THERE was no luck for Johnb on Saturday as his Nap Special Tiara ran as expected but after being badly hampered at the last he could only finish second.
The horse was also put up antepost at 16-1 each-way and our man says: “That was always nailed on to happen but the stewards decision not to reverse the placings was met by what sounded like three quartets of the crowd booing.”
His 25-1 NB Fort Smith was third but wasn’t advised each-way and Savello let down the each-way treble by only getting fourth so December is now a 4.21pt profit.
Johnb’s Sunday Tips
Camping Ground 11-1 NB Paddy Power
Foxrock & Camping Ground 107-1 Paddy Power
Camping Ground NB
I think the majority of people will be stunned with this tip as the race has horses like Ptit Zig, Al Ferof, Pepit Rose and Wishful Thinking in it.
Camping Ground is a strong pick although he is the outsider of the field, racing here against seasoned pros and the new kid Ptit Zig, Camping Ground is by far the least experienced but is only 5yo. I have had my eye on this horse for a long time as I see this horse challenging for alot of the top races for a few years to come.
He won his first race since coming over from France at Warwick I. A Class 2 on heavy ground, admittedly it wasn’t the strongest of races but it was impressive, he then went back to hurdling in the Imperial Cup at Sandown where he came a good fourth.
He actually finished a length and a quarter and a place in front of my World Hurdle tip Thistlecrack, that was impressive as he was also giving Thistlecrack 15lb in weight. Camping Ground has also won on all types of ground from good to heavy, he has won 6 and been placed in 3 of his 10 runs, he is a good jumper and receives 6lb in this race.
Camping Ground is a multi-talented horse over hurdles and fences, he is also adaptable when it comes to a running style as he has bags of speed but he is also stayer. Huntingdon is a fast flat track, it also has some hard fences but Camping Ground is a good jumper.