Good morning everyone.
What a terribly sad day yesterday was. If you haven't heard, 2 horses walking around the paddock at Newbury suddenly collapsed and died. Of course the meeting was abandoned after that 1st race had taken place, but what on earth caused such a disaster? Obviously an inquiry is taking place, but the current popular opinion is that the horses were electrocuted. It maybe had something to do with a supposed dormant electricity cable that had somehow come to life after recent work taking place in the area.
No compensation for the owners, trainers, stable staff and not to mention the poor horses. Indeed a sad day for racing. To read the Racing Post's take on the events, please click on the following article:-
On to more trivial matters, we had a good day with our suggestions yesterday. 3 winners and a 2nd place from 5 choices is not to be sniffed at, but I'm not going to go on about them.
For today we have jumping at Exeter, Hereford and over the water at Navan. 3 suggestions, all are listed below:-
Exeter 2.10 HIGHLAND VALLEY WON evens
Hereford 3.30 OSMOSIA (each way) unplaced
Exeter 3.40 GOLDEN CHIEFTAN WON 2/1
There'll probably be no Tweeting later today so that's all for today. Let's hope to be a little more cheerful tomorrow.