Strike two

An unbelievable day yesterday when Tom won the second 2yo group 2 with another incredibly cheap buy.  Firth of Fifth cost 5,000 Guineas – Classic Blade 19,000 Euros.  It is an incredible training feat, and great credit also to Richard Kingscote who rode so intelligently. 

I didn’t go yesterday – it seemed like a good time to take a day out.  I’m staying a home today and I won’t go to France to watch Winker either as I have a family christening.  I take some solace in the fact that my horses invariably do better when I don’t go to watch them. 

I don’t have time to watch it today but I may place a few early bets.  York is riding heavy, which is specialist ground.  Three proven types that I’ll follow are Zomerlust (2:40), Heaven Knows (3:15) and Wing Collar (3:50).  In the last at Chester I’ll back Derrick’s Dotty to follow up.