IT was no joy for Johnb on Wednesday so he’s now 34.11pts up for August.
His sole Thursday pick is a joint Nap/NB so double stake is the order of the day.
Johnb’s Thursday Tip
Jasmincita 4-1 NAP/NB (double stake)
Johnb says: “The 4:10 race is one of these races that doesn’t come down to form on paper because there isn’t anything to look at form wise. It’s one of these races that takes much more studying, studying into trainer and owner habits and preferences, studying into breeding of the horses and working out the horses on good handicap marks.
“This is the part of horse racing I like, trying to figure out trainers thoughts. Jasmincita has shown bits of ability in her three races but it’s hard to describe as it’s the way she moves through her races that makes me feel she hasn’t been seen to best effect.
“This opening handicap Mark looks far too low and it’s a race that shouldn’t take a lot of winning, also the trainer is pretty red hot just now with everything running above their best.”
2000 Guineas 2017
CHURCHILL 20-1 (now 8-1) bet365
CHURCHILL 33-1 (now 20-1) racebets
2000 Guineas 2017
Blue Point 14-1
Johnb says: “I have already advised Churchill for next year’s 2000 Guineas & Derby – he has been really impressive this season and my view is he will get even better next year.
“Blue Point on the other hand is harder to call for how he will progress next year. If he trains on then in my view it’s a straight fight between Blue Point & Churchill but in the Derby Churchill is the only horse for me – he gives me the same excitement as Golden Horn did.
“But to answer my question earlier the most impressive horse I have seen this year is BLUE POINT with Churchill and Annie Power a close second and third.”
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