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Saturday, April 23, 2022

Navan Vintage Crop Stakes Preview (Sat 23rd Apr 2022 )

Navan racecourse hosts both Flat and jumps racing and is home to races such as the Grade 1 Navan Novice Hurdle, and Grade 2 Monksfield Hurdle, which were both won by Death Duty in 2016. The Ballysax Stakes and Vintage Crop Stakes are the most notable races on the Flat, the latter won in 2016 by subsequent Derby winner Harzand. The track itself is left-handed and one and a half miles in extent, with the last three and a half furlongs providing a stiff finish. Conditions can become very soft and testing in the winter, so the ability to see out the trip is crucial. The chase course has nine fences to a circuit.
 
Vintage Crop Stakes (Listed Race) (4yo+) Winner €29,500 9 runners 1m6f Good RTV
 
race conditions  €50,000 guaranteed For  4yo+ Weights  4yo 9st 5lbs; 5yo+ 9st 6lbs Penalties  (to count from 1st May, 2021 - for races of eleven furlongs or over) Of a Group 3 race 3lb; Of a Group 2 or Group 1 race 5lb Weight for age  4yo from 5yo+ 1lb Allowances  fillies & mares 5lbs Penalty value  1st  €29,500.00 2nd  €9,500.00 3rd  €4,500.00 4th  €2,000.00 5th  €1,000.00 6th  €500.00 
 
 
JERRYBESTBETS FORM RATINGS :

(1) SEARCH FOR A SONG (115) (2) BARON SAMEDI (111) (3) CAMARRA (107)
  
With the withdrawal of Princess Zoe.Just eight runners go to post for intresting staying listed contest at Navan .
 
No surprise the mare Search For A Song has been put stong favourite .Has some very useful form,including winning G1 Irish St Leger in 2020 .Not quite as good last season ,though bolted up by 9L in G3 Company at Curragh in September.Looks the one to beat on pick of her form ,though has been beaten first time out for the last two seasons ,including in listed company .Also Trainer Dermot Weld hasn't been best form this season, only (3 out 51) since January & (0 out 22) in last 2 weeks.Looks worth taking on her seasonal reappearance at short odds, with stable struggling for winners  .

Last years winner BARON SAMEDI will need to bounce back after disappointing run in Dubai Gold Cup at Meydan in March ,though had some decent form last season ,including winning the G2 Belmont Gold Cup in New York & finishing creditable 2.5L third in Irish St Leger behind Sonnyboyliston.Has to defy 5lb group two penalty ,though goes well here at Navan (2 out 2).Trainer Joseph O 'Brien has won the race the last three years .Odds around 9-2 look solid e-w value in race lacking strengh in depth .
 
Of the others Camorra looks the most interesting,looked progressive sort last season ,including winning 1M 4F group three contest at Leopardstown in September .Bit disappointing on final start last season at Naas ,though that was on heavy ground .Will be suited by this better ground returning to this longer trip .
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BARON SAMEDI 4.46 NAVAN VINTAGE CROP STAKES 
0.50 PTS EACH-WAY @ 9-2 BET365
(THIRD SP 11-2 PROFIT +5.00/0.05) 

Friday, April 15, 2022

Dubai Duty Free Fred Darling Stakes Preview (Sat 16th Apr 2022)

Dubai Duty Free spring trials weekend at Newbury ,with the two feature races the Greenham Stakes & Fred Darling stakes .

Going concentrate the 1000 Guineas Trial the Dubai Duty Free Fred Darling Stakes at 2.25 .

