Saturday, 9 July 2016

Katch the 6/1

YORK 4.50 ... KACHY @ 6/1 Bet365

John Smith's City Walls Stakes (Listed) 

A promising looking 3 Yr Old from Tom Dascombe's stable, KACHY.

Wasn't disgraced last time out in the 6fl Commonwealth Cup (Group 1) having led the last half of the contest until headed 100 yards from home and finishing 2nd to Quiet Reflection (now rated 117) who has won its last 5 races at Listed through to Group level.

Back at 5fl where Richard Kingscote has ridden this Colt to all 3 success' all at this trip (3 - 4) I feel the 6/1 on offer from Bet365 looks a steal

Friday, 18 September 2015

AYR 5.20 ... ADVENTUREMAN @ 6/1

Adventureman was having 2nd run for Ruth Carr returning from around 10 week break having been running in Ireland previous.
 Blocked in his run was a little unlucky not to have been closer to winning that 0-74 event, but the 2nd, Argaki (OR 72), franked the form winning here yesterday, and though not ran at a great pace it was in a stronger Class4 over this trip for horses rated up to 85.
James Sullivan keeps the ride and this one his best chance of a winner from 3 rides for the trainer today back against his own age group in this Class5 0-70.

Lost ... Result>>

AYR 3.05 ... CAPRIOR BERE @ 20/1 bET365 ... 25/1 available places

Caprior Bere stays quite well which is usually a requisite for this 6fl at Ayr, especially with some cut in the going. Lowish draw (5) not insurmountable given he is usually held up or off the pace and comes from behind.
Penultimate run behind Magical Memory is working out really well formwise with the 4th winning next 2 outings, the 2nd also winning next 2 off 96 before running 6length behind the winner in a Group3 off 105.
Magical Memory also went on to win 2 Heritage Handicaps off 96 before a 1length 3rd in the Betfred Sprint Cup Group1 (off OR 110), to Twilight Son (OR 106) with Strath Burn a previous Group3 winner running off 106 in 2nd place.
Lastest run Caprior Bere ran over 7fl at Doncaster with what looked an improved show and runs off the same mark (86) here with Jordan Vaughan taking off 5lb. Sakhee's Return 6length behind who accounted for George Bowen previously at York.
With only 7lb between the whole field there is only Your Pal Tal carrying less weight, with jockeys allowance, but he was well beaten by George Bowen at the Curragh.
New Bidder improved lately and won its last 2 here when Blinkers were applied, but does handle cut and has won at Class3 level as a 3Yr old.
Last years 3rd, My Name Is Rio looks held by Adam's Ale on last run and is now 6lb higher.
Adam's Ale, who would be my selection for the F/Cast, is closely matched with Signora Picollo when said not to face the cheekpieces at Doncaster in July, but has Philip Makin in the saddle who rode well here yesterday bagging a treble.
Likely Favourite Dragon King is lightly raced, but looks too short @ 11/2 off 5lb higher than last win up another grade.

Lost ... Result>>

Friday, 4 September 2015

Newcastle 4:30 ... Shesnotforturning @ 5/1 BET365 

Shesnotforturning returned from a 2Yr Lay-off, having been tried over Hurdles when last seen in 2013. 
Her first run back on the flat this Year, she finished 2nd here in May to the then 58 rated Advanced (Who won last start here in a Class5 off 71, and been keeping company with 75 plus rated rivals since). 
Shesnotforturning then ran in 2 amatuer events placing in both before winning her median auction stakes by 3.5 length on good/soft after taking a front running role. 

Ran well again last time here in a 7fl Class5 0-69 being in a prominent position early from the 1 stall, until fading close home. The 2nd, Liberal Angel franked the form winning off 63 here 3 days later beating rivals in the low 70's. 

Another 2lb lower today dropping back into Class6 0-55 company from the same stall with Tom Eaves in the saddle, should again be competitive back on ground she handles!

Lost ... Result>>

Saturday, 6 April 2013

2013 Grand National

Aintree 4.15 ... Ballabriggs @ 25/1 Join Together @ 25/1 Oscar Time E/W @ 100/1 S.James

Ballabriggs runs off the same mark as winning this in 2011, and meets the 3 in front of him ( Sunnyhill Boy 20lb, Seabass 15lb, and Cappa Bleu 10lb) in this last season on vastly better terms when finishing around a 10 length 6th place. Going should be right up his street and Jason Maguire knows him extremelly well.

He meets Oscar Time 8lb worse than the 2011 event for a 2.25 length beating, which if running to that form on only his 2nd visit here, Oscar Time could hold every chance of turning that form around and with the 100/1 on offer worthy of some E/W interest.

Join Together's been running well in a couple of Group races when meeting trouble in running and just got beat by Hello Bud here in December on Heavy going, and with best form being on better going, if Daryl Jacob can keep him out of trouble in running i see him being right there at the finish with the step up in trip looking likely to suit on previous outings.

Oscar Time ... 4th  Full Result>>
Join Together ... 12th
Ballabriggs ... P/U