I’m amazed this blog is still here. Last Saturday we ripped Paddy apart with four winners at odds of 22-1. 7-1, 2-1 and 13-8. It’s fair to say Paddy had a bad day on that 1,449/1 acca. Love it.
So let’s try and repeat the dose this weekend where I will be on the case Saturday and Sunday.
We kick off at York with the Listed contest over 1m 6f at 2.40pm. The one I like is QUEST FOR MORE, having his first run since only being beaten 4l into ninth the Melbourne Cup last November.
Roger Charlton’s big gun may need the run but he’s easily the class act in this line-up and should still run huge, even if he’s a little ring-rusty.
I’ll be on MOUNT LOGAN who could be a really good horse to follow for trainer Roger Varian this season, at Goodwood in the 2.50pm.
The selection ended up running over 10f last season but will stay 12f no problem at all in this Listed contest and should take a bit of beating.
The Silver Bowl handicap at Haydock is as competitive as ever and I’m having a few quid on CHIEF WHIP who has solid handicap form in a light career for Richard Hannon. He’s fit and has a good draw and jockey Sean Levey is riding out of his skin.
I’ve also had a look over the Group 2 Temple Stakes at Haydock at 4.10pm, and what a big field for such an event. The ground might be a bit fast for Mecca’s Angel if the forecast rain doesn’t arrive, so I’ll take a chance each-way with MUTHMIR.
He’s always promised to have a big race in him and was far from disgraced in Meydan last time. William Haggas trains with Paul Hanagan on board.
Finally, the Irish 2000 Guineas is at 5.40pm on Attheraces. All eyes will be on Galileo Gold, who was so good when winning the Newmarket equivalent.
One to beat
He is being hyped up like few horses, and may well win. However, I have to give AIR FORCE BLUE one more go.
Aidan O’Brien’s two-year-old champion was rubbish at Newmarket, but he’s surely better than that? If he reproduces his juvenile form is still the one to beat.
I won’t be surprised if Shogun hits the frame. He’s a star at home, but less good on the track. So best of luck.
I’m still glowing after last week’s glory, but we all know you are only as good as your last winner! Yeeehaaa!