Back from a fantastic three days racing at Cheltenham with plenty of future winners spotted for the blog over the coming months.
There was one selection yesterday at Fontwell with It’s A Classic finishing 2nd but I was very disappointed by the ride given by Mark Grant as this stamina testing race was run at crawl for 2 ½ circuits before the tempo increased and turned into a sprint from four out. As a result It’s A Classic who is an out and out stayer was outpaced dropping back to 5th on the home turn before staying on up the home straight to take 2nd but having no chance with winner Always Bold who had already gone clear. Having never ridden a horse in a race maybe I am being unfair on the jockey but having been a reader of races for over 20 years why the jockey didn’t go to the front and gradually increase the tempo himself with over a circuit to go and uses the horses abundant stamina is beyond me. Rant over as only 1PT lost on the day after what has been a very good week for the blog. Two cards today at Leicester and Plumpton and being a typical Monday with small fields and there is no selection.
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