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Forty To Follow round up

The curtain fell on an eventful jumps season last Saturday with an excellent mixed card at Sandown. Why aren’t there more of these? Both feature jumps races went to trainers outside the big yards: Henry Daly with Quintin Collonges in the Bet365 Chase and Gary Moore with Sire De Grugy in the Celebration Chase. The latter was a particularly uplifting result, not just because I had a small win bet. I was impressed with the honesty of connections who recognised that although the horse is probably just short of the very top class, the possibilities are limitless with careful preparation and proper targeting of races. This was a deserved success for the likeable trainer. The horse featured in my 40 to follow last season and I have a generous soft spot for him.  Which brings me to the fortunes of the 2012-13 40TF project. In summary, it was a reasonable performance. The bald stats:  167 bets with 33 winners (including each-way returns) at a strike rate of 19.7% Turnover