JOHNB landed a 3-1 winner with his first tip on Friday but the other two couldn’t follow suit so it was a 2pt loss for the day.
Our man is now 11.5pts down for January and a super Saturday would go down a treat.
He says: “All three of Saturday’s selections could have been a double stake NAP/NB – really confident on all three but who knows.”
Johnb’s Saturday Tips
Lifeboat Mona 9-4
John Reel 6-1 NAP/NB (double stake)
Some Buckle 5-1
Also 3 x 0.5pt doubles & 1 x 0.5pt treble
John Reel (NAP/NB)
I think I must be seeing things because it looks like 6-1 is available on this horse, I was thinking maybe 9-4 favourite would have been a good price, John Reel hasn’t been seen over hurdles for 1129 days although he has been running on the flat,
He is rated 97 on the flat so a hurdles rating of 122 just doesn’t work out. When you look back at the last time he ran over hurdles he was rated 125 and 80 on the flat so he really is well treated here. Sandown is a testing course with the last six furlongs all uphill which will suit John Reel.
This horse has a big future and looks like she will be a better chaser than hurdler although her hurdling form is pretty good. She is improving with every run and we have not seen her anywhere near her best yet, it is a good race but expecting Lifeboat Mona to have too much class.
I keep expecting Some Buckle to go on a string of wins but he keeps finding ways not to win mostly by jumping errors but I know he can jump better and run better than he has. He is close to his last winning mark and hopefully this time everything clicks because he has a win coming and I think it’s now.
- 1000 Guineas 2017 – PROMISE TO BE TRUE 20-1 Betfred (now 25-1)
- 2000 Guineas 2017 – CHURCHILL 20-1 bet365 (now 6-4)
- 2017 Derby – CHURCHILL 33-1 Racebets (now 7-1)
- 2000 Guineas 2017 – BLUE POINT 14-1 racebets (now 33-1)
Johnb says: “I have already advised Churchill for next year’s 2000 Guineas & Derby – he has been really impressive this season and my view is he will get even better next year.
“Blue Point on the other hand is harder to call for how he will progress next year. If he trains on then in my view it’s a straight fight between Blue Point & Churchill but in the Derby Churchill is the only horse for me – he gives me the same excitement as Golden Horn did.
“But to answer my question earlier the most impressive horse I have seen this year is BLUE POINT with Churchill and Annie Power a close second and third.”
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