Saturday, May 18, 2019

2K to 10K Betting Challenge (Bet No 50 ) Sun 19th May

2K to 10K Betting Challenge continues on Sunday in Ireland from Naas 

The betting bankroll stands at £2761 (+£761) after Yafta finished third in the Duke Of York stakes at York on Wednesday.Ran fair enough race in third, though never threatened impressive winner Invincible Army .

No damage done with money back .The stakes remain the same at £110.00 

Moving on to Sunday we have decent looking card in Ireland at Naas .Going concentrate on one the feature races the G3 Lacken Stakes at 4.25 .10 runners declared for decent looking 6f sprint for three-year-olds at Naas on ground described as good/firm.The three main contenders are Inverleigh , The Irish Rover & So Perfect .

INVERLEIGH :  3-Y-0 Black/Bay Colt ,winning 2 out 3 on turf .Lightly raced sort ,didn't make debut till last August ,though showed progressive form on turf ,including winning maiden and finishing creditable second in listed race at Fairyhouse.Made impressive reapperance at Navan in April winning 5.5f listed race in good style.Looks open to plenty improvement this season .Interesting contender

IRISH ROVER :  3-Y-0 Bay Colt ,winning 1 out 9 on turf .Only victory came in conditions race at Newbury in May last season .Had bits of decent form last season ,including finishing 1L third in G1 Phoenix Stakes at Curragh in August , though didn't really progress .Made fair reapperance in April ,finishing second in listed company at Navan .Possible place claims,though looks held by Inverleigh .

SO PERFECT : 3-Y-0 Bay Filly , winning 2 out 8 .Very Consistent filly last season ,including winning G3 Grangecon filly stakes at Curragh in July .Also finished placed in both the G1 Phoenix Stakes & Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket .Made creditable reapperance last month ,finishing close third in Fred Darling at Newbury.Will be suited returning to 6 furlongs ,solid claims .

VERDICT : So Perfect looks the one to beat on official ratings (110) being 6lb clear  ,though was beaten in listed race over C&D on this card last year, when odds on favourite.Has to be respected on her G1 placed form ,though odds around 5-4 looks too short for me.

The lightly raced INVERLEIGH should go well ,after winning in good style at Navan last month in listed company,that looked fair performance winning decisively from off the pace .Takes step up in class ,though there looks plenty more improvement in sprints,after just four career starts .Odds around 4-1 look solid value.
(UNPLACED SP 5-1 LOSS £110.00 )

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

2K to 10K Betting Challenge (Bet No 49 ) Wed 15th May

2K to 10K Betting Challenge continues on Wednesday with Day One of York's Dante Meeting .

The Betting Bankroll stands at £2761 (+£761) after Coeur De Lion landed big gamble 4-1 into 13-8 in Chester Plate Handicap,winning by 5L For £220 profit on the race .

The stakes now increase to £110.00 (£2761 divided by 25 =£110.00 .

Moving on to Wednesday we have decent looking card from York ,with the the main interest the Duke York Clipper Stakes at 3.00 . 

10 runners declared for 6f group two contest on ground described as good .The three main contenders look to be Brando , Invincible Army & Yafta .

BRANDO : 7-Y-0 Chestnut Gelding ,winning 8 out 31 .Useful sprinter on his day,including finishing second in this race last year.Also finished second in both the G1 July Cup at Newmarket & Sprint Cup from Haydock.Slightly disappointing when beaten favourite on reappearance at Newmarket in G3 company,though can't be ruled out on last seasons G1 form.

INVINCIBLE ARMY :4-Y-0 Bay Colt ,winning 4 out 12.Had some decent form early last season ,including winning the G3 Pavilion Stakes at Ascot in May.Also finished nose second in G2 Sandy Lane stakes at Haydock behind Sands Of Mali.Returned to form in April making winning reapperance in 6f listed race at Doncaster.Back up into group two company,though looks interesing contender .

YAFTA : 4-Y-0 Grey Colt ,winning 4 out 12 ,also finished second six times .Showed progressive form last season ,including winning the G3 Hackwood Stakes at Newbury in July ,beating Projection with Invincible Army back in 9th .Made promising return last month finishing close second in G3 Abernant stakes at Newmarket with Brando back in third.Looks open to further improvement this season .

VERDICT : The fast improving YAFTA should go well after making promising reapperance at Newmarket in good looking G3 Sprint,that looked fair effort after not getting the clearest runs in closing stages.Looks to have ideal conditions here six furlongs on fast ground .Odds around 5-1 look solid each-way value .

Invincible Army looks the main danger ,after returning to form at Doncaster last month in listed company .This looks much stronger race ,though did go close in group two company last season .Interesting contender,though odds around 9-4 look too short .
£55.00 EACH-WAY @ 5-1 UNIBET* & BET365* 

Thursday, May 09, 2019

2K to 10K Betting Challenge (Bet No 48 ) Fri 10th May

2K to 10K Betting Challenge continues on Friday at Chester .

The betting bankroll stands at £2541 with the stakes remaining at £102 .

Moving on to Friday ,we have interesting staying contest at Chester on ground described as soft .

14 runners declared for Chester Plate handicap over 2M 2F for horses eliminated from the Chester Cup .The three main contenders look to be Master Archer , Coeur De Lion & Drakensburg . 

MASTER ARCHER : 5-Y-0 Grey Gelding , winning 2 out 12 on Turf .Showed progressive form last season winning twice over 2 miles here at Chester.Unproven on soft ground ,though is 2 out 2 at Chester .Makes seasonal reapperance .

