Friday, 18 July 2008

Eezer Goode, Eezer Goode He's Jonny Ebeneezer Goode

As some of you may remember, back in 2004(I can't believe it was that long ago) me and a certain horse called Jonny Ebeneezer struck up a winning run. I basically had followed this horse since I first started betting and I was even torn one day when he and willhewiz met in a claimer. Fortunately for me I plumped for the winning willhewiz that day.

In 2004 Jonny came I think I backed him in 4 of his wins in 2004 including a win at 20/1(sp 14/1) for Hayley Turner. The horse was trained then by David Flood who improved the horse by around 50lbs. For some reason Flood lost the horse (and was later controversially banned from training for a year) and ever since Jonny has been trained by a succession of useless cretins, namely M Wellings and K McAulife. With those 2 trainers he achieved nothing and has beaten home only 12 horse in 10 races spanning 3 years.

This year Jonny is back with David Flood and is now on a handicap mark of 62. He has had two runs this season and whilst not setting the world alight he showed a glimpse of form in his last run finishing 5th over 5F off a mark of 67. He runs tomorrow night in the 8.20 at Lingfield and has dropped a further 5lbs to 62 and runs over 6f his optimum trip. Perhaps I am being foolish thinking this horse can still win races and letting my heart rule my head but I really like this ones chances tomorrow night. The trainer should have him spot on now and at the predicted 10/1 I shall be investing some of my wages. The horse owes me nothing and even I didn't back it I would take immense pleasure in seeing this old favourite of mines win again.

PS Sorry for being AWOL for past couple weeks.I have been incredibly busy. I meant to post a blog of my trip to Perth where i had a very successful day but just didn't get the time. Oh and is anyway interested in a trip to Cheltenham for the November meeting?


moDtheGod said...

I certainly do remember that name and I will be watching it's progress tomorrow with interest. I may even have a punt!

Will Walsh said...

Haha i just googled Jonny Ebeneezer and this post is 3rd in the results!Awesome!

moDtheGod said...

Unlucky Will, everyone in racing agrees with you. RP only forecast 13/2 and on the exchanges right now he's around 5.5 - sucks!

Oh yeah, it's a Spotlight nap too :D

moDtheGod said...

I snuck a couple of points on, Patavium Prince seems a useful sort at that level, it's last win was a grade higher. JE will soon be back winning.

And I forgot to say, I am mad for Cheltenham, money permitting (unemployed cunt!)