The Major is off to a flyer on the opening day.
That said, understanding followers appreciate that it was wonderful watching my nap get beaten by Hurricane Fly, Peddlers Cross ran a race and in the Majors view if Peddlers had held a greater lead, Hurricane would have reeled him in anyway, breathtaking.
We had winners though. Reve de Sivola was a decent place, losing to the highlighted Bensalem. 9/1 Divers was the result of the day.
Day one was a firecracker of emotion. Electricity crackled. The fly made it good to be a racing man. Drink was served. Food delivered. The Major held his own.
To all those whose day one battle was fruitless. Well I say to thee that Lazarus started as a beggar and finished a saint. The Major has not stooped so low, yet we shall raise ourselves higher still.
Get that harness on young man, ensure your preparation is complete. We are engaged in the melee The danger is to go to the front too soon. With too much excitement you might exclude consideration, if in this mood, you find are rash and in over-optimism peak early……… well then draw breath, be still and settle thyself. The battle dictates that you shall ready your stamina.
The Majors followers know this is right, this is a four day conflict. There will be some warm work at the gate, a little skirmish perhaps, be prepared.
To Champion Chase day, have courage and shuffle the cards
First of all I offer you no advice for the opener simply because the Major refuses to truck with witchcraft. If a beady eyed hobgoblin should stop thee and challenge, simply say ‘BESHABAR – Now get behind me SATAN’ – Does that constitute advice, probably, I shall count it as an each way bet.
In the second, Oscars Well needs a bigger trip, leaving Rock on Ruby and So Young for the Major.
So Young has been dismissive of the opposition in Ireland. Very impressive and a price to match.
On a strict line of form with Megastar, Minella Class holds Rock on Ruby – I support that. Both of them are held?
The one that appeals most on faster ground is Tornado Bob. All of the form is on ‘probable’ unsuitable ground. 12/1 – Stick it in the microwave, let your taste buds explode when it goes ping!
This is simple. Time for Rupert is a quality animal that the Major has ignored before at a cost. That said it is without a run this year.
Mullins knows that Mikael D’Haguenet has always been a champion of something in the making. The Major thinks it is the RSA chase. Ruby, on a high, surely he can get Mikael D’Haguenet into the rhythm that his trainer thinks could win a major event. 10/1 KABBBBOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMM!!!!
OK Masterminded looks back to form. However do you think his thin margin defeat of Somersby adds up to more that a Big Zeb defeat to Golden Silver?
The Major reckons that on times Big Zeb was the master. On strictly the clock, Masterminded has something to find.
A tentative 3/1 is advised in the understanding that the Major would gladly tear up his ticket to see that stag like Masterminded leap at the last as he puts the field to bed.
Head – Big Zeb, heart – Masterminded. 3/1.
The Coral Cup is always a challenge. The Major has settled on Call the Police – Mullins and Walsh have an improver on their hands that the Major feels is able to take this, 6/1 WHAAAAMMMMMM!.
The Major has been puzzling over the Fred Winter for some time. The bottom line is that Whitby Jack is 12/1 and too damn intriguing!
The Lucky Last – The Bumper
Wow what a bumper – The Major fancied Keys but in the absence of the flat trained specialist, surely Cheltenian stands a better than 12/1 chance on a track going left-handed? Dickie in the saddle – BOOM.
Good luck warriors, suffer thy losses well at the setting of the sun, tis only a while until daybreak, then we see the enemies eye, deep, dark, unmoving. Have vigour, be relentless. Then peace, sleep, it is right. Till dawn awakens the soul once more.