The figures performed superbly yesterday and yet again those playing “old school” had a very nice day of it. I actually chose to abstain again, not even bothering with that one race i looked at for punting purposes and instead took a trip across the water to Liverpool and met with two people interested in working with us on the Fantasy horse racing project that has been on the back burner for over a year now.. I have several irons in fires and all are heating up nicely….yesterday’s meeting was a good one.
You will see just by looking at today’s figures which race I myself will be most interested in working with and that Hamilton 5-00 is a doozie.
It’s a busy day looming up on the horizon and Thursday sees me meeting with the guy that will be designing the Sensory Garden at Clatterbridge Hospital. Once that has been costed we’ll be setting up a JustGiving page and putting in place fund raising initiatives that will have this created in time for spring next year.
Seven races rated below and hopefully they perform as they have been doing recently!
Goodwood / Tue 02 Sep
Updated @ Mon 01 Sep
Straight Good to Soft Round Course Good (GoingStick: 7.0 on Monday at 14:30)
Stalls: Straight course stand side Round course inside except 1m 3f which is outside.
Drizzle this morning amounting to 0.5mm of rain. Forecast for tomorrow predominantly dry
Hamilton Park / Tue 02 Sep
Updated @ Mon 01 Sep
Good to Soft (GoingStick: 6.7 on Saturday at 08:00)
Rails: Due to the rail configuration on the loop all races over 1 Mile or further are approx 25yds shorter than the official distances. The Safety Factor for all starts on the straight course are reduced by 2 due to dolling out of the farside rail.
Stalls: 6F & 1M 3F – Standside 1 Mile & 1 Mile 1F – Inside
0.7mm rain overnight. Yesterday was a warm (20C) and breezy day. This morning it’s overcast and still. To stay dry today and tomorrow with some sunny spells (Max Temp 17C).
Carlisle / Tue 02 Sep
Updated @ Mon 01 Sep
Good to Firm, Good in places in Straight (GoingStick: 6.8 on Saturday at 09:00)
Rails: Inside rail moved out from 1m start round Old Stable bend to 3f, adding 7 yards for races 7f and further
Stalls: Stalls:- inside, except 1m 4f outside
Watering: Applied 8mm Sunday
4.5mm overnight. Monday – Rain passed through, rest of day cloudy with sunny spells 19C. Tuesday – Dry and cloudy 19C.
* – indicates winner on ground at the time of rating the race
§ – perceived as best drawn
T – indicates having travelled more than 150 miles to race today
We have a distinct lack of icons today and that is indicative of just how poor today’s racing is. If you are betting my advice is to keep stakes to an absolute minimum.
* – CALL OF DUTY….+2
T* – SAINT THOMAS….+/-0
* – TAXIFORMISSBYRON….-5
MY PLAY – Top pair for dutching, a small 20/80 CALL OF DUTY and an exotic but it’ll be to buttons.
* – BLUE SURF….+9
* – SPICE FAIR….+2
* – STATUTORY….-5
* – DOLPHIN VILLAGE….-8
* – KASHGAR….-15
* – TRIUMPHANT….-18
T – SPECIAL FIGHTER….-22
MY PLAY – Exactly as that one above.
§ – ROCKET ROB….+9
§* – BRAVO ECHO….+7
* – LANGLEY VALE….-3
§ – SHAMAHAN….-5
* – VINCENTTI….-14
T§ – INCITING INCIDENT….-16
MY PLAY – I cannot get a handle on my bottom rated horse at all. Most likely I’ll just watch this happen.
* – FOXHAVEN….-2
* – HECTOR’S CHOICE….-11
* – APRIL CIEL….-19
LAST MINUTE LISA….-29
MY PLAY – A chin rubber. If i play it’ll be October Rules that trio marked *
T* – ROYAL HOLIDAY….+9
T – COSQUILLAS….+8
* – TECTONIC….+1
T – SPAVENTO….-3
T* – LADY ARTISTE….-11
T – ZAIN ZONE….-29
T – CHAMBERLAIN….-32
MY PLAY – My top rated is a horse generally caught fresh at the start of the season and with us already knowing TECTONIC is a dog, but sitting near top of my figures, it’s probably a race best left to the needy and greedy.
T – STYNES….-37
T – EL BRAVO….-40
ROC DE PRINCE….-40
MY PLAY – Nothing here to look at, move along now!
T – BARON RUN….+17
T* – MANDALAY KING….+13
§* – ALEXANDRAKOLLONTAI….+11
§ – SALVATORE FURY….+11
T§* – TANGO SKY….+10
* – CLASSY ANNE….+9
T§* – LAYLA’S HERO….+9
T* – KLYNCH….+9
T§ – GRAN CANARIA QUEEN….+9
* – GO GO GREEN….+9
* – JINKY….+8
* – BUNCE….+2
T – FOXY CLARETS….+/-0
MY PLAY – I mentioned recently that I’m not a fan of racing at Hamilton as we tend to see Goldie and Perratt throwing the kitchen sink at races but this is a little corker. I am hoping I have read this draw bias correctly and, that my figures are bang on the money.
They will go like stink from the off and it looks set up for something that comes from off the pace.
THREE TO DUTCH – MANDALAY KING, ALEXANDRAKOLLONTAI, TANGO SKY
20/80 – ALEXANDRAKOLLONTAI
EXOTICS – MANDALAY KING, ALEXANDRAKOLONTAI, TANGO SKY
The very best of luck if you get involved today,