JOHNB couldn't land a winner on Saturday so it was 3pts lost.
He's now 19.67pts down for December but has a confident Sunday selection.
In the meantime let's kick off the thread will all the picks and chat from the usual suspects.
Johnb says: Sunday sees one of the horses I have been advising on. After being asked by an owner what this horse needed to win again my advice was simple
I thought this horse would run up a sequence on the all-weather over the winter if raised in distance and raced up with the pace. They did this last time but I wasn’t convinced by the jockey but today connections go with an experienced jockey.
Raised in distance a little more this is a horse that wouldn’t mind stepping up in distance even more. Lingfield should suit this horse and the jockey should have him in the mix turning for home where I expect him to to go on and get the first of many all-weather wins this winter.
Last time out he was ridden too far back and I would want to see him up there but in truth it looked a fact-finding mission at Wolverhampton. The race report says “one-paced final furlong” but he was never touched in the straight where he coasted home in fourth and it looked far too obvious.
Johnb's Sunday Tip
Bunbury 9-2 NAP/NB (double stake)
- 1000 Guineas 2017 – PROMISE TO BE TRUE 20-1 Betfred
- 2000 Guineas 2017 – CHURCHILL 20-1 (now 8-1) bet365
- 2017 Derby – CHURCHILL 33-1 (now 20-1) Racebets
- 2000 Guineas 2017 – BLUE POINT 14-1 racebets
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.”