I got my penultimate shortlist down to:
VELOX – DH 2ND 8/1
BRONZE ANGEL – WON 14/1
NICEOFYOUTOTELLME – DH 2ND 10/1
Now that’s not bad! Had I been more inclined to have those older horses onside, rather than look to have the high draw onside, I would have had a feast of this race. To have it down to just five runners and get that close is serially pleasing, especially when you consider I was working with a 35 runner race.
I was bang on that you did not want a single figure draw here. The first six home were all housed in a stall with two numbers above their heads. The weight range…bang on….the first three home carried between 8st 11lb and 8st 13lb.
Had I pulled the older horses instead of those drawn high, I would have been left with BRONZE ANGEL and NICEOFYOUTOTELLME…..both 5 year olds. Such is life.
I will get it right next year…notes have been made!
Musselburgh / Sun 28 Sep
Updated @ Sun 28 Sep
Good to Firm, Good in places (GoingStick: 7.4 on Sunday at 06:30)
Rails: The stands bend moved out 4 metres The bottom bend moved in 3 metres
Stalls: 5f and 2m Stands Side 1m 4f 1m 5f 1m 6f Centre Remainder Inner
Watering: 5mm water applied Thursday
Dry Overnight. clear AM Forecast: Sunday – Dry with sunny spells 17c
Epsom Downs / Sun 28 Sep
Updated @ Sun 28 Sep
Good, Good to Firm in places (GoingStick: 8.0 on Saturday at 09:00)
Rails: Rail will be out up to 7 yards from 1m to winning post, adding 20 yards to races of 1m+ and 15 yards to 7f.
Stalls: 1m 4f – Centre Remainder – Inside
Dry overnight, heavy dew. Dry day expected.
* – 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
H – Indicates wearing some form of headgear for first time today
T* – SHOT IN THE SUN….+10
T* – ALPINE STORM….+9
T* – WHO’S THAT CHICK….-1
T* – REKDHAT….-11
T – AUCTION….-17
T – CLUMBER PLACE….-18
T – LILLY JUNIOR….-26
* – ORDER OF SERVICE….+4
* – TECTONIC….+4
* – ROYAL STRAIGHT….+2
HT – PIGEON PIE….-4
T* – SENOR GEORGE….-12
T* – OUTLAW TORN….-20
* – HAYMARKET….-22
T* – WEAPON OF CHOICE….+14
* – PASAKA BOY….+13
* – JAKEY….+11
* – YAAKOUM….+9
* – STARWATCH….+4
T* – DOLPHIN VILLAGE….-2
T§* – IXELLES DIAMOND….+15
§* – AQUA ARDENS….+15
T* – DR RED EYE….+11
§* – MIME DANCE….+10
T* – ORTAC ROCK….+10
§* – BAYLEYF….+8
* – BROCKLEBANK….+3
* – CREW CUT….-1
§ – GIGAWATT….-12
MY PLAY – This is the only race today I personally am interested in playing. Rated horses 1, 2 and 4 will do and they’ll be dutched, it’s a 20/80 my top one and exotics.
Just Monday and Tuesday left of the flat for me then we switch codes. I will, however, be looking at those jumpers tomorrow and Tuesday, too, as one of our long standing 500 Club members is going racing both days and I have promised to provide figures….not that I’d even contemplate trusting them yet!
The very best of luck if you get involved today,