NOTTINGHAM 3 40. BEAUTY VERSUS THE BEAST.
Nottingham 3 40. You know the flat season has really started when this lovely conditions event over 1m 6f is down for decision. Today’s renewal is very interesting.
How many times did I write up Sir Graham Wade last season ? Several ,and he made us a huge amount of money and now I am about to desert him. My reasons are twofold. Firstly he is no value at all at the 11/8 and secondly this could be a muddling contest and being a year older this big grey beast and galloping son of Dalakhani might need 2 miles plus to be seen to best advantage. I must admit I feel bad about going against him but this could develop into a sprint and if so then CAVALEIRO could take his measure.
The very easy on the eye Hayley Turner will have to ride a smart race for this to happen and she does not lack in the brains department either so I am very hopeful that she can sit in just behind the favourite and kill him for toe at or before the furlong marker and settle the issue before his inevitable rally.
I pt win Cavaleiro at 9/2 with Boylesports and a big nap of a 2 pts win in betting w/o the fav with Paddy Power at 2/1 just in case Sir Graham refuses to be passed.