Not the best of days yesterday with both selections being very disappointing. Lively Baron was well beaten in 5th and presumably must have needed the run. Jaja De Jau ran well but finished 3rd in what proved to be a competitive race. Hopefully today can be a little better.
Teak runs in the 3.40 Fakenham today for trainer Ian Williams and jockey Richard Johnson. Teak has been running extremely well this summer and having won three times on the flat and twice over hurdles, he has finished second on his only chase start this summer. He looks to have ran into an improver that day as he finished 11l clear of third. Wiesentraum looks to be the only danger having returned to form last time and having won this race last year knows what it takes to win. However I think that Teak is open to improvement over fences and is rated 2lb lower here than over hurdles which should give him every chance of winning in three different types of races this summer. He is a horse that at least this season you can rely on to run his race and should he continue in the same vein I think he will be a tough nut to crack.
Bets: 1 pt win Teak