Well we had one selection today, Noble Aran (1pt) at 11/2, trying a drop in trip in the 1.50 at Taunton.
His jumping was a bit scratchy early on as the pace perhaps found him out a little, but as the race developed he really began to find a good stride and about four from home Paddy Brennan briefly had a look back for dangers as he seemingly was traveling really nicely. The moment he did that though, ironically, was the moment he began to struggle and he soon got swallowed up and couldn't quicken with the rest of them, to finish a fairly well beaten fourth.
It adds to what's been a frustrating December, that's for sure, but a couple of jumps meetings tomorrow to hopefully end the year on a high note with. And then, roll on 2011!
Confirmation of result with SP:
Noble Aran, 4th/9, 9/2
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