JOHNB got off the mark for the new year in style on Friday with two winners from four tips.
Teddy Tee at 6-1 and nap Gibbstown at 9-2 did the job for an 8.5 point profit on the day and a 6.5 point profit for January.
Breakheart 7/1 Paddy Power
Williams Wishes (NAP)
JohnB says: “Ten years old but lightly raced with only 17 runs under his belt, placed in 13 of those races and winning eight of those shows just how consistent this horse is.
“He has been lightly raced because of injuries but he keeps bouncing back. Williams Wishes won this race in 2013 which was his fifth win in a row. He then had 304 days off before being beaten 11 lengths by Somersby in the Haldon Gold Cup.
“Cue Card was third in that race and only five lengths ahead of Williams Wishes. He then had another 382 days off the track before being beat 12 lengths in a hurdle race by The New One in November 2014. That was a decent pipe opener for him.
“He then ran a creditable sixth at Sandown last month in the Tingle Creek, beaten 14 lengths by Dodging Bullets, Somersby was second, Hinterland third and Balder Success fourhth so it was a decent race. Williams Wishes even finished eight lengths ahead of the favourite Gods Own.
“He is now 3lb lower since that run and it is a weaker race. Mr Mole is favourite but that horse is so unpredictable so the main rival should be Brick Red but with Williams Wish getting back to form he should have enough here.”
JohnB says: “I napped this horse last month at 20-1 and he finished fourth at 4-1. I said last time that this looks like a decent chaser in the making and I stand by that
“This step up in distance will suit more and he has already won over 3m 2f on heavy ground when hurdling.
“Trainer Jenny Candish has been in better form since Beauboreen last ran. She has had nine runners since then, winning with three, another two were second and another two were third.
“It's a slightly weaker race than the last one and Beauboreen has been dropped 2lb so with the likely improvement in the horse and trainer flying just now Beauboreen has to be the one to beat.”
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