Doncaster tips

There really is a cracking card at Doncaster on Wednesday and thought I'd do a blog and a selection for each race. There are a couple of decent horses going and there is a really good juvenile hurde too. Let's hope I can find us a few winners.
 
32 Red Novices Chase 1345
SO FINE – (3rd – 3-1) had a decent season last year including a class 4 hurdle success. He won his first chase start at Kempton in November and then was very poor and a different animal last time here at Donny. With a lay off behind him I am willing to give him another go to beat stablemate TALKONTHESTREET
 
32Red.com Juvenile Hurdle 1420
SWNYMOR – (3rd – 1-2) this is the best race of the day for me so I can see this one and SWNYMOR would have won the Grade 1 hurdle at Chepstow but for the last hurdle fall when he was asked for a big one. He looked impressive that day and is one to watch for the Festival.
 
32Red Casino Veteran's Handicap 1450
MARUFO – (nap) (2nd – 9-2) won dogedly last time at Aintree in a similar Veterans contest. He has ground he will appreciate and has had a nice rest and I just love his attitude.
 
SIG INSULATION National Hunt Novices Hurdle 1525
NEW YEARS EVE – (nb) (unplaced) has always been a smart horse and has the potential to be very good. Pipped last year in the Bumper and turned over last time by Ptit Zig at odds-on, however, his form behind River Maigue at Kempton is strong and on better ground I fancy him to take this. The best race of the day!

SIS Live Handicap Hurdle
ENTER PARADISE – (unplaced) has been runner up in all his hurdle starts and was beaten by WOODFORD COUNTY on soft ground. That one is entered in the Albert Bartlett at the festival and could be a good marker. With the ground a bit better I'm hoping he will win at last.
 
CGA Foxhnter Trial Hunters Chase
POSTMASTER – (unplaced) not got much of a clue with these races. This one has run at class 1 and 2 and done ok in those races so he will do for me here.
 
32RedPoker.com Standard Open NH Flat Race
SIR TOBY TYLER – (unplaced) you can't ignore a bumper runner from the Honeyball stable and this one cost a bit and has decent pedigree.
 
A couple of others too. I fancy DRAWNFROMTHEPAST 1400 Lingfield (4th – 9-4) to bounce back from a rare poor effort last time. I'm also interested in seeing how TITUS MILLS 1410 Ludlow (treble) (3rd – 12-1) takes to hurdles. He was a decent two year old on the flat but then he dropped off the scale and the change of codes could work for him.
 
If you're having a flutter please do so within your means and good luck!
 
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Wednesday Tips

Well I hope a few of you followed some of the advice on the blog on Saturday for trials day. CAPE TRIBULATION (7-1), AT FISHERS CROSS (13-2) and MR WATSON (11-4) were the winners. Aswell as an each way on KENTFORD GREY LADY (11-1). All in all it was a pretty good day, some great performances and some disappointing ones too. If it was up to me I'd put GRAND CRUS back over hurdles.
 
Anyway, here are Wednesday's best three for you :
 
EMPEROR CONCERTO 1510 LUDLOW (nap) – (PU) ran well when staying on behind HANDTHEPRIZEOVER at Doncaster last time. It was eye catching how he kept going up the hill after jumping soundly, hopefully that run will have blown away the cobwebs.
 
FLEETWOODSANDS 1750 KEMPTON (nb) – (WON 7-1) has been running better of late and this is the lowest grade he's run in. He is on a pretty appealing and decent mark. Blinkers may get the best out of him and he has a decent jockey on board with a good strike rate.
 
AMROTH BAY 1500 LEICESTER (treble) – (unplaced) is dropping back in trip and may well go off infront and not get pegged back. Will have a good tussle upfront with TOPAZE COLLONGES and with the extra staying power I'm hoping he will take this.
 

Sunday at Ludlow

A bit of a mixed bag on Saturday. One great race when I had TIDAL BAY (9-1) and ROALCO DE FARGES (7-1) both e/w in the Bet 365. I thought RDF had a better chance but I couldn’t leave old Tidal out, I’ve followed him every race since his novice days. Was great to see him run again to the standard that he can. He jumped beautifully throughout, RDF is a stayer to note for the future too!
 
So, here are the runners at Ludlow and a nap at Navan.
 
MAD FOR ROAD 1635 NAVAN – (nap) (unplaced) hails from a top yard, which is in form. Some decent form and looks like one that will train on and improve. Decent draw, chance! (6 point win)

SONG SUNG BLUE 1625 LUDLOW – (nb) (NR) won well at Sandown over 2m in Feb and then didn’t really stay next time there. Aintree’s race was too hot for him and this race is much more up his street. (2 point win)

CLARION CALL 1550 LUDLOW – (treble) (unplaced) still awaiting his first win, should have done so at Towcester, and then fell when leading and would have won at Hereford. Ascot was too hot for him, this I’m hoping is where he will lose his duck! (1 point win)

STAKE = 9 points

RETURNS = 2 points for NR

BANK = 57.5 points

Stats as of 29/4/12

WINS 23/113 = 20.3%
NAPS 8/39 = 20.5%
PLACED 27/113 = 23.8%
WIN OR PLACED 50/113 = 44.2%
TREBLES 2/39 5.1%


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!