Dubai Duty Free Stakes (Registered As The Fred Darling Stakes) (Group 3) (Fillies) (Class 1) (3yo) Winner £39,697 12 runners 7f Good ITV4 (STALLS Centre)
 
race conditions  £70,000 guaranteed For  3yo fillies Weights  9st Entries  13 pay £700 Penalty value  1st  £39,697.00 2nd  £15,050.00 3rd  £7,532.00 4th  £3,752.00 5th  £1,883.00 6th  £945.00 
 
12 Runners declared for group three Fred Darling Stakes ,not the strongest running of this 1000 Guineas trial .
 
JERRYSBESTBETS FORM RATINGS  :

1) JUMBLY (106) (2) WILD BEAUTY (105) NAZANIN (101)
(SECOND SP 11-4 LOSS £5.00/0.05)
 
The Charlie Appleby trained Wild Beauty has been put in favourite at top price 11-4 ,had some solid form last season ,including winning grade one Natalama Stakes in Canada at Woodbine ,also finished second in both Star Stakes at Sandown & Sweet Solera Stakes at Newmarket ,though was well held in G1 fillies mile at Newmarket behind Inspiral .Should run her race back in this easier grade .However odds around 11-4 don't look that generous in open looking race .
 
At the prices the Harry & Roger Charlton trained JUMBLY looks interesting after bolting up over C&D in Radley listed stakes at the end of last season ,that victory was on soft ground ,though had previously finished creditable fourth to Hello You in G2 Rockfell Stakes at Newmarket on fast ground .Form that has been boosted earlier in the week ,with Cachet winning the Nell Gwyn in good style .Odds around 9-2 look solid each-way value, especially with Corals paying 4 places  .
 
Of the others course winner Nazanin looks the most interesting after winning the G3 Firth Of Clyde Stakes at Ayr last season over 6 furlongs ,looks open to further improvement over this longer trip .Each-way claims .
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JUMBLY 2.25 NEWBURY G3 FRED DARLING STAKES 
0.50 PTS EACH-WAY @ 9-2 CORALS 
(SECOND SP 11-4 LOSS -£5.00/0.05)

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Current Relegation Battle In La Liga

Current Relegation Battle in La Liga

From the top four to the bottom four, this current La Liga season has been nothing short of  interesting.

We have seen teams who have struggled at the start of the campaign pick up form mid-season to go on a prolonged run of positive form. One of them being Barcelona, who currently lie in third place.

With the signing of Aubameyang proving to be a match made in heaven, it is no surprise why
bettors have been exploring over/under betting stats
it pertains to the team.

However, this article is not about the top-performing La Liga teams currently, but the teams at the
threat of facing relegation.

It's surprising seeing teams who finished very clear from the relegation zone last season, currently struggling to find their way out of that zone.

Let's take a look at the La Liga teams currently clawing their way out of the red zone.

Levante

Levante have been in very poor form this season. In over 29 games played so far this season, they
have only won two, with about 85% of the other games ending in a loss. It's no surprise seeing them at the bottom of the La Liga table given how poorly they have been this season.

However, all hope is not lost. Levante have been in a similar situation in past seasons where they were battling in the red zone at the close of a season only to miraculously end the season steering clear. With such experience and the fact that they are just about nine points away from the team occupying the 16th spot, there is some faint chance they could turn things around positively.

Alaves

This is not the first time Alaves would be having their heart in their mouth as the season draws the curtain. Their last two seasons saw them finish 16th, which was a close shave from the relegation zone. Currently,they are hashing it out in the 19th spot of the table and it looks bleak for them.

Despite trying to claw their way out of the relegation zone, they have not been able to win in their
last five outings. This is obviously not promising for a team in such danger to not play in the top-
flight league next season.

Mallorca's

Mallorca’s current position, 18 th place, is not shocking at all, especially given their inexperience.
They only just stepped up to the La Liga this season and it is obvious the heat is too much for them to bear.

However, at some point in February, 2022, the team started showing promise by winning games.
Unfortunately, they fell to a consistent losing streak that has not been broken in six games now. It is even more disappointing that the team moved from being a highly goal-scoring team to barely
scoring a goal in games.

Though speculative, the absence of key players like their top midfielder Inigo Ruiz, who has been
injured since February, has dealt them a huge blow. Prior to the injury, Ruiz had been influential for most assists for Mallorca. It is obviously a big shoe that's been left to fill. Not to mention how their goalkeeper Dominik Greif has been missing from the team as a result of injury since February which could also be the reason why they've been heavily conceding.

