As usual on Friday/Saturday/Sunday, the bulk of my stats can be found via my column for sporting life.com today – the link will be offered via my Twitter page, hopefully by 9.30 this morning (timing is out of my control having sent the work at 6.30).
Four of Richard Fahey’s last 13 runners have scored (+10 LSP) with the trainer offering four runners (all over the place) today: Ribchester (3.30 Meydan), Kimberella (4.20 Lingfield), Lily Fontana (6.45 Wolverhampton) & Ballesteros (8.15 Wolverhampton)
There are plenty of positive pointers today, especially at what appears to be the ‘lesser’ meetings at Stratford & Kelso, whilst Donald McCain’s record at Bangor is highlighted a few times for different reasons – all of which can be found via the Sporting Life link.
One horse particularly catches my eye at Newbury today however; Pearls Legend in the 5.20 contest. This is a thoroughly consistent type who makes some appeal around the 7/1 mark, though just one aspect stops me from making John Spearing’s raider the nap of the day. The last horse to finish second behind Pearls Legend was Going Concern and yes you’ve guessed it, drying ground is a little worrying as the ten-year-old ideally wants some juice in the ground, albeit not too much.
At 7/1 (thereabouts) I’m happy to pass on the tentative ‘tip’, especially if you are looking for a ‘get out of jail free’ card late in the day.
As always I try to give you something to look forward to and though Chris Gordon’s runners let the side down yesterday, his 8/14 ratio of late ensures that we should look forward to his only three potential runners this side of Thursday next week – which are all engaged at Plumpton on Monday where his ratio this season stands at 6/22. Out of interest, Chris has recorded level stake profits of 43 points at the track during the last five years.
As a wise man once told me, there is no such thing as the last race – the last race is the first race tomorrow – Manana rules!
Be lucky but as ever, be aware!