Thursday, July 12, 2018

2K to 10K Betting Challenge (Bet No 19 ) Thu 12th July

The 2k to 10K Betting Challenge continues on Thursday from Newmarket's July course .

The betting bankroll has dropped to £2130 (+£130) after frustrating run of results .Stakes now drop down to £86.00

Hopefully we can get back on track this week ,with some top quality racing from Newmarket's July meeting .

Moving on to Thursday, we have interesting group three contest at 1.50pm .8 runners declared for Bahrain Trophy stakes for three-year-olds over 1M 5F on ground described good/firm.The three main contenders are First Eleven,Giuseppe Garibaldi & Loxley .

FIRST ELEVEN : 3-Y-0 Frankel Colt,winning 1 out 6 .Shown big improvement since stepping up in trip,including winning 1M 3F handicap at Newbury by 5L in May .Also finished unlucky third at Royal Ascot in 1M 4F King George V Handicap stakes last time .Takes step up in class ,though looks open to further improvement over this longer trip .

GIUSEPPE GARIBALDI : 3-Y-0 Irish Galileo colt ,winning 2 out 8 .Shown progressive form this season ,including winning 12f listed race at Leopardstown in June .Also finished creditable third in in G2 Edward V11 Stakes at Royal Ascot behind Old Persian .Solid claims dropping into G3 company .

LOXLEY : 3-Y-0 New Approach colt,winning 2 out 3 .Lightly raced sort .Made winning reapperance here at Newmarket in June ,winning 1M 2F Novice Stakes in good style,beating Raymond Tusk by 3L .Takes big step up in class and unproven over this 3f longer trip ,though still looks interesting contender.

VERDICT : GIUSEPPE GARIBALDI should go well ,having finished good third in G2 Edward V11 stakes at Royal Ascot last month ,that form looks solid with second Rostropovich subsequently finishing close second in G1 Irish Derby.Will be suited by this easier race.Odds around 3-1 look solid value .

First Eleven looks main danger after finishing unlucky third at Royal Ascot last time ,this longer trip should suit ,though will need show more improvement in this much stronger race.

£43.00 EACH-WAY @ 3-1 BET365*
(THIRD SP 9-4 LOSS £11.00 )

Saturday, June 30, 2018

2K to 10K Betting Challenge (Bet No 18 ) Sat 30th June

The 2k to 10K Betting Challenge continues on Saturday,with decent looking sprint on All Weather at Newcastle .

The betting bankroll stands at £2218 (+£218.00) after poor run of results over the last two months.Hopefully we can get back on track soon .The stakes drop to £88.00 .

Moving on to Saturday we have top quality sprint on the tapeta at Newcastle .11 runners declared for Group Three Chipchase Stakes over 6 furlongs .The three main contenders look to be Intisaab , Kimberella & Yafta .

INTISAAB : 7-Y-0 Bay Gelding ,winning 1 out 8 on All Weather,also finished close second in this race last year .Had some decent form on turf this season ,including winning class two conditions race at Haydock last month .No show in Wokingham at Royal Ascot last week ,though has some fair form on All Weather .Each-way claims .

KIMBERELLA : 8-Y-0 Bay Gelding ,winning 2 out 11 on All Weather .Looked an unlucky half-lengh third in this race last year.Has been in good form this season on All Weather ,including finishing close second in Cleves Stakes & finishing creditable third in Sprint Championship.Also been in fair form on turf winning conditions race at Thirsk .Solid claims returning to All Weather .

YAFTA : 3-Y-0 Grey Colt ,winning 3 out 8  .Lightly raced on All Weather ,winning only start at Chelmsford last season.Produced career best effort at Newmarket last time ,finishing close second in Class 2 7f Handicap .Takes big step up in class ,though looks open to plenty improvement returning to All Weather .

VERDICT : KIMBERELLA showed some useful form on All Weather this winter ,also finished unlucky third in this race last year ,when getting badly checked .Has continued in good form on turf this season ,including finishing nose second behind the useful Sir Dancelot at Hamilton last time .Should go well returning to All Weather .Odds around 5-1 look solid e/w value . 

Yafta could be the main danger,looks progressive three-year-old ,open to plenty more improvement returning to All Weather .Looks interesting contender ,though will need career best to land this group three contest .

(UNPLACED SP 6-1 LOSS £88.00 )

Thursday, June 21, 2018

2K to 10K Betting Challenge (Bet No 17 ) Fri 22nd June

The 2k to 10K Betting Challenge continues on Friday with Day four from Royal Ascot . 

The Betting Bankroll stands at £2310(+£310 ) Stakes drop to £92.00 .

Moving on to Friday at Royal Ascot, going concentrate on the Group one Commonwealth Cup .

22 runners declared for G1 Commonwealth Cup over 6 furlongs for three-year-olds  ,this looks competitive race the three main contenders look to be Invincible Army , Sands Of Mali & Sioux Nation .

INVINCIBLE ARMY : 3-Y-0 Bay colt ,winning 2 ouy 8 on turf ,also finished second five times .Been in good form this season ,winning the G3 Pavilion Stakes over C&D at Ascot last month .Also finished close second in G2 Sandy Lane stakes at Haydock last time.Should be thereabouts ,though takes step up in class .

SANDS OF MALI : 3-Y-0 Bay colt , winning 4 out 7. Had some useful form as two-year-old winning the G2 Gimcrack at York .Also been in good form this season winning both starts ,including winning G2 Sandy Lane Stakes at Haydock last time .Each-way claims in competitive race .

