(BEAT THE BANK) SADLY PASSED AWAY ON (SAT 13TH JULY 2019) (5 YEARS OLD) RIP BIG FELLA ALWAYS REMEMBERED.
LATEST WINNERS : 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 £3178(+£1178)

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 .
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BEAT THE BANK 4.00 ASCOT (SATURDAY )
£59.00 EACH-WAY @ 7-2 BETVICTOR* SKYBET*
(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.

Tuesday, July 02, 2019

2K to 10K Betting Challenge (Bet No 56 ) Wed 3rd July

2K to 10K betting challenge continues on Wednesday at Musselburgh

The Betting Bankroll stands at £2937 +(£937) after Defoe won the Hardwicke stakes at Royal Ascot .For tidy £211.00 profit.The stakes increase to £118.00 .

Moving on to Wednesday we have interesting little class three handicap at Scottish track .

8 runners declared for 7f (0-90) handicap on ground described as good to firm .This looks quite competitive contest .The three main contenders look to be Raselasad , Tribal Warrior & Jacob Black .

RASELASAD : 5-Y-0 Bay Gelding ,winning 3 out 19 .Decent front runner on his day.Been in fair form this season ,including finishing good second in (0-95) over C&D at Musselburgh in April off 2lb higher mark.Also finished fair third at Doncaster last time in 7f handicap .Looks well drawn for front runner .Interesting contender .

TRIBAL WARRIOR : 4-Y-0 Bay Colt ,winning 3 out 8 .Had some progressive form in 2018 ,winning three times ,including winning over C&D at Musselburgh in C4 company off mark 80 .Looks fairly treated off 2lb higher mark ,though returns from 12 month abscence .Should go well if fully wound up on reapperance,though has beaten first time out for last two seasons .

JACOB BLACK : 8-Y-0 Bay Gelding ,winning 9 out 44 .Goes well here at Musselburgh ,winning four times at track .Been in good form this season ,winning over C&D at Musselburgh in May in C4 company .Also finished fair third at Carlise last week in 1 mile class 4 handicap .Looks fairly treated off 1lb .Each-way claims  .

VERDICT : Front runner RASELASAD should go well from an ideal draw in stall one .Has decent record over 7f on fast ground (321113) .Looks fairly treated off mark 87 ,having finished creditable second over C&D off mark 89 in April .Odds around 9-2 look solid each-way value .
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RASELASAD 3.30 SANDOWN
£59.00 EACH-WAY @ 9-2 888 SPORT
(SECOND SP 9-4 LOSS £6.00 )

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
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DEFOE 3.40 ROYAL ASCOT 
£55.00 EACH-WAY @ 4-1 UNIBET*  
(WINNER SP 11-4 PROFIT +£211.00 ) R4 20P IN £ TO EARLY PRICES

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 .
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I CAN FLY 4.20 ASCOT 
£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 .
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ELARQAM 5.35 ROYAL ASCOT 
£55.00 EACH-WAY @ 9-2 SKYBET*
(THIRD SP 5-1 LEVEL )