May, 2007

Thoughts - 31/05

A couple of small bets for today. I like Atabaas Pride in the first at Ayr. Johnstone’s horses could be going better, and I think if they were this one would be shorter than it is. Montaquila is an obvious favourite and the form looks pretty solid, but at very short odds [...]

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Major Eazy goes for the National Stakes at Sandown tonight. We still have a fair bit to learn about the horse. On balance it feels as if the conditions of the race are a small negative - the draw looks moderate, we think he’ll go on the ground but it’s an imponderable we [...]

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Mon Michel goes at Fontwell today having run up a string of three second places. He really should go in today - he’s a classy animal - although I wouldn’t want to take too short a price on him as he isn’t always the easiest ride.
AP takes the ride for the second time. [...]

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Good days racing

There’s a lot of good racing today and I won’t be around to watch it. There are a number of horse going that I’ve been watching.
Cockney Rebel goes for the double in the Irish 2,000. I won’t be having a bet in the race, but with so many dark horses in the race [...]

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Master of the Race has not been a resounding success over hurdles, so we’re taking him back to the flat hoping for a bit more luck - he runs in the 5.30 at Goodwood today.
He’s one of those horse who is good on the home gallops but hasn’t done it on the racecourse. When [...]

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A very poor show from King’s Head. Having spoken to Gary I was feeling pretty confident before the race, but he ran badly again and there could be no excuses this time. I’ve had a long chat with Gary - he says the KH is throwing away his chances by racing to keenly, [...]

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I claimed a horse from Saint Cloud yesterday - Etoile Argentee. She ran a close third in a 1 mile 3yo fillies claimer on heavy ground - the provisional rating from the Racing Post for the run was 73. She was in for E26k - I bid E31k and I was the only bid (hence [...]

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King’s Head goes today at Huntingdon, and he could be a real value bet. The ground is key for him. Last time he ran the rains came and ruined his chances - he gets another chance today on ground that he will appreciate. The firmer the ground the better his chances - the first races [...]

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Fancies - 23/05

There are a few this afternoon that may tempt me in. At the short priced end of the scale I like Fitzroy Crossing and Conwyn Bay at Ayr and Scarlett Heart at Lingfield. I may back Miss Wedge at Lingfield - she’s clearly able but she doesn’t look to be the most genuine and she [...]

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It was another very disappointing display from Thunderbolt Jaxon, and it highlights the folly of persevering with horses who don’t do it on the track. There’s no question that TJ has speed and some level of ability, but he’s not showing it and his runs if anything are getting worse.
Pete has another 2yo running [...]

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