Here at Lap Of The Odds we like to be mindful of world events, and feel it only appropriate that we should do something to mark today being International Ladies Day.
After a few suggestions that harked back to the political correctness of the Les Dawson era, we settled on what we know best about women – this afternoon’s mares novice hurdle at Catterick (1520 GMT).
This race represents a 3-way rematch of a race at Wetherby last month. The revised weights give runner-up that day Becky The Thatcher a good chance of reversing the form, the handicapper would have her dead-heating, yet she is 4-1. Becky worth a tickle?
We will be careful at setting a trend, whilst the influx of French-bred horses gives us a chance of delivering in the next International Day – the International Francophone Day – the one after that sees the combination of World Poetry Day and International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination which sounds like a pretty tricky Exacta.
Recommendation: Get your wife some flowers, pay for them with Becky The Thatcher 4-1