Friday, May 25, 2018

2K to 10K Betting Challenge (Bet No 14 ) Sat 26th May

The 2K to 10k Betting challenge returns on Saturday from Haydock Park, with good looking three year old sprint .

The betting Bankroll stands at £2512 with stakes now at £100.00. 

8 Runners declared for the group two Sandy Lane stakes over 6 furlongs on ground described as good/soft.

This looks very high quality sprint for three year olds, the three main contenders are Invincible Army,James Garfield,Sands Of Mali .

INVINCIBLE ARMY : Three-year-old Bay colt ,winning 3 out 8.Also finished second four times, including finishing unlucky in running second in G2 Mill Reef stakes at Newbury last season.Made winning reappearance in G3 Pavillion Stakes at Ascot earlier this month on soft ground .Looks promising sprinter,solid claims .

JAMES GARFIELD : Three-year-old Bay colt , winning 3 out 9 .Had some decent form as two-year-old ,winning the G2 Mill Reef Stakes at Newbury .Made winning reappearance in G3 Greenham stakes at Newbury last month .Also ran respectable seventh in 2000 guineas at Newmarket .The drop back in trip shouldn't be problem ,should be thereabouts .

SANDS OF MALI :  Three-year-old bay colt ,winning 3 out 6 .Looked useful two year old sprinter last season ,winning the G2 Gimcrack stakes at York in August .No show in G1 Middle Park stakes & Breeders cup Juvenile at end last season ,though returned to form on Seasonal Reapperance winning G3 contest at Chantilly in France .Interesting contender .

VERDICT : INVINCIBLE ARMY should go well after winning  group three Pavalion stakes in good style at Ascot earlier this month.Had very consistent profile last season, in some top two year old sprints .Looks open to plenty more improvement as three-year-old .Odds around 7-2 look solid value .

Sands Of Mali looks the main danger, had some useful form last season ,including beating Invincible Army in group two Gimcrack at York ,though didn't repeat that form in G1 Middle Park .Interesting contender ,though not the most consistent .  
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INVINCIBLE ARMY 3.25 HAYDOCK
£50.00 EACH-WAY @ 7-2 BET365*
1/4 ODDS 1-2-3   
(SECOND SP 5-2F LOSS £6.25 )

Saturday, May 12, 2018

2K to 10K Betting Challenge (Bet No 13 ) Sat 12th May

The 2K to 10k Betting challenge continues on Saturday from the Curragh in Ireland ,with interesting sprint listed race .

The betting bankroll now stands at £2616 after Hunting Horn finished third in Chester Vase on Wednesday for £10.00 loss on the race . No real excuses had every chance in the race ,though no match for Young Rasscal in closing stages .

The stakes drop slightly to £104.00 (£2616 divided by 25 =£104.00 ) Moving on to Saturday we have decent little 5f sprint from the Curragh .9 runners declared for Sole Power Sprint Stakes on ground described as heavy .The three main contenders are Primo Uomo , Kyllang Rock & Gorane .

PRIMO UOMO : 6-Y-0 Bay Gelding , winning 4 out 14 on turf .Improving sort ,won twice last season ,including winning 5f handicap at Cork in good style ,off mark 93 .Produced a career best effort at Navan last time ,winning the Woodlands Listed Stakes in impressive style .Has 3lb listed penalty,though ground conditions will suit .Solid claims .

KYLLANG ROCK : 4-Y-0 Bay Gelding ,winning 4 out 15.Had some creditable form last season ,including finishing second in listed company at York & Haydock .Made winning reappearance in small conditions race at Musselburgh on heavy ground in March.Should be thereabouts ,though yet to win in listed company .

GORANE : 4-Y-0 Bay Filly,winning 1 out 6 on turf .Had some fair form last season,including winning 5f listed race at Tipperary in August.Made creditable seasonal reapperance,finishing staying on second behind Primo Uomo in Woodlands Stakes.Meets that rival on 3lb better terms.Each-way claims.

