It could get messy today….or should that be Messi?
The rains have been coming down and looking at the BHA website none of the tracks have yet updated their going descriptions. Haydock is still showing good to soft as of 6-30am but I know for a fact it is soft there (may get worse!) and have applied that to the Ratings.
Looking at how those Beverley figures performed last night I have decided I’ll start to include races where we have just the odd 3-y-o involved. How unlucky was Berlusca, 2nd @ 25/1 and clear top rated – hope you were on e.w., Vince!
Choc ‘A’ Moca then got chinned on the line in the last so I am thinking we can dip our toes in the water.
When I return from Scotland (Friday next), I will commence work on all handicaps irrespective of what’s in there.
Whilst I am away I will be providing a full Newsletter service so no “down time” for me.
I’m afraid we have yet again encountered a problem. I’m thinking we are a tad jinxed right now. After spending a day getting the websites back up, with the exception of The Goal Posts, they were again pulled down by UK2 yesterday for a wholly different reason. Apparently one of the sites is, via a form, sending out spam and they’ve pulled the plug.
One of our 500 Club members who is involved in the industry has very kindly come to our aid and we’ll be transferring all of our sites away from UK2 over the next few days.
My apologies for any inconvenience caused.
BEVERLEY – Flat (Updated:04/07/2014 at 15:50:42)
Good to Firm
Inside (all races)
The rail around the bottom bend has been moved back to it’s
original position, providing fresh ground – all race distances
Friday – a humid, windy day, 21C – rain forecast from 7pm onwards
Saturday – overnight rain is due, dying out at 8am to leave a
warm, sunny day, 21C
The Tour de France comes to Yorkshire on Saturday 5 July,
resulting in many road closures around Middleham and in North
Yorkshire – full details can be found here:
Early arrival on Saturday is strongly advised – free breakfast
will be provided for stable staff before 10.30am on Sat.
For all going enquiries, please call John Morley on 07885 678186
CARLISLE – Flat (Updated:04/07/2014 at 09:02:53)
Good to Firm, Firm in places
(GoingStick: 7.9 on Thursday at 08:00)
All on inside
On inner line
Friday – cloudy with rain thro afternoon/evening 6mm+ 19C
Saturday – cloudy, with sunny spells poss. shower pm 19C
Clerk of Course Andrew Tulloch 07831 315104
HAYDOCK PARK – Flat (Updated:04/07/2014 at 13:46:59)
Good to Soft
(GoingStick: 8.7 on Friday at 07:00)
Centre: 5f, 6f, 1m2f, 1m4f
All races will run over the Stand Side Home Straight.
Actual race distances
1m 2f 145yds
1m 4f 30yds
4mm of rain before racing on Thursday. Forecast
around 7mm of rain from Noon on Friday and around 4mm of rain in
the early part of Saturday.
4mm of rain have fallen between 11am and 1.30pm on Friday
Put 6mm onto track on Wednesday.
LEICESTER – Flat (Updated:04/07/2014 at 08:53:27)
Good to Firm
(GoingStick: 8.6 on Friday at 08:30)
Straight-Stands side Round- Inside
Dry overnight. Forecast:Friday-Dry during the day with rain due
overnight.Saturday-Rain in the morning then a dry afternoon.
No watering planned.
NOTTINGHAM – Flat (Updated:04/07/2014 at 08:24:17)
Good to Firm, Good in places
(GoingStick: 8.2 on Thursday at 07:00)
5 & 6f – Stands side; 1m – Centre; Remainder – Inside
Outer Track. Rail dropped back to innermost line. Standard
Friday is forecast to be overcast, with a band of rain moving in
this evening and overnight. Sunshine and showers thereafter,
with temperatures around 19C.
15mm water applied Monday to Wednesday.
Clerk of the Course: Jane Hedley – 07881 316027
SANDOWN PARK – Flat (Updated:04/07/2014 at 17:30:11)
Round Course – Good to Firm, Firm in places
Sprint Course – Good to Firm
(GoingStick: Round Course 8.6 Sprint Course 8.4 on Friday at
Sprint Course – Far Side (full width)
Rail on innermost configuration – distances as advertised.
Forecast to stay dry until late Friday. Rain forecast overnight
Friday into Saturday from 10pm onwards, heaviest at about 5-7am –
5mm+ forecast. Showers possible Saturday afternoon. Cooler than
of late – 22 degrees.
No watering overnight in view of forecast rain.
* – indicates winner on ground as currently described above
§ – perceived as best drawn
T – indicates having travelled more than 150 miles to race today
* – FATTSOTA….+11
T* – MAGIC HURRICANE….+11
T* – DE RIGUER….+9
T – PALLASATOR….+8
T§* – DASHING STAR….-7
T – BLUE SURF….-13
§ – OPEN EAGLE….-14
T§ – HAVANA COOLER….-15
T§ – WIGMORE HALL….-16
T – STRICTLY SILVER….-17
T* – QUIZ MISTRESS….-18
§ – SALUTATION….-19
T§ – MIGHTY YAR….-25
* – BALTY BOYS….-28
T – FORGOTTEN HERO….-29
MY PLAY – My top pair are what I’d suggest are drawn “second best” and they, alone with DASHING STAR, will constitute my own play here.
