Saturday, 26 December 2015

2pts win SILIVINIACO CONTI  10/1 ( at least 3 firms and both exchanges) King George V1 Chase
1pt win BALLYNAGOUR  109/1 (Betfair)  King George V1 Chase

Caught Cue Card  in career best form last time when he himself turned in a performance short of optimum,albeit a highly respectable one. Was beaten in the same race behind Cue Card two years ago before winning this and there is every reason to believe he'll be at his very best today and put in a bold bid in winning this for the third year running.

Ballynagour was only beaten a head by Silviniaco at Aintree in the spring but is a frustrating sort to follow. What is not in doubt is that the ability is there and if he is one one of his days he is capable of running a massive race at silly odds.

Lost - 3pts

Saturday, 19 December 2015

3pts win STENRUBIN  13/1 (Betfair) The Ladbroke

The Hobbs yard can take the showcase weekend event for the second week running with this highly progressive four year old who is on a roll at the moment. A natural free running sort, the improvement has come with letting him have his head and a 6 lb rise in the ratings for his latest success is far from harsh - he beat a highly promising sort that day and it's not worth trying to complicate things about possible scenarios about not having an easy lead today; fact his he is a big player here and attractively priced too.

DH  + 18pts