(BEAT THE BANK) SADLY PASSED AWAY ON (SAT 13TH JULY 2019) (5 YEARS OLD) RIP BIG FELLA ALWAYS REMEMBERED.
LATEST WINNERS :GOOD EFFORT 7-2: SERVALAN 8-1 : BEAT THE BANK 7-2 :DEFOE 4-1* SAFE VOYAGE 7-2* :COEUR DE LION 4-1* :OH THIS IS US 11-2:AMADE 9-2 :2K to 10K BETTING CHALLENGE RUNNING TOTAL £2513(+£513)

Friday, April 02, 2021

All Weather Championship Finals Day Preview

Created by Arena Racing Company in 2013, the All-Weather Championships enter Season 8 in 2020. They culminate with the hugely popular All-Weather Championships Finals Day at Lingfield Park on Good Friday, 2 April 2021.

Betway All-Weather Marathon Championships Conditions Stakes (Class 2) (4yo+) Winner £38,655 10 runners 1m7f169y Standard ITV4
 
race conditions  £75,000 guaranteed For  4yo+ which have won a relevant Fast Track Qualifier or run a minimum of three times from 20th October, 2020 to 26th March, 2021 (inclusive) on the all-weather surfaces in Great Britain, Ireland and France; or twice on the all-weather surfaces in Great Britain, Ireland, France and once in Dubai at Meydan (dirt) Weights  4yo colts & geldings 9st 3lb; fillies 8st 12lb; 5yo+ colts & geldings 9st 5lb; fillies 9st Weight for age  4yo from 5yo+ 2lb Entries  10 pay £375 Penalty value  1st  £38,655.00 2nd  £18,127.50 3rd  £9,067.50 4th  £4,530.00 5th  £2,265.00 6th  £1,132.50 
 
The Alan King trained RAINBOW DREAMER is clear top rated on official figures on (110) has an excellent record on All Weather winning (6 out 10) ,including winning 2 mile fast track qualifier at Kempton in February ,beating Ocean Wind (104) & Prince Of Arran (114) rated rivals in slowly run race .Yet to race at Lingfield ,though shouldn't be problem having already won on three different AW tracks (Kempton,Wolverhampton & Southwell ) Looks the one to beat ,Odds around 9/4 look solid value .

 The Andrew Balding trained Ranch Hand looks possible danger,winning 3 out 3 on All Weather ,including winning fast track qualifier at Chelmsford last time ,beating 102 rated Rock Eagle in close finish ,will need further improvement in this stronger race ,though can't be ruled out .
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Betway All-Weather Sprint Championships Conditions Stakes (Class 2) (4yo+) Winner £38,655 15 runners 6f1y Standard ITV4
 
race conditions  £75,000 guaranteed For  4yo+ which have won a relevant Fast Track Qualifier or run a minimum of three times from 20th October, 2020 to 26th March, 2021 (inclusive) on the all-weather surfaces in Great Britain, Ireland and France or twice on the all-weather surfaces in Great Britain, Ireland, France and once in Dubai at Meydan (dirt) Weights  colts & geldings 9st 5lb; fillies 9st Entries  15 pay £375 Penalty value  1st  £38,655.00 2nd  £18,127.50 3rd  £9,067.50 4th  £4,530.00 5th  £2,265.00 6th  £1,132.50
 
The sprint championship looks very wide open ,with Summerghand the top rated on (109 ) ,though has been bit disappointing since winning Stewards Cup at Glorious Goodwood in August ,including finishing only 7th here at Lingfield over C&D in Kachy Stakes in February.
 
At the prices the Karl Burke trained EXALTED ANGEL looks fair value at around 8-1,has improved rapidly since winning class 4 handicap at Southwell in October off mark 80 ,including a career best effort last time when winning Kachy Listed stakes at Lingfield over C&D .That was decent effort on his first start over 6f ,looks open to further improvement over this trip .Solid e-w claims .
 
Of the others the Irish raider Harry's Bar looks interesting ,having won 9 out 20 on All Weather ,including in listed company .Had some fairly useful form when trained by James Fanshawe ,though has to overcome wide draw in stall (12) .Odds around 7-2 look on the short side .
 
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Ladbrokes 3 Year Old All-Weather Championships Conditions Stakes (Plus 10 Race) (Class 2) (3yo) Winner £38,655 10 runners 6f1y Standard ITV4 (STALLS Inside)
 
race conditions  £75,000 guaranteed For  3yo which have won a relevant Fast Track Qualifier or run a minimum of three times from 20th October, 2020 to 26th March, 2021 (inclusive) on the all-weather surfaces in Great Britain, Ireland and France or twice on the all-weather surfaces in Great Britain, Ireland, France and once in Dubai at Meydan (dirt) Weights  colts & geldings 9st 5lb; fillies 9st Entries  12 pay £375 Penalty value  1st  £38,655.00 2nd  £18,127.50 3rd  £9,067.50 4th  £4,530.00 5th  £2,265.00 6th  £1,132.50 
 
APOLLO ONE has shown progressive form ,winning 3 out 5 ,including winning the Spring Cup listed stakes at Lingfield last time ,just holding on to beat the John Gosden trained Megallan.Also had some decent form as two-year-old, finishing 3rd in G3 Solaria Stakes at Sandown .The drop back to 6 furlongs shouldn't be problem,having shown plenty speed in his races .Looks open to further improvement on All Weather .Odds around 5-1 look solid each-way value .

