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Windsor Preview 07/08/16

Ron RobinsonThe meeting kicks off with a 12 runner juvenile Maiden Auction. to quote from the Book Of Makers.

“and lo, they will come, lay down their shekels and be fleeced for an imponderable task awaits”

History dictates you want to be high/middle and if you really did have to consider wasting £1 here then 50p e.w. GRACIOUS TOM might provide some fun. His trainer, David Evans is second only to Andrew Balding when it comes to percentage strike rate here with juveniles.

in the 2-40 Mr balding saddles one but I’ll be with STAR ARCHER. Considered “absolutely stunning” by his trainer and one for whom big races await next season, I’ll be surprised if he doesn’t improve on his debut second when a beaten favourite, beaten just half a length by a horse with previous racecourse experience.

Back in third, beaten easily, was another with a couple of races under it’s belt but fair to say you’ll not get rich punting this one…he’s already long odds on. Perhaps a CSF with GENETICS?

The 3-10 is best summed up by Confucius…”you are having a laugh!”.

An all 3-y-o handicap…none has won on the ground, none has won over the trip and those that have raced here previously have gone home empty handed.

I’m with Confucius!

The 3-40 is actually a little cracker. My thinking is that one of two wins it. BATTLEMENT or GRAVITY FLOW currently head the market and it’s any price the rest so, my thinking wasn’t exactly on Einstein’s level!

This will be as tight as a mallards backside but I’m rowing in with BATTLEMENT. George Baker has a 29% strike rate when riding for Roger Charlton here, whilst Pat Cosgrove is 23% for Haggas. I also note that GRAVITY FLOW raced here once before and came home second so, I’ll hold that against him and run with BATTLEMENT.

LITTLE LADY KATIE appeals most in this five runner event but I never bet in races of less than six myself so, it’s all academic really. Jordan Vaughan is 2-4 for Karl Burke here and Burke himself has a superb 38% strike rate with 4+ year olds.

Burke also saddles the one I like at 4-40….SPORTY YANKEE.

A course winner…always handy to have one of those onside here….the trainer has booked Joey Haynes to ride. He has a 5-21 strike rate here and is also 2-4 for Burke here.

I’d be thinking a 20/80 only despite Haynes having been on board when they won here recently. My thinking is that easier ground might be preferred but it’s a Class 5 and not a race we’d be looking to get overly involved in anyway.

The last on the card….may I refer you back to the Book Of Makers?

It’s a race for novice amateur riders and from verse 23:9….”the drunk and insane only shall punteth this”



Have a great day!


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