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*

Saturday, May 18, 2019

2K to 10K Betting Challenge (Bet No 50 ) Sun 19th May

2K to 10K Betting Challenge continues on Sunday in Ireland from Naas 

The betting bankroll stands at £2761 (+£761) after Yafta finished third in the Duke Of York stakes at York on Wednesday.Ran fair enough race in third, though never threatened impressive winner Invincible Army .

No damage done with money back .The stakes remain the same at £110.00 

Moving on to Sunday we have decent looking card in Ireland at Naas .Going concentrate on one the feature races the G3 Lacken Stakes at 4.25 .10 runners declared for decent looking 6f sprint for three-year-olds at Naas on ground described as good/firm.The three main contenders are Inverleigh , The Irish Rover & So Perfect .

INVERLEIGH :  3-Y-0 Black/Bay Colt ,winning 2 out 3 on turf .Lightly raced sort ,didn't make debut till last August ,though showed progressive form on turf ,including winning maiden and finishing creditable second in listed race at Fairyhouse.Made impressive reapperance at Navan in April winning 5.5f listed race in good style.Looks open to plenty improvement this season .Interesting contender

IRISH ROVER :  3-Y-0 Bay Colt ,winning 1 out 9 on turf .Only victory came in conditions race at Newbury in May last season .Had bits of decent form last season ,including finishing 1L third in G1 Phoenix Stakes at Curragh in August , though didn't really progress .Made fair reapperance in April ,finishing second in listed company at Navan .Possible place claims,though looks held by Inverleigh .

SO PERFECT : 3-Y-0 Bay Filly , winning 2 out 8 .Very Consistent filly last season ,including winning G3 Grangecon filly stakes at Curragh in July .Also finished placed in both the G1 Phoenix Stakes & Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket .Made creditable reapperance last month ,finishing close third in Fred Darling at Newbury.Will be suited returning to 6 furlongs ,solid claims .

VERDICT : So Perfect looks the one to beat on official ratings (110) being 6lb clear  ,though was beaten in listed race over C&D on this card last year, when odds on favourite.Has to be respected on her G1 placed form ,though odds around 5-4 looks too short for me.

The lightly raced INVERLEIGH should go well ,after winning in good style at Navan last month in listed company,that looked fair performance winning decisively from off the pace .Takes step up in class ,though there looks plenty more improvement in sprints,after just four career starts .Odds around 4-1 look solid value.
(UNPLACED SP 5-1 LOSS £110.00 )

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

2K to 10K Betting Challenge (Bet No 49 ) Wed 15th May

2K to 10K Betting Challenge continues on Wednesday with Day One of York's Dante Meeting .

The Betting Bankroll stands at £2761 (+£761) after Coeur De Lion landed big gamble 4-1 into 13-8 in Chester Plate Handicap,winning by 5L For £220 profit on the race .

The stakes now increase to £110.00 (£2761 divided by 25 =£110.00 .

Moving on to Wednesday we have decent looking card from York ,with the the main interest the Duke York Clipper Stakes at 3.00 . 

10 runners declared for 6f group two contest on ground described as good .The three main contenders look to be Brando , Invincible Army & Yafta .

BRANDO : 7-Y-0 Chestnut Gelding ,winning 8 out 31 .Useful sprinter on his day,including finishing second in this race last year.Also finished second in both the G1 July Cup at Newmarket & Sprint Cup from Haydock.Slightly disappointing when beaten favourite on reappearance at Newmarket in G3 company,though can't be ruled out on last seasons G1 form.

INVINCIBLE ARMY :4-Y-0 Bay Colt ,winning 4 out 12.Had some decent form early last season ,including winning the G3 Pavilion Stakes at Ascot in May.Also finished nose second in G2 Sandy Lane stakes at Haydock behind Sands Of Mali.Returned to form in April making winning reapperance in 6f listed race at Doncaster.Back up into group two company,though looks interesing contender .

YAFTA : 4-Y-0 Grey Colt ,winning 4 out 12 ,also finished second six times .Showed progressive form last season ,including winning the G3 Hackwood Stakes at Newbury in July ,beating Projection with Invincible Army back in 9th .Made promising return last month finishing close second in G3 Abernant stakes at Newmarket with Brando back in third.Looks open to further improvement this season .

VERDICT : The fast improving YAFTA should go well after making promising reapperance at Newmarket in good looking G3 Sprint,that looked fair effort after not getting the clearest runs in closing stages.Looks to have ideal conditions here six furlongs on fast ground .Odds around 5-1 look solid each-way value .

Invincible Army looks the main danger ,after returning to form at Doncaster last month in listed company .This looks much stronger race ,though did go close in group two company last season .Interesting contender,though odds around 9-4 look too short .
£55.00 EACH-WAY @ 5-1 UNIBET* & BET365*