Fujin has an awful lot going for him in the opener at Southwell. Back to the scene of 2½ length victory over Fortinbrass (who has a 5lb claimer taking over from Winston, an incidence that returns a huge loss), if he gets the lead (which seems likely) I am convinced he will win. Shaun Harris, his trainer, returns a profit with horses running three times or more in the last month (as does John Balding but from a tiny sample) and Oasis Dream is a positive sire at Southwell.
Trainer and Jockey are still profitable individually but they are striking up an extremely lucrative partnership (9 wins from 21 so far). The sire Westerner is also still a plus on heavy ground. It is hard to find a negative indicator for Zephyros Bleu, it is simply possible that he may get beat by a better horse in Present Man. However it is years since it has been profitable to back Paul Nicholls at his local track, especially when Twiston-Davies is riding, and temptation to back them should be resisted. The difficulty here as regards betting is that I want to back him each-way with 16 runners, which is the current number left in (19 declared!). Hopefully the law of sod will not strike!
3.10 Gowran Park