Happy New Year and all that; 2017 was a bit of a disappointment for Triple G with me showing the first lost over the year since I started back in May 2010. I will be putting that right in 2018 and the first bet of the year for me runs today.
First Contact makes his racecourse debut for Godolphin and Charlie Appleby in the 32red.com Novice Stakes at 5.40 up in Geordieland Newcastle on the Tapeta. The grey was A €300,000 foal, by Dark Angel out of Vanishing Grey who was a winner in her career over 5 furlongs and a half-sister to the pretty decent Kingsgate Native. As with any newbie it can only be a tentative pick but he has to be considered an interesting newcomer and the stable is going great guns. Perhaps a little surprisingly he is jolly at 11-10 but he should prove a class above those he faces today as his racing career progresses.