A very busy Nigel found time to have a chat to us this morning (and remind us that last week’s Charity bet was a winner!), despite running round with so many entries over the weekend and there is certainly a lot to tell you about…..
Nigel’s Charity Bet
Double Ross 2.45pm Aintree Sunday
A £50 bet will be placed on the nose and any returns given to the Injured Jockeys Fund
Cogry 1.50pm Cheltenham
“He is in good form at home and finished fourth here at the November meeting last season so we know he has no issues with the track. He is in good form at home but we could do with a little more rain to increase his chances and the softer it gets the better he will go.”
Ballymalin and Wholestone 2.25pm Cheltenham
“They are both very nice horses and I would struggle to split the two of them to be honest. There are so few novice hurdles over three miles that I have had no choice but to send the pair of them to the same contest and expect them to run well in either order.”
Woodfort 5.15pm Cheltenham
“He landed my charity bet last week with the minimum of fuss by five lengths at Ffos Las and I’m pretty hopeful he will run a big race again this afternoon. He is still improving at home but there are a lot of potentially decent contenders here from all the big stables and it would be silly of me to be over confident in the circumstances”.
Tintern Theatre 1.40pm Aintree
“This will be his first run for me having arrived from the point to point sphere and although I do like him a lot and think we can win races with him, this is a pretty big ask and I would expect him to improve for the experience.”
Another Frontier 2.10pm Aintree
“This is his first run since last April and although I have done everything I can with him at home there is no substitute for race fitness and he may well improve for the run.”
Double Ross 2.45pm Aintree
“He is a bit of a yard favourite now at the age of ten and now I can run him in these veterans chases (I call them OAPs) we have some new targets to aim at. He won a shade cleverly on his return at Chepstow which blew away a few cobwebs and he looks to have every chance of following up this weekend.”
Templehills 3.15pm Aintree
“He has won his last two races at Uttoxeter and Ludlow but has a bit more on his plate this afternoon off a rating four pounds higher and won’t find this quite as easy. He is definitely a chaser in the making and will be even better over the larger obstacles, but he could possibly pop up again this afternoon on a good day.”
Costante Via 5.00pm Aintree
“Her first run for me after placing in a couple of bumpers at Plumpton and Taunton and this is a bit of a fact finding mission. She has been pleasing me at home but there are plenty of possible stars in the race and we will have a better idea of just how good she is after this race though she certainly won’t disgrace herself.”
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