Oliver Sherwood – Mckenzies Friend 2nd Feb 2017 3rd 7/1 – Wincanton

Not much chance with the winner – but did well to take third. Original quote: “Mckenzies Friend – He was due to run at the abandoned Huntingdon last Friday and also at the abandoned Hereford, both of those were over 3m. This trip and track wouldn’t suit him quite as well as they would have done but at this time of year there are so many abandonments you have to run where you can, he will love the ground though. He just doesn’t seem to have hit form yet for whatever reason, I did school him in blinkers a couple of weeks ago in an effort to sharpen him up but I decided not to put them on today I will give him the benefit of the doubt because some of mine weren’t just firing. Hoping for better, but the Nicholls, King and Fry horses look likely to fight this one out.