WEDNESDAY saw yet another nap come second with 7-1 Keep Kicking not legging it to the line in time.
That makes it six second places from JohnB’s last seven naps. The other tips were are a disappointment yesterday and failed to challenge but JohnB says: “On Thursday I have five tips and all are as strong as each other.
“In my opinion these are strong fancies with big prices. So strong that I am even having a little dabble at the fivefold 50p at 15,443-1 with Bet365. You can but dream but you also never know as all five are well handicapped.”
“Although Patriotic has never won at this distance I think he will be suited by the 7f here because it’s at Southwell. Patriotic has had four runs here winning two and placed in another.
“Last time out at Wolverhampton it was a better class of race against better horses. On Thursday Patriotic drops two grades and three pounds which I think is massive.
“This should also be run at a fast pace with probably Dr Red Eye making the pace and that will suit Patriotic. I just can’t believe 12-1 is still available at Bet365 and I have tipped the straight win for the simple reason I am confident Patriotic will win.”
Olympian Boy (NB)
“Again like the nap we have a horse here that drops in grade. And when you see that Olympian Boy has dropped 20lb since last year then look at his last race when put in against better horses in a better grade you can see this is classic Sophie Leech so I expect to see money for this horse
“Like the nap’s race I expect this to be a fast run race which will suit Olympian Boy by making it a test of stamina and he has won over 2f further
“I expect Olympian Boy to sit close to the back of the field and we should see him come with a late winning run.”
Canadian Diamond 6-1 Skybet
Patriotic 12-1 NAP Bet365
Olympian Boy 9–1 NB Coral
Warden Bond 9-2 Bet365
Patriotic & Olympian Boy 109-1 Bet365
Good luck everyone and post your tips and chat here.