VERDICT :  Kyllang Rock looks interesting runner for Newmarket trainer James Tate,having won conditions race on heavy ground last time ,though in stronger race, odds around 7-4 make little appeal, having not won in listed company in five attempts .

PRIMO UOMO looks solid having won in good style in listed company at Navan last time.Has to defy 3lb penalty,though looks open to further improvement.Also goes well on testing ground conditions.Odds around 9-2 look good each-way value.
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PRIMO UOMO 3.20 CURRAGH 
£52.00 EACH-WAY @9-2 SKYBET*
(UNPLACED SP 3-1 LOSS £104.00)

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

2K to 10K Betting Challenge (Bet No 12 ) Wed 9th May

The 2K to 10k Betting challenge continues on Wednesday afternoon from Chester ,with the days feature race the £100,000 Chester Vase .

The betting bankroll now stands at £2626 after the last selection Stormy Antarctic finished staying on second in Bet365 mile at Sandown. No match for impressive winner Addeybb ,though ran solid enough race for £10.00 profit .The stakes increase slightly to £105.00 .

Moving on to Wednesday we have open looking Derby trial.10 runners declared for the Chester Vase over 1M 4F on ground described as good/soft.The three main contenders look to be Hunting Horn , Ispolini & Young Rascal .

HUNTING HORN : 3-Y-0 Bay Colt ,winning 1 out 4.Shown improved form since stepping up in trip, winning 10f maiden at Naas last month.Also finished creditable third in group three Sandown Classic trial 12 days ago,coming home strongly in closing stages. Look sure improve over this longer trip.Solid claims 

ISPOLINI : 3-Y-0 Bay Colt,winning 1 out 3.Won 10f maiden at Kempton on poly track in November.Showed big improvement last time ,finishing close second in group three Sandown Classic trial .Not certain to improve over this 2f longer trip,though still interesting contender .

YOUNG RASCAL 3-Y-0 Bay Colt,winning 1 out 2 .Won 20 runner 11f maiden at Newbury last month in impressive style,beating Corgy by 5 lenghs .Takes big step up in class ,though looks open to further improvement over this longer trip .Interesting contender .
       
VERDICT : HUNTING HORN looked big eyecatcher at Sandown in the classic trial ,finishing strongly from well off the pace .The son of Derby Winner Camelot should relish the step up in trip .Trainer Aiden O'Brien also has excellent record with his three-year-olds at the track (20 out 46) 43% .Odds around 4-1 looks solid each-way value .

Young Rascal could be the main danger after winning 11f maiden at Newbury in good style ,looks open to plenty more improvement after just two starts . 
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HUNTING HORN 3.35 CHESTER 
£52.50 EACH-WAY @ 4-1 CORALS* 
(THIRD SP 3-1 LOSS £10.50 )

Thursday, April 26, 2018

2K To 10k Betting Challenge (Bet No 11 ) Fri 27th April

The 2K to 10K betting challenge continues on Friday afternoon ,with good quality group 2 contest from Sandown Park.

The betting bankroll has dropped to £2616, after the last selection Bear Valley finished unplaced in 1m 6f class 3 handicap at Wolverhampton on 14th April.

After slow start Bear Valley never really got into the race,finishing never nearer fifth behind Ocean Of Love for £109.00 loss.

The stakes drop down to £104.00 .Moving on to Friday we have interesting 1 mile group two contest .8 runners declared for Bet365 mile on ground described as Good (G/S) places .The three main contenders are Addeybb , Stormy Antarctic & Here Comes When .

ADDEYBB : 4-Y-0 Chesnut Gelding ,winning 4 out 6 on turf .Progressive sort winning three times last season .Made impressive seasonal reapperance, winning the class two Lincoln handicap in good style at Doncaster last month ,off mark 99 .Takes big step up class ,though looks open further improvement .

