IT was a proper blended bag on Thursday. Cheltenham auditions, Dubai World Cup preparations and David Maxwell in a driving end.
We have picked out the storyline of the day, a horse on the up and one on your tracker from a cracking afternoon on the monitor.
Storyline of the day 📖
Ted Bach took the opening race at Fontwell. It was the chaps first begin for coach Paul Henderson and Paddy Brennan’s first journey again from his unintended vacation. In Brennan’s phrases he was ‘booted out the home this morning.’
However here is the place the enjoyable begins. The proprietor noticed the horse run in Eire and instructed Henderson to observe a number of replays and get again to him.
Henderson wasn’t taken with what he noticed and promptly replied, “Nah, not for me.” The proprietor laughed, “properly I purchased him!”
Henderson requested who for? “For you,” replied the proprietor, “he is on the ferry and can be with you very first thing tomorrow.”
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Horse on the up 📈
2.40 Clonmel – Allaho
Allaho bought himself a ticket to Cheltenham with a taking win in the Grade 3 Mercedes-Benz Novice Hurdle.
The Albert Bartlett looks tailor made for him and the 20-1 available was promptly snapped up by eager punters. 12-1 is the general price on offer now.
Willie Mullins didn’t rule out a shot at the Ballymore, but even Willie half-chuckled at that suggestion.
He looks a work in progress, but he’s in the right hands and as ever, the potato race can throw up some interesting results.
One for your tracker 🔭
3.35 Kelso – Aye Right
This six-year-old looked beat a couple of times up at Kelso, but kept on plugging on.
He was beaten in a photo but I’m convinced the handicapper is playing catch-up with him, so long as he avoids a over zealous hike.
The better jockey won on the day and it clearly stung the pockets of a few hardy punters.
Harriet Graham’s hurdler was gambled heavily into odds-on, but will repay backers in the near future.