Cadiz

Cadiz have slowly clawed their way out of the relegation zone after sealing two wins and two draws in their last five games. It was a surprising turn of events, given that they are relatively
inexperienced in La Liga as well.

Recently, Cadiz have shown great promise and have proven they mean business. Their last 1-0 win against Villarreal, was proof enough. Not to mention how it was by a very narrow escape that
Atletico Madrid could end up taking points against them. This is one team currently close to the red zone that sparks some optimism given their decent showing in recent games.

Granada

With Granada sitting 16 th in the La Liga table currently, it may seem as though they are in the clear, however, looking closely, they are just in as much danger.

The Nazaries are only one point ahead of Cadiz and two points ahead of Mallorca, who are currently in the red zone themselves. With Cadiz currently picking form, Alaves are not in the least bit safe and could be easily displaced if they let it slip any further. Are they going to pick up form and strife to steer clear from the relegation zone? Only time will tell.

Friday, March 25, 2022

Dubai World Cup Preview Sat 26th March 2022

The 26th running of Dubai World Cup meeting with 23 million pounds up for grabs ,with an excellent eight race card from Meydan, starting at 12.20 UK time .

Godolphin Mile Sponsored By Nakheel (Group 2) (Dirt) (3yo+) Winner £444,444 16 runners 1m Fast SK/RT 12.20 
 
race conditions  £740,741 guaranteed For  northern hemisphere 4yo+ and southern hemisphere 3yo+ Penalty value  1st  £444,444.44 2nd  £148,148.15 3rd  £74,074.07 4th  £37,037.04 5th  £22,222.22 6th  £14,814.81 
 
JERRYSBESTBETS FORM RATINGS :
 
1) SECRET AMBITION (113) (2) AL NEFUD (112) (3) DESERT WISDOM (109)
 
16 runners declared for this mile group two contest on the dirt .
 
The progressive 4-Y-0 gelding Al Nefud has been put in clear favourite at around 5-2 ,after chasing home American World Cup hope Hot Rod Charlie last time in G2 Al Maktoum challenge  ,though beaten over 5L that looked fair effort finishing 7l clear of the 105 rated Everfast in third . Had previously won two condition races over C/D at Meydan ,Has to be respected from decent draw in stall two ,though odds around 9-4 loo short enough in competitive 16 runner race .
 
At the prices last years winner  SECRET AMBITION should go well from decent draw in stall 3 ,was impressive winner of this race last year .Making all to win by 6L in good time .Ran better than his finishing position might suggest last time in 9f (G1) Saudi Cup,when leading till furlong and half out .Will be suited returning to this mile trip. Odds 7-1 looks very fair e/w value .
 
Of the others Desert Wisdom looks the most interesting ,after winning G3 Burj Nahaar over C&D last time at Meydan,coming from well off the pace to win comfortably.Looks open to further improvement over this trip .Place claims
 
Storm Damage has excellent strike rate on turf 4 our 6 ,including breaking the course record over 7f at Meydan last time ,though yet to race on the dirt has to be big question mark.
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Dubai Turf Sponsored By DP World (Group 1) (Turf) (3yo+) Winner £2,222,222 16 runners 1m1f Good SK/RT
 
race conditions  £3,703,704 guaranteed For  northern hemisphere 4yo+ and southern hemisphere 3yo+ Penalty value  1st  £2,222,222.22 2nd  £740,740.74 3rd  £370,370.37 4th  £185,185.19 5th  £111,111.11 6th  £74,074.07 
 
JERRYSBESTBETS FORM RATINGS
 
1)LORD NORTH (119) (2) SCHNELL MEISTER (118) (3) LORD GLITTERS (114) COLONEL LIAM (114)
 
15 runners go to post for Dubai Turf over 9 furlongs .This looks very strong G1 contest with plenty International interest . 
 
