Good weather for ducks

Shepherd’s Warning was disappointing yesterday, but I’m not too worried.  She gets phased pretty easily, and we think that’s what happened yesterday – she’ll be back to her best in a small field going around a bend.

More rain today and more expected on Thursday.  Good going at Epsom is looking like a big outsider now and I’m told Bougie is licking his lips at the thought of taking on some of these hype horse.  His price is too long – he’ll run a big race.

I like Smoothly Does It at Ripon today – it’s all in his favour and he could be a real good thing.  Another I’m looking at is Admiralcollingwood at Southwell – pulled up last time after being backed and looking the part for a while, back over a shorter distance and with a shrewd trainer.