Firstly lets get Saturday's post mortem out of the way. Eastlake was very disappointing and was being bumped along by Barry Geraghty early on in the race and was pulled up before the 7th fence so there was obviously something physically amiss with the horse; we will have wait and see what the trainer says. Qualango ran OK for a long way but weakened very quickly before two out and was never going to feature in the finish.
Big Casino ran a cracking race and jumped really well all the way round apart from a slight peck at the second last. Coming over the last 1 1/2 lengths in front we were counting our money and were convinced he would at least be placed but he just didn't stay up the hill and only managed to finish a lowly 9th!!
Onto tomorrows racing... I had looked at the 3.00 at Aintree and was interested in Lil Rockerfeller but he ran at Cheltenham on Saturday instead. I then could not split the two younger horses Work in Progress and Hunter’s Hoof, so best keep our money in our pockets!
We do have one selection though so read on.
There will be nothing now until Friday as the racing is very poor during the week. We may have our first ante post selection later in the week so keep an eye on your emails.
The Cleeve team