The lightly raced Diligent Harry looks the main danger, after finishing unlucky 2nd over C&D at Lingfield in Class 3 handicap in very quick time last month .Has bit to find on official ratings ,though looks open to plenty more improvement after 3 starts .
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Betway Easter Classic All-Weather Middle Distance Championships Conditions Stakes (Class 2) (4yo+) Winner £51,540 6 runners 1m2f Standard ITV4 (STALLS Inside)

race conditions  £100,000 guaranteed For  4yo+ which have won a relevant Fast Track Qualifier or run a minimum of three times from 20th October, 2020 to 26th March, 2021 (inclusive) on the all-weather surfaces in Great Britain, Ireland and France or or twice on the all-weather surfaces in Great Britain, Ireland, France and once in Dubai at Meydan (dirt) Weights  colts & geldings 9st 5lb; fillies 9st Entries  7 pay £500 Penalty value  1st  £51,540.00 2nd  £24,170.00 3rd  £12,090.00 4th  £6,040.00 5th  £3,020.00 6th  £1,510.00 
 
Disappointing turn out for Easter Classic with just 6 runners  going to post .The Andrew Balding trained BANGKOK looks the class act here ,after winning Winter Derby trial over C&D at Lingfield in February.No show in Saudi Cup last time behind Missriff ,though returns to much more suitable level here.Has decent record at Lingfield ,including when breaking course record over C&D last season.Odds above 4-5 look value .
 
Forest Of Dean looks the main threat after winning The Winter Derby over C&D last time at Lingfield ,though seem get the run of the race that day ,had previously finished behind Bangkok in Winter Derby trial .
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Bombardier All-Weather Mile Championships Conditions Stakes (Class 2) (4yo+) Winner £38,655 10 runners 1m1y Standard ITV4 (STALLS Outside)
 
INTUITIVE has decent record on All Weather ,winning 5 out 11 ,has shown improved form since stepping up to mile ,including bolting up in class 2 handicap over C&D at Lingfield in January in quick time( 0.68 ) fast .Looked unsuited by very slow pace when only second last time at Lingfield .Should get the race run suit here .Odds around 7/1 look very fair e-w value .
 
 Khuzaam looks the main danger ,having not finished outside the first two in seven starts ,including winning small conditions race at Chelmsford last time ,though odds around 7-4 look short enough for horse yet to run at Lingfield

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JERRY'S BETS (SCALE 1 to 3 POINTS )

RAINBOW DREAMER 2.00 LINGFIELD 
2PTS @ 9-4 BET365 .SKYBET .HILLS
(FOURTH SP 3-1 ) -2.00
 
EXALTED ANGEL 3.10 LINGFIELD 
0.50 PTS WIN (BSP ) 9.20
0.50 PLACE (BSP) 2.98
(SECOND SP 15-2 ) +0.49
 
APOLLO ONE 3.45 LINGFIELD 
1PT @ 7-2 BET365.PADDY POWER.BETVICTOR
(FOURTH SP 11-4 ) -1.00
 
BANGKOK 4.15 LINGFIELD 
2PTS @ 10-11 BET365.HILLS.BETVICTOR
(WINNER SP 5-6 ) +1.82 
 
INTUITIVE 4.45 LINGFIELD 
0.75 PTS E-W @ 7-1 BET365 
(SIXTH SP 8-1 ) -1.50
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(STAKED 7.50 PTS ) (RETURN 5.31 PTS) (LOSS 2.19 PTS)

Friday, March 26, 2021

Dubai World Cup Selections (Sat 27th March 2021 )

Dubai Gold Cup Sponsored By Al Tayer Motors (Group 2) (Turf) (3yo+) Winner £328,467 11 runners 2m Good RT/SK 12:50 UK Time .

race conditions  £547,445 guaranteed For  northern hemisphere 4yo+ and southern hemisphere 3yo+ Weight for age  4yo from 5yo+ 3lb Penalty value  1st  £328,467.15 2nd  £109,489.05 3rd  £54,744.53 4th  £27,372.26 5th  £16,423.36 6th  £10,948.91
 
