Tuesday, January 05, 2016

The Blog Returns For 2016

The blog returns for 7th consecutive year, with profits now totaling £9611.In 2015 progress was slow,having struggled in the first 6 months of the year ,though still ended up profitable year, with £797 profit in 2015 .

Hopefully we can get much quicker start in 2016 .With the blogs first bet of the year on Wednesday at Chelmsford .

8 Runners declared for 5 furlong (0-75) sprint handicap on the poly track at Chelmsford.Not bad contest for this grade, with the three main contenders Powerful Wind , Borough Boy & Pickansort .

POWERFUL WIND : Fair record on turf ,winning 7 out 33 ,though not as good on All Weather with only 2 wins from 23 .Been in fair form recently at Southwell, finishing placed on last two starts in handicap company .Looks fairly handicapped off mark 75 , though stable struggling for winners (1 out 43 in last 6 months) .

BOROUGH BOY : Dual C&D winner at Chelmsford ,including winning twice here in 2015 .Has fair record on All Weather winning 5 out 33 .Also Been in fair form recently ,finishing good 2ND behind the progressive Crosse Fire last time at Southwell ,that form has been franked with Crosse Fire bolting up next time .Should go well returning to his favourite track .

PICKANSORT :Consistent sort on All Weather ,winning 8 out 55 ,though seems to go particularly well at Lingfield winning there 6 times .Also finished fair second at Linfield last time in handicap company .Looks fairly treated at weights ,has won off higher marks in the past ,though did disappoint on his only start at Chelmsford .

VERDICT : BOROUGH BOY goes well here at Chelmsford ,winning 2 out 3 (211) ,including dead heating in stronger (class 4) race here in August, off 1LB lower mark .Also finished creditable 2ND last time behind Subsequent winner Crosse Fire at Southwell .Looks solid bet at odds around 3-1 .

Powerful Wind looks the main danger, after finishing just behind Borough Boy last time at Southwell ,though has always looked much better performer on the turf ,also trainer Charlie Wallis has only had 1 winner in last 6 months .

£50.00 EACH-WAY @ 3-1 BET365*
(UNPLACED SP 2-1 LOSS £100.00 )