JOHNB bagged two winners on Friday and only the cancellation of Catterick scuppered his chances of a bumper full house and 17-1 double.
The double was reduced to a single and that landed when nap Le Rouquin, advised at 2-1, took victory. The third tip also won at 4-1 so three points were staked on Friday for a profit of eight and that brings our man’s January deficit down to 15.97 points.
On to Saturday’s action and JohnB rates the nap one of his strongest for a long time.
Energia Flavio 3-1 NAP/NB Bet365 (joint NAP & NB so double stake)
Major Muscari 5-1 Bet365
Imperial Leader 8-1 Boylesports
Also advising two half point doubles: Energia Flavio & Imperial Leader 35-1 Boylesports and Energia Flavio & Major Muscari at 23-1 Bet365
Energia Flavio (NAP)
This is just a case of a far better horse in a weak race. Since Energia Flavio made the move from Brazil to Britain he has been running against far better horses in class 2 handicaps until last time when dropped to a class 3 he was just collared on the line by Pearl Nation.
His jockey didn#t do him any favours by running the guts out of him early on when taken on for the lead. Better jockey on this time and in a race where there is no real frontrunners. The field is full of horses that like to sit back and if Martin Harley is clued up here he could steal an easy lead. We know after the last race Energia Flavio can run from the front and this race is 140 yards shorter than last time but the main point is there isn’t a horse like Pearl Nation here so I can’t see it being caught.
Good luck everyone and post your racing tips and chat here.