Hello Boys and Girls
Great news, THE TATTENATOR IS BACK! Mrs Tatty has recovered well from her operation and it's all systems go with the blog again.
Before I go any further, I was shocked to see my Albion had sacked Head Coach, Robbie di Matteo today. OK, I know we have been on a bad run, but a week after the transfer window has closed, where's the logic in that? If you think about it, it is typical of that tight ar*ed idiot chairman, Jeremy Peace to push the panic button. I suppose the timing is so that any replacement doesn't have to be given any money straight away to strengthen the squad. I cannot believe that anyone else will do a better job than Robbie and it is yet another bloody ridiculous decision by a ridiculously out of touch board who, you do wonder if they really want to stay in the Premier League. A popular opinion is that caretaker manager, Michael Appleton will be given the full time gig. Can't see that Appy will be any better than Robbie myself - we shall see what happens.
Now on to the old nags. Jumping at Ayr tomorrow and, for a change, Lingfield along with the usual all-weather entertainment at Wolverhampton.
In the 2.15 Handicap Hurdle at Ayr, Merigo strangely reverts to the smaller obstacles. He is entered for the Grand National and a 2½ mile hurdle is a long way from the 4½ mile slog round Aintree. Eighteen Carat won well at Aintree in November, but he has probably got too much weight on his back this time. My choice is FLINTY BAY who has been running well with not getting his head in front. The extra ½ mile should not be a problem for him.
When it comes to an each way chance I am treading down the very rocky road of a Novices Handicap Chase.In the 3.20 again at Ayr, I have a sneaky suspicion that top weight SOTOVIK may not be very far away from glory. He may have risen in the weights a bit since, but in the middle of 2010 he was winning a better class of event than this and may well trot in at a decent price.
FLINTY BAY Ayr 2.15 meeting abandoned
SOTOVIK (e/w) Ayr 3.20 meeting abandoned
That's all for tonight, speak soon.