Luca Cumani has won this four times in the last 19 years and Havana Cooler must have a more than decent chance of making it five in 20 and it’s outside my top six because it is so lightly raced, just six runs on the board to date. The horse seems to handle all ground and the money that has come for it in recent days might be telling us something but I’ll have to work with my numbers because they are what I have. I’ll not be looking to lay the favourite here though.
THREE TO DUTCH – FATTSOTA, MAGIC HURRICANE, DASHING STAR
20/80 – DASHING STAR
EXOTICS – FATSOTTA, MAGIC HURRICANE, DASHING STAR
LAY – NONE
MY PLAY – Not one of these has winning form on soft so it’s a no play race for me.
* – COMPTON….+9
* – SHOWBOATING….-6
* – TAMAYUZ STAR….7
* – SET THE TREND….-10
* – FOREST EDGE….-16
* – BEN HALL….-17
* – DUBAWI SOUND….-18
MY PLAY – Top three for everything here. If it has not eased I’ll possibly go laying RELATED but if the rains have arrived and it rides slower than good to firm I will not.
THREE TO DUTCH – COMPTON, SHOWBOATING, TAMAYUZ STAR
20/80 – COMPTON
EXOTICS – COMPTON, SHOWBOATING, TAMAYUZ STAR
LAY – NONE
§* – BONDI BEACH BOY….+14
* – NOODLES BLUE BOY….+10
* – HADAJ….+10
* – ADAM’S ALE….+10
§* – MR MO JO….+9
* – SIX WIVES….+9
* – FITZ FLYER….+8
* – SIR GEOFFREY….+3
§* – THATCHERITE….+1
§* – ONE BOY….+/-0
* – LOST IN PARIS….-3
§* – SLEEPY BLUE OCEAN….-4
§* – ANGELITO….-4
MY PLAY – As good as that Chepstow race the other day! My top rated needs the word firm in the going description when racing here, all win at Beverley on good to firm. If he gets his conditions then he’s going to be hard to catch.
THREE TO DUTCH – BONDI BEACH BOY, NOODLES BLUE BOY, MR MO JO
20/80 – BONDI BEACH BOY
EXOTICS – BONDI BEACH BOY, NOODLES BLUE BOY, MR MO JO
LAY – NONE
* – SELDOM….+8
* – MYSTERIAL….-2
* – SURROUND SOUND….-3
* – LAST DESTINATION….-10
* – DAY OF THE EAGLE….-14
* – TUKITINYASOK….-19
THE BLUE BANANA….-21
MY PLAY – My top rated has not won for over three years so, if you get involved, expect the worst. I’ll have it in my dutch and it’ll be my 20/80 but staking here will be low.
THREE TO DUTCH – SELDOM, MYSTERIAL, SURROUND SOUND
20/80 – SELDOM
EXOTICS – SELDOM, MYSTERIAL, SURROUND SOUND
LAY – NONE
* – ROYAL ALCOR….-11
* – CHAPTER FIVE….-11
HURRY HOME POPPA….-15
MY PLAY – Top pair for a dutch and a small 20/80 my top one…perhaps an exotic…..not a great race and low staking all round.
TWO TO DUTCH – ROYAL ALCOR, CHAPTER FIVE
20/80 – CHAPTER FIVE
EXOTICS – ROYAL ALCOR, CHAPTER FIVE
LAY – NONE
* – WINDFORPOWER….+12
§* – SUNNY SIDE UP….+11
* – INGENTI….+9
§* – SALVATORE FURY….+8
§* – BOSUN BREESE….+8
T* – ROY’S LEGACY….-4
T* – BABY QUEEN….-7
* – FOL HOLLOW….-10
§ – DARK OPAL….-13
* – JUMBO STEPS….-13
MY PLAY – Three in my top six sporting the two icons I like to see §* and they will represent my dutch.
THREE TO DUTCH – SUNNY SIDE UP, SALVATORE FURY, BOSUN BREESE
20/80 – SUNNY SIDE UP
EXOTICS – SUNNY SIDE UP, SALVATORE FURY, BOSUN BREESE
LAY – NONE
* – ANOTHER FOR JOE….+10
* – TALENT SCOUT….+10
* – TOTO SKYLLACHY….+9
* – KINGSCROFT….-2
* – AL MUHEER….-14
* – PARTY ROYAL….-17
* – GEORGE ROOKE….-24
MY PLAY – If the winner is outside my top three I’m leaving my cash behind here!
THREE TO DUTCH – ANOTHER FOR JOE, TALENT SCOUT, TOTO SKYLLACHY
20/80 – ANOTHER FOR JOE
EXOTICS – ANOTHER FOR JOE, TALENT SCOUT, TOTO SKYLLACHY
LAY – GEORGE ROOKE
* – TECTONIC….-11
* – TRIPLE EIGHT….-17
* – VALENTINO OYSTER….-21
* – NELSON’S BAY….-29
* – BOLD AND FREE….-37
MY PLAY – This feels strange. It has a competitive feel to it but nothing rates a +. I’ll work my top three to October Rules levels of staking.
THREE TO DUTCH – TECTONIC, TRIPLE EIGHT, VALENTINO OYSTER
20/80 – TECTONIC
EXOTICS – TECTONIC, TRIPLE EIGHT, VALENTINO OYSTER
LAY – NONE
Have a great day and the very best of luck