Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Il Warrd win
Spin Cycle win
Global City place
Going to take the Betfair SP's on all of those.
Good Luck Folks
Saturday, July 26, 2008
2.35 - Pyrra €50 win
3.05 - Always a Rock €50 win
3.40 - Redford €50 win
4.20 - Lucano €50 win
McCarthur €25 place
2.10 - Spring Tale €50 win
3.15 - Campologist €50 win
3.45 - Express Wish €50 win & €25 place
Friday, July 25, 2008
€25 place @ 2.48 + €87
3.25 - Senor Mirasol €50 win @ 14 - €25
€25 place @ 4.6 + €140
Not a bad day last Saturday, Senor Mirasol was very unlucky just getting pipped in a 3 way photo, one to keep an eye though.
End of Day Balance - €4,161
Saturday, July 19, 2008
2.20 - Balthazara's Gift €50 win @ 9.6 & €25 place @ 2.48
Winner last year, looking at the trend books 4 winners came fter a run at Royal Ascot & he's won in Group class before.
3.25 - Senor Mirasol €50 win @ 14 @ €25 place @ 4.6
In good form, winner of his 1st two starts....looks very good value, has won on All weather & turf (GS) so should put on a good show. Breeding has high levels of speed sired by Deportivo & Cadeuax is in the brred line on the dam side so ticks all boxes.
I didn't see the race live but on the replays on ATR Ramonti just didn't get going, Bin Surror said he'd need the race but to come 5th in a Group 2 when he;d won 6 group 1's last year is a shock to say the least....still take it on the chin I suppose.
14.00 -Cape Vale €50 win @ 15 - €50
Victorian Bounty €25 place @ 5 - €25
14.35 -Lucky Leigh €50 win @ 4.6 - €50
15.10 -Heaven Sent €50 win @ 6 - €50
14.55 - Ramonti €500 @ 3.23 - €500 ouch......
15.35 - Rio De La Plata €100 win @ 5.2 - €100
14.45 - Master Plaster €50 win @ 8.2 + €460
End of Week Balance - €4009
A very tough week all in all.....a race horse is very much like a beautiful woman.....Stunning, brings joy....good times a plenty but you need to know if the relationship has peaked and it's time to let go.
Ramonti & myself enjoyed our Summer of love last year but has he peaked and is it time to move on? It'll be make or break at Goodwood!!
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Three races to look at today -
Cape Vale €50 win @ 15
Victorian Bounty €25 place @ 5
Lucky Leigh €50 win @ 4.6
Heaven Sent €50 win @ 6
Monday, July 7, 2008
2.10 - Zidane €50 win @ 3.2 - €50
2.45 - Barney McGrew €50 win @ 8.6 non runner
3.20 - Bukkit Tineggi €50 win @ 7.5 - €50
Curragh -Pretty Polly Stakes
Finciael Beo €100 win @ 2.8 - €100
Irish Derby -
Tarten Barer €100 win @ 2.5 - €100
End of Day Balance - €3,774
Coral Eclipse @ Sandown
15.20Mount Nelson €100 win @ 4.9 + €590
Campologist €50 place @ 3.35 - €50
End of Day Balance - €4,314
Be back on later in the week for the Newmarket July festival.
Friday, July 4, 2008
Winners usualy come via Royal Ascot and would need to be in winning form. I've two to go for tomorrow all being well.
My win selection is Mount Nelson, he caught my eye at Royal Ascot on the 1st day.....his run was blocked in the final furlong & I reckon he would have got in the frame had he got a clear path in.
Sad thing is it appears that the bookies share my opinion and make him around 7/2.
Another impressive Royal Ascot winner runnning tomorrow was Campologist, won by 3 lengths at Ascot in a decent field. Frankie has chosen to ride him, Goldolphin's group 1 form is in a sorry state this season but hopefully tomorrow's race & Goodwood can see their fortunes turn around.
Sandown - 15.20
Mount Nelson €100 win @ 4.9
Campologist €50 place @ 3.35
I'll post up my (bad) Irish Derby meeting results tomorrow.
