THREE RUNNERS AT THREE DIFFERENT VENUES ON FRIDAY.
Knocknamona runs in the 12.55.pm at Bangor, Silver Tassie runs in the 2.52.pm at Doncaster, and The Retriever goes in the 4.15.pm at Southwell.
Knocknamona is the winner of six races since joining us back in 2016, but failed to score last season, with the lock down curtailing his chance.It was February 2019 when he was last in the winners enclosure, and he has struggled to get competitive ever since. His regular jockey Alain Cawley is back in the saddle, having missed his last two runs, due to being out through injury, the two and a half miles trip will suit, as will the predicted heavy going.
Silver Tassie runs in the three miles conditional jockeys veterans chase, where the horses are nearly as old as the jockeys. Silver Tassie who will be 13 years old in three weeks time is now down to his lowest ever handicap mark of 119 after a rather disappointing run at Wetherby last month, which followed a pleasing seasonal debut two weeks earlier at the same track, from a 3lb higher mark.The trip, and going of good to soft is fine, and Billy Garritty who has ridden him in his last five starts will once again be in the saddle.
The Retriever did himself proud again at Southwell last Sunday when under a 5lb penalty only found one too good, when keeping on over seven furlongs. His record around Southwell suggests that he is just as effective over the mile he will be tackling this time, in the 4.15.pm, Jack Garritty who has ridden him the last twice is once again in the saddle, and he has drawn well in four.
Good luck to the connections, The Rat Pack Racing Club, R M Howard, and RM&T Holdings Limited & Partners.