When I sat here on Thursday night writing about my Friday double, I didn’t expect to be checking back in with a winner.
On reading the comments from Mark Johnston on Rainbow Rebel, and Paul Nicholls on Alcala, I was expecting two tough races with perhaps each-way claims the best I could hope for.
Both trainers had mentioned how strong the races looked, and despite being in good form, big efforts would be required from both of the horses.
So I watched on more in hope, than in expectation for the half hour that parted the Parky double this afternoon.
First up was Rainbow Rebel in the 2:20pm at York. If any were going to get in the winner’s enclosure this Friday, I thought it would be him.
After finishing second on his last two outings, and remaining on the same mark for the trip around the Knavesmire…
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