Cheltenham 4-00
Oceanos des Obreaux 5 22
Or Bleu 12 18
Notable d’Estruval 16 10
Osako d’Airy 18 20
Ping Pong Sivola 18 14

Apart from Ping Pong, there is a distinctly French air to these which has to be good :-) Oceanos caught my eye during the form reading – seems to score highly on all counts: best Topspeed figure not far out, conditions to suit, not much higher than previous winning mark and class 2 wins (albeit in small fields). This is still another competitive race though and my main reason for looking at such a large field is to practice form reading and odds compiling. Sensible field sizes will be a relief after the Festival!

Yesterday was poor but I feel I am homing in on something, if only by circling it at the moment and overshooting at times. Normal service will be resumed in a day or two :-)