As the National Hunt signs off, I’ve put a link to my favourite moment of the season. When the majestic KAUTO STAR won the Betfair Chase at Haydock. The video of the race is here
It’s has been another amazing season with so many other highlights, BIG BUCKS landing a fourth World Hurdle, the late SYNCHRONISED winning the Gold Cup. NEPTUNE COLLONGES in the National and then the great performance by MERIGO last week in the Scottish version.
So, as we move full steam ahead into the flat season. Here are my selections for today.
ROALCO DE FARGES 1510 SANDOWN – (nap) (2nd – 7-1 = 8.25 points) ran a good race when fifth in the Midlands National and had a nice warm up victory over 3m at Chepstow last time. He will have no issues with the ground and is a cracking each way chance. (3 points each way)
O’CROTAIGH 1410 MARKET RASEN – (nb) (unplaced) has gone up 7lbs for his fourth course win last time out. I tipped him up that day here on the blog. He may not get things his own way again but is brave and should fend off the others. (3 point win)
TOP SMART 1400 SANDOWN – (treble) (PU) ran well when winning here two runs ago and ran a creditable third in a class 2 handicap behind Hada Men at Haydock. Has to be in the mix! (2 points each way)
STAKE = 13 points
RETURNS = 8.25 points
BANK = 64.5 points
Stats as of 28/4/12
WINS 23/111 = 20.7%
NAPS 8/38 = 21.05%
PLACED 27/111 = 24.32%
WIN OR PLACED 50/111 = 45.04%
TREBLES 2/38 5.2%
As it is a Saturday I will be having a few more bets too.
TIDAY BAY 1510 SANDOWN e/w is one of my old favourites and I have to back him each way. He’s the class horse and with soft ground and a slower run race he may be able to focus more on his jumping.(won 9-1 😃)
CORNAS 1435 SANDOWN likes it here and has every chance with today’s conditions (unplaced)
SILVERY MOON 1420 RIPON e/w is 2 from 3 in mile handicaps and will be ok on the ground (2nd – 9-1 😃)
TARTAN TRIP 1720 SANDOWN has his only win over course and distance, he will enjoy the ground more than others and a Fortune drive will get him home.(unplaced)
Remember if you are having a wager to bet within your means. These are my selections and I am not suggesting you follow my advice, I only do this for a bit of fun!