Friday, October 05, 2007

Tea at Hexham?

Ice Tea meets Charlie Egerton's The Entomologist for the second time in three weeks at Hexham this afternoon. The latter won last time over two and a half miles. We know Ice Tea will get today's stiff three mile one furlong trip while this is the first time the Egerton horse has run over this distance. The Racing Post prefers the Egerton runner but in my book Ice Tea has a decent chance, especially in receipt of 4 lbs. The tissue shows had Ice Tea 3/1 which looked good value, but, at the time of writing, 2/1 is the general price and no longer makes that much appeal. Ice Tea needs to jump better than last time; on balance, I'll sit this one out.

Incidentally, I logged on to the Racing Post site last night at around 9.30pm to check this race and a couple of others, only to find no notes on any of the runners and no tissue shows. The site had been updated this morning - an indication of things to come under the new ownership?

1 comment:

GeeDee said...

I was pleased to see Ice Tea (15/8) win this in convincing fashion, beating The Entomologist (6/4 favourite) a distance. It will be interesting to see where he goes from here.