I SWITCHED my email to ‘out of office’ as quick as Chapman is to Nap a 1-2 shot on Friday afternoon.
Nonetheless I’m still committed to finding my friends some winners and I’ve got two treats lined up for you this Sunday.
12.50 Thomas Campbell – I respect my colleague and top tipster Callum tremendously, but I just can’t see past Nicky Henderson’s six-year-old in this race.
He improved at Ludlow and should come on for that confidence booster around a tricky little track.
Bags Groove has to lug round a double penalty and so long as Nicky has out down the red wine following Altior’s Tingle smash up, I’m all over Thomas.
His jumping left a bit to be desired on chase debut, but he put that right at Ludlow and should start progressing now.
1.05 Calett Mad – The Scottish Borders National is as testing as it comes and I fancy Nigel’s six-year-old to love every single minute of it.
He’s got a big weight to carry but has had two encouraging runs in strong races so far and the handicapper has given him a sniff, dropping him a couple of pounds.
His jumping let him down at Cheltenham when going strong and the fences at Kelso can be a bit more forgiving.
It’s a hell of a trip for the Twiston-Davies team to be making on a Sunday, so let’s hope it pays off for the boys in green.
Bully’s Sunday Bankers
12.50 Huntingdon – Thomas Campbell
1.05 Kelso – Calett Mad