Saturday, June 28, 2008
I'll have ot be quick as play is going to start in half an hour.
3 Races to look at today -
2.10 - Zidane €50 win @ 3.2
2.45 - Barney McGrew €50 win @ 8.6
3.20 - Bukkit Tineggi €50 win @ 7.5
Pretty Polly Stakes
Finciael Beo €100 win @ 2.8
Monday, June 23, 2008
Wednesday was a classy as ever, got there pretty early and the champagne had been flowing enroute, people milling about, taking photo's just taking in the splendor of Royal Ascot.
It was nice as one of my party had an £85 win from a fiver & it's the 1st year she's won, so everyone came away happy.
Friday I'd name is Esscot, far too packed, far too many women who have no idea how to dress and a fair few people there would not have seen a horse all day....Friday won't be on my request list this Autumn.
Here's my results from Friday & Saturday, didn't get to post my picks up as I flew back to Dublin on Saturday so couldn't get online in the morning.
14.05 - Conduit €50 win @ 4.6 + €230
Bronze Cannon €25 place @ 1.8 - €25
City Leader €25 place @ 2.26 - €25
14.45 - Spacious €150 win @ 4.3 - €150 (Jamie Spencer strikes again)
Rami Coya €25 place @ 7.8 - €25
15.55 - Nemo Spirit €25 win @ 75 (yes 75) non runner
Nemo Spirit €25 place @ 3.8 non runner
Gravitation €25 place @ 6.2 + €155
End of Day Balance - €4,174
Day 5 -
3.05 - McCarthur €50 win @ 3.6 + €180
Maraheel €50 win @ 5.6 - €50
Happy Boy €25 place @ 3.8 - €25
3.45 - Takeover Target €50 win @ 5.2 - €50
Kingsgate Native €25 place @ 4.5 + €113
US Ranger €25 place @ 2.8 - €25
End of day Balance - €4,317
Slightly up in the end on the blog bets....I had some decent each wayers up on the days I was there but no massive wins to speak of. The Goldoplin need to get their 1st string back in action for Goodwood....I need to see Ramonti back on the course.
After all is said and done, the champers no longer in the fridge, the suit in the drycleaners and the racecard placed on the shelf with the others I don't think I'll make 25k, I reckon I'll get to 10 with Goodwood round the corner.
I could up my level stake but that's the road to the poor house.
Catch you at the weekend for two listed races at Newcastle.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Still two days to go so must remain positive.
I head to the hallowed course again tomorrow for a friend's birthday but I intend to slow down on the champers for this trip.
Now I'm needing Spacious to run another big race tomorrow like she did in the 1000 Guinees to get my week back in the green.
Here's today results if you can bare to look -
14.30 - South Central €50 @ 3.5 + €225
Certio €25 place @ 2.28 - €25
15.05 - Cape Amber €50 win @ 5.4 - €50
15.45 - Geordieland €50 win @ 13 - €50
Regal Flush €25 place @ 4.7 - €25
16.20 - Hurrican Hymbook €50 win @ 10.5 - €50
End of Day Balance - €4,014
So €25 up for the day....better in my pocket than theirs I suppose.
Day 4 -
14.05 - Conduit €50 win @ 4.6
Bronze Cannon €25 place @ 1.8
City Leader €25 plave @ 2.26
14.45 - Spacious €150 win @ 4.3
Rami Coya €25 place @ 7.8
15.55 - Nemo Spirit €25 win @ 75 (yes 75)
Nemo Spirit €25 place @ 3.8
Gravitation €25 place @ 6.2
Good Luck Folks
Didn't get a chance to put any selections up yesterday but only one winner in Duke of Marmalde and two places to speak of.
