Tip Of The Day: I've Gorta bet
Our man Will Hayler won't hear a bad word said about Cartmel and fancies Ballybough Gorta to score there this afternoon.
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Oh Cartmel. Oh wondrous Cartmel. Home of sticky toffee puddings, decent local ales, loud funfairs and car parking arrangements that appear to be being made up as you go along.
How I will never get annoyed again by the way you make the road back to the motorway one-way after the second race, inconveniencing those stuck behind caravans on the A59, after Goldan Jess's glorious victory around your tight turns on Saturday. I have, quite literally, been bought.
Ballybough Gorta is another fan of the track and he bids to follow up victory 12 months ago in today's Betfair Cash Out Handicap Chase at 1610.
Having run really well in the Becher Chase last season, he lost his form at a time when the whole stable were quiet afterwards, but looked back to something much more like his old self when third to Prince Tom at Newton Abbot last time out in quite a hot race.
Off 126, he's still 6lb higher than when beating Royale Knight in last year's race, but Sean Bowen - who looked different gravy on the pony racing circuit and already seems likely to hit the mark as a professional - claims 7lb from his back, which helps sort out that problem.
If he is allowed to get into a decent rhythm in front on the fast ground he likes, he'll be a tough one to get past.