Jumping Prospects 2014/15 Review
I don’t know about you but it doesn’t really kick off for me until the meeting at Chepstow where Paul Nicholls runs a few of his new recruits at the meeting on the 25th October. However, before I start to settle down and start looking for this season’s ‘must back’ novices and bumper horses, I always have the anticipation of JOHN MORRIS’s ‘JUMPING PROSPECTS’ landing on my mat.
This is the 23rd year John Morris has published his book on the National Hunt game and as with every year it’s packed with trainer comments and thoughts on their horses. Morris travels the length and breadth of the country to interview the trainers in depth (none of the other publications do) and in this year’s renewal Morris concentrates on some of the smaller yards; a theory which has paid dividends in other years with some big-priced winners.
I feel the author is trying to find his readers some winners at a fair price – he could have put in some of the bigger horses in the Irish yards but as we all know they will all be odds-on come their debut, so Morris concentrates on British trainers with handicappers and novices that he hopes will bring about a crop of big-priced winners, and to be fair to Morris, his record speaks for itself.
The book is packed with 160 pages of information that will help us make our decisions – the foreword this year is written by Kim Bailey who is back in the big time and praises the author for his knowledge and hard work that goes into this publication.
I think that’s enough of me and my view on this year’s ‘JUMPING PROSPECTS’ only to say it’s a great read for punters who are looking for an edge to their punting; it’s also a reflection of the author who is steeped in the jumping tradition.
If you wish to buy the book, please contact John Morris at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also order the book via his website (JumpingProspect) or by phone 0151 520 0080