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It wasn’t the worst of days on Friday, my selection of Dolphin Square to place came through at 9/4, he ended up winning the race.
I seen a few of you took my tip and went all out and took him to win. I’m sure you were shouting at the screen in the straight. Well done all winners on that one!
On the other hand my NAP Paisley Park looks a lost cause. I question the tactics of Aiden Coleman who took him to the front and attempted to run the rest of the field ragged. He was travelling well enough but nodded at a fence a few out and when asked to pick up he simply faded and faded very quickly.
I’ll be surprised if connections don’t call it a day with him. Maybe they’ll give him one last roll of the dice at Cheltenham, only time will tell.
I’ve just one selection for tomorrow and it comes from the meeting at Newcastle.
This is a cracking race, I’m looking forward to watching this one. It’s a small field but a competitive one at that. After studying the field I can’t see anything beating Epatante. The Henderson yard is starting to hit form, his big purchase of Jonbon won nicely today and surprisingly drifted out to over even money!
Epatante has only raced twice this year and was last seen when finishing 3rd at Punchestown behind the almighty honeysuckle. That was a decent run and I’m hoping the break and recent back surgery has Epatante returning in tip top shape.
Epatante has an electric turn of foot which I don’t feel the rest of the field have, well at least not to the same degree. Epatante is as consistent as they come, travels well and jumps well.
The Nicholls runner Monmiral is the only runner in the field not to have ran in this race last year. He’s highly regarded and holds an unbeaten record. It’ll be interesting to see how Epatante matches up against Monmiral. I can see this race becoming very tactical.