Saturday, 28 April 2012

3pts win TIDAL BAY 12/1 (Ladbrokes and Coral)  Bet 365 Gold Cup

Tidal Bay's only previous visit to this venue was when runner up to Master Minded in the Tingle Creek in 2008. Now in the twilight of his career, the Tiday Bay of now  requires a good test of staminia and does nothing but stay on after hitting a flat spot and giving himself plenty of ground to make up. He does however retain a good deal of his ability and is still classy enough to defy top weight here and with conditions in his favour a big run looks very much on the cards.

won + 36 pts

1.5pts win APT APPROACH 16/1 (Generally available) Tote Punchestown Gold Cup
1.5pts win ROBERTO GOLDBACK 21/1 (Betfair) Tote Punchestown Gold Cup

It looks as though the ground will be as testing as on previous days and it could be worth taking as couple of double fig priced animals aboard that will go in the ground.

Four of Apt Approaches six victories have come in heavy ground. He has shown himself to be in good recent hearty when a staying on 8th in the Topham a couple of weeks ago and should run well here.

Roberto Goldback has perhaps not developed into the animal that he promised to be in his novice days. He is however still a very useful individual as his Lexus run in December followed by his Hennessey run in February showed. Both don't give him much to find here and if you can forgive his most recent runs, then a case can be made for him.

Lost - 3pts