Wednesday 5th September 2018
2.50 Jacks Last Hope. The winner of nine races under rules and has had his only chase success for me at Perth in May this year. I expect him to run his normal solid race today without being able to peg back Beat That. A Grade 1 winning hurdler and a very easy victor at Newton Abbot last month. Should he not bring his A game I would hope to capitalize.
4.20 The Jam Man has been successful in four of his hurdle starts this year and finished runner up at Downpatrick nine days ago. Ronan McNally has a very good strike rate with his raiders and I rode this gelding to win at Hexham in June. He should be better suited by today’s track and hopefully will resume to winning ways. The main danger is Chieftain’s Choice who won for me at Stratford last week. His seven pounds penalty is partly negated by the riders claim and he will be in contention.
5.20 Rafferty is one of seven newcomers in the concluding bumper. I hope he runs well and is as successful as the character of the same name played by Pierce Brosnan in ‘Laws Of Attraction’. The Rocket Park was an expensive yearling and may be one to note from a stable with a good record in bumpers.
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