The Japanese Kingman colt Schnell Meister  has been put in clear favourite ,has shown progressive form ,winning 4 out 7  ,including winning G1 NHK mile at Tokyo last season .Also finished creditable second in G1 Mile Championship at Hanshin in November, behind six time G1 winner Gran Alegria  .decent claims on that form ,though just too short in the market for me at 2-1 in what looks competitive race.
 
Last years winner LORD NORTH  should go well for Dettori & Gosden team .Was an impressive winner of this race last year beating Vin De Garde by easy 3 lenghs in decent time .Has been lightly raced since ,though made an encouraging return at Lingfield last month when reportly only 75% fit ,finishing second behind the classy Alenquer .This looks much stronger race this year ,though is proven winner in group one company,including when winning Prince Of Wales Stakes at Royal Ascot in 2020 .Solid each-way claims ,especially with extra places on offer with some bookmakers .
 
Of the others the American five-year-old entire Colonel Liam has impressive strike rate ,winning 7 out 9 starts ,including winning three G1 races,though they didn't look the strongest of races .Will need further improvement to land this much stronger G1 contest .
 
The popular grey Lord Glitters has bit to find with Lord North on last years form ,though goes well here at Meydan.Could get in the shake up if the race is run at good clip .
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Longines Dubai Sheema Classic (Group 1) (Turf) (3yo+) Winner £2,666,667 15 runners 1m4f11y Good SK/RT
 
race conditions  £4,444,444 guaranteed For  northern hemisphere 4yo+ and southern hemisphere 3yo+ Weight for age  4yo from 5yo+ 1lb Penalty value  1st  £2,666,666.67 2nd  £888,888.89 3rd  £444,444.44 4th  £222,222.22 5th  £133,333.33 6th  £88,888.89 
 
JERRYSBESTBETS FORM RATINGS : 

1) AUTHORITY (121) (2)GLORY VASE (119) SHAHRYAR (119) (4) YIBIR (118)
 
15 runners go to post for this G1 turf contest over 12f, argualby the best race on the card ,with the Japanese runners holding very strong hand .
 
The Japanese five-year-old AUTHORITY looks very solid ,having finished excellent second in the Japan Cup in November behind the very useful five time G1 winner Contrail ,with Shahryar back in third .Made no mistake when dropped in class in G3 Neom Turf Cup at Riyadh at Saudi last month .Goes particularly well for French jockey Christophe-Lemaire who has won on the horse three times from four rides .Odds 13-2 looks good value .
 
The lightly raced four-year-old Shahryar should be in the mix, after finishing staying on third in Japan Cup only lengh and half behind Authority .Had previously won the Japan Derby at Tokyo in May .Looks open to further improvement after just six starts .
 
Of the others Hong Kong Vase winner Glory Vase has each-way claims ,after coming from off the pace to beat Pyledriver comfortbly at Sha Tin in December .Looks very consistent sort who very rarely runs bad race Should be in the shake-up.
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 DUBAI WORLD CUP RATINGS  :

12.20 GOLDEN MILE : SECRET AMBITION (112) AL NEFUD (111)
 
1.55 DUBAI GOLD CUP : MANOBO  (115) STAY FOOLISH (112)

1.35 AL QUOZ SPRINT : MAN OF PROMISE (118) CREATIVE FORCE (117)

3.20 DUBAI TURF : LORD NORTH (119) SCHNELL MEISTER (118)

3.55 SHEEMA CLASSIC : AUTHORITY (121) GLORY VASE (119) SHAHRYAR (119)

4.30 DUBAI WORLD CUP : LIFE IS GOOD (125) HOT ROD CHARLIE (121)
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MEYDAN WORLD CUP 2022 RECOMMENDED BETS :
 
SECRET AMBITION 12.20 MEYDAN G2 GOLDEN MILE 
0.50PT EACH-WAY @ 7-1 BET365 (BOG)
(UNPLACED SP 9-1 LOSS £100.00 /1.00PT )
 
LORD NORTH 3.20 MEYDAN G1 DUBAI TURF 
0.50 EACH-WAY @ 11-2 PADDY POWER.BETFAIRSPORTSBOOK
(WINNER (DEAD HEAT SP 10/3) PROFIT £167.00/1.67PT)
 
