Saturday, December 18, 2010

Snow snow and more snow !!

No bets on Saturday after Lingfield card was abandoned ,the weather forecast is looking pretty grim for next  week ,all Sunday's racing in UK has already been abandoned,and only Wolverhampton left on Monday.

Saturdays best bets !!

Not much luck so far this week with Fridays bet ABBONDANZA finishing second beaten neck in another close finish ,ran decent enough race though just couldn't catch Punching who held on by neck.LOSS £53.00 / 0.53 PTS.

On to Saturdays racing we have two flat cards weather permitting, Lingfield hold an early morning inspection at 6.45 am,hopefully there meeting will get the go ahead with couple decent looking races including 10f listed contest ,the other meeting at Southwell looks very poor card for Saturday with very few runners again.

6F 2-Y-0 CLAIMING STAKES CLASS 6 LINGFIELD 11.50


CAPTAIN DIMITRIOS : Won 6f seller at Newbury back in July making all ,consistent form since finishing 2ND three times ,ran good forth last time claimer at Kempton behind Rosina Grey ,that looked decent claimer with 2ND ,3RD, 5TH,6TH& 7TH all winning races.Should go well in this much weaker claimer.


VERDICT : CAPTAIN DIMITRIOS stands out in this claimer after running plenty decent races this season in better class races.AROWANA looks the main danger after finishing fair 2ND in 6f claimer at Wolverhampton .






1 MILE 2F LISTED STAKES CLASS 1 LINGFIELD 1.55 


SUITS ME : Decent front runner ,finished 2ND in this race the last two years only beaten short head last year behind Tranquil Tiger,also finished credible 2ND in this years G3 winter Derby in March again behind Tranquil Tiger,back to form last time finishing fair 3RD in listed race behind the useful Nadeeb.


VERDICT : Not the strongest listed race.SUITS ME is the only listed race winner in the field and goes particularly well at Lingfield,and should go well from front. CHAPTER AND VERSE & AKHMATOVA are both improving types and look possible dangers ,though will have to improve again to win this listed contest.




CAPTAIN DIMITRIOS 11.50 LINGFIELD
£100 EACH-WAY - 1PT EACH-WAY MIN PRICE 9-4


SUITS ME 1.55 LINGFIELD 
£100 EACH-WAY - 1PT EACH -WAY 
@ 3-1 LADBROKES BEST PRICE GUARANTEE


Updated 10.00 am Saturday

Friday, December 17, 2010

Arctic Conditions return !!

Looks like we are in for another long spell  of snow and freezing temperatures, which is sure to affect the racing over Christmas period with plenty meetings being called off again.Looking out the office window the snow has already started here in the East of England ,looks like we are in for one long winter.

Friday we have two flat cards at Southwell & Wolverhampton both cards look very low on quality ,though there does look quite interesting 6 furlong claiming stakes at Southwell.

6F CLAIMING STAKES CLASS 6 SOUTHWELL 12.05 


ABBONDANZA : Great record in claimers this year winning 6 times ,back to form last time winning 6 furlong  claimer at Wolverhampton beating Stablemate Spin Again by easy 3 lenghs ,has to prove himself on fibresand,only ran on this surface once finishing slightly disappointing 5TH , though trainer Dandy Nicholls has excellent record at the track ,will go close if handling the surface.


VERDICT : ABBONDANZA & EBRAAM both stand out here with excellent records in claimers.EBRAAM won his last two races in claiming company at Lingfield & Wolverhampton ,though has never won on fibresand, his trainer Ron Harris is not in the best form 1 winner from 29 in December.At the prices ABBONDANZA looks the better value bet with the stable in great form.






ABBONDANZA 12.05 SOUTHWELL


£100 WIN @ 13-5 BETFAIR- 1PT WIN
£100 PLACE @ 1.60 BETFAIR -1PT PLACE


*Updated at 10.45 













Thursday, December 16, 2010

Tough Thursday !!

Just the two flat cards on Thursday ,Southwell & Kempton ,it looks very tricky day with very small fields at Southwell ,not sure why but they don't seem be attracting many runners at moment,though I guess with very little prize money on offer its not great surprise. Kempton park stage an 8 race evening card,though this looks tough, very competitive racing with no possible bets.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

No luck whatsoever !!

Still hard to believe how Wednesdays bet DREAM OF FORTUNE was beaten in claiming stakes!!

After being held up in early part of race, travelling very smoothly DREAM OF FORTUNE took the lead inside final furlong and quickly going 2 lenghs clear,at this point looked the certain winner, trading at minimum price          1-100 on betting exchanges,somehow he got caught on line by EDGEWORTH who came from nowhere to lead on post and win by short head.Just one them  very frustrating days and loss £55.00 / 0.55 pts

Wednesday best bets !!

Two flat cards on Wednesday at Kempton park & Lingfield,just the one race of interest in the opening race at Lingfield 10 furlong claiming stakes.

10F CLAIMING STAKES CLASS 6 LINGFIELD 12.05


DREAM OF FORTUNE :Very consistent 6-Y-0 & three time C&D winner at Lingfield,in good form this season winning twice and placed 7 times ,ran good 3RD on Monday at Wolverhampton in class 5 handicap only beaten 1/2 lengh.Drops back into claiming company and should go well.


VERDICT : DREAM OF FORTUNE is very consistent in this grade, goes particularly well at Lingfield. Tom Queally looks significant jockey booking having won one him twice this season
MERRYMADCAP & TURJUMAN look the main two dangers.




DREAM OF FORTUNE 12.05 LINGFIELD


£100 EACH-WAY - 1PT EACH-WAY 


@ 9-4 BET365,PADDY POWER,VICTOR CHANDLER 
ALL BEST PRICE GUARANTEE 


Updated 10.45  









Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Blank Tuesday !!

Unfortunately yesterdays intended bet STEPS was lot shorter price than I expected ,with 2 non runners in the race the early 2-1 soon disappeared and was heavily backed into 5-4 .STEPS was easy 2 lengh winner making all ,slightly disappointing to miss out on winner,though never reached my minimum price of 9-4.this game is all about value for money and there didn't look much value in that price.

Tuesday we just have one flat card at Southwell which stages an 8 race card, though this looks very poor quality meeting and nothing of interest there today.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Mondays best bets

We may see bit more racing this week, with bit warmer temperatures forecast for the early part of the week,just the one flat card on Monday at Wolverhampton which stages 8 race card.Only the one race of interest the 5 furlong 2-Y-O maiden stakes at 3.20

5F 2-Y-O MAIDEN STAKES CLASS 5 WOLVERHAMPTON 3.20 


STEPS :Placed on all three starts,only just beaten last time in three way photo at Lingfield behind Crimson Cloud, finished strongly that day and would have won in another few strides.That looks  solid form with 2ND from that race Liberty Green winning maiden next time.


VERDICT : QUALITY ART looks the obvious danger after finishing good 2ND last time at Kempton  in fair maiden over 6F ,though Gary Moore stable are not in best of form (1 from 27) in last 6 weeks, and looks very short in market.


STEPS has very solid form and looks sure to go well from decent draw in stall 3,trainer Michael Jarvis has excellent record at Wolverhampton this season with his 2 year old's
( 75 % strike rate (3 out 4 ) 


STEPS 3.20 WOLVERHAMPTON 


£100 EACH -WAY - 1PT EACH -WAY. MIN PRICE 9-4


* The best price available 2-1 this morning ,disappointing was expecting bit bigger price and has been backed further into 15-8 ,Was as big as 3-1 last night on betfair to small money.NO BET UNLESS  9-4 or bigger.


Updated 10.45 am