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Sunday’s Racing Tip: Osteopathic to provide the perfect Remedy after Lockinge farce

Lewis Jones is not a happy bunny this morning and has some stern words for tactics enforced on yesterday’s tip Montiridge at Newbury. He has also has a small stakes tip for today at Ripon on a very quiet day of racing across the country….

Fuming: that’s the mood I find myself in nearly 12 hours after the Lockinge Stakes at Newbury yesterday. And it’s certainly not just my pocket talking. I’m angry that racing’s product was let l down hugely.

Now, like most punters and tipsters, it’s hard not to get emotionally charged when a big fancy of yours comes last of eight runners. But usually, you identify where you went wrong and try not to make the same mistake next time. It’s easy to move on. Not on this occasion though.

The tactics used on Montiridge yesterday at Newbury should be under the scrutiny by the BHA. It was clear for all to see that Richard Hannon had sent out Montiridge with one tactic: be a pacemaker and set the race up for Olympic Glory.


Richard Hughes went out like lightning from the front on the horse, who has never been ridden like that before and set the race up for Olympic Glory. Montiridge was not ridden to his full merits and it’s left a sour taste in the mouth.

But what will the BHA do? Bugger all, that’s what.

All I can do is apologise to anyone that followed the advice yesterday, we was shafted big-time by all concerned with the horse. The winner, Olympic Glory, was a fine winner and clearly would have been hard to beat but Montiridge is a classy mover in his own right and on his full running would have been involved in the finish.

In all honesty the last thing I wanted to do was delve through form considering the way I’m feeling about the game this morning. So, it’s just a very small sized tip on the menu today as I try to recharge my batteries.

A 0.5 each way stake should be used to follow the chances of Osteopathic Remedy today at Ripon in the 4:10. Michael Dods’ horses are running out of their skin at the moment and the selection has plenty in his favour for this kind of race today. He’s a course and distance winner from last August while his reappearance, where he finished a close fourth, certainly suggested he remains on a workable mark.

Profit and Loss Record Staked: 276pts Returned: 401.77pts P/L: +125.77pts


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