Day 1 Results -
14.30 - Lingarri €25 place @ 3.05 - €25
Mount Nelson €25 place @ 10.5 - €25
15.05 - Fleeting Spirit €50 win @ 3.4 - €50
Kingsgate Native €25 place @ 3.4 - €25
Captain Gerrard €25 place @ 7.2 (non runner)
15.45 - Falco €50 win @ 8.2 - €50
Ravens Pass €25 place @ 2.8 + €95
De La Plata €25 place @ 3.4 (non runner)
16.20 - Orziba €50 win @ 4.2 - €50
End of Day Balance - €3989
Selections for Today - Gold Cup Day
14.30 - South Central €50 @ 3.5
Certio €25 place @ 2.28
15.05 - Cape Amber €50 win @ 5.4
15.45 - Geordieland €50 win @ 13
Regal Flush €25 place @ 4.7
16.20 - Hurrican Hymbook €50 win @ 10.5
Good Luck Folks
Monday, June 16, 2008
I'll be attending on Wednesday & Friday this year and keenly tuning into the BBC for the rest of it.
Here's my betting for the 1st day -
14.30 - Lingarri €25 place @ 3.05
Mount Nelson €25 place @ 10.5
15.05 - Fleeting Spirit €50 win @ 3.4
Kingsgate Native €25 place @ 3.4
Captain Gerrard €25 place @ 7.2
15.45 - Falco €50 win @ 8.2
Ravens Pass €25 place @ 2.2
Rio De La Plata €25 place @ 3.4
16.20 - Orziba €50 win @ 4.2
Good Luck Folks and Enjoy Ascot
Orziba €50 win @ 4.4
King Stand Stakes -
Lingarri €25 @ 3.05
Friday, June 13, 2008
Epsom this year is the only festival I've been on the losing side on...it had to happen I suppose, lots of big trends broken but worthy winners of the biggeies none the less. Only had one yes ONE winner in two days of Group Class horse racing....The Derby being the winner!!
Rose Bowl Handicap -2.45 - Escape Route €25 place @ 3.8 - €25
Coronation Cup - 3.25 - McCarthur €50 win @ 13 - €50
Red Rocks €25 place @ 4.2 - €25
Soldier of fortune €50 lay @ 2.7 - €135
Oaks 4.05 - Lush Lashes €50 win @ 3.5 - €50
Cape Amber €25 place @ 3.8 - €25
End of Day Balance - €3,839
Derby - I didn't get online before the day itself, it was a great day....headed down to Surrey, called into my old Boss for a beer enroute. It was a friends birthday so 10 of us piled into the Grandstand. It's not finished but the Epsom "vibe" was there as it always is and it was great stood there gazing over thousands of people having a great time sharing one common interest.
Well the race itself was shrowded in doubt with New Approach entering the frame and Jim Bolger doing his best to enforce the steriotypical Irishman act.
I'd had €100 on New Approach since his Dewhurst win in October 2007 (following the Sir Percy trend) but I'd gone big on Rio de la Plata who come 7th. Plus I'd had Indian Pass in the Dash before the Derby....2nd!!
Dash - Indian Pass €50 win @ 3.6 - €50
The Derby - New Approach €100 win @ 4.8 + €580
Rio De La Plata €150 win @ 22 - €150
Rio De La Plata €100 place @ 6.2 - €100
End of Day Balance - €4,119
Ascot next week, cannot fucking WAIT!! I've been dealt a huge blow, it's hit me like a death of a reletive....Ramonti will not be running. Bless him he's not fully fit and the Goldolphin are going to save him for Goodwood, also Creachdior is out, maybe for good. So that's two bankers down for the week.
I have high hopes for joyfull horses such as Aussie star Takeover Target, Irish hopes Septimus & Duke of Marmalade & Henry the Navigator, where the Godophin are going to find a winner is tough to see. Rio de La Plata might nick a place behind Henrythenavigator but who knows.
Good Luck and I'll be on for next week.
Thursday, June 5, 2008
3 Biggies tomorrow to take a look at -
Rose Bowl Handicap -
A recent win is important here and 4 & 5 year olds rule the 10 years trends.
2.45 - Escape Route €25 place @ 3.8
Coronation Cup -
An excellent race for older horses -
Recent form is paramount and the Dubai World Cup & Ormende @ Chester prove good feeder grounds for this Group 1.
It leaves me with Red Rocks & McCarthur
3.25 - McCarthur €50 win @ 13
Red Rocks €25 place @ 4.2
Horses having their 1st run of the season tend to not fair well, that puts a line through Soldier of fortune for me.