AUTHORITY 3.55 MEYDAN G1 SHEEMA CLASSIC
0.50 EACH-WAY @ 13-2 BET365 (BOG)
(THIRD SP 5-1 PROFIT £15.00 /0.15PT )
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STAKED :£300/3.00PTS
RETURN:£382/3.82PTS 
TOTAL PROFIT:£82.00/0.82PTS

Monday, March 21, 2022

Dubai World Cup 2022 Preview

The biggest night in global horse racing returns to Meydan Racecourse this weekend for the 26th running of the Dubai World Cup.

A capacity crowd of 80,000 is expected for the first time since 2019 for the nine-race card worth $30.5 million in prize money (up from $26.5 million last time around), culminating in the $12 million Dubai World Cup itself. The likes of Hot Rod Charlie, Country Grammer, Midnight Bourbon Aero Trem, Chuwa Wizard and Godolphin’s Magny Cours are bidding to join the roll of honour alongside greats such as Thunder Snow, American Pharoah, Curlin, Invasor and all the way back to Cigar in 1996.

Alongside the racing action there are plenty of other events to entertain, including the Style Stakes, closing ceremony fireworks and after-race concert featuring Becky Hill and Rudimental.

Dubai World Cup night racecard 

1 Dubai Kahayla Classic 2,000m (a10f), dirt, $1m

2 Godolphin Mile, 1,600m (a8f), dirt, $1m

3 Dubai Gold Cup, 3,200m (a16f), turf, $1m 

4 Al Quoz Sprint, 1,200m (a6f), turf, $1.5m

5 UAE Derby, 1,900m (a9.5f), dirt, $1m

6 Dubai Golden Shaheen, 1,200m (a6f), dirt, $2m

7 Dubai Turf, 1,800m (a9f), turf, $5m

8 Dubai Sheema Classic, 2,410m (a12F), turf, $6m

9 Dubai World Cup, 2,000m (a10F), dirt, $12m

DWC — the stats

DWC Most wins (trainer): Godolphin’s Saeed Bin Surour 9
  
Most wins (jockey): Jerry Bailey 4
 
Most (owner): Godolphin 9
 
Most wins (horse): Thunder Snow 2  
 
 
If you go
 
The Meydan Grandstand will see 80,000 racegoers in attendance, with the Apron Views hosting the Style Stakes throughout the day, offering prizes for Best Dressed Lady, Best Dressed Couple, Creative Hat and Creative Outfit, while the Golden Circle is the best spot for the post-race concert. All seats in the Granstand offer views of the racing action from the parade, all the way to the finishing post and winners’ circle.

After the dirt and turf have been torn up by the nine races, the traditional closing ceremony and fireworks will light up the sky before Brit Award winner and The Voice star Becky Hill, drum-and-bass ensemble Rudimental, DJ Sigala and local artist Ayesha Reid bring the curtain down with the after-race concert, which should begin around 9.30pm.

 
What they said 

Sheikh Rashid Al Maktoum, the Chairman of Dubai Racing Club, said: “We are so happy to have everyone back here for what will be a fantastic 26th running of the Dubai World Cup meeting. The atmosphere will be absolutely electrifying. The quality of the horses, trainers, owners and jockeys who have assembled is better than ever and we are looking forward to a superb day of racing with our guests from all over the world.”



 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                       

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                     While the highly prestigious $12 million race and its equally coveted undercard have attracted the very best from around the world over the years, the excitement is bound to amplify race day with a massive crowd expected to attend proceedings live at the 80,000-capacity venue. The organisation of this year’s Dubai World Cup further reinforces the city’s rising status as one of the globe’s leading venues for international sporting events.

Courtesy of  gulfnews.com & dubairacingclub.com

(SELECTIONS WILL BE POSTED LATER IN THE WEEK )

Looks fantastic card featuring five group one races and three group two races ,including some top class International runners from Japan ,U.S.A & Europe .