Just opened the my inbox and there are 257 emails to answer already from this morning’s Morning Line, each and every one about the Cheltenham Festival that has gone before us, full of special memories.
Just watching the Town Crier at Uttoxeter perhaps that is the style I should report from the betting ring. Still today I will be in the tranquillity of a friends watching the cricket Australia v Pakistan. Recharging the batteries before I have to start getting my head round the flat turf season.
Synchronised happens to be my selection in the Midlands National, which on current form shouldn’t exactly inspire you with confidence. I have also had each way on Halcon Genelardais and Ma Yahab.
Of the other races on the card I like SPEED DATING at 1.55 and RED HARBOUR at 2.25, my friends own HONOURABLE ARTHUR at 3.35 and I would love to see the horse complete a four timer.
Then at Newcastle I like BEST PROSPECT at 2.10 for Michael Dods, we’ll be hearing much more from that trainer when the flat returns and at 3.20 it has to be our old friend POLITICAL PADDY.
Eight of the last ten winners of the Midlands Grand National finished in the first three last time out
Seven of the last ten winners of the Midlands Grand National came from the first three in the betting
No horse aged ten or over has won the Midlands Grand National in the last ten years
Eight of the last ten winners of the Midlands Grand National carried 10-9 or less