Thursday, 26 January 2017

Goffs Thyestes Handicap Chase

It was a reasonable start to the blog posts with Rolly Baby finishing 3rd at Leopardstown on Sunday. He just made a mistake at the last which may have made the difference between him winning and coming third but at least we recovered some place money.
Veinard didn't quite go to plan but he's one to keep in mind in a fast run race and I'm sure he will pop up in the spring somewhere.

Onto today and its back to Ireland again for the Thyestes Chase at 3.00 Gowran Park. Gordon Elliott throws seven into the race - but he has too as he just has so many horses in his yard and they have to run somewhere. I'm going for T. J. Taafe's Rogue Trader though ridden by Barry Geraghty. He finished 5th last time out in the Paddy Power Chase but he was simply given too much to do in that very competitive handicap and after making eyecatching ground turning into the straight his run began to falter jumping the last. the 4th home Stellar Notion has since franked the form by going down by just a neck off a 2lb higher mark in a Grade A Handicap Chase here this week.
Off the same handicap mark of 137 and hopefully ridden a bit closer to the pace this time Rogue Trader is capable of going very close and Monty's Meadow could just be the one to follow him home.

Rogue Trader - 1 point win at 7/1 totesport, Betfred and Bet Victor

1 comment:

  1. Looks like Rogue Trader suffered an injury early on as he seemed to drag his legs through a fence before being pulled up a couple of fences later-but in all reality Champagne West, who must have soft ground to show his best, looked in a different class.