JBR – March 7th

James Boyle
March 07, 2018

Saturday was quite enjoyable with Constantino winning to land the 9/1 bet and showed, once again, that going well when fresh isn't a bother to him. He's up to a mark of 94 now and needs to find more to add a fourth career win, but might have the scope to do exactly that if he can stay sound. Boom The Groom was a disappointment, showing pace before weakening away in the straight and I don't really know how to excuse that. He didn't run anywhere near form or my own expectations. Anyway, one bet for today...


7:40 Kempton - Mr Bossy Boots - 1.50pts @ 8/1 (General)

It's nearly a couple of years since Mr Bossy Boots has managed to get his head in-front but he has dropped from a peak mark of 96 to 84 and should prove capable of winning a Class 4 contest in the not too distant future. Indeed, he only found one too good on his penultimate start over C&D when Bobby Wheeler bounced back to show his true worth and that form took a boost with the third home, Arnarson, winning at Chelmsford next time. The selection didn't exactly step forward on his sole start since but that was in a hot Class 3 at Lingfield and he was drawn very wide in stall twelve. It led to a less than ideal trip through from the start and I feel that his petrol was used in the early part of the contest, which isn't what he wants. He takes a while to wind up these days, so it's easy to understand why connections might think they should sit as handy as possible when he does break well (and it'll yield good runs on occasions, no doubt), but I'd much rather position him in mid-division off a solid gallop and see what happens in the straight. If they do go a proper pace from the off here, it could get interesting in the closing stages and I rate his chance better than 8/1.


Result - Last @ 10/1; found to have bled from the nose after. A run to ignore, sadly.