Onwards and upwards ...

We have runners today and tomorrow

Friday, 28 December 2018

"Mankind is a great, an immense Family. This is proved by what we feel in our hearts at Christmas."

Pope John XXIII

What a view to wake up to

This weekend’s runners

We have two runners over the weekend, one today and then one tomorrow. Astrojewel runs today in the 2.55 at Lingfield. She won very nicely last week when handling the fibresand at Southwell and has consequently gone up quite a bit in the handicap. I am running her here off the handicap mark that she was dropped to after Chelmsford, which is 49 plus a 6lb penalty. We take 5lbs off with the jockey so we are running off 50. In future we will be off 59, so what the Racing Post man is talking about I don’t know. If she handles this polytrack she should be there or there about.

Our runner tomorrow is Altered Method who runs in the six furlong race at 2.55 at Southwell. If he handles the fibresand, and with blinkers fitted, he should be competitive enough, but you never know until you run on the fibresand for the first time how they will handle it.