A 3.5 point loss never entered into my thinking prior to racing today. That is what happened unfortunately. This is how it happened,

Nicholascopernicus never got into contention and will need much softer ground to be seen at his best.

Zarrafakt did not even jump one fence correctly and was pulled up. What a disappointment.

Court In Motion stumbled and made one lung bursting mistake at a crucial stage but he would not have won in any case. We will give him another chance.

Tante Sissi was not good enough.

Texas Jack was impressive.

The difference between us showing a 3.5 loss and a 4.5 profit was down to a last flight blunder by Prospect Wells who everybody knows would have won only for that. We must continue to take these unfortunate breaks which are going against us while we are still making big profits. To me ,it means that we are on the right horses most if not all of the time and rather than getting lucky winners, our unlucky losers through falling and last flight blunders like today just bear this point out.

We start tomorrow on plus 219.25.

Ffos Las 3 40 . BOUNDS AND LEAPS can bounce back to form. She loves bowling along at a fair clip and 7/2 with Paddy Power is fine. 1 pt win.

Navan 2 50. BIG ZEB is going for four in a row in this Grade 2 event. He has hot favourite Flemenstar in his way. The latter may just need it and has just drifted in the betting from 8/11 to 4/5. He is such a ”talking horse” and is now on the verge of living up to the hype in fairness but if he were mine I would not have him fit for today. Surely this is a prep for bigger days ahead. Big Zeb, on the other hand will be primed and I can see him causing an upset . 1 pt win 5/1 PP.

Navan 3 25. LAKE WINDEMERE will be a decent bet for us here against hot fav Dylan Ross. I expect a bold jumping front running performance from him for his in form yard. Prices not available so I will update tomorrow.




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