Saddle Sore Tidal Flow
Tidal Flow was swept away in yesterday’s Leamington Novices’ Hurdle at Warwick.
All seemed to be going to plan as Philip Hobbs’ 11/10 jolly moved into contention six out but he found little for Richard Johnson and trailed home last of seven.
The six-year-old ran like something was amiss in the Grade 2 and I’d be willing to overlook that effort as he had looked a high-class stayer in his two previous timber runs.
Earlier, Rocky’s Treasure (6/5 Fav) didn’t sparkle in the Hampton Novices’ Chase at the Warwickshire gaff.
Kim Bailey’s gelding made most of the running in the Listed event but faded into third after a mistake at the ninth and may just be vulnerable to less exposed rivals from now on.