3.25 - Soldier of fortune €50 lay @ 2.7
The fillies Derby - winners spring board to fame is rare, Ouija Board being the exception.
Need to have won last time out, The Musidora @ York is the most successful trial.
I'm going for Lush Lashes & Cape Amber
4.05 - Lush Lashes €50 win @ 3.5
Cape Amber €25 place @ 3.8
Good Luck Folks
Friday, May 16, 2008
Results of the last blog are here -
Chester 2.45 -
All the Aces - €25 place @ 3.8 + 120
Pampas Cat - €50 win @ 4.2 - 50
2.15 -Maraahel - €50 win @ 2.8 - 50
3.15 -Aversity - €50 win @ 7.4 - 50
End of Day Balance - €4249
French Guniess -
Rio De La Plata - €100 win @ 2.3 - €100
End of Day Balance - €4149
Had bets in the big four at York this week without much joy if I'm honest, not got time to type it all out but I'm €350 down despite backing Geordieland for a place....My sentimental bet for the week Sergant Cecil let me down but he owes me nothing god love him.
The Derby trial was an interesting one....none of the Godolphin horses have run well all week. They've got 4 big 3 year old hopes and none have run well at all in the trials.....Rio De La Plata should have won the French Gunieas with easy but Frankie was showing off in my opinion.
New approach beaten, Henry the Nav isn't an Epsom horse, Rio De La Plata beaten, Il Khabldun beaten, Henry Cecil's horses beaten......when it comes to the Derby for the 1st time in 10 years I can honestly say I have no idea who will win.
I thought this year would be a big year for the royal blue but it's not gone their way and the Classic form and trials are not pointing to a winner yet.
The Oaks is the same....it's all a mystery, still I love it!!
I fly home tomorrow so posting maybe an issue as will getting a bet on!
Till then Good Luck
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
A month away from the big day and the 1st Derby trial is run tomorrow over the Derby distance of 1mile 4.
I'm looking for a horse that has won over a challenging track and run in the last month or so & preferably winning.
I'm left with two hopefulls -
Chester 2.45 -
All the Aces - €25 place @ 16
Pampas Cat - €50 win @ 4.2
Maraahel - €50 win @ 2.8
Aversity - €50 win @ 7.4
Good Luck Folks
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Fantastic and I mean FANTASTIC ride from Natagora....what a horse she'll be, lead post to post...I'm overcome with joy.
3.20 NewmarketNatagora €100 win @ 4.5 + €550
End of day Balance €4,279
See you next week for the French Guineas.
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Still had a couple up for damage limitation but I am banging my head against a brick wall this afternoon.
3.25 @ Newmarket
Rio De La Plata €100 win ante post @ 22 - €100 (non runner)
New Approach €100 win ante post @ 4.4 - €100
Ibn Khaldun €100 win @ 5.2 - €100
Moynahan €25 place @ 13 - €25
2.45 - Heaven Sent €50 win @ 2.75 + €188
4.00 - Damlika €25 place @ 4.9 + €147
Tajneed €25 place @ 3.5 - €25
End of Day Balance - €3729
Only 3 year old colts can race in this and 3 big trends to look at to find yourself in the frame.
The Dewhurst Stakes @ Newmarket run on Champions day last October, the winner is nearly always in the frame come the Guineas or the Derby. Last year's was a wash out with the 1, 2 in the 2006 Dewhurst both retired but the 05 Dewhurst was won by Sir Percy (winner of the 06 Derby and runner up in the 06 Guineas).
A group 1 winner
And a season reappearance (1st run of the season)
3 horses went into the hat with these stats.....New Approach (winner of last years Dewhurst), Ibn Khaldun (winner of last years Racing Post trophy) & Rio de La Plata (winner of the French Dewhurst).
The latter is going to the French Guineas next week (talk to you about that tomorrow) so it leaves me with -
New Approach & Ibn Khaldun.