STORMY ANTARCTIC : 5-Y-0 Chestnut Gelding ,winning 5 out 17 on turf .Useful sort especially with cut in the ground ,including twice finishing second in group one company in France as two/three year old .Has returned to top form since being gelded,including winning the (group 3) Prix Edmond Blank earlier this month at Saint Cloud on heavy ground .Solid claims .

HERE COMES WHEN : 8-Y-0 Bay Gelding ,winning 8 out 28 on turf .Won twice last season ,including the group one Sussex Stakes at Glorious Goodwood on soft ground.No show in QE11 at Ascot on Champions day at the end of last season.Has decent record first time out ,including finishing second in this race back in 2015 .Each-way claims on sesaonal reapperance .

VERDICT : Addeybb will be popular after bolting up in the competitive Lincoln Handicap at Doncaster last month .Looks sure win more races this season ,though will need plenty more improvement to land group two contest.Odds around 7-4 look short enough taking step up in class .

STORMY ANTARCTIC should go well,after winning group three contest in France last month .Had some very useful form as three-year-old ,including finishing second in group one Prix Jean Pratt at Chantilly .Has looked back to his best since being gelded in August,winning both starts on turf.Will be suited by further rain .Odds around 6-1 look good each-way value.
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STORMY ANTARCTIC 3.35 SANDOWN
£52.00 EACH-WAY @ 6-1 BETVICTOR*
(SECOND SP 9-2 PROFIT +£10.40)

Friday, April 13, 2018

2K to 10K Betting Challenge (Bet No 10 ) Sat 14th April

The 2K to 10K Betting Challenge continues on Saturday evening ,with interesting 14f class three handicap from Wolverhampton .   

The betting bankroll now stands at  £2725, after the French Filly Hunaina landed the Snow Drop fillies listed Stakes in good style at Kempton last Saturday.Landing a gamble 11-2 into 7-2 for tidy £330 profit .

That keeps the good run going with 4 winners and two places from the last 6 bets,with the stakes now increasing to £109.00.

Moving on to Saturday we have 1M 6F (0-95) class three handicap.11 runners declared for staying handicap at Wolverhampton on Tapeta .The three main contenders look to be Ocean Of Love ,Star Of The East & Bear Valley.

OCEAN OF LOVE : 4-Y-0 Chestnut Filly ,winning 2 out 7 on All Weather .Been in good form this winter ,winning handicaps at Wolverhampton & Chelmsford .Also finished close second in 14f handicap at Chelmsford last time.Should go well ,though is climbing up the weights 9lb higher than last victory .

STAR OF THE EAST : 4-Y-0 Bay Gelding ,winning 2 out 13 on Turf .Had some decent form on turf last season ,including winning 14f class two handicap at Haydock on heavy ground in September,off mark 83 .Makes seasonal reappearance on first start on All Weather .Interesting contender for Mark Johnston stable,though has been well beaten first time out the last two seasons .

BEAR VALLEY : 4-Y-0 Bay Gelding ,winning 1 out 3 on All Weather.Formerly trained by Mark Johnston,winning two races on turf .Changed hands for 17,000 guineas at Newmarket October sales .Returned to form for new trainer Charlie Mann, winning 14f class three handicap at Chelmsford in March .Up 3lb in weights though still well handicapped on turf form.Solid claims .

VERDICT :BEAR VALLEY has put in two good efforts on All Weather,since switching to Charlie Mann stable.Can confirm Chelmsford form with Ocean Of Love on 2lb worse terms.That looked fair performance getting up on the line,having been badly hampered over furlong out.Looks open further improvement on All Weather after just three starts.Odds around 9-2 look decent each-way value .

Ocean Of Love still looks obvious danger ,having not finished outside the first two in last five starts ,also has decent record here at Wolverhampton including winning 12f handicap by 8L in December, though looks short enough in market.
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BEAR VALLEY 8.30 WOLVERHAMPTON (SATURDAY )
£54.50 EACH-WAY @ 9-2 SKYBET OR BETFAIRSPORTSBOOK *
(UNPLACED SP 9-2 LOSS £109.00 )