A good day yesterday but I was frustrated with Tony McCoy who yet again bottled it on two favourites. Still I was delighted to see Voy Por Ustedes whip Master Minded by 18 lengths....what a hero of a horse he is and I apologise whole heartly for only putting him down for a place.
Just to recap on yesterdays activity -
2.00 - Albertas Run €50 win @ 2.66 - €50 (twat McCoy)
Big Bucks €25 place @ 1.72 + €68
2.35 - Souffleur €25 place @ 2.78 - €25
3.10 - Voy Por Ustedes €25 place @ 1.85 + €71 The true champion chaser!
3.45 - Natal €50 win @ 16.5 - €50
Botha Na €25 place @ 4.6 + €140
4.20 - Captain Cee Bee €50 win @ 2.36 - €50 (twat McCoy)
Greenbridge €25 place @ 2 - €25
4.55 - Alderburn €25 place @ 3.25 + €106
5.30 - Arguto Luna €25 place @ 3.15 - €25
End of Day Balance €1,761
National Day -
Now let's be honest I would a 4 mile, grade 3 handicap chase usualy grb my attention......no but as it's the National I just have to marvel in the specticle of it all. The Aintree fences are savage for both horse and jockey and a braver man than me would mount a horse come 4.15 this afternoon.
But a good card to preceed all that -
2.15 - Takeroc €50 win @ 3.2
2.50 - Osana €50 win @ 3.6 @ My Way De Zolzen €25 place @ 2.04
3.25 - Forest Pennant €25 place @ 2.38
I've been on Butler's Cabin for some time now anti post €50 @ 21,he won the Irish National last year and the winner of that race has figured in the frame 6 times in the last 10 years.
In the placings, I like a horse that has got round before and hs had a run in the last 45 days, aged around 10 and not weighed down over 11st 2.
I give you L'ami who was 10th last year, Philson's Run who was 4th last year.
Butler's Cabin €50 win @ 21
L'ami €25 place @ 9.8
Philson's Run €25 place @ 8
Good Luck folks