Jan 22, 2020 -- 1:15AM, ashleigh wrote:
stayers hurdle apple's jade 14/1 pp summerville boy e/w 16/1 billys,koral.
I'm confused! Segal put Summerville Boy up at 25/1 (available with 4 different firms according to the antepost grid accompanying the Pricewise preview).
He's no bigger than 16/1 now but am I also led to believe that SB had shortened to 16/1 by 07.15 on the morning of publication? In which case, what is the point of including the grid in the print version of the paper?
Either way, it seems a ludicrous overreaction to a tip for a race 7 weeks away.
Incidentally, Segal tipped Summerville Boy for the Ladbrokes Trophy 2-3 months ago (despite quotes from his trainer on the adjacent page casting real doubt about whether he'd even run in the race). Perhaps he's just going to keep tipping him antepost until he actually wins one.
In fairness I can see where he's coming from this time but Summerville Boy would n't even be guaranteed to uphold the Relkeel finishing positions with William Henry on Saturday - WH gets a 6lb pull in the weights and should, theoretically at least, come on for his first run of the season (although maybe he does n't really want to go 3 miles).