SECRET ADVISOR made promising return last month ar Riyaadh in 1m 7f handicap ,finishing staying on third behind Gifts Of Gold .Should improve for that race, first run since November .Had some decent form last season ,winning twice here at Meydan over 1m 6f ,including in G3 company.Should also be suited stepping up to 2 miles for first time .Odds around 7-4 look fair value in not the strongest looking G2 contest
 
Mark Johnston trained Subjectivisit looks danger on his G1 Royal Oak victory at Longchamp in October , though all his best form has been on soft/ heavy ground ,previously could only manage 7th in St Leger at Doncaster on good ground .
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Al Quoz Sprint Sponsored By Azizi Developments (Group 1) (Turf) (3yo+) Winner £437,956 13 runners 6f Good RT/SK
 
race conditions  £729,927 guaranteed For  northern hemisphere and southern hemisphere 3yo+ Weight for age  3yo from 4yo+ 13lb Penalty value  1st  £437,956.20 2nd  £145,985.40 3rd  £72,992.70 4th  £36,496.35 5th  £21,897.81 6th  £14,598.54 
 
G1 winner Space Blues is 7lb clear on official ratings,winning his last five starts ,including winning the turf Sprint at Riyaad over 6.5 furlongs in Feb ,though there is slight question mark about this shorter trip .Yet to win over 6 furlongs .Clearly the one to beat on official ratings ,though odds around 6-4 look short .
 
At the prices C/D winner FINAL SONG looks the each-way value at around 9-1 ,has shown improved form since dropping back in trip ,including winning G3 Nad Al Sheeba Turf sprint last month .Looks open to further improvement over this 6 furlong trip  ,with Cristophe Soumillion looking interesting jockey booking .
 
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Longines Dubai Sheema Classic Presented By Longines (Group 1) (Turf) (3yo+) Winner £2,189,781 10 runners 1m4f11y Good RT/SK
 
race conditions  £3,649,635 guaranteed For  northern hemisphere 4yo+ and southern hemisphere 3yo+ Weight for age  4yo from 5yo+ 1lb Penalty value  1st  £2,189,781.02 2nd  £729,927.01 3rd  £364,963.50 4th  £182,481.75 5th  £109,489.05 6th  £72,992.70
 
The Japanese mare CHRONO GENESIS looks sure go well,having shown some useful form in Japan over past two seasons,including winning three grade one races ,also finished half-lengh third to Japanese Superstar Almond Eye at Toyko in November.Odds around 5-2 look solid value .
 
Mishriff looks possible danger after winning Saudi Cup in February ,though still has to prove himself over this longer trip and faces no easy task trying concede 4lb to Japanese mare .
 
A.P O,Briens only runner on card Mogul can't be ruled out after winning Hong Kong Vase in December at Sha Tin, though that wasn't the strongest group one.Had previously only finished fifth in Breeders cup turf  at Keenland .
 
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Dubai World Cup Sponsored By Emirates Airline (Group 1) (Dirt) (3yo+) Winner £5,255,474 14 runners 1m2f Fast RT/SK

race conditions  £8,759,124 guaranteed For  northern hemisphere 4yo+ and southern hemisphere 3yo+ Penalty value  1st  £5,255,474.45 2nd  £1,751,824.82 3rd  £875,912.41 4th  £437,956.20 5th  £262,773.72 6th  £175,182.48

Not the strongest renawal of Dubai World Cup with no standout performer ,though the American 4-Y-0 colt MYSTIC GUIDE does look solid ,after winning grade 3 Razorback Handicap at Oaklawn by impressive 6L in February ,had previously beaten one of his main rivals Jesus Team in grade two Jim Dandy stakes at Saratoga in September .Odds around 9-4 look fair value .

Of the others Jesus Team is consistent sort ,twice finishing second to Knicks Go in Breeders Cup and  Pegasus World Cup ,though was comfortably held by Mystic Guide in Jim Dandy Stakes .

Military Law looks best of the home team ,after finishing creditable 6th in Saudi Cup last time ,was also good winner of G2 Al Maktoum challenge in January .Each-way claims .
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RECOMMENDED BETS :

SECRET ADVISOR 12.50 DUBAI GOLD CUP
2PTS  @ 7-4 BET365*
(FOURTH  SP 11-10 ) -2.00
 
FINAL SONG 1.30 AL QUOZ SPRINT 
0.50 PTS E-WAY @ 9-1 PADDY POWER (1/5 ODDS 1-2-3-4)
(SECOND SP 16-1 ) +0.40 
 
CHRONO GENESIS 4.10 SHEEMA CLASSIC   
2PTS @ 5-2 BET365*
(SECOND SP 9-4 ) -2.00 

MYSTIC GUIDE 4.50 DUBAI WORLD CUP 
2PTS @ 9-4 BET365*
(WINNER SP 6-4 ) +4.05 R4 10P IN £ 
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(STAKED 7PTS) (RETURN 7.45 PTS)  +0.45 

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Dubai World Cup 2021 Preview

The Dubai World Cup

The Dubai World Cup, first held in 1996, is an annual event which has placed the UAE on the map and is home to one of the world’s top racing challenges, drawing the attention of millions of enthusiasts around the globe. The 25th running will be held on Saturday, March 27, 2021 and will showcase nine races,including five group one races,featuring some of the best-known names in horseracing.

