On another day we could of had a 3 timer up on Thursday, as highlighted a big run was expected from Muntadab on seasonal debut, the horse had improved over the winter and duly bolted up with any amount in hand.
Deshan was also expected to make a winning debut and would have done so if not for swerving for the rail close home with the race in the bag. The jockey did remarkably well to stay on top and ever so nearly got the horse back up. A certain win was snatched away and the 1.01 backers on Betfair did their brains in, pleased with the information though that was spot on.
Arab Spring was caught in the last few strides after leading everywhere bar the line. Close but no cigar sums the day up.
Couple of horses worth a look at today, unfortunately the good word for the William Haggas trained Khalaas seems to have got out, 2:40 Newcastle. Khalaas has been going very well at home and nice run is expected, a further plus is the excellent Paul Hanagan doing the steering.
Paddy Power “6:45 Haydock” was a talking horse on debut whilst has been highlighted as above average in a few stable tours and one to watch by trainer Richard Fahey. This well bred type ran green on his first racecourse outing but should have learned plenty for that and I’m happy to give him a second chance to show hits true colours.
Do keep an eye out on the weather this afternoon as plenty of rain is forecast. If the going turn’s soft it might be worth laying some of your stake back.