Yet another nice winner yesterday from our resident tipster, Scoop Racing (Richard Silverwood). That’s four from the last five selections to have run.
Friday December 21
Ascot 3.40 WIN
It’s not often I get so excited about a winner at Plumpton, let alone one in a Bumper on a dank and drizzly Monday, that I take to Twitter (@ScoopSilverwood) to tell everyone about it. But that’s what happened after an eye-popping debut victory by David Pipe’s five-year-old son of King’s Theatre three weeks ago. It was like the old days at Pond House as Tony McCoy made all. The gelding set a generous gallop, despite testing ground, and then quickened twice to power clear before being eased down in the final furlong. The bargain buy faces a stiffer test today but, cleverly, Pipe has found a race in which previous winners are not penalised. It’s also one the stable has landed twice before in recent years. McCoy is back on board and, on Plumpton evidence, his mount should not be inconvenienced by the rain-lashed surface.
THURSDAY: TWO ROCKERS WON (10/11)
WEDNESDAY: SNAKE EYES NON-RUNNER
TUESDAY: GODSMEJUDGE WON (9/4)
MONDAY: LEVIATHAN 4TH
SUNDAY: LORD WISHES WON (8/11)
SATURDAY: EASTER METEOR WON (2/1)
FRIDAY: VALLEY VIEW UNSEATED RIDER
TIP OF THE DAY SUPPLIED BY SCOOP RACING (RICHARD SILVERWOOD). Friday December 21