3.25 @ Newmarket
Rio De La Plata €100 win ante post @ 22 - €100 (non runner)
New Approach €100 win ante post @ 4.4
Ibn Khaldun €100 win @ 5.2
Moynahan €25 place @ 13
2.45 Heaven Sent €50 win @ 2.75
4.00 Damlika €25 place @ 4.9
Tajneed €25 place @ 3.5
Good Luck & catch you tomorrow for the 1000!
Friday, May 2, 2008
Anyway....had a great day down at the course last Thursday, great food & drink and a nice result. Punchestown is a great course, it's kinda just outside of Dublin, kinda like Epsom is to London.
It seems ages since my last blog, but in truth it's only over a week so I've had to go back through the account to remember what I've bet on. I'm not into posting up results after the event but I hope you'll respect my honesty.
Punchestown - 24/4 -
2.30 - Homer Woods €50 win @ 4.6 - €50
Boulavogue €25 place @ 4.2 + €130
3.05 - Ferney's Well €50 win @ 5.8 - €50
3.40 - Conor Castle €50 win @ 5.2 - €50
4.15 - Dev €50 win @ 6.2 - €50
4.50 - Blazing Baily €100 @ 5.2 + €620
End of Day Balance - €2112
Punchestown Day 25/5
3.45 - Notable Du Estraval €50 win @ 6.2 - €50
4.20 - Punjabi €50 win @ 3.2 + €210
End of day Balance - €2272
Punchestown & Sandown 26/5
Punchestown 4.20 - Franchoek €50 @ 2.1 - €50
1.40 - Penzance €25 place @ 2.7 - €25
2.10 - Full House €50 win @ 11.5 - €50
Mexican Pete €25 place @ 3.5 + €112
2.40 - Andreas €50 win @ 3.4 + €220
Pablo Du Charmil €25 place @ 3.7 - €25
3.20 - Iris de Balme €50 win @ 4.9 - €50
Monkerhostin €50 win @ 24 + €1250 (I thought he had no chance but he's one of my all time favs and will always back him)
3.55 - Major Cadeux €50 win @ 2.8 + €190
End of Day Balance - €3,844
All in all a very good week, given the stress I was under I had my best week of the challenge, once again I apologise for not posting last weekend. Monkerhostin was sublime, 11 years old and destroying the field....he nicked a place for me at the open Festival earlier in the season so 2 out of two for one of my most profitable horses in my punting career.
The real stuff starts tomorrow with the 2000 Guineas. I've had two ante post bets which one is already down.
Newmarket 2000 Guineas -
Rio De La Plata €100 win @ 22 - €100
New Approach €100 win @ 4.4
Balance - €3,744
I'll be back on for the Guineas festival tonight or tomorrow....till then
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
2.30 - 1st Down Jets €25 place @ 2.36 - €25
3.05 - Cork All Star €25 place @ 1.84 - €25
3.40 - Masony €25 win @ 5.9 - €25
€25 place @ 1.93 + €74
End of Day Balance €1578
Day 2..... I'll crack this out pretty quick as one has work to do before heading off to Pucnhestown for the day tomorrow.
3.05 - Temlett €25 place @ 2.74
3.40 - Galient €25 win @ 5.3
4.15 - Neptune Colonge €25 win @ 2.22
Mossbank €25 place @ 1.55
Beef or Salmon €25 place @ 6.2 (rude not back the old boy)
4.50 - One Cool Cookie €25 place @ 3.55
5.25 - Corkskeagh Royle €25 win @ 5.9
Good Luck folks
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
2.30 - 1st Down Jets (nothing to do with my time in NY watching the Jets) €25 place @ 2.36
3.05 - Cork All Star €25 place @ 1.84
3.40 - Masony €25 win @ 5.9 @ €25 place @ 1.93 - (9 year olds have dominated this race for the last ten years. Masony has had a lightish campaign and the ground should suit.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
2.40 - Nolan win €50 @ 1.38 - €50
3.00 - Penzance €50 place @ 1.4 - €50
3.40 - Halcon Genelardias €25 place @ 3.15 + €104
Leading Man €25 place @ 5.1 - €25
End of Day Balance €1604
Be on for Pucnhestown next week
Friday, April 18, 2008
I'm going to take a look at 3 races on the card. 1st being the Future Champion Chase - Paul Nicholls has a great record in this race, seven year olds have won 4 out of the last ten making them the most prolific age group and favourites have been very successful recently.