 


 

About Meydan Racecourse 

  

The Meydan Grandstand and Racecourse will serve as a major business and conference district and a conduit for lifestyle, entertainment and sports. It extends 1.6km on a linear, ‘land scraper’ plane that has a full capacity accommodating up to 60,000 people.

 

Crowned by a dramatic, cantilevered Crescent Roof that features curved solar and titanium panels that maximize the building’s energy consumption efficiency, the iconic Meydan Grandstand is a unique and ‘intelligent’ development that is equipped with hospitality facilities that offer world-class services for discerning horsemen, patrons, travellers and guests alike.

 

It houses the world’s first five-star trackside hotel; The Meydan, which offers unobstructed views of the racetracks, and also houses an exciting mix of food and beverage establishments, a covered car park for up to 8,600 cars, the Meydan Museum and Gallery, an IMAX Theatre and the Meydan Marina. The Dubai Racing Club and Emirates Racing Authority and the new Meydan Freezone Corporation offices will also be located within the Grandstand facility.

 

Opened for the racing season on January 28, 2010, the Meydan Grandstand and Racecourse is best known for being the new home of the Dubai World Cup to be held on March 27, 2021. Prize money for the meeting of US$ 30 million attracts the best race horses in the world.

 

Corporations and high net worth individuals will be right in the thick of all the action from one of 78 exclusive Meydan Grandstand Corporate Suites which will offer guests unparalleled views, levels of luxury, customer comfort and integrated technology to create what will be the ultimate horseracing experience.

 

Born from the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, the Meydan Grandstand and Racecourse is culmination of what will be the definitive benchmark for any global sporting destination.

 

Key facts

 

Size of Racecourse district: 67 million sq ft

The Meydan Hotel: Will adjoin the Grandstand, with over 95% of the 290 rooms and suites having a direct, unobstructed Grandstand capacity: 20,000 tiered seating and over 60,000 capacity for the Grandstandiew of the racetrack.

Total Grandstand building length: 1.6km, including the Boathouse and receiving barns 

 

Total car park wingspan (in the shape of a falcon): 1.3km

 

Tracks: 1750m (8.75 furlongs) Dirt surface and 2400m (12 furlongs) Turf tracks 

 

Other features surrounding the Grandstand include:

 

Facilities include world-class horseracing facilities such as receiving barns and stables for horses, all-weather surface practice track, jockey and horsemen’s lounges, amongst others.

 

(Selections will be posted on Friday )

Tuesday, February 02, 2021

2K to 10K Betting Challenge ( Bet No 77 ) Wed 3rd Feb 2021

Unibet 3 Uniboosts A Day Handicap (London Mile Series Qualifier) (Class 2) (4yo+ 0-105) Winner £11,828 10 runners 1m Standard To Slow RTV (STALLS Inside)

C&D Winner  VIA SERENDIPITY Looks the class act here.Has put in two decent efforts this winter,including finishing good 1L third to Kindross in quick time (0.87 fast) over C&D at Kempton in the Listed Hyde Stakes in November. 

Followed that run with good second in class two  handicap at Lingfield last time,trying to concede 14lb to the progressive Fox Duty Free.Should go well here off the same mark 105.Odds around 7-2 look solid value .

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VIA SERENDIPITY 5.25 KEMPTO

£104.00 WIN @ 7-2 

(UNPLACED SP 4-1 LOSS £104.00)                                                                                                                                                                  

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

2K to 10K Betting Challenge (Bet No 76 ) Thu 14th Jan

Jebel Ali Port (Handicap) (Dirt) (4yo+ 90-105) Winner £12,550 8 runners 1m1f110y Fast RT/SK
 
race conditions  £20,916 guaranteed For  northern hemisphere and southern hemisphere 4yo+ Rated 90-105
 
SALTARIN DUBAI made promising reappearance in 10f listed contest at Meydan in December,finishing close second behind Firnas ,that was decent effort on his first start for 9 months.Will be suited returning to handicap company with his last two victories, both coming at Meydan in this grade off today's mark (102).Should go well from the front,being the only confirmed front runner in the field.Odds around 5-1 look very fair each-way value .
 
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MEYDAN THURSDAY 14TH JAN :
 
SALTARIN DUBAI 4.15 MEYDAN 
£54.50 EACH-WAY @ 5-1 PADDY POWER & BETFAIRSPORTS 
(UNPLACED SP 10-3 LOSS £109.00 )