Our horse Gran Maestro finished 5th last night, it was an encouraging effort and far better than his Uttoxeter run, considering what happened before the race we left Worcester more than happy.
Whilst been saddled Gran Maestro reared suddenly for no obvious reason and hit the roof of the saddling box with his head, he then reared again going over backwards. Thankfully he was fine but something really spooked him although we have no idea what.
The race it’s self went fairly well, Gran Maestro settled lovely jumping much better than last time, fast and slick at his hurdles. Approaching 3 out GM looked a cert to be placed at worst but when asked for his effort he didn’t pick up and stayed on at the same pace before running on again. Long story short he found the track sharp enough and needs more of a test.
There’s a 10 day jumping break coming up so we’ll look for something in 3 / 4 weeks and hope to take another step forward.
Gran Maestro early morning price went from 8-1 into 5-2, that was totally crazy, we didn’t recommend any type of bet to owners or are bidding to land the odds with the horse.
Make no mistake Value Racing Club horses are at the races to run and win on merit every single time, Gran Maestro couldn’t win last night’s race the form book told you that. More fool the tipping lines for putting him up and you for paying for their made up utter rubbish.
Yesterday’s selection at Goodwood Noble Silk rewarded EW support at 12-1, I hope the horse goes for the Ebor as he would be a live contender.
I’ve had a few pounds on Brockwell in the 1:55 this afternoon, priced at 9-1 EW. Trained by Tom Dascombe the horse finished 5th in this race last year and is now 7lb better off. Horses will need to stay every yard of this two mile five trip but the majority have doubts on breeding.