St.Leger Day

One of my favourite days racing. I use to go religiously to the St Leger every year but having my children stopped that, however, I'll be watching all misty eyed from my sofa today! Enjoy the racing everyone!
 
OUR JONATHAN 1440 DONCASTER (nap) – (unplaced) the Portland is a cracking race and a damn hard one to get right. However, I reckon my selection has a huge chance today. He is down to his lowest mark for over two years and has a decent record at the track too. The softer ground is a huge bonus and the new stable should know a bit about him now too. A repeat of his third here behind Jack Dexter back in March will see him in the frame. Has to be a great each way chance.
 
PASTORAL PLAYER 1515 DONCASTER (nb) – (unplaced) he just hasn't had the breaks yet this season, and while he is held on form by a few of these I reckon he can turn it around today. He ran a cracker when second in this last year and he has dropped to a very appealing mark of 107, which incidently was his last winning mark when beating MAJESTIC MYLES at Haydock. This track will suit better at it should give him more room to manouvre late on and Graham Lee is becoming a master at finding the gaps!
 
HANOVERIAN BARON 1625 DONCASTER (treble) – (unplaced) prior to running a stinker in the Ebor he has been running very well. The ground beat him at York and it won't be as soft as that today. The handicapper has given him a real chance by dropping him 3lbs back to 90, that's only a snippet higher than when he was pipped by SIR JOHN HAWKWOOD earlier this year. A great each wa chance again.
 
TALENT 1550 DONCASTER – (2nd – 9-1) I think she can be the first filly in eons to take the Leger. She oozed class when winning the Oaks and has had excuses since. The ground again will be key today and I think the track will also suit her hold up style. She has backs of speed and stamina and despite pulling like a train in the Oaks she still destroyed them. I'm cheering on a girl today, one with serious TALENT.
 
BLOG STATS :

Naps 43/207 = 21%
Wins 174/1041 = 16.7%
Placed 273/1041 = 26.2%

Win and Placed = 43%

@Tweet_Naps overall record. Click the link. All Time Profit/Loss currently +£61.83

Saturday selections

Here we are with another Saturday feast to look forward to. To be honest we are stuck in a bit of a transition between jumps and the flat at the minute, whilst I love my jumps it's time they got out of the way and let the speed boys take over. The usual marker for this is the Craven meeting and whilst that is no longer televised to my distaste, it's the start of the first trials and the flat season proper! Exciting times ahead. Below are my selections for today.
 
 
OUR JONATHAN 1530 DONCASTER (nap) – (unplaced) had an encouraging return behind JACK DEXTER here last time and just didn't seem to get going in time. He is in receipt of 9lbs from his rival today with smart young apprentice Robert Tart claiming 5 of those. Fears about the ground are more prevalent to Jack Dexter. My tip has won on good ground a few times and today he could be tough to beat. DUKE OF FIRENZE is my fear as he looks well handicapped and will love the good ground.
 
LOVE YOUR LOOKS 1515 KEMPTON (nb) – (3rd – 14-1) this horse should not be overlooked today, yet seems to be! Her form on this surface reads 3212113. She has been highly progressive, starting out with a win in a class 6 race at Wolverhampton and showed she was no mug when 3rd behind SENTARIL in a Listed contest last time. Big run on the cards today!
 
CLARET CLOAK 1615 STRATFORD (treble) – (WON – 11-4) this boy has been crying out for good ground all year and has suffered like lots of us will the wet winter! Today he should gt good ground and have the class to defeat these. If he doesn't win this then he has no chance at the higher level.
 
HIGHLAND KNIGHT 1420 DONCASTER – (unplaced) this boy has a real chance to take this and is 7lb better off due to his victory in Germany being before the 31st August last year. The form of that race is decent and I think the ground isn't quick enough for GABRIAL.
 
FENNELL BAY 1455 DONCASTER – (unplaced) I tipped this one up last time and he ran poorly again to be honest. He is still on the same mark here, 1lb higher than when winning at Royal Ascot. He has been gelded and if anything his last run may have sharpened him up, last chance saloon today!
 
ES QUE LOVE 1550 KEMPTON – (WON – 12-1) this horse is a real battler and has been absolutely screaming out for a longer trip. He is a cracking price today and I think he will battle hard from the front today and take this.
 
ALEJANDRO 1405 KEMPTON – (unplaced) this horse ran really well as a two year old over the shorter trip and his comeback run could have put him in shape for this today. Hanagan on board is a plus and he is a huge price and a damn good each way chance.
 
GLEAN 1440 KEMPTON – (2nd – 6-4) he has the form to take this through his performance in a Group 3 at Newmarket behind HAVANA GOLD. He also won first time out last year, is progressive and will take this.
 
THEOLOGY 1700 KEMPTON – (unplaced) he has been off for ages but class is class and his is 16 lbs lower on the rating today than he was a couple of years ago when defeated to TIMES UP in a Listed race at York. He could run a big race on his return – interesting!
 
Well those are my selections today with a couple of big priced each way chances thrown in their too. Whatever you're having a gamble on please bet within your means and good luck!
 
 
BLOG STATS :

Naps 34/155 = 21.9%
Wins 144/788 = 18.3%
Placed 211/788 = 26.7%

Win and Placed = 45%

@Tweet_Naps overall record. Click the link. All Time Profit/Loss currently +£55.83