He’s definitely one of the better tipsters, so if you are going to follow one, he’s not a bad choice. He’s often on William Hill radio, and I know he’s connected to a sports trading outfit too (betting early and trying to trade the price, usually laying off shorter), so he’s got fingers in many pies.
Tullow Tonic - stepping into handicaps for the first time with a low mark. Can see it improving now but not the sort of race i’d get involved in. He’s by Beneficial who’s progeny usually prefer faster ground, so that would be a flag because theres not enough evidence yet that he’ll handle todays bog.
Kingscourt Native - Switching back to hurdles after falling over fences always worries me, is unexposed but wouldn’t be for me. The trainer is having a great year mind.
Thomas Hobson - Was very decent on the flat, and showed he likes soft ground. If he jumps a bit better he’s got every chance. Mullins wouldn’t have bought him over just for the passport stamps.
Joshua Lane - 3rd in the Festival bumper two years ago so clearly has ability. Hasn’t shown much so far over hurdles but now he’s got a low handicap mark I can see the angle. Don’t generally bet in Irish racing due to number of horses who seem not to be trying that hard. He’s interesting off a rating of 118.