"Tracy hello welcome back to the show. Thank you having me back again. Your debut went condone an absolute storm. So no pressure no pressure no I loved it Alaska and so it's good to be getting back into the national hunt side of it at this time as well Have you been reading out much at Tom Georgia stable and have you any info for us. Yeah yeah that's it. Yeah the form is kicking in now as well broke. Because I mean it's well documented. Isn't it with Tom. Sources that they take take a little bit of warming up for the season but OC big guns are coming out now with at some available in black off. Yeah the WHO is going really well. So it's worth getting early in the mornings as mornings getting the leaker at the minutes are going and see yes bro Policy Hoses now into getting getting sits on the. Yeah as we see the frost in the morning and it's dark when we wake up early in the morning and it's getting during the evenings aren't stretching out like they used to but the great thing about it though is that we get to talk about jumps racing and a man who has so many fingers in in so many different pies and so access to so much information is at the races pundit. Mr Kevin Blake the award nominated Nominated Kevin Blake by the way. And if I said this earlier in the year if you don't win this year it's an absolute disgrace time was. has you sound confident. You're sounding confidence. Speech is better than that. Yeah thanks boy. Simon Rowlands also dominated from the racist dot com and rightly so at the races. Dot Com have got Microsoft for the jumps which Kevin has contributed to so to podcasts favorite. Toni Keenan and many others. There is some gold gold information there so highly. Recommend you check it. It'll come up on the at the races. Main page click into it info gold like therefore you speaking of let's look back at some of the highlights. The weekend we saw Nicky Henderson unleash some of his Cheltenham Festival hopes. There were two big races that to you his young guns running and they won but this a bit of question marks over both of them after their performances I would say. Let's start with Santini. We were recording on Mondays. This was yesterday the Virgin bit future stars into media chase at sandown. He just about beat now McGinty to be fair talk. His jeep brand. No SORTA racing was well back in thirty lengths behind winner if the bet three six five or whatever the hell it's called now Cup At sandown. What what did you make of this performance to start the season for Santini kitschy? Yeah it was. Laborious believes the mean Nicky Henderson came out himself and he's a very strict toolkit very nicky Henderson and he said himself you know he's the first one to say that it was is a bit of a struggle facade teeny and but everyone saw him before one hundred and he was he was pretty big weightwise in the PRELIMS US country down to post and I was in the shooter day so we got the full coverage of him and we had a Ken encore in. He rang up to preview the race. What he'd seen in paddock and he just said some teeny he said he? He is big and so naturally he's GonNa come on. Fritz and Nicky Henderson said himself that he's a really it difficult to gauge way. You all with him and he says he doesn't really do a tapa home so he does always need to run and he does always come among for it but he was just always behind the bridal luckily McGinty gave him the lead. Because I'd save Santini a hot to make his own running essay he would have been an idol out in front probably would have lost a few links at his at his fences so not reasonably. He's not going for the king. George now probably move based on His run in Felton noses lush. Da were finishing the. It's just. He's a big horse. He needs galloping. Track in Camden. I'm doing is just to shop for him. Say Rid of a blessing in disguise from a from that point of view but no we. Didn't he just in seconds. Let's talk about him briefly. I thought he ran blinder. I vote he had a sneaky chance going into it of Sierra Stuart Edmonds usage. You never have any fears. What so ever I? I'm out that they are going to be a shooting to perfect shen for that race. Either master trainer of course in terms of he feeds them to the heavens Today that he makes himself but he trains them really hard. So they're tough. They're always fit but they have a plenty enough energy and enthusiasm in them to go well so he runs on an absolute blind just being behind the bridal early on another one a and Tommy Bryan made really decisive move in just getting him up with the pace Properly make his mind evidence fences and forcing the issue and and baking his fitness toby source Santini country down to post and thought he have the fitness to a retention prevail over him. But he'll go to Welsh national on our which We will have a massive massive chance in that providing Yeah is his jumping still say as well which he had a little bit of an issue last last time Last season one hundred with fresh early on how to get Genieford Huntington very unseated Karen Gatherings at day. So he's an yeah. He's a really nice looking forward but yes I'm teeny is going to have to come on a lot. He's got approved himself. Invest Higher Rankings. So Santini is rory largs idea of the Gold Cup winner will come to my selection who has reappeared hidden very much disappointed already this season but this was his first our start. He's threes on Kev. Are we being overly harsh on Nikki source. Is it just a case of while he's come out in these one or would you look at this. This is a forerunner race. You should've known by further. Yeah and I'm pretty disappointed. SULFITE Very Labor which you wouldn't really expect it's an honor horses seasonal reappearance. They should be more exuberant than normal really under the seasonal return and he was very labor. It needed to be driven away from fences dances relatively early in the race and just made really hard work of hired to put a number on. What now McGinty did in Iran up to himself or was he was he just blow himself Out of his wallet. Because they're a monetary of the rest having raised the Gallup so very disappointing. Look you'd never judge a horse too harshly on on one. Go with again. The next day was if he shapes in in in any way similar fashion. IB reaching for cheek pieces or blinkers curse or something like that. Because I think he shaped like a horse that needed them there and you know. It's it's puzzling Nikki. Seemingly isn't considering the Christmas chasing Jason efforts down for him. If he doesn't want to go to the King George that would be the natural target for I think Nikki is a small bit allergic to go to Ireland anytime buyer the Punchestown unfestive which is Pity because you'd imagine the effort sound would play to his strengths. Why is that though because the the lexus chases aces used to be known? Now the Leopardstown Chris Denman came over for best mate. Came over for it. Pretty sure L.. Best mate got got beaten in it by the infamous for Salmon Salmon. Paul carberry celebration but it is the ideal race for him and yeah look. Nikki is tell them focused. It doesn't like to travel before it and I think that's ultimately it okay. Well let's take a look at some of the other horses reappeared who are second season chasers and this means that we have the opportunity to talk about this yet. The ladbrokes champion chase down royal was won by Roach. Respect is a real funnel podcast favorite mostly. Thanks to Kim Blake Cleanser Soba was well held back in seconds. The King George Winner Alpina so back in third. We'll talk about jockey bookings a little bit later on and then there was Delta work all the way back and forth. Who was my idea of the Gold Cup winner? I was really perplexed by this. Was this In your view Kate a real case of. It's very early in the season. Let's not panic or would you be a little bit worried. The cleanser Soba was beaten so easily the delta work was well held. Maybe we're not giving them respect to Russia respect. Yeah I royer I. I definitely think it's way too early for me to take any sorts of judgement entitled to send in a Kuna cools after the race. I mean it's been well documented over stars who their seasons pools horses will very much needed the Ron and you kind of thought the fact that Kandebow was making the journey over that he might Well have that fitness on his side. He may be a bit more focused on the fact they were going that way but I think he he shaped really well and You know I caridi wouldn't read too much into that and Yeah he's A. I think he's a really nice progressive. Who Still Use Yucca? Plenty enough it gives you everything folks on this end of the season at this stage. Now it's not for me to read too much into"