GM – Wednesday 7th March
I love it when I go against most of the informed people at the Racing Post who all thought Droopys Expert was the one to beat in the Racing Post Juvenile.
I had always liked Bull Run Button who has been brilliantly handled in her short career so far by Barrie Draper and I was convinced she would emerge victorious. She didn’t get it easy last night with Wuheida flashing out and leading, the Oaks winner is jealous in front and hard to pass, Button trapped better than Expert but she had to be brave to hold him at the first bend which she was. She then set after Wuheida and she wore her down off the last to win going away.
We have the heats of the Monmore Puppy Derby taking place this afternoon and Droopys Verve apart it looks a poor renewal, unless there’s a superstar lurking beneath the surface.
Verve is the 9/4f to win outright and that looks about right.
Puppies have a habit of throwing in an odd bad run, added to the fact Monmore has a regular habit of track biases, so I will keep the stakes small on my three selections.
In heat one David Pruh’s La Soldado caught my eye at Romford recently, he’s got a nice burst of early and though the 480 will be as far as he wants to go, he can lead early and make every yard.
I like Angela Harrison’s Droopys Dev in heat three as he has a good draw, I can see the one dog turning right and the three dog turning left surely the two dog will be the meat in the sandwich!
Dev won his trial stake well and a repeat performance can win this contest.
I like Carol Weatherall’s Leeming Perrin in heat five as he’s got a nice burst of early pace as he showed when winning his recent trial stake over c&d and he’s a sporting wager against the fav Droopys Zephyr, I’m hoping we can lead and hold the inside line.
Interestingly track owners Ladbrokes have Perrin on their side at 5/2 and are biggest with the Zephyr at 11/8.
Tonight’s Bet :-
Monmore 2.42 La Soldado 1 point win @ 5/2 Coral
Monmore 3.19 Droopys Dev 1 point win @ 9/2 Betfred
Monmore 3.59 Leeming Perrin 1 point win @ 7/2 Bet 365