SIOUX NATION 3-Y-0 Irish Bay colt ,winning 4 out 9 .Very useful two-year-old ,including winning the Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot & G1 Phoenix Stakes at Curragh .Returned to form last time ,winning the G3 Lacken Stakes at Naas .Should go well with ideal conditions .

VERDICT : SIOUX NATION looks to have plenty in his favour.Has excellent record on good or faster ground ,winning 4 out 5 (11112) including winning the G2 Norfolk Stakes at this meeting last year.Looks to be returning to peak form after winning G3 at Naas last time .Odds around 9-2 look solid each-way value
£46.00 EACH-WAY @ 9-2 BET365
(UNPLACED SP 11-4 LOSS £92.00 )

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

2K to 10K Betting Challenge (Bet No 16 ) Wed 20th June

The 2k to 10K Betting Challenge continues on Wednesday with Day two from Royal Ascot . 

The Betting Bankroll Stands at £2406 (+£406.00) .Stakes drop  to £96.00 .

Been frustrating run of results recently, with plenty seconds and thirds .Hopefully we can get back on scoreboard at Royal Ascot this week .

Moving on to Wednesday, going concentrate on Queens Vase at 3.05 .12 runners declared for group two contest over 1M 6F for three-year-olds .This looks quite competitive staying contest the three main contenders look to be Kew Gardens , Southern France & Stream Of Stars .

KEW GARDENS : 3-Y-0 Galileo Colt ,winning 2 out 8.Had some decent form last season ,including winning the 10f listed Zetland Stakes at Newmarket in October .Hasn't really progressed this season ,though did finish fair second in Lingfield Derby trial last month .No show in Epsom Derby (beaten 27L) ,though the step up in trip may suit better.

SOUTHERN FRANCE :3-Y-0 Galileo Colt,winning 2 out 3 .Has shown progressive form this season ,since stepping up in trip ,including winning 1M 5F Listed race at Navan last month,though that looked weak listed race.Looks open to further improvement after just three starts.

STREAM OF STARS :3-Y-0 Sea The Stars Gelding ,winning 1 out 2.Looks progressive sort after winning 12f maiden at Ascot last time in good style ,that looks solid form with the third Corgi  winning class 3 handicap next time .Takes big step up in class ,though this longer trip looks sure suit .Interesting contender 

VERDICT :  STREAM OF STARS should go well ,after winning in good style at Ascot last time .Looks sure to improve over this longer trip ,being full brother to 2 mile winner Flymetothestars .Takes big step up class ,though this doesn't look strong group two contest.Odds around 4-1 look very fair E/W value,with SKYBET paying 4 places .

The A P O 'Brien trio Kew Gardens , Southern France & Nelson all have to be respected,though Kew Gardens & Nelson haven't really progressed this season . 
£48.00 EACH-WAY @ 4-1 SKYBET 
(UNPLACED SP 5-2 LOSS £96.00)

Friday, June 08, 2018

2K to 10K Betting Challenge (Bet No 15 ) Sat 9th June

The 2K to 10k Betting challenge continues on Saturday from Haydock Park, with the feature race the group three John Of Gaunt Stakes . 

The betting bankroll stands at £2506 (+£506.00) Stakes remain at £100.00.Been bit of frustrating run since middle April ,with plenty places though no winners,including the last bet Invincible Army getting beaten nose in Sandy Lane stakes at Haydock .

Hopefully June will be better month, with Royal Ascot just round the corner .Moving on to Saturday we have good quality group three contest from Haydock .

8 runners declared for the 7 furlong John Of Gaunt Stakes at 4.00 on ground described as good/firm .The three main contenders are Dutch Connection , Emmaus & Tabarrak .

DUTCH CONNECTION : 6-Y-0 Bay Gelding ,winning 5 out 23 ,including winning four group races .Had some fair form last season,including winning G3 Supreme Stakes at Goodwood in August.Made creditable reapperance,finishing good fourth in G1 Lockinge Stakes at Newbury last month .Solid claims returning to G3 company.

EMMAUS : 4-Y-0 Bay Colt ,winning 3 out 4 .Lightly raced sort ,though shown progressive form ,including winning listed race at Leicester last time on heavy ground .Looks open to plenty improvement after just four starts ,though unproven on fast ground (All three vicories on good/soft or heavy .Interesting contender ,though there has to be question mark on very quick ground .

TABARRAK : 5-Y-0 Bay Gelding ,winning 5 out 13 ,winning three Listed races in 2017/18 ,including winning the listed Spring Trophy stakes over C&D at Haydock last month under 3lb penalty.Back Up in class ,though only beaten neck in G3 Sovereign Stakes last season .Should go well .

VERDICT : Only 3lb between the three main contenders on official ratings.

Course & Distance winner TABARRAK looks to have most in his favour.Has an excellent record over 7 furlongs on fast ground (11921212).Returns to group company,though there was nothing wrong with neck second to ill fated (118 rated) Ballet Concerto, on his only career start in group company last season .Odds around 7-2 look solid each-way value .

Dutch Connection looks big danger,after finishing good fourth in Lockinge Stakes at Newbury behind Rhododendron ,though apart from winning Supreme Stakes ,never really threatened in G1 & G2 races last season.The return to G3 company over 7f will suit,though odds around 2-1 look short enough .
£50.00 EACH-WAY @ 7-2 BET365*
(THIRD SP 3-1 LOSS £100.00 ) Non runner Emmaus 7 ran .