6th July 2015
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Jimmy Nailed On bounced back to winning ways at Sunderland on Saturday as the William Hill Festival kicked off with the heats of the Grand Prix and Classic. Benefitting from the previous week's look around he ran the first two bends much better and led off the second bend and galloped clear of his rivals to win in 40.03. Aayamzamodel was desperate in the first heat, finding trouble everywhere she just failed to qualify in 4th place. Evanta Fantasy our only runner in the Classic couldn't overcome a difficult trap 3 draw and was eliminated.
As our popular 5 To Follow competition got underway on Thursday and it was good to see the kennel have a few winners. At Hove both Domino Storm (29.58) and Calco Flyer (29.59) won well in Sussex Cup and both are popular choices for many as is Adageo Bob who got back to winning ways at Romford on Friday with a fine 34.93 calc win over 575m. Ribble Atom got what could be a superb 8 bend career off to a great start when landing a 750m in 47.73. Best performance of the night was a fine 24.09 return to form for What A Laugh in the Rio Quattro Derby Winning Stakes.
At Towcester Ilewin Frimley is on fire and completed a superb four timer on Friday when winning a top grade (five out of six), a remarkable effort from a dog that spent over six months off last year with a broken hock. The Towcester Puppy Stakes kicked off with four heats on Saturday and Libertine Louis produced a good debut when 2nd. On Sunday Airforce Karla scored a well deserved victory in an A2.
I'm currently on my family holidays and my staff led by Sid Huett are doing a great job keeping the winners flowing. Hopefully Jimmy Nailed On can make the final at Sunderland for when I'm back next weekend.
PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK
WHAT'S ON NEXT WEEK
We will continue our preparation for the Sussex Cup with a few runners at Hove on Thursday and we will be back to Romford on Friday,
The William Hill Festival continues at Sunderland on Saturday as well as the next instalment of the Premier League at Towcester.
WEBSITE RECOMMENDED BETS
It's down to Jimmy Nailed On at Sunderland for our ante post bets in the William Hill Festival. We will have some ante post bets for the Sussex Cup next week.
ADVISED LAST WEEK
EVANTA FANTASY - 2 pts e.w ante post 25/1 - William Hill Classic - Sunderland - lost
CLONDOTY ALEX - 1 pt e.w ante post - William Hill Classic - Sunderland - didn't run
AAYAMZAMODEL - 2 pts e.w ante post 25/1 - William Hill Grand Prix - Sunderland - lost
JIMMY NAILED ON - 1 pt e.w ante post 25/1 - William Hill Grand Prix - Sunderland