Well it was a bit of a disaster!
2.40 Charlie Hall Chase
There was not much between the horses except Virgilio on paper. With Black Corton being favourite and the favourite not winning often this meant it was down to a two horse race. Sadly we will never know if Double Shuffle could have made it as he was a faller at the first. Didn’t seem as though he wanted to jump it! Good quote by Definitely Red’s owner who suggests that the winner thrives in small fields. Something to look at in the future perhaps.
3.15 West Yorkshire Hurdle
Don’t think anyone expected Nautical Nitwit to win this one. Keeper’s Hill looked as though he was in a good place on the first lap but he didn’t have the engine when it was needed. Perhaps the fast ground didn’t help on his return.
3.35 Sodexo Gold Cup
No surprise here, hungover as a lord so didn’t fancy jiggling too many stats and plumped for King’s Lad. Again it looked good for a while but ran out of steam at the end.
Onto better things next week one hopes!