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Yesterday's selections were poor. Nakadam is a horse to remain on the right side of, in my opinion, but probably over trips like 4m which I mentioned yesterday, as he doesn't seem to have the gears to compete over yesterday's shorter trip. As for the bumper horse, that was a tragic performance, and looks like he doesn't possess the same level of ability as his siblings.
Today's racing looks tragic, which is nothing out of the ordinary for Monday's racing, where most of the time it is full of rubbish races. At this time of year, I only focus on the jumps meetings, as I don't have any interest in the All-Weather, so with that being said, I am going to give LUSITANIEN another chance to prove he is better than his current rating of 99.
Connections of this horse don't fill me with confidence as they have been known to pick and choose when their horses fancy winning. However, I refuse to believe that this animal is not better than his current handicap mark after the way he travelled through his race at Chepstow. That race was a decent race for the grade, and this lad came swinging a few furlongs from home, but then got tired and was easily beaten into 6th, 23L behind the winner. They then sent him on a long trip from South Wales to Sedgefield, which is what caught my eye that they were willing to go for it last time out, but he was brought down by a faller early on in the race, which was very unfortunate. The fact he returns to racing means he wasn't injured when being brought down, so hopefully he remains in good spirits and can prove that this drop in trip is what will bring out a winner.