Sadly, I cannot get the image and taste of pigs ear out of my mind. It seemed like a good idea at the time 5 pints in. Strips of ear, fatty on the outside with cartilage on the inside. I managed a few, Pennington managed them all, the man has an Iron Stomach.
Anyway, I have looked at two races today the Adonis and the Dovecote. Both are going to be hard to predict but hey, it cannot be any worse than the pigs ears and I am sure defeat will not taste as bad.
2:25 Adonis Juvenile Hurdle
It is going to be a close race I reckon and there are a few horses who could take this. I am going to go for PETIT PALAIS, a distance winner with more experience than the other close contenders, won last time out in January, fairly decisively.
Now that said, there is an interesting stat that Paul Nicholls has a habit of winning with new horses to his stable that have just been gelded. ECCO is just this type of horse and I am going to have to place a bet on this one as well just because it is such an odd stat.
1pt Win PETIT PALAIS
1pt WIN ECCO
3:00 Dovecote Novices Hurdle
Angels Breath looks good but last ran in December and is at this moment the favourite on Good Ground which means it is less likely to win. I guess I am concerned over the lack of recent runs and experience that this horse has.
Instead I am going to go for the more experienced SCARLET DRAGON, who won well last time out and was beaten last year by the good horse Global Citizen.
1pt WIN SCARLET DRAGON