Friday, August 09, 2019

2K to 10K Betting Challenge( Bet No 61) Sat 10th August

2K to 10K bankroll challenge continues on Saturday at Chelmsford  .

The betting bank stands at £3769,after Spanish Mission finished close third in Gordon Stakes at Goodwood.Ran a decent race,staying on well in closing stages ,though could never quite peg back Nayef Road .No damage done with money back .Stakes remain the same at £150.00

Moving on to Saturday not great racing this weekend,with the Shergar Cup at Ascot the main feature ,though not an event I have any interest in .However we do have interesting class two handicap on All Weather at Chelmsford .

9 runners declared for (0-105) Fairwood Fillies handicap over 7f on poly track at Chelmsford .This looks quite competitive All Weather handicap the three main contenders look to be Island Of Life, California Love & Lady Lawyer .

ISLAND Of LIFE : 5-Y-0 Bay Mare,winning 3 out 9 on All Weather.Had some useful form on All Weather earlier in the season,including finishing creditable second in Fillies & Mares All Weather Championship at Lingfield in April.No show on last two starts in group 3 company on turf,though will be suited returning to All Weather in this lower grade .

CALIFORNIA LOVE : 3-Y-0 Chestnut Filly,winning 1 out 2 on All Weather,including winning Novice Stakes over C&D at Chelmsford in November.Shown progressive form this season,including winning class two handicap at Newmarket last time,off mark 87 .Looks open to further improvement returning to All Weather ,though has to defy 7lb higher mark .

LADY LAWYER : 3-Y-0 Bay Filly ,winning 2 out 2 on All Weather .Lightly raced sort, only had the three starts .Won class 4 Novice stakes over C&D at Chelmsford last time by short head .Takes step up in class on handicap debut ,though looks interesting contender from John Gosden stable .

VERDICT : ISLAND OF LIFE should go well returning to handicap company.Had plenty  decent form on All Weather earlier in the season ,including finishing good seconds in Listed company at Wolverhampton in March &  in All Weather Championship finals at Lingfield in April.Looks fairly treated off 99, with Cieren Fallon taking off handy 5lb .Odds around 10-1 look very fair each-way value.
£75.00 EACH-WAY @ 10-1 BET365*
(UNPLACED SP 9-2 LOSS £150.00 )

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

2K to 10k Betting Challenge (Bet No 60 ) Thu 1st Aug

2K to 10K Betting Challenge continues on Thursday at Goodwood .

The betting bankroll stands at £3769 (+£1769) after Hey Gaman finished second in Lennox Stakes on Tuesday.Had no excuses leading over furlong out,though had no answers to the back to form Sir Dancealot .

No real damage done with £23.00 loss on the race .The stakes drop slightly to £150.00 .

Moving on to day three at Glorious Goodwood .Going concentrate on one of the main supporting races the Gordon stakes at 3.00 .

9 ruuners declared for 12f group three contest for three-year-olds on ground described as good.The three main contenders look to be Constantinople ,Spanish Mission & Jalmoud .

CONSTANTINOPLE : 3-Y-0 Irish Bay Colt ,winning 2 out 6 .Progressive sort.Won 10f group three contest at Curragh in May .Also finished creditable second in King George V handicap stakes at Royal Ascot off mark 105 .Interesting contender for top connections .

SPANISH MISSION : 3-Y-0 Bay Colt ,winning 2 out 5 .Lightly raced sort on turf ,only had the two starts ,including finishing second at Goodwood in 11f Cocked Hat Stakes in May.Big improver last time when stepping up in trip ,winning the 13f group three Bahrain Trophy in impressive style by 4L .Looks open to further improvement on turf .

JALMOND :3-Y-0 Chestnut Colt , winning 2 out 6 . Improving sort ,winning first two starts this season ,including winning 12f Listed race at Longchamp in May .Also finished creditable third in group one Grand Prix De Paris behind Japan at Longchamp last time .Will be suited dropping  down in class .

VERDICT : SPANISH MISSION should go well after winning in impressive style at Newmarket last time in group three company .That looked decent effort beating the consistent 104 rated Nayef Road by 4L .Looks open to further improvement after just two starts on turf .Odds around 5-1 look solid each-way value . 

Of the others the A P O'Brien trained Constantinople looks the main danger after finishing creditable second at Royal Ascot last time .Looks sure to go well ,though odds around 5-2 are short enough in this group three contest .

Monday, July 29, 2019

2K to 10K Betting Challenge (Bet No 59 ) Tue 30th July

2K to 10K Betting challenge continues on Tuesday  .

The betting bankroll stands at £3792 (+£1792) after Servalan won the Yeomanstown Listed stakes at Naas on Wednesday at 8-1 for tidy £614.00 profit .

Stakes now increase : Betting bank £3792 divided by 25 = £152.00 stake on next bet .

In close race Servalan got up near finish ,after finding gap just in time inside final furlong, winning by short head.Landing a nice gamble 8-1 into 11-2 .

Moving on to Tuesday. Day one of Glorious Goodwood .We have high quality 7f group two contest at 3.00 .10 runners declared for Lennox stakes on ground described as good .The three main contenders look to be Hey Gaman , Suedois & Zaaki .

HEY GAMAN : 4-Y-0 Bay Colt ,winning 5 out 16.Had some useful form last season without winning ,including finishing neck second in French 2000 Guineas .Been in great form this season winning in listed & group three company .Also finished creditable second in G2 Minstrel Stakes at Curragh last time .Solid claims with conditions to suit .

