IT wasn’t to be for Johnb on Friday as he ended the day with a 5pt loss.
He’s now 9.73pts down for April and has an each-way double among his Saturday picks.
Johnb’s Saturday Tips
Lincoln 10-1 NAP racebets
Deebaj 33-1 NB racebets
0.5 point eachway double: Lincoln & Deebaj 373-1 racebets
Third in this race last year and after taking into account the jockeys claim Lincoln is running off a 7lb lower mark this year, Paddy Pilley is a decent jockey for his 5lb claim and I think this is one of the races Mick Channon has eyed for a while.
His best run was in the group 3 Criterion Stakes at Newmaket.
I would like to see the horse ridden closer to the pace in this race for a change in tactics though.
This is a horse I have kept a close eye on since going hurdling, the ex Hamdan Al Maktoum horse was an interesting recruit to the national hunt scene
He was rushed through to get his handicap mark and I thought 121 last time was a good mark but thought the distance would be a bit too far this early and this race looks much more up his street.
He does need to improve on his jumping but it is getting there and it is a winnable race this.
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