Friday, June 21, 2019

2K to 10K Betting Challenge (Bet No 55 ) Sat 22nd June

2K to 10K Betting Challenge continues on Saturday on final day of the Royal meeting .

The betting bankroll stands at £2726 ,after I Can Fly finished third in Duke Of Cambridge stakes on Wednesday for small loss of £11.00.Stakes remain the same at £110.00  .

Moving on to Saturday ,going concentrate on the G2 Hardwicke Stakes at 3.40 .

9 runners declared for 12f Hardwicke stakes on ground described as good/soft.This looks cracking group two contest .The three main contenders look to be Defoe ,Masar & Southern France .

DEFOE : 5-Y-0 Grey Gelding ,winning 8 out 17 .Useful sort winning four group races,been in decent form this season,including finishing creditable second in G2 Jockey Club stakes at Newmarket.However produced career best effort last time ,winning the G1 Coronation Cup at Epsom.Still looks to be progressing ,solid claims returning to G2 company.

MASAR : 4-Y-0 Chestnut Colt .winning 4 out 9 .Had some very useful form last season ,including finishing third in 2000 guineas and winning the Epsom Derby .Suffered leg injury on eve of the Eclipse and not raced since last June .Obvious claims on his Derby form if fully wound up .

SOUTHERN FRANCE : 4-Y-0 Irish Bay Colt ,winning 2 out 9 .Consistent sort ,had some fair form last season ,including finishing second in Queens Vase at Royal Ascot & third in St Leger at Doncaster.Also finished creditable second in Yorkshire Cup at York last time behind Stradivarius.Each-way claims ,though drop in trip not ideal .

VERDICT : Derby winner Masar looks interesing runner on his belated return from injury,has gone well fresh in past,though will need to be close to his best to land this quality group two contest .Passed over on his return .

DEFOE should go well after landing the G1 Coranation Cup last time at Epsom,that looked decent effort beating St leger winner Kew Gardens .Will be suited returning to G2 company here, recieves no penalty for winning that G1 contest .Odds around 4-1 look fair value
£55.00 EACH-WAY @ 4-1 UNIBET*  

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

2K to 10K Betting Challenge (Bet No 54 ) Wed 19th June

2K to 10K Betting Challenge continues on Day two at Royal Ascot  .

The betting bankroll remains the same at £2737 after Elarqam finished third at 5-1 in Wolferon Stakes .

No excuses for Elarqam who had every chance when hitting the front over furlong out ,though was no match for Addeybb who stormed home for impressive victory .

The stakes remain the same at £110.00 .Moving on to Wednesday at Royal Ascot going concentrate on the group two Duke Of Cambridge Stakes at 4.20 .

17 runners declared for fillies & mares over 1 mile on ground described as soft .Not the strongest group two contest ,though still looks interesting contest .The three main contenders look to be . I Can Fly ,Agrotera & Rawdaa

I CAN FLY : 4-Y-0 Irish Bay Filly , winning 4 out 16 .Had some very useful form last season ,including winning 1 mile G2 Boomerang Stakes at Leopardstown in September .Also finished excellent second in G1 Queen Elizabeth stakes over C&D at Ascot on Champions day on soft ground .Not quite as good since ,though did finish fair sixth of 14 in G1 Lockinge at Newbury in May.Interesting contender returning to Ascot on soft ground .

AGOTERA : 4-Y-0 Chestnut Gelding , winning 3 out 8 .Progressive sort .Won over C&D at Royal Ascot last season ,winning the 23 runner Sandringham h'cap in impressive style,off mark 88.Made winning reapperance this season on All Weather, winning 1 mile listed race at Kempton in April .Takes step up in class,though looks open to further improvement this season.

RAWDAA : 4-Y-0 Bay Filly ,winning 2 out 7 .Very consistent filly, not finishing outside the first three in 7 starts .Shown improved form this season,including finishing good second in G2 Middleton Stakes behind the useful La Ti Dar at York in May .Looks improving sort,though drop back in trip may not be ideal .

VERDICT : I CAN FLY looks the class act here, being the only group two winner in the field.Hasn't been quite at her best so far this season ,though produced career best here at Ascot over C&D on soft ground in October .Odds around 4-1 look solid each-way value .

Rawdaa looks the danger ,after finishing close second in this grade at York last time .Looks typical  Sir Michael Stoute improver, has won over this trip ,though her best form has been over further .
£55.00 EACH-WAY @ 4-1 SKYBET* 
(THIRD SP 7-2 LOSS £11.00 )

Monday, June 17, 2019

2K to 10K Betting Challenge (Bet No 53 ) Tue 18th June

2K to 10K Betting Challenge continues on Tuesday on Day One of Royal Ascot.

The Betting Bankroll stands at £2737 after Safe Voyage landed gamble in G3 John Of Gaunt stakes at Haydock  7-2 into 5-4 for nice £192.00 profit after the R4 deduction .The stakes increase to £110.00 .

Moving on to Day one at Royal Ascot.Plenty top quality races on first day,including three group one races,though going concentrate on one supporting races the Wolferon Stakes at 5.35 .

16 Runners declared for 10f listed contest on ground described as good ,though thunderstorms forecast .This looks competitive listed contest on official BHA ratings.The three main contenders are Elarqam , Addeybb , Magic Wand .

ELERQAM : 4-Y-0 Bay Colt,winning 3 out 8.Useful sort on his day,including finishing fourth in 2000 Guineas last season.Made promising reapperance finishing fourth in G3 Earl Of Sefton Stakes at Newmarket in April .That race could hardly worked out better with winner Zabeel Prince & third Mustashry both winning G1 races next time.Made no mistake when dropped in class at Goodwood last time,winning 10f listed race in good style.Obvious claims in same grade.

