Kempton track looks to have bedded down
14 August 2012
4.50 Ayr - Namwahjobo
The track at Kempton seems to be settling down a bit and horses appeared to be finishing their races much better yesterday than they were last Wednesday. It was always going to take a while for things to settle down and now everybody seems to know where they are. There will be no more complaints.
I enjoyed my day there yesterday for Racing UK and although the racing was not top class it was at least interesting and there were some decent finishes for the crowd to enjoy. I was wide of the mark with my blog selection in the first, which ran poorly, but hope springs eternal in this game and today we will hopefully get back on track.
My selection this afternoon is Namwahjobo in the 4.50 at Ayr. This horse returned to form last time out at Ayr and there is no doubt he is a well-treated sprinter. He was due to run recently, but was a late withdrawal. His trainer, Jim Goldie, looks to have found the right opportunity and thus it is time to get involved. I think this horse warrants serious consideration today and should be backed with confidence.
Like many people I really enjoyed the Olympics and watching the TV last night without them was weird. I had become accustomed to settling down every evening to some excellent sport and now we are being urged to watch the return of Sharon to Eastenders! Give me strength. Better still could we please have the Olympics all over again from start to finish?
I suppose the football season is about to start and the odd game will give us some relief from the usual diet of cooking programs, but it will hard to match what we have enjoyed for the last two weeks. At least the great British Bake Off is on tonight. Thank God for small mercies.
Have a good one folks.