distraction.
Baldovina makes her hurdling bow today in a pretty uncompetitive maiden. On the face of it she has a lot going for her – she has the best form in the race, she’s may be in the best shape she’s been in since I’ve had her (she never scoped clean for Tom but she is clean now), she’s in a great yard with a great jockey up and the reports from the gallops and stable are great. I can’t have her at 7/4 though – she always showed up well on the home gallops with Tom but she never did anything on the course and showed a fairly poor attitude at the business end of the race. I’m hoping all this will change and maybe it will, but I’m not inclined to bet on it. I’ll watch from the sidelines.
Shepherds Warning finally comes out tomorrow in a nursery at Wolverhampton. The 5f trip is on the short side for her now and she may just need the race to sharpen her up, but this said she could still run well. I’ll back her if the price is over long, but I’ll probably just be watching.