IT was two second places for Johnb on Thursday so three points lost.
He’s now 21.67pts down for January and hoping for a change of luck on Friday.
Johnb’s Friday Tips
Fastnet Prince 16-1 NAP Ladbrokes
Shirataki 11-4 NB bet365
Double 58.50-1 Ladbrokes
Fastnet Prince (NAP)
Johnb says: This horse has had just three runs but never on the all weather. I have a lot of horses that I have marked down for future reference, the comments I made for this horse back in July was “needs further and all weather Chelmsford or Lingfield”.
The progeny of his sire Fastnet Rock are better over longer distances and are better going left handed, there is speed in his breeding as well which can be key for Lingfield.
His previous three runs haven’t been too bad and it was the typical routine of three quick races and get a handicap mark. On his last run he looked like he had a bit to spare after finishing fourth but it has been puzzling as to why they have waited so long to run him again. He has changed stables so maybe it’s just taken him a while to settle in but connections look like they have found a good race for him and I am not worried about the break he has had. Also, the breeding is quite decent.
Main danger I think is Schoolboy Error.
Johnb says: Not a lot to say about this horse because everyone could see last time how unlucky he was.
All the way down the straight Lulu was looking for room and it was frustrating for her to cross the line with him on the bridle, it was so obvious how much this horse had left in the tank.
Lulu is onboard again which I am happy about and he steps up in distance, which shouldn’t be a problem.