Good morning all,
Today sees my local track, Uttoxeter, stage one of it's popular July meetings (it's 80's night tonight, so I've polished the deelyboppers up in readiness) and it's fair to say it's a meeting of quantity rather than quailty. Still, I'm never happier than when I've got a 0-100 to have a look at, as it's where you're far more likely to find something unexposed lurking at the foot of the handicap at a big price, and we all like to back one or two of those occasionally. For what it's worth, I think the Novices Handicap Chase at 6.50 offers up the best chance of an upset tonight – the likes of Anti Cool (who has had bleeding problems, but ran better last time) and Jack Snipe (trainer not mucking around over hurdles with him, gets a hood) are interesting and I'll be looking to throw a few quid around on the Tote if they look well in the paddock.
Speaking of which, make sure you put Weld Arab in your trackers – Michael Blake's 5-y-o looked one of the better sorts in the paddock at Worcester (4.40) yesterday and ran his best race over hurdles so far, finishing fourth. He'll get a mark now, something around 100, you'd hope, and when he gets proper quick ground should win a race or two.Read More »The Long Walk Home