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LATEST WINNERS : SERVALAN 8-1 : 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 £3335(+£1335)

Friday, September 06, 2019

2K to 10K Betting Challenge (Bet No 63 ) (Sat 7th Sep )

2K to 10K Betting challenge continues on Saturday at Haydock Park.

The betting bankroll stands at £3475 (+£1475 ) after Dan's Dream finished unplaced at Tipperary in Fairy Bridge Stakes.After being well supported in the market 9-2 into 11-4,could only finish disappointing seventh,finding very little in the straigh for £144.00 loss .The stakes drop down to £140.00

Moving on to Saturday we have group one action,with good  sprint from Haydock .11 runners declared for 6f Sprint Cup on ground described as soft .

This looks quite competitive race,though with the withdrawal of Advertise & Ten Sovereigns not highest quality group one sprint contest of the season.The three main contenders look to be Brando , Dream Of Dreams & Waldpfad .

BRANDO : 7-Y-0 Chestnut gelding ,winning 9 out 35.Consistent sort,including finishing second in this race last year.Returned to form last time,finishing good second in 6.5f  G1 Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville in August.Goes well on soft ground .Should be thereabouts,place claims .

DREAM OF DREAMS : 5-Y-0 Chestnut entire ,winning 5 out 23.Been in form this season winning twice,though produced career best effort at Royal Ascot in June ,finishing excellent head second behind Blue Point in G1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes .Will need bounce back after poor run in July Cup ,though has ran poorly in last three starts at Newmarket .Interesting contender returning to Haydock .

WALDPFAD : 5-Y-0 German Bay entire ,winning 7 out 15 .Shown big improvement this season since dropping down to 6 furlongs,including winning the G3 Hackwood stakes at Newbury in July ,beating Khaadem in good style giving that rival 8lb.Looks open to further improvement over this trip .Each-way claims .

VERDICT : Course and Distance winner DREAM OF DREAMS should go well if reappeating his Royal Ascot Form ,that fast finishing (head) second to Blue Point in G1 Diamond Jubilee stakes looks very decent form.Has good record on ground good/soft or softer (02211212) .Odds 5-1 look very fair e-w value .

Of the others impressive Stewards Cup winner Khaadem will have his supporters,though was soundly beaten by German raider Waldpfad at Newbury in July .Bookmakers are taking no chances with odds around 11-4, looking very poor value for horse taking big step up in class.

(1) DREAM OF DREAMS (2) WALDPFAD (3) BRANDO
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DREAM OF DREAMS 4.10 HAYDOCK SATURDAY 
£70.00 EACH-WAY @ 5-1 SKYBET*
(UNPLACED SP 9-2 LOSS £140.00 )

Thursday, August 29, 2019

2K to 10K Betting Challenge (Bet No 62 ) Thu 29th August

2K to 10K Betting challenge returns after short summer break,with interesting group three contest from Tipperary in Ireland .

The betting bankroll stands at £3619 (+£1619) with stakes dropping to £144.00 ,after the last selection Island Of Life finished unplaced at Chelmsford earlier this month .

Moving on to this evening, we have decent looking fillies & mares 7.5f group three contest at Tipperary on ground described as yielding .The three main contenders are Dan's Dream,Titanium Sky & Skitter Scatter.

DAN'S DREAM : 4-Y-0 Bay filly ,winning 2 out 13 .Had some useful form last season ,including winning the G3 Fred Darling stakes at Newbury .Also finished close second in this race last year ,behind One Master .Been running well this season without winning ,finishing close second twice in G3 company at Curragh .Solid each-way claims .

TITANIUM SKY : 3-Y-0 Grey Filly ,winning 1 out 5 .Only victory coming in 7f maiden at Leopardstown in April .Has shown improved form on her last two starts ,including finishing good second to Surrounding in 7f Listed race at Galway last time .Looks open to further improvement ,though will need career best to land this G3 contest . 

SKITTER SCATTER :3-Y-0 Bay Filly ,winning 4 out 8 .Very useful two-year-old last season ,including winning the G1 Moyglare Stud Stakes at Curragh last September .No show in 1000 Guineas at Newmarket in May .Returns after 116 day break after suffering hamstring tear.Interesting contender .

VERDICT : Skitter Scatter is clearly the one to beat on her two-year-old form ,including winning three group races last season ,though there has to be question mark after suffering leg injury . Odds around 11-8 look short enough on her return from 116 day absence .

DAN'S DREAM should go well returning to Tipperary.Finished excellent second in this race last year,has been knocking on the door in group company this season ,including finishing close second twice at Curragh in group three company.Odds around 9-2 look solid each-way value .
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DAN'S DREAM 5.55 TIPPERARY 
£72.00 EACH-WAY @ 9-2 BETVICTOR. BET365
(UNPLACED SP 11-4 LOSS £144.00 )

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.
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ISLAND OF LIFE 3.55 CHELMSFORD 
£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 .
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SPANISH MISSION 3.00 GOODWOOD
£75 EACH-WAY @ 5-1 PADDY POWER & BETFAIRSPORTSBOOK.
(THIRD SP 11-2 PROFIT/LOSS LEVEL )

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 .
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HEY GAMAN 3.00 GOODWOOD 
£76.00 EACH-WAY @ 7-2 BET365*
(SECOND SP 5-2 LOSS £23.00 )