IT was a strange sort of day for Johnb with his three main tips losing but seven on the shortlist he asked for winning – including a 40-1 chance.
He also predicted Thistlecrack would “easily” beat Cue Card. After all that he is 52.4pts up for December.
Some of the comments made about Johnb were spot on – others were ridiculous. Regulars know what our man brings to the table.
Johnb's Tuesday Tips
Nordic Nymph 5-2 NB W
Nordic Nymph is an old favourite of this thread, she has won us plenty but that doesn’t mean she owes us nothing, no horse owes us anything. There are no sentimental selections just selections that are expected to win.
I first advised Nordic Nymph as a double stake 12-1 Nap/Nb over two years ago when I gave a confident write-up stating that for her breeding a mark of 80 was far too low and the step up to three miles would suit her. Now she is rated 118 and I still fancy her to win,
She steps up in class yet again but with only six races in two years – five wins and a second – she still has improvement in her and it’s only her third run this year. Distance and ground are yet again okay and the trainer is in decent form with his last two runners both winning.
Unioniste 20-1 NAP W
The Welsh Grand National with 10 runners is on paper a brace Nap but here we have what is a very well-handicapped horse in Unioniste who should love this testing course. He did win easy a 3m 2f Kelso race on heavy ground and followed it up with a second to Many Clouds at the same course. Three disappointing runs since but the combination of going, distance and course here makes me fancy him strongly for the win.
0.5pt eachway double 72.5-1 W
- 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.”