JOHNB'S cracking start to February continued yesterday with a 10pt profit.
His nap/NB was a non-runner so again he had 2 points going on to his other tip Edgar who drifted to 5-1 to put our man 17pts up for the month.
Johnb's Wednesday Tips
Mezmaar 10-1 NAP Paddy Power
Double 0.5 point each way
Mezmaar & Belmount 81.5-1 Paddy Power
Ex Hamdan Al Maktoum horse who ran a credible 10th in the 2011 Coventry Stakes, he is a very lightly raced horse for an 8yo with only nine runs.
Clearly a horse who has had his problems, but looking at his last race two weeks ago at Kempton he showed signs that he still has what it takes, that run came after a break of 511 days,he was slowly into stride but did finish his race off well. It was his first run on the polytrack and he handled it really well.
The six furlongs was a bit sharp for him and this extra furlong will be better. Joe Fanning is on for the first time and I am hoping the trainer has gone for him because of his front running as I see this horse needing a good test of stamina and there is no better way of guaranteeing that than making it yourself. If Fanning gets this horse out in front I think they will struggle to catch him.
Fanning has 3 wins from 14 rides for Kevin Morgan but has been in the first three in 7 of those 14 rides
The 10-1 on this horse is still available but it’s too big a price.