With Crackentorp being a non runner yesterdays only selection Maringo Bay was given a fine ride by Noel Fehily delaying his final challenge till approaching the last, but having jumped upside favourite Alfie Spinner he was clearly not as good as I thought and the favourite always had him held on the way to the line. So another second to add to the pretty dismal December statistics. Two meetings today at Leicester and Catterick and I have one selection where I am putting experience before potential with a big priced selection.
P&L at advised prices since 24/8 +23.42
Leicester 2.00 Sole Survivor 1/2PT E/W@12/1 Various
Sole Survivor was a wining selection for the blog on his seasonal debut at Warwick in November showing real battling qualities to get up on the line after looking beaten leaving the back straight. My first thoughts after that run was that he would need a step up to 2 ½ miles which he gets today. Subsequent to his winning run I believe he ran to an improved level at Sandown last time and was bang there at the second last before making a dreadful mistake after which he was heavily eased to come home in his own time. That was a high class novice hurdle with Tetlami who was first and Knights Pass (third) both winning at Kempton this week. Today he takes on horses of potential from the King, Henderson, Pipe and Lavelle yards but at the price I am happy to put experience before potential.