Jumps racing is back in full swing and we’re off the mark with Wolf Of Windlesham returning at 12/1 at Cheltenham’s Open meeting.
There was no such luck in the big race, the Paddy Power Gold Cup, where we came close with Sound Investment running a blinder under top weight. Generous Ransom and Johns Spirit were big disappointments but the greatest shame was Maputo’s career ending injury sustained when just falling short in Sunday’s opener – surely a race he’d have otherwise won.
The highlight was of course the return to form of the mighty Sprinter Sacre, who destroyed a decent Grade 2 field to advertise his Champion Chase claims. Trainer Nicky Henderson’s horses are running well after an indifferent season and we’re looking forward to Bobs Worth’s Hennessy run after tipping him ante-post last weekend.
It’s been up and down lately with a string of close calls and the frustration of seeing our selections win unbacked next time out – Johannes Vermeer and Found both won Group One engagements – but with the Betfair Chase at Haydock coming up this weekend there’s plenty of action to look forward to in the near future.Leave a comment