SUEDOIS : 8-Y-0 Bay Gelding ,winning 4 out 34 on turf .Consistent sort ,including finishing nose second in this race last year .Been in good form this season without winning.Ran as well as ever last time wnen finishing 1.5L third in Summer Mile at Ascot.Will be suited returning to 7f .Should be thereabouts , place claims .

ZAAKI : 4-Y-0 Bay Gelding ,winning 3 out 13 .Shown progressive form this season ,winning twice  at Ascot & Epsom in listed and G3 company .Produced career best effort in G2 Summer Mile at Ascot last time ,finishing close second to Beat The Bank .Strong claims on that form ,though drop in trip not may not be ideal .

VERDICT : The progressive Zaaki will be popular after finishing excellent second in Summer mile at Ascot  last time ,though all his best form has been over mile .The drop back to this sharp 7 furlongs is not sure to suit .Having never been placed over the trip (0 out 3) as two year old .Has to be passed over with doubts about the trip .

HEY GAMAN  has decent record over 7 furlongs (3 out 7) (2113219) including winning twice this season over the trip .Lost nothing in defeat when finishing 1L second to Irish 2000 Guineas winner Romanised at Curragh last time,in very quick time (1.43 fast ) .Should be suited by the  track .Odds around 7-2  look fair each-way value .
£76.00 EACH-WAY @ 7-2 BET365*
(SECOND SP 5-2 LOSS £23.00 )

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

2K to 10K Betting Challenge (Bet No 58 ) Wed 24th July

2K to 10K Betting challenge,continues on Wednesday evening in Ireland .

The betting bankroll stands at £3178 (+£1178) after the ill fated Beat The Bank won the Summer mile at Ascot for £247.00 profit .

Such sad end to the race, with Beat The Bank being fatally injured .Was very popular horse with the betting public. Will be sadly missed by myself and many others .

Moving on to Wednesday we have good looking sprint from Naas in Ireland .17 runners declared for 6f Yeomanstown Stud Listed Stakes for fillies & Mares .Very big field for this listed contest .The three main contenders look to be Lethal promise , Servalan & Woody Creek .

LETHAL PROMISE : 3-Y-0 Bay Filly ,winning 3 out 9 .Decent filly on her day ,including winning two listed races .Made winning reapperance in May winning 5.5f Listed contest at Cork in good style . No show in group company on her last two starts ,though will be suited returning listed company .

SERVALAN : 3-Y-0 Bay Filly ,winning 1 out 6 .Had some decent form last season ,including winning listed Sprint Stakes over C&D at Naas .Also finished creditable 1.25L sixth of 22 in G2 Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot .Made a promising reapperance in May ,finishing good second in 5.5f listed race at Cork .Solid claims

WOODY CREEK : 3-Y-0 Bay Filly ,winning 2 out 8 .Shown progressive form this season ,winning two 6f handicaps at Naas & Cork .Also finished creditable second in 6f listed race at Curragh last time, when just touched off by Speak In Colours .Looks open to further improvement this season .Each-way claims .

VERDICT : SERVALAN has solid form in this grade,including winning listed race over C&D at Naas last season .Also made promising reapperance at Cork in May ,finishing staying on second in listed company .Returns after short break ,though goes well fresh .Odds around 8-1 look very fair each-way value .
£64.00 EACH-WAY @ 8-1 BET365*
(WINNER SP 11-2 PROFIT +£614.00 )

Friday, July 12, 2019

2K to 10K Betting Challenge (Bet No 57 ) Sat 13th July

2K to 10K Betting Challenge Continues on Saturday at Ascot .

The betting bankroll stands at £2931 ,after Raselasad finished second in 7f handicap at Musselburgh last week .

Bit of frustrating race as Raselasad looked the clear winner two furlongs out, when going clear ,trading as short as 1-50 in running ,though was caught in the closing stages by fast finishing Tribal Warrior for £6.00 loss .Stakes remain the same at £118.00

Moving on to Saturuday we have some top quality racing ,including the July Cup from Newmarket ,though going concentrate on the feature race from Ascot .9 runners declared for G2 Summer Mile on ground described as Good/firm .The three main contenders are Beat The Bank , Accidental Agent & Zaaki .

BEAT THE BANK : 5-Y-0 Bay Gelding ,winning 8 out 17 .Very useful sort in this grade ,including winning this race last year .Been in decent form this season ,winning G2 Bet365 Mile at Sandown in April .Also finished excellent second in G1 Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot last time . Has 3lb penalty ,though obvious claims returning to group two company .

ACCIDENTAL AGENT : 5-Y-0 Bay Horse ,winning 5 out 18 .Not the most consistent sort ,though useful on his day ,including winning G1 Queen Anne stakes in 2018 .Not won since, though did finish creditable third in G1 Lockinge Stakes at Newbury in May .Each-way claims on best form ,though did refuse to race at Ascot last time .

ZAAKI : 4-Y-0 Bay Gelding ,winning 4 out 12 .Shown progressive form this season ,winning both starts at Ascot & Epsom ,including winning the G3 Diomed stakes last time .Looks open to further improvement this season,though will need a career best to land this G2 contest .

VERDICT : BEAT THE BANK stands out returning to G2 company,has an excellent record in this grade winning 4 out 4 ,including winning this race last year .Ran as well as ever when just touched off in G1 Queen Anne Stakes last time .Odds around 7-2 look very fair value .
(WINNER SP 2-1 PROFIT £247.00 )

Devastating news about the popular Beat The Bank,one my favourite horses over last few years ,sadly passed away after winning the Summer Mile, suffering multiple leg fractures near the winning line .Such a brave horse.Had fantastic record under group one level 9 out 10.Will be sadly missed.RIP Big Fella .Will always be remembered.