2.40 - Nolan win €50 @ 1.38
Next is the Scottish Champion Hurdle, some well raced horses line up and I'm looking for something lightly raced for a place. Penzance is a good horse, won the Triumph Hurdle at Cheltenham and has had a good but light campaign this season.
3.00 - Penzance €50 place @ 1.4
Scottish National is next, I've drawn a line through anything not aged 8, needs to have at least placed last time out and run over 3 miles 3.
3.40 - Halcon Genelardias €25 place @ 3.15 & Leading Man €25 place @ 5.1
Good Luck folks....I'll be back on for Punchestown next week then it gets serious with the 2000 Guineas on the 2nd of May.
Sunday, April 6, 2008
2.15 - Takeroc €50 win @ 3.2 - €50
2.50 - Osana €50 win @ 3.6 - €50
My Way De Zolzen €25 place @ 2.04 - €25
3.25 - Forest Pennant €25 place @ 2.38 + €84
4.15 - Butler's Cabin €50 win @ 21 - €50
L'ami €25 place @ 9.8 - €25
Philson's Run €25 place @ 8 - €25
All in all a decent and entertaining week's racing highlighted by Voy Por Ustedes putting himself back on the top of the 2 mile chasing pile, wher he rightfully belongs.
End of Day Balance €1625
Be back on the 16th for Newmarket.
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Friday, April 4, 2008
I have a bout of flu so I'll make it quick
2.00 - Albertas Run €50 win @ 2.66& Big Bucks €25 place @ 1.72
2.35 - Souffleur €25 place @ 2.78
3.10 - Voy Por Ustedes €25 place @ 1.85
3.45 - Natal €50 win @ 16.5 & Botha Na €25 place @ 4.6
4.20 - Captain Cee Bee €50 win @ 2.36 & Greenbridge @ 2
4.55 - Alderburn €25 place @ 3.25
5.30 - Arguto Luna €25 place @ 3.15
I'll be back on tonight for the National.
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
2.40 - Blackcat Kitten €50 win @ 4 - €50
Elusive Warning €25 place @ 1.48 + €62
2.15 - My Indy €25 place @ 1.71 - €25
2.55 - Diabolical €50 win @ 4.3 - €50
Idiot Proof €25 place @ 2.28 + €82
3.55 - Literato €25 win @ 4.8 - €25
Darjina €25 place @ 3.05 + €101
Creachadoir €25 place @ 2.56 - €25
4.40 - West Win €25 place @ 5.5 - €25
Gravitas €25 place @ 12 - €25
5.30 - Curlin €50 lay @ 1.39 - €69
Jilhil €25 win @ 9.8 - €25
Asiatic Boy €25 place @ 2.74 + €93
Slightly up and I mean slightly, some placings got me out of what could have been a bad day.....still better in my pocket thn theirs!
End of Day Balance €1601
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008
2.50 - Zaahid €50 win @ 4 - €50
Don't Panic €25 place @ 2.5 + 87.5
3.25 - Advanced €50 win @ 11 - €5o
Lady Grace €25 place @ 5.1 - €25
4.00 - Rio River €50 win @ 9.8 - €50
Very Wise €25 @ 5.3 - €25
End of day balance €1657
The Irish National is on at Fairyhouse tomorrow, I had last years winner Butler's Cabin a a decent price so more of the same needed this year.
Most think a "National" is a close your eyes and point a pin or pick something with your girlfriends name in it but there are many stats to follow to shortlist a few hopefuls.
A quick run through some of the key trends for the race over the last ten running -
Only one winner aged 10 or over with 7 & 8 year olds being the most successful age group.
Only two winners over 11 stone with the weight bracket bringing in the most winners being 10 st.
There's no real trainer form to follow so it's all about the horse.
Favourites have a shocking record over the last ten years with 7 of the last 10 winners having had double figured odds.
I'm going for Well Run in this, fits all the stats, is in good nick and has won over course, ground and distance.