ADDEYBB : 5-Y-0 Chestnut Gelding ,winning 5 out 11 .Had some useful form last season especially on soft ground ,including winning G2 Bet365 mile at Sandown in April .Been disappointing since in group company ,though will be suited by this drop in class.However has yet to fully prove he really stays this 10f trip .

MAGIC WAND : 4-Y-0 Bay Filly ,winning 2 out 13 .Decent filly ,including winning G2 Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot last season .Also finished second twice in G1 company at Longchamp .Been running consitently this season in America ,including finishing close third in G1 Man Of War stakes at Belmont Park .Should go well taking big drop in class .

VERDICT : ELARQAM looks to be returning to top form,after winning in impressive style at Goodwood last time in listed company.Had looked very useful prospect when winning 2 out 2 as two-year-old and finishing fourth in 2000 Guineas behind Saxon Warrior.Has to defy 3lb listed penalty ,though looks capable of winning in higher grade this season.Odds around 9-2 look fair value .

The only filly in the race Magic Wand looks the main danger .Has some useful form in higher grade ,including winning here at Royal Ascot in group two company .Will be suited by this big drop in class ,though the shorter trip may not be ideal .
£55.00 EACH-WAY @ 9-2 SKYBET*

Thursday, June 06, 2019

2K to 10K Betting Challenge (Bet No 52 ) Sat 8th June

2K to 10K Betting Challenge continues on Saturday from Haydock Park.

The betting bankroll stands at £2545,after Nyaleti finished unplaced in the Princess Elizabeth Stakes at Epsom last Saturday .

Very disappointing effort from Mark Johnston filly, who drifted like barge in betting ,finishing tailed off last ,though  was reported to be lame after the race .The stakes drop down to £102 (£2545 divided by 25 =£102.00 .

Moving on to Saturday we have good quality card from Haydock .Going concentrate on the feature race the John Of Gaunt Stakes .12 runners declared for 7f group three contest on soft ground.The three main contenders are Mankib , Safe Voyage & Sir Dancealot.

MANKIB : 5-Y-0 Chestnut Horse ,winning 5 out 13.Improving sort, winning three times last season ,including winning Dubai Duty Free Cup Listed Stakes at Newbury by 4 lenghs in September.Made promising reapperance over C&D at Haydock last month,finishing second behind Safe Voyage .Best form on good /soft .Each-way claims

SAFE VOYAGE : 6-Y-0 Bay Gelding ,winning 8 out 18 .Useful sort,especially on soft ground ,including winning  3 out 3 at Haydock over C&D .Has looked very progressive this season ,winning both starts in good style at Haydock ,including winning listed race over C&D last month .Takes step up in class ,though best form on soft ground .

SIR DANCEALOT : 5-Y-0 Bay Gelding ,winning 8 out 29 .Had some very useful form last season ,winning both the group two Lennox Stakes at Goodwood & Hungerford stakes at Newbury .Made fair reapperance in group one Lockinge Stakes ,finishing 7th of 15 behind Mustashry .Will be suited by this drop in class,though best form on good ground .

VERDICT : Course specialist SAFE VOYAGE will relish testing conditions ,has excellent record over 7f on good/soft or softer ground,winning last four starts ,including winning listed contest last time at Haydock .This looks stronger race ,though very few these are proven in testing conditions .Odds around 7-2 look fair value .

Sir Dancealot looks big danger on last seasons group two winning form ,will be suited returning to this lower level, though has yet to convince on soft /heavy ground ( 0 out 5 ) .Has to be passed over with ground conditions likely to be very testing .

Of the others Mankib has each-ways claims ,after promising reapperance behind Safe Voyage over C&D last month.Should improve for that first run of the season ,though was well held in group company last season .
£51.00 EACH-WAY @ 7-2 SKYBET 

Saturday, June 01, 2019

2K to 10K Betting Challenge (Bet No 51 ) Sat 1st June

2K to 10k Betting Challenge continues on Derby Day from Epsom .

The betting bankroll stands at £2651(+£651) after Inverleigh finished disappointing 8th in Lacken Stakes at Naas .Stakes drop slightly to £106.00.

Moving on to Saturday ,going concentrate on one the main supporting races on Derby Day .

8 runners declared for 1 mile Princess Elizabeth stakes from Epsom .Not the strongest looking group three contest ,though still looks interesting contest .

Veracious has been put in favourite here at around 5-2 ,though was very disappointing on reapperance,when finishing well beaten fourth behind Worth Waiting at Newmarket in G2 Company .Had some decent form last season ,twice finishing placed in G1 company .Should improve for that first run of the season,though under 3lb has no easy task.

Awesometank made winning reapperance in listed company at Goodwood earlier this month in tight finish ,though come up short when racing in G3 company last season .Possible each-way chance,though will need career best to land this contest .

Anna Nerium looked slightly unlucky at Goodwood last time ,when fast finishing second behind Awesometank in listed company.Not the most consistent filly ,though did finish creditable second in this race last year .Has to be respected being G3 winner last season .

Nyaleti had some useful form last season ,including winning the G2 German 1000 Guineas in good style .Also made promising reapperance at Newmarket earlier this month ,finishing second behind Worth Waiting with Veracious 3L back in fourth .Bit disappointing at York last time ,though will be suited returing to 8.5 furlongs . 

VERDICT : NYALETI returning to this shorter trip should go well ,having shown all her best form over 8/9f ,including finishing creditable second in stronger G2 race at Newmarket earlier this month .Odds around 7-2 look fair value in this easier grade .
£53.00 EACH-WAY @ 7-2 . 
(UNPLACED SP 6-1 LOSS £106.00) 
*Finished Lame*