St Leger Day

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Unfortunately I haven’t had a great deal of time this morning to get any detail down for the blog. The last classic of the flat season is upon us already, where has that season gone again. I used to go every year to the St. Leger until we had our children and we had pencilled in to go this hear but our friends couldn’t make it, gutted to as the horse I own a minute share in is running there today!

HARTNELL 1550 DONCASTER (NAP) – I think this fella has a great chance today. I’m hoping he breaks my Leger duck too, Ive not win it since Brian Boru! I love the fact that he stays two miles and if he is handy turning into the straight, with stamina guaranteed and a real battling quality they may not get past him. For me Kingston Hill will not win.

HUMIDOR 1440 DONCASTER (NB) – Goldream has been a real favourite and money maker for me this year but I think he’s handicapped to his best now. This guy has a cracking record here, he’s 2-3 including a Listed win and finish first over this trip in the flying 5f at Epsom in a void race. Its such a competitive race this, but my selection must be up there from his high draw.

SAKHEES RETURN 1700 DONCASTER (TREBLE) –this is the horse I own a mini stake in through the #Teamchoochoo group on twitter. The step up to a mile will suit him and he’s targeted at better races than this. He won well over 6f earlier in the year and he will be ridden to win today. Hope he runs well and places at least, but more importantly returns safe and sound

ES QUE LOVE 1515 DONCASTER – I love this horse and last week the trip was too short for me against some very talented out and out sprinters. This trip and the conditions will bring the best out of him despite the penalty he carries, should run another big race.

My Dad’s selections are :

Top of the Glas 1420 Chester (now a NR)

Pinzolo 1455 Chester

High on Life 1440 Doncaster

Windshear 1550 Doncaster

Standings

Father 11-15 Son

Profit

Father £22.57

Son £197.68

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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 tips

Again I had another decent day on the blog with two winners at Doncaster CERTIFY (4-6) and DICK DOUGHTWYLIE (7-2). Plus a treble at Chester courtesy of DAAREE (11-8), EVERLONG (13-8) and FERDY (2-1). I also managed to shop one at Sandown through GLODEN TEMPEST (5-1). However both my nap (FIRST POST) and nb (HENRY ALLINGHAM) were both pipped into second.
 
Lets hope some of this form continues into the final day of the Leger meeting with the big one itself. I used to go every year to the Leger but since we've now got 2 little kiddies it's a bit difficult. So I'll be sat on the settee watching.
 
Here are Saturday's tips :
 
Bath
1.45 BLANC DE CHINE (14th)
2.15 ISHEGUNNAEATIT (6th)
2.50 TOTALIZE (2nd)
3.30 KITTENS (3rd)
4.00 VOLCANIC JACK (2nd)
4.40 ZUZU ANGEL (5th)
5.10 PANETTONE (6th)
5.40 THE NAME IS FRANK
 
Chester
1.40 SONKO (13th)
2.10 VIVA RONALDO (9th)
2.40 NASEEM ALYASMEEN (nb) (2nd)
3.20 ESTIFZAAZ (4th)
3.55 MANDY LAYLA (Last!)
4.30 ILLUSTRIOUS PRINCE (6th)
5.05 MISS CAP ESTEL (WON 4–1)
5.35 COPPERWOOD (WON 11-2)
 
Doncaster
1.50 MIAS BOY (Last!)
2.25 TORONADO (WON 11-4)
3.00 ANCIENT CROSS (nap) (5th)
3.40 MICHELANGELO (3rd)
4.15 PASTORAL PLAYER (2nd)
4.50 EXCELLENT MARINER (9th)
5.20 MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT (6th)
 
Newcastle
1.30 ICY REPLY (Last!)
2.00 AUTO MAC (3rd)
2.35 WHATS FOR PUDDING (6th)
3.10 BARKSTON ASH (4th)
3.50 MITCHUM (6th)
4.25 GOLDENVEIL (7th)
4.55 MAYBEAGREY (4th)
5.25 ALNAIR