I’m having a quiet time of it at the moment – the weather’s been horrible and I’ve had a bad cold. I haven’t had any runners and I haven’t been betting either – I’m still licking my wounds from my big bet on Marine Boy.
Marine Boy may come out again at Haydock on Saturday, and we’ll be looking for redemption. He’s been given a handicap mark of 100 and it’s an open nursery. If he’s alright in himself he may line up.
Pansy Potter is an intended runner at Kempton tomorrow night, and she showed a little promise last time. She tries a mile having only run over six furlongs to date. Her mark of 62 isn’t generous, but the penny might be dropping with her, in which case she’d be worth a look.
I’ve had a look at the card today and there’s a couple I may back at Goodwood. In the first Joshua Moore rides the She’s So Pretty for his dad, and this filly should handle the conditions well. Josh is highly rated as a jock by his father, and the filly has run consistently since coming to the stable from Walter Swinburn. The rain is a concern but she can definitely cope with cut as she showed two runs ago.
In the 3:10 Lakeman comes down from Yorkshire, and as his name suggests he should cope with the wet ground. He’s a big price in an open looking race and looks worth an each way punt.