THERE was no winning start to the new year for Johnb on Friday so it was three points lost.
He’s looking to get off the mark today and is advsing a double among his picks.
Johnb’s Saturday Tips
Excellent Aim 9-2 NB ladbrokes
Lightscameraction 7-2 NAP ladbrokes
Excellent Aim & Lightscameraction 23.75-1 ladbrokes
Last time out I tipped this horse at 16-1 and he won at 3-1. Adam Kirby surprised me that day as he made all the running even though I think the horse is better racing just off the pace but he proved he can win from the front.
I mentioned last time Lightscameraction has a great turn of foot which is blistering inside the last furlong,
I also said Lightscameraction won last year’s 3yo sprint cup on finals day where Lightscameraction & Blue Aegean had the rest of the field beaten after only 2f. Lightscameraction that day was 4 lengths down inside the last furlong.
Main danger has to be Lancelot Du Luc but this horse is better at 6f although his 5f form is decent enough, I just think Lightscameraction is still improving.
It will be interesting to see how Kirby rides this race as Lancelot Du Luc can also make the running, Chelmsford over 5f suits a front runner so we could see these two take each other on or Kirby might decide to sit just off the pace, either way I can see these two blowing the rest away early on.
Trainer Gay Kelleway believes there is more to come from Lightscameraction who showed he was going the right way when making all the running over five furlongs at Lingfield on his latest start.
The Newmarket trainer said: “He’s in great form. He came out of his last race well. There aren’t many races for him so we’re limited where we run.
“There’s this race and the next one is in February. You’ve got two Listed races, over five and six, and then you’ve got the Good Friday race. I’ve no intention of sending him to Dubai. He’ll be a better horse as he gets older.
“Now we’ve got his brain right with the stalls, and what have you, he won quite well last time. Adam seemed to think there’s improvement in him from last time. Hopefully we can see that on Saturday.”