Another pretty successful week on the blog last time with CASPIAN PRINCE winning at 9-1 and a bit of place money for HYMENAIOS. The profit is looking pretty good at the moment and I’m hoping to add to it today. There are some cracking races today and lots of horses I track running and it’s been difficult to get them down to my best four for the blog, lets hope Ive chosen wisely. Looking forward to Royal Ascot next week and will hopefully get a blog up for each day. Father’s Day tomorrow so I’m looking forward to getting my feet up! Wishing my Dad a Happy Father’s day for tomorrow too – lets hope you can catch me on the blog at some point! I’ve opened up quite a gap!
On to the races then!
DUTCH ROSE 1515 YORK (NAP) – (unplaced = -£5.00) she has been raised albs for defeating SIRIUS PROSPECT the other week here and I must admit I made a note of her that day, especially as I was on the runner up! She took her York record that day to 4 runs and 4 wins and with a slight ease in the ground I think she will take all the stopping today. It’s the first time this season I’ve resisted backing FENCING who looks more and more complex to ride, hope he doesn’t decide to put his right foot forward!
CAPO ROSSO 1420 SANDOWN (NB) – (NR) it proves wise sometimes to follow a horse in form and this fella is. A commanding front running display last time at Ripon caught the eye and that was his third successive win. The ground will be ideal again and this race isn’t much hotter than the Ripon encounter so his albs hike in the ratings shouldn’t peg him back.
MAVEN 1440 YORK (TREBLE) – (unplaced = – £5.00) this mare has been really consistent this year and has a pretty decent record at the track too. Her last run behind MY SPIRIT was good and she has been left on the same mark for this. The jockey gets on well with her and I can see her running on late to take this.
CASPIAN PRINCE 1535 MUSSELBURGH – (unplaced = -£5.00) this boy did us a trial favour last week and it does pay well to follow a sprinter in form. I don’t think this will have come too quick for him and he can bounce out again from the plum draw and I don’t think anything will get to him. BODY AND SOUL nearly got us a big winner the other week and he could be a real danger, but then again another three or four have real chances too. A great little race.
I also fancy a few of these each way at big prices
SLEEPER KING 1550 YORK
EXTORTIONIST 1455 SANDOWN
WARLU WAY 1405 YORK
JACK LUEY 1430 MUSSELBURGH
My Dad’s selections :
G FORCE 1455 SANDOWN (3rd – 5/4 = £0.78)
DANZENO 1550 YORK (unplaced = – £5.00)
BODY AND SOUL 1535 MUSSELBURGH (4th – 4-1 = £2.50)
LLANARMON LAD 1615 CHESTER (NR)
FATHER 8-12 SON
Derby Day today! What a cracking day of racing this is and I just hope the thunderstorms don’t spoil the going or the spectacle. I came very close last week to a big win on the blog with CLEVER COOKIE deadheading at 3-1 and then I had three seconds all beaten by hardly anything! BODY AND SOUL (17-2), SIRIUS PROSPECT (3-1) and ROYAL RASCAL (3-1).
Lets hope today brings a few winners and then its full steam ahead for Royal Ascot! I fancy quite a few horses across the meetings today but have picked 4 who I think have the best chance and the best odds for me! If you’re having a flutter good luck!
HYMENAIOS 1335 EPSOM (NAP) – (3rd – 5-1 = £3.12) this horse defeated CAPE CASTER at Doncaster in March and it won nice and convincingly and went into my notebook. CAPE CASTER has since won and franked the form. More importantly that day my selection had ROMSDAL comfortably beaten, and he’s supplemented for the derby today! Ignore the last run as the ground wasn’t ideal and I expect a much more positive showing today!
LATIN CHARM 1530 MUSSELBURGH (NB) – (unplaced = -£5.00) has travelled a fair distance to compete in this and he has pretty decent form in the book. Two runs this year have resulted in places with one or two of the others proving too good. Today is his day! One of his conquerors BLACK SCHNAPPS ran well the other week behind WRANGLER at Haydock and that form could prove decisive here. He’s 3 lb higher than that run but I really think he will win this today!
CASPIAN PRINCE 1515 EPSOM (TREBLE) – (WON 9-1 = £28.12) won here over this distance in in April on good to soft and has a good chance of repeating that from a decent draw. He’s albs higher now but for me the key is that Adam Kirby, who won on him in April, is up again, despite SEEKING MAGIC, who has a great chance too, running from the Cox yard. He must fancy this ones chances more and so do I. Cracking race though!
AZAGAL 1645 DONCASTER – (unplaced = -£5.00) I had this filly the other week when she won here in May. She is up 7lbs from that and was entered in a class 1 listed last time. She is not good enough at that level and returns to a more realistic grade today. The ground will be perfect for her and its forecast to have even more rain a tDoncaster which would help her. She could run a big race again at a ridiculous price. The top two in the market keep her price high and I think she will take this today. Kerching!!!!!
I haven’t included the big race in the blog but my selection is the following :
EBANORAN – (unplaced) people are questioning the form off the Derrinstown Trial but for me it always holds up. That day he hung badly right and was disqualified after the post. The camber of the track at Epsom will straighten him up and the extra two furlongs for me will bring out even more improvement . John Oxx is the other factor, he has sent there over for the Derby and two of those, SINNDAR and SEA THE STARS obliged. He obviously thinks this one is good enough and I’d love to see the Aga Khan’s colours win this again.
My Dad’s selections today are – (and he has some catching up to do!)
BLACK SHADOW 1335 EPSOM (2nd – £4.37)
ETON RIFLES 1515 EPSOM (NR)
KINGSTON HILL 1600 EPSOM (2nd – £4.68)
NOTARISED 1530 MUSSELBURGH (unplaced = -£5.00)
Current standings :
FATHER 7-12 SON
Profit – FATHER +£53.31
from £2.50 each way stakes on all selections.
Cracking day on the blog on Sunday with Mighty Yar (5-1) and GOLDREAM (25-1) going in. If Ihtimal had won the Guineas I would have had a very nice payday.
This was a photo of ROUDEE I took bounding away to win on his racecourse debut at Ripon the other week. The form of theta race is working out well with the second and fifth going on to success and I fancy him to win today despite his high draw. He looked a decent prospect at Ripon and I was taken by the way he went away from the field in the closing stages. On to this cracking meeting that I always wish I could attend but it always falls in term time!
MAWAQEET 1445 CHESTER (NAP) – this horse has changed hands and runs for the McCain stable who have won this twice in recent years. He his a smart prospect and showed decent staying form behind BROXBOURNE at York last year, he was also narrowly defeated by EAGLE ROCK at the same track. He’s only three pounds higher than his BROXBOURNE defeat and is capable in my opinion of winning a race like this this year.
ROUDEE 1345 CHESTER (NB) – read why I like this one’s chances above!
PSYCHOMETRY 1415 CHESTER (TREBLE) – three solid runs last year leads to this one getting a mark of 81 for her debut this year. She finally got her head in front after two defeats at Kempton last time. There should be much more to come from her this year.
CASPIAN PRINCE 1515 CHESTER – this guy brought some cash home for me when he made all from the front at Epsom. Elusivity didn’t help the form much at the weekend although this guy has now got trap one at a course, like Epsom, where the draw is so important. He needs to fly out of the stalls and they won’t catch him, any rain overnight will help his chances too.
Good luck everyone if you’re having a flutter and enjoy the next three days from the Roudee.