I WAS out on the sauce on Thursday night, so I’m feeling a touch green around the gills after one too many Malibu and Coke’s.
Momella’s crunching fall two out at Newbury on Friday afternoon, when she was swinging away under Noel Fehily, hardly helped my hangover or my bank balance.
We go again at the Berkshire track, and look no further than LUST FOR GLORY (12.10).
Aptly named given my ambition to be top tipster on the Sun Racing desk, Nicky Henderson’s mare could hardly have been more impressive at this track last time.
Her jumping was electric and she breezed clear under minimal riding from Jerry McGrath.
Even the most overrated jockey in the weighing room couldn’t mess that one up!
She brushed aside a couple of smart sorts that day, including the re-opposing Posh Trish and Duhallow Gesture, who went very close at Lingfield earlier in the week.
She carries a penalty here but her connections are mapping out a route to the Mares’ Novices Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.
If she is to deliver at Prestbury Park in March, she will need to win this convincingly.
And given her progressive profile, this Lusty temptress should take some stopping.
Elsewhere at Newbury…
Newbury hosts a brilliant card, and I want both SANTINI (12.45) and WHATSWRONGWITHYOU (2.25) on my side.