One top rated winner from three yesterday, a nice top two exacta and CSF, the dutch up in the second of those three rated races and just a short head away from the third race producing something.
I was very happy with how the figures performed yesterday.
John Standish was spot on in his assessment of the Henderson stable and I had been thinking the same thing myself. Some are going to the races half cooked and listening to his interview on RUK yesterday he was admitting to this being the case. Doesn’t help punters though, does it.
It really has felt a strange start to this season.
Today we get six bites of the cherry and we’ll see if we can squeeze a tad more profit from it.
AMAURY DE LUSIGNAN….+13
THREE TO DUTCH – LITTLE JIMMY, LOUGH COI, AMAURY DE LUSIGNAN
20/80 – LITTLE JIMMY
EXOTICS – LITTLE JIMMY, LOUGH COI, AMAURY DE LUSIGNAN
LAY – NONE
ADVICE – My top rated has been entered up for plenty of races recently and I hope he does turn out here because he has an excellent chance if fit enough to do himself justice.
DARK AND DANGEROUS….+10
PADDY THE STOUT….+2
THE BULL HAYES….-16
TWO TO DUTCH – DARK AND DANGEROUS, SMART MONEY
20/80 – SMART MONEY
EXOTIC – DARK AND DANGEROUS, SMART MONEY
LAY – NONE
ADVICE – I could have “cheated” here and moved Smart Money to top spot but that’s not how I work. What I will tell you now are some facts….my top rated has had five shots at racing on heavy and has yet to even place on it….today it’s being called heavy. My second best is a horse making it’s debut today for Venetia Williams….it has won on heavy. …in fact, it’s the only horse in this race that has. Is it fit enough for today? Only one person knows and I doubt she’d tell us even if we could ask her. I will make it my single play in this race but have no idea what to expect.
NOAKARAD DE VERZEE….-40
BEST BOY BARNEY….-40
ADVICE – A top two dutch and that’ll do here. My third best has by far the most potential to improve but who knows what Venetia has up her sleeve regarding Samurai Way? Low staking jobby for sure, with so much up in the air.
*GREAT OCEAN ROAD….-29
ESME RIDES A GAINE….-31
OVER AND ABOVE….-39
CALL ME A MULLIGAN….-40
HEEZ A STEEL….-40
ADVICE – The racing here this afternoon is shocking stuff. In this race we have three running from out of the handicap proper, my second highest rated amongst them but, that is one of only three in here with winning form on soft. It’s October Rules or nowt for me.
QUEEN OF EPIRUS….-40
ADVICE – If my top rated cannot win this easily then it’ll just be proof that this “class” of horse is just wholly untrustworthy….which we already know is the case anyway. A small, straight win bet is my only play here.
ADVICE – My third highest rated runs from 25lb out of the handicap proper. I’m leaving it to Jim and Bob to produce me a result. …dutch, 20/80 Bob and an exotic.
Have a brilliant day and best of luck if you get involved.