Alan's string of seconds continued at Windsor yesterday but he's confident his luck will change today with selections at Beverley and Bath...
"He might be ready to go in again soon after running well on his last couple of starts, both of which were over today's course and distance."
Nigel Tinkler's gelding has won five times over this trip and looked like he might be ready to go in again soon after running well on his last couple of starts, both of which were over today's course and distance. On his penultimate start he finished third of 15, just beaten a couple of lengths, then on his last run he finished sixth of 14 runners but again only beaten a couple of lengths.
He re-opposes some old foes here again today and it's probably Slim Chance, who finished ahead of him last time, that posses the biggest threat to him winning. But with Andrew Mullen back in the plate (he was on board when Tinsill last won), and at the prices, I think it's worth taking a chance on Tinsill getting his head in front again.
In the final race at Bath I think there is an interesting runner in the shape of Harry's Endeavour, he has been running well off this sort of mark lately and this looks like a very ordinary low level handicap. Harry's Endeavour moved to Daniel Kubler from the Seamus Mullins yard after just three starts on the all weather for his former landlord.
On his second start for his new yard, the application of cheek pieces and running on turf for the first time seemed to do the trick as Harry's Endeavour won at this track over an extended mile and three furlongs. He is only a three-year-old and a lovely big horse, I think he has the ability to be better than these today.
Alan Thompson 2016 P&L
Overall (prior to this week): +8.37 pts
This week so far...
Staked: 9 pts
Returned: 0 pts