Fairyhouse 3.55 - Well Run €50 win @ 20.5 & €25 place @ 4.4
Good Luck Folks
Saturday, March 22, 2008
I've just recovered from Cheltenham and from what I've heard and read I seem to be in the minority that ended the week in the green so one gives thanks for that.
The flat is my thing, coming from the South of England Ascot,Newmarket, Goodwood and Epsom are in striking distance from my once home. Many an afternoon spent in the company of such greats as Lamtarra, Ouija Board, Sir Percy, High Chaperal,Takeover Target,Rockof Gibralter and recently Ramonti.
But the sunny Newmarket mile is a little over two months away and the Derby and Ascot are still a mark on the calender so the Shiek's helicopter comes into the Costa del Doncaster for the afternoon.
I'll look at three races this afternoon starting with:
Doncaster Spring Mile
A fresh horse does well historically here, who is aged 4 or 5 and is at the head of the market. I shall go for the favourite as his sire Sakhee was a champion miler and a highish draw should help.
2.50 - Zaahid €50 win @ 4
Don't Panic €2 place @ 2.5
The 1st big sprint of the year and I'll look for a horse that is again fresh and would have needed to have been in the Wentworth Stakes on this track last term or a big field handicap at Newmarket.
Two stand out for me.....Advance won the Ayr Gold Cup and Lady Grace did well at Newmarket last time out, it's a stiff task for her but she's good for a place in my opinion.
3.25 - Advanced €50 win @ 11
Lady Grace €25 place @ 5.1
Lincoln Heritage Handicap
Big race of the day and a big field, again I'm looking for a horse that performed well at a big field at Newmarket and ideally aged 4 - 6.
Two eye catchers here that have been given either a high or low draw.
4.00 - Rio River €50 win @ 9.8
Very Wide €25 @ 5.3
Good Luck Folks....I'll be back on either tomorrow or Monday for the Irish National.
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Verasi €25 place @ 6 - €25
Twist Magic €25 win @ 4 - €25
Friday, March 14, 2008
You need a 1€/£ each way accumulator on the following -
12.30 - Gaspara
1.05 - Breedsbreeze
1.40 - County Zen
2.15 - Francheok
2.50 - Thetotherone
3.30 - Denman
4.05 - Bon accord
4.40 - saint saire
5.20 - Lark wing
If all of those horses place in their races at Cheltenham today for a 2 €/£ stake you'll net 1,000,000 plus, it's just bit of fun but worth a punt!!
Thursday, March 13, 2008
For Thursdays meeting , I fancy the following...
In the Jewson Novices Handicap chase, The Hairy Lemon €50 place
In the ryanair chase, Turko €40 win
In the World Hurdle, Lough Berg €25 place
My way de solzen €50 win
In the Racing Post Plate, Oedipe €25 e/w
Crozan €25 e/w
Patman Du Charmil €25 place
Good Luck everyone
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
2.00 - Captain Cee Bee €50 win @ 9.6, €25 place @ 3.9 - + €652
Sentry Duty €25 win @ 12.5, €25 place @ 3.95 - €50
2.35 - Nolan €50 win @ 3.25 - €50
3.15 - Osana €50 win antipost @ 14.6, €50 win @ 8.8 - €100 (well pissed off)
16.00 - Bob Hall €25 win @ 23 - €25
16.40 - Garde Champetre €50 win @ 6.6 + €380
Heads on the Ground €25 win @ 7.5 - €25
17.20 - Ashkazar €50 win @ 3.7 - €50
So I started the day with €1159 to play with and going into tomorrow I now have €1891, so €732 up for the day....cant knock that. I'll get over Osana by the time the football kicks off!
Catch you tomorrow
Monday, March 10, 2008
I come to you from Southern Spain, sun burnt and y back aching from this morning's golf but my excitement for tomorrow getting a little bit too much to bare. Since Xmas, sorry the King George many horses have been put through their paces over the courses of the UK & Ireland and the endless preps, supplements, tipsters and guides have been heard, run or read and it's now time to see who lives up and who slips up.
