Sunday 7th November

Horse Racing is a sport of fine margins and often that can dictate the difference between a decent day and a poor one.
 
With Sir Jack Yeates tanking along in front in The Grand Sefton at Aintree and Spyglass Hill making eye-catching progress to join him we looked set for an exciting finish to a big race. In an instant though Spyglass Hill unseated it's rider, SKY made a bad mistake and was subsequently hampered and all chance of a nice result in the race was lost. Spyglass Hill in particular set down a marker for the next few months. It wasn't a complete surprise to see Mac Tottie run well as it was on the pre-short list and mentioned in the analysis.
 
At Wincanton, Some Chaos ran very poorly having been quietly fancied by some shrewd pundits and Potterman basically did everything but win. He ran well, jumped superbly and in an attacking style up the home straight but just couldn't get to Rocco whose form prior to the race was mediocre to say the least. Potterman deserves to find a nice prize on that evidence.
 
At Kelso there can be no complaints either of the runner up run by Grand Voyage who may well pick up a small race soon.
 
The real disappointment was at Doncaster, where unlike over the Jumps where there were good runs and genuine bad luck, both Prince Alex and Rhythmic Intent both never really figured at any stage.
 
On to today and with smallish fields at Sandown and Ffos Llas we'll hand over to Sean for what will become a weekly Sunday NH residency covering the Irish Sunday Fixtures