A quiet day on the winner front yesterday, with just The Steelman on the Hitlist with his NB Real World: advised 7/2 (SP 5/4) Well done Steelman.
The blog’s nap ran poorly.
If I’ve missed anyone, please give me a shout via the Winners thread.
The blog’s nap today is Love EW. I backed her at biggish prices for the Arc last year where she was a late withdrawal. Connections have always believed she doesn’t want soft ground, but I’m not so sure. What I am confident about is her need of a stamina test the older she gets. With biblical rainfall forecast, she will get that for sure. 22/1 EW to 5 places with Skybet.
I love Adayar and Hurricane Lane and find it hard to separate them on talent. But I heard J Doyle interviewed today and, unbidden, he mentioned that Hurricane Lane was fine and his wind was ok. That’s the first time I’ve seen anything highlighting a possible problem with his wind, though I might just have misread something that was really nothing. But Paris on Arc day in awful ground is not a place for anything but the soundest in wind and limb.
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What This Blog Is For
As mentioned above this long-running Steeplechasing blog was adapted in a hurry when The Guardian announced they were cutting back on their (usually) daily Talking Horses section. Many punters had gathered there over the years to exchange ideas and fancies. Part of the adapting we had to do at the start of this blog was restricting this daily main article to tips/naps, while we found our feet regarding house rules, moderation and stuff like that.
We are now in a position to open this main daily article to all subjects. It can be very enjoyable when something is latched onto by our knowledgeable, quick-witted posters as they indulge in wordplay and jousting. We still want tips of course, from those who want to tip. It’s by no means an obligation.
If you do post a tip/nap, just include it with whatever subject you are discussing, preferably at the foot of your post. So long as you remember to come back after a winner and put the details of that win in the monthly Winners Thread, then we can include you on the Hitlist in the next day’s main article.
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All the best