The dark evenings recently have been spent with my face in some sort of form book, horse racing being the only sport which history repeats itself time and time again my tactic is to stick to the trends that have served me so well in recent years.
Supreme Novice Hurdle -
The roar of the 1st race will go up when the horses of the 1st race of the day sets sail. A few strong trends to follow in this race. Solid flat form, winner last time out & only 2 runs over hurdles....Key races are the Royal Bond & Doilette hurdle.
I've gone for Captain Cee Bee and Sentry Duty - both have great flat form so have speed, both won last time out so they are in good nick and both are lightly raced over hurdles.
So it's -
2.00 - Captain Cee Bee €50 win @ 9.6, €25 place @ 3.9
Sentry Duty €25 win @ 12.5, €25 place @ 3.95
Arkle Chase -
The years premier novice chase, this has seen so many of the great so on to big things. Dominated by Alan King in the last two seasons but he has no runner this time out so I'm going for Nolan. The horse is in very goo form as his is yard. The Irish have a shocking record in this race and I can't really give any sort of chance to any of them in this race.
I know it's easy to tip a favourite but I don't care who wins it's all about profit!!!
2.35 - Nolan €50 win @ 3.25
Champion Hurdle -
One of my favourite races of the year and one of my more successfull looking back. The old guard have gone, no more Hardy Eustace, Brave Inca not involved and a few contenders to look at.
Two key trials to consider, the AIG hurdle @ Leapordstown (winner Sizing Europe) and the Boylesports (winner Osana) at Cheltenham, the latter is more relevant in my opinion.
Course form needed, a winner last time out required & be 6 or 7 years old....Folks I give you Osana trained by David Pipe. He was my only anti post bet @ 14.5, on the form he's shown it was worth the €50 punt, I've also backed him again today. He's won on the course and on the ground, the Irish have the form over the years but it's our turn I think so he get's my vote.
3.15 - Osana €50 win antipost @ 14.6, €50 win @ 8.8
William Hill Trophy Handicap
Interesting race where the favourites have a terrible record going back and the Irish have dominate.
Negatives for older horses and top weights...a previous Cheltenham place required.
I've gone for Bob Hall trained by Jonjo O'neil.
16.00 - Bob Hall €25 win @ 23
Cross Country -
This marathon run over the Country course has been dominated by Edna Bolger in recent running, the key trial being the PP Hogan Chase.
16.40 - Garde Champetre €50 win @ 6.6
Heads on the Ground €25 win @ 7.5
Fred Winter Handicap Hurdle -
Last race of the day and my selections would have been a feast or a famine. David Pipe has a good record in this race as do favourites.
17.20 - Ashkazar €50 win @ 3.7
Good luck folks
Saturday, February 23, 2008
2.40 KemptonOslot €30 place @ 2.84 + €85
Gungadu €40 win @ 5.1 + €204
Ungaro €30 place @ 2.82 - €30
Bagan €30 place @ 3.5 - €30
Bannister Lane €30 win @ 9.3 - €30
End of Day Balance €1159
All good, would have wanted more going into Cheltenham but I'm confident for the Champion Hurdle & the Arkle on the 1st day so I'm hoping for a 5th winning Festival in a row.
Gonna head out to Spain for the week, play golf in the morning and watch Cheltenham in the afternoon then heading back to Dublin on the 12th to fly over to the Cotswolds for the World Hurlde day and see Inglis Drever retain his title and Hardy Eustace nick a place.
A handicap (not my favourite race) but again Paul Nicolls heads the market.
Gungadu is the top weight, unfairly so in my book but that's not stopped previous winners in recent years plus he'll like the good going at Kempton today.
I'm going to put the other two market leaders in for a place to cover (try to anyway) and unforseen mishaps.
Others I like on the day are Bannister lane in the Eider chase @ Newcastle & Oslot e/w in the 2.40 at Kempton.
Oslot €30 place @ 2.84
Gungadu €40 win @ 5.1
Ungaro €30 place @ 2.82
Bagan €30 place @ 3.5
Bannister Lane €30 win @ 9.3
Lifes been pretty quiet, just looking forward to Cheltenham