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Sunday 13 April 2014

Pontefract Class 2

I haven't had the greatest start to the sprinting year but hopefully I will soon be back on track. However there is no use hiding away and we have to be bold and carry on and David O'Meara's Louis The Pious can hopefully get us back into at least the first three at Pontefract on Monday and some ew money at his current odds of 7/1.
He is running off the same mark of 98 from which he came second in the Ayr Gold Cup, half a length in front of Jack Dexter, and surely that sort of form entitles him to go close provided he is ready for his first run of the season. He tends to run on well so the uphill finish should suit him well and the stable have had a couple of winners so far. He also finished 7th, beaten 4 lengths, in the Stewards Cup and the 4th, 5th, 6th and 10th are all entered in the Group 3 Abernant Stakes at Newmarket this Thursday.
Fast Shot, Yeeoow and Baby Strange, who have all run once this season already, could give him the most to do, but he must surely be placed.

There are plenty of decent sprints on this week and I will try and review a number of them.

Looking back over the weekend, although not a sprint, I thought Spa's Dancer ran a cracker in the Newbury Spring Cup and he must surely be not far from a win whilst the softish ground is still around.

On a different note I've booked some tickets to see Kodaline in concert in Liverpool. They will be playing at the massive Liverpool Cathedral over the Sound City weekend and it should be a great setting for this excellent band.