Post-race update: TV tips now running at a £15.02 loss for 2018
Apologies for the late blog post; all my attention has been on Cheltenham and I simply didn’t have time to go through today’s TV races. However, the Imperial Cup has always been a ‘big’ race for those of my generation. First run in 1947, I have many fond memories of some of the winners in the 1970s – horses like Solomon II, Lanzarote, Flash Imp and Winter Melody. So, I must have a go at picking the winner.
The relatively unexposed Master of Irony is my choice. At this trip in this class of race, the track and ground should suit him very well indeed as he needs farther than 2 miles. His first run in a Class 1 was at Newbury last time where he was stone last and going nowhere jumping the final flight. A hundred yards out he finally hit gear and began accelerating, beaten just over two lengths in the end and would have won in another fifty yards.
I’m hoping to see Richard Johnson coming late up the Sandown hill to snatch today’s Imperial Cup then.
2.25 Sandown: Master of Irony 11/1
Enjoy the racing and don’t bet more than you can afford to lose with a smile. I’ll update the profit/loss figure after racing.