ON Friday someone said Johnb was Santa Claus after tipping three winners – after two out of two on Saturday he is Sir Santa Claus.
After several near misses Johnb's Nap and NB double came in and at advised prices paid 23-1. NB The Young Master was tipped at 3-1 while Nap Reve de Sivola won a thriller at 13-2 after being advised at 5-1.
Johnb says: “It was mentioned Reve de Sivola was lucky because Zarkandar cruised into the lead but I can't have that. This race was over 3m 1f NOT 3m.
“Zarkandar has struggled over this distance before and that's why I went against him. Reve de Sivola is a battler who runs to the line, loves this course, loves this distance and loves this race.
“Reve de Sivola outstayed Zarkandar – nothing else. There was no luck involved in what was a great run.”
Johnb's Sunday Tips
7-4, Ladbrokes NB
Be Bop Boru (NAP)
In Be Bop Boru we have a horse that's still improving and step up in distance again will suit. Last two runs at Cheltenham have been against far better horses in Class 3 handicaps. On sunday Be Bop Boru drops down to a weak Class 4 handicap and quite simply this should be a win. Be Bop Boru is being backed already and is odds on with most bookies now.