Good news from the courts – I had my ban reduced from 6 months to 6 weeks. There is a downside – all of the points stay on my licence, which means I’ll have 10 points until December 2009. Still better than a poke in the eye, and it shows that it’s worth appealing these things.
Good racing today – I like it when the flat and the jumps overlap. There’s always a lot of buzz this time of the year as the flat season settles in, there’s plenty I’ll be looking at today.
Brian runs Diamond Tycoon at Kempton, and he’s fit and well. He was a class act before he went wrong and is, IMO, one to back today. The racing manager at Betfair informs me that a mate of his called Legless Lenny says Scarvagh Diamond will win at Newbury – separately my jumps man thinks she has the right form. In the bumper at Newbury a couple of my Timeform mates like Diamond Harry.
So there you have it – an absolutely diamond treble. There are some bets that a man just has to have, and this is one of them.
Elsewhere Pete is keen on both of his at Doncaster, but they are short prices. I like Soapy Danger who I had noticed entered up elsewhere but prefers this listed fare. Zomerlust I like on this ground and the stable is in form. Arctic Magic in the 3.25 at Newbury could be a decent plot horse and is my jumps man’s nap.
Bet of the day though is Finsceal Beo in Dubai. I’ve heard there’s confidence behind her and she’s a serious prospect if right.