COEUR DE LION : 6-Y-0 Bay Gelding ,winning 1 out 15 on turf ,also finished second five times .Consistent stayer on flat & Jumps,including finishing close second in this race last year .Made promising reappearance finishing good second in 2M 2F handicap at Newbury on soft ground .Should go well off the same mark ,with ground conditions to suit .

DRAKENSBURG : 5-Y-0 Irish Chestnut Gelding ,winning 2 out 10 on turf.Also been in good form on All Weather winning last two starts at Dundalk over 12f in good style .Up 12lb in weights for last victory ,though looks open to further improvement .

VERDICT :  Irish challenger Drakensburg looks interesing off low weight ,though still has plenty to prove over this marathon trip .Odds around 3-1 look short enough for horse with question marks about ground and trip .

COEUR DE LION looks solid after finishing promising second at Newbury last time over this trip on soft ground.Also finished close second in this race last year off the same mark 88 .Will  be suited  by testing conditions .Odds around 4-1 look fair value .
£51 EACH-WAY @ 4-1 CORALS*
(WINNER SP 13-8 PROFIT £220.00 ) R4 10P IN £

Sunday, April 28, 2019

2K to 10K Betting Challenge (Bet No 47 ) Mon 29th Apr

2K to 10K Betting Challenge continues on Monday from Naas in Ireland .

The Betting Bankroll stands at £2541 +£541 after Oh This Is Us landed the AW Mile Championship at Lingfield on Good Friday at 11-2 .

After slow start to the year ,nice to get back on scoreboard with 11-2 winner .

Moving on to Monday we have good looking Listed sprint from Naas in Ireland.8 runners declared for 5f Woodlands Stakes on ground described as Good to Yielding .The three main contenders are Ardhoomey ,Primo Uomo & Intense Romance .

ARDHOOMEY : 7-Y-0 Bay Gelding ,winning 5 out 26 on turf .Very consistent last season ,including winning 5f listed race at Curragh first time out on heavy ground .Also finished creditable second in valuable premier 6.5f handicap at Curragh in July ,off mark 107 .Returns from nine month break and races under 3lb listed penalty ,though should go well if fully tuned-up.

PRIMO UOMO : 7-Y-0 Bay Gelding ,winning  4 out 17 on turf .Showed improved form last season ,including winning this race last year ,also finished third in the race in 2017 when held at Navan .Ran better than finishing position would suggest ,when finishing 9th of 15 in listed race at Navan in March, got badly checked and not given hard race when chance had gone .Should improve  for that race .Solid each-way claims .

INTENSE ROMANCE : 5-Y-0 Bay Mare ,winning 5 out 15 on turf .Had excellent season last year ,winning final three starts ,including winning two listed races at Ayr & Ascot .Looks very well suited to testing conditions,winning twice on heavy ground last season .Interesting contender ,though Michael Dodds stable has been very quiet recently (1 winner from 36 since Febuary)

VERDICT : Last years winner PRIMO UOMO should go well with run under his belt .Was impressive winner of this race last year at Navan ,when beating Gorane & Washington DC in good style .Ground conditions should be ideal .Odds around 5-1 look solid each-way value.

Ardhoomey looks the main danger,after winning listed race on seasonal reapperance last season,though has only won once in 14 starts since 2017.Odds around 5-2 look short enough under 3lb penalty .
£51.00 EACH-WAY @ 5-1 BET365 

Thursday, April 18, 2019

2K to 10K Betting Challenge (Bet No 46 ) Fri 19th Apr

2K to 10K Betting Challenge returns on Friday with All Weather Championship finals day Lingfield Park .

The betting bankroll stands at £2244 ,with stakes dropping to £90.00 .Going concentrate final race on the card. The mile All Weather Championship at 4.45

11 runners declared for competitive looking mile Championship from Lingfield .The three main contenders look to be Indyco ,Oh This Is Us & Straight Right .

INDYCO : 4-Y-0 French Chestnut Colt ,winning 1 out 4 on All Weather (2122) .Has shown improved form since switching to Polytrack ,including winning 7.5f conditions race at Deauville in December .Also finished short head second in 7.5f Listed race also at Deauville two weeks later .Looks open to further improvement on Polytrack .Interesting contender .

OH THIS IS US : 6-Y-0 Bay Entire ,winning 11 out 42 .Useful sort on his day ,including winning two listed races on turf  .Also shown some decent form on All Weather,including winning class two handicap over C&D at Lingfield in February ,off mark 110 .Will need to bounce back ,after poor run at Wolverhampton last time ,though obvious claims on previous form .

STRAIGHT RIGHT : 5-Y-0 Bay Gelding ,winning 5 out 10 on All Weather .Decent record on All Weather ,including winning 8f listed race on polytrack at Cagnes-Sur-mer back in 2017,also finished creditable second at Newcastle in class two 7f handicap in January, off mark 107 last time .Each-way claims .

VERDICT : OH THIS IS US stands out on the pick last seasons turf form,including winning listed race and finishing creditable second in group two company in France .Looked just as good on All Weather, winning over C&D at Lingfield in February off mark 110 .Has to be forgiven for rare poor effort at Wolverhampton last time,though can bounce back to form returning to Lingfield over this mile trip .Odds around 11-2 look solid value .
(WINNER SP 5-1 PROFIT +£297.00 )