FRIDAY OCT.19TH. NH SEASON STARTS TODAY PROPERLY
Good day all,
I had a few quiet days so we are back on the horse today for the real start to the NH season with a great card at Cheltenham. Ireland have several fancied runners and 2 warm favourites so its like the festival all over again. I am plus 190.5 overall.
Cheltenham 2 10 . The New One is a very exciting recruit to hurdling and can back up his debut win here. His only defeat came in the Champion Bumper at the Costwolds venue and this looks straightforward enough, his price of even money reflects this. 2 pts win 1/1.
Cheltenham 2 45. Ireland can strike here with the Jim Dreaper trained favourite Go All The Way . He is very progressive and a sound jumper . He can make all jumping boldly. 1 pt win 2/1.
Cheltenham 3 55, Paul Nicholls can spoil the Gigginstown and Irish party here by upsetting warm favourite Sea Of Thunder in the shape of Sire Collonges. Nicholls has made no secret of how highly he regards this fellow and after a few blips he came good at lowly Fontwell in the Spring. He is a terrific jumper [ touch wood] and has a wonderful attitude . 2 pts win 7/2, nap.
I will outline my reasons why the great Frankel just might get beaten tomorrow in a blog later tonight. At a later stage I will also give critical analysis of the decision of the FAI to reverse their decision to sack Trapattoni.