Saturday, April 02, 2011

Blank Saturday !!!

Two flat cards on Saturday at Doncaster and All Weather card from Kempton .Doncaster's card looks very difficult with some very competitive handicaps, the feature race being the 1 mile William Hill Lincoln handicap.Interesting races to watch these big competitive handicaps ,though the complete opposite too the races that I'm looking to get involved in.

Kempton stage good quality All Weather card on the polytrack ,featuring two decent looking listed races ,though after studying both races there are no suitable betting opportunities in either race. 

Been very quiet week  with one losing bet on Thursday,though in no rush in what is always tricky first month on the flat.Will continue to wait for the right betting opportunities to come along. 

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Disappointing end to the month !!!

Disappointing finish to the month with Thursday's bet on  Captain Dimitrios finishing well beaten fourth in the 6 furlong selling stakes at Leicester.LOSS -£200 / 2.00 PTS

Well supported in market going off 5-2 2nd favourtite ,though had no excuses in the race itself,after pulling hard in early part of the race, still had every chance with 2 furlongs to run ,though never picked up .

Captain Dimitrios looked horse who I thought could win small seller going back to the turf ,though this was most disappointing run,in hindsight had probably had more than enough chances to win a small race and looks horse to avoid in the future.

Overall not the greatest month with only very small profit in March,though that does make it three winning months in row and fairly happy with consistency of the bets so far this year.

PROFIT £146 / 1.46 PTS

1)SHARP SHOES (11-4) (WINNER )   1PT E-WAY  +3.30
2)SWIFT BIRD      (4-1)     2ND            1PT E-WAY  +3.10
3)OPINION POLL (10-3)    3RD           1PT E-WAY  +2.76
4)RESTLESS BAY (4-1)     UNPL        1PT E-WAY  +0.76
5)UNCLE DERMOT(4-1)   2ND           1PT E-WAY  +0.56
6)MY MATE MAL(3-1)      3RD             1PT E-WAY  +0.16
7)NIDEEB              (11-4) (WINNER)    1PT E-WAY  +3.46
8)CAPTAIN DIMITRIOS(3-1) UNPL    1PT E-WAY  +1.46    

Thursdays best bets !!

Two flat cards on Thursday on the turf at Leicester and evening card on the All Weather at Wolverhampton ,going concentrate on 6 furlong selling stakes at Leicester.

CAPTAIN DIMITRIOS :Consistent type on the All Weather this winter ,though never got his head in front did finish second four times .Won 6.5 furlong selling stakes at Newbury in July on fast ground.Will be suited by the return to 6 furlongs after getting outpaced over shorter trip last time.

VERDICT : Captain Loui & Eternal Youth both look closely matched with Captain Dimitrios on there All Weather form ,though both horses look  inconsistent types.

CAPTAIN DIMITRIOS is reliable type in this grade , had some fair form in handicaps on turf last season, including when finishing second over C&D in class 4  nursery handicap at Leicester last July.Should go well in what looks weak selling stakes.


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Flat racing makes welcome return !!!

Good to see the flat turf racing back, after what has seemed a very long winter,with limited betting opportunities on the All Weather tracks.

Three flat cards on Wednesday two on the All Weather at Lingfield & Wolverhampton and one turf card from Catterick.

After studying the three cards ,there are no suitable betting opportunities  on Wednesday ,though Thursday & Friday look lot more promising .

Monday, March 28, 2011

Quiet start to the week !!!

Not great deal happening on the All Weather in early part of the week with no possible betting opportunities on Monday or Tuesday .Mondays six race card at Wolverhampton looks absolutely dire,even allowing for it being Monday ,with next to no runners in four of the races.

Wednesday see's the start of flat turf season at Catterick and though the first month of the season can be quite tricky,we will at least have plenty more betting  opportunities. 

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Weekly results / round up !!

Nice to finish the week on winning note ,with Nideeb winning the the winter Derby in good style on Saturday.After frustrating run of near misses its good to finally have winner.

Just two bets on the week with My Mate Mal finishing third at 3-1 on Tuesday in selling stakes at Southwell for -£40.00 / 0.40 pts loss and Nideeb winning at 11-4 on Saturday at Lingfield for £330 / 3.30 pts profit ,making it winning week with £290 / 2.90 pts profit .


2 BETS ) 1 WINNER ) PROFIT + £290 / 2.90 PTS

PROFIT + £1596 / 15.96 PTS) 

STAKED £4800 / 48PTS ) RETURN £6396 / 63.96 PTS) ROI +33.33 %

Nideeb lands the winter Derby !!!

ClassyRobinson takes Winter Derby on Nideeb

PHILIP ROBINSON, 50 years young, got his new partnership with Clive Brittain off to a perfect start at Lingfield on Saturday as he ran out a clear winner of the Winter Derby on Nideeb.
It was the pair's first winner together since joining forces in February after Robinson left the employment of the retiring Michael Jarvis after two decades of service, although the association between Robinson and Brittain stretches back to the 1980s.
Robinson said: "It's nice to get the ball rolling. I hope he's improving and hope he can be classy on the grass. He could make up into a very nice horse."
Robinson demonstrated some of what he had learned in a long and successful career in a supremely confident ride on the 9-4 favourite.

He raced in a share of second - alongside Pachattack - in the early stages while Suits Me cut out a decent pace up front.
Robinson made his move on the turn to home, producing Nideeb to lead at the head of the straight and quickly opening up a two length gap as his rivals, who were frankly not in the same class as the winner, struggled to compose an adequate response.
Nideeb wandered slightly around the one furlong mark, giving the briefest glimmer of hope to the running on veteran Dansili Dancer, but that was snuffed out as the Brittain horse found his footing and came home a length and a half clear.Pachattackwas some distance behind in third.
"This was the plan for some time. I'll discuss things with [owner] Saeed Manana, but wouldn't be surprised if he went for Group 1 races," said Brittain.
"He's a useful horse and there are races in Turkey worth a lot of money. With prize-money as it is here I'm forced to go abroad."