Sunday tips

Saturday on the blog was one to forget! Yet Saturday to watch was one to remember. Frankel showed once again what a magnificent animal he is. He is most certainly the best horse I have ever seen, and may ever see. The bit that astounds me is how easy everything is to him. His cruising speed is faster than anything else, so when you press the go button he just flies. I could watch him run every day of the year. We are very blessed to have him, so lets make the most of what will probably be his last season. If Coolmore can request €300,000 per session with Galileo, God only knows what Juddmonte will charge for Frankel. I wonder if he will produce awesome offspring too?
Here are Sunday’s tips
OSTLAND 1520 STRATFORD – (nap) (WON – 22-1) this horse I believe has the ability to win this race. His past few performances have been disappointing. I’m willing to give him another chance here. EACH WAY BET

HALLELUJAH 1510 RIPON – (nb) (2nd – 7-2) is 2 from 2 and goes well fresh and has won over the distance on soft ground. Trainer is in form and a top jock on board.
HONEYMEAD 1540 RIPON – (treble) (2nd – 7-1) overcame a bad draw to run well in second at Musselburgh last time. Will appreciate the ground, on a high mark but I have a feeling will run well. There is more to come from her!
I’m also going to put up TWO PANCAKES 1410 RIPON (3rd – 16-1) as an e/w bet. Declan Carroll is a trainer I follow and this horse has some speedy breeding and the yard have had a decent 2 y o this year already.

Stats as of 20/5/12

WINS 33/192 = 17.1%
NAPS 12/57 = 21%
PLACED 48/192 = 25%
WIN OR PLACED 81/192 = 42.1%
TREBLES LANDED = 2

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!

Saturday and Frankel

A super Saturday of racing ahead with the highlight being the return of the mighty Frankel. I really hope that set back hasn’t had an effect and we can see his glorious action to its full extent and of course that he wins!
Yesterday was a good day at York with CEILING KITTY (20-1) and ESTEDAAMA (6-1) obliging, aswell as 12-1, 5-1 and 8-1 places. My overall record at York was pretty good. Overall I had three winners and eight placed horses resulting in a 52% win or place ratio.
There really are some cracking races today, hope you enjoy all the action and I hope I can get a few winners for us all.
EXCEL BOLT 1605 THIRSK – (nap) (unplaced) Was a very speedy two year old and ran a very encouraging comeback ran after a long spell off last month at Musselburgh. The good ground will help as will the return to handicap company.
LAVA LAMP 1510 BANGOR – (nb) (FELL) hugely improved hurdler and ran a couple of crackers at Ffos Las but then disappointed at Aintree. His never give up attitude will surely suit the bigger obstacles.
ELKHART 1945 DONCASTER – (treble) (unplaced) is a ridiculous 33-1 as I write this. He has won on good to firm ground over 7f at Beverley and was second on it at Newmarket. Forgiven his last run on good to soft he may run a huge race at a huge price! EACH WAY BET

These are some other runners that have caught my eye today :
AL SAHAM 1505 NEWBURY (unplaced)
IBICENCO 1400 NEWBURY (unplaced)
LADY GORGEOUS 1445 NEWMARKET e/w (unplaced)
RHAGORI 1720 NEWBURY (4th – 11-1)
MON BRAV 1455 THIRSK e/w (unplaced)
WHOZTHECAT 1745 THIRSK unplaced)
ILLUSTRIOUS PRINCE 1340 NEWMARKET e/w (4th)

Stats as of 19/5/12

WINS 32/189 = 17%
NAPS 11/56 = 19.6%
PLACED 45/189 = 23.8%
WIN OR PLACED 77/189 = 40.7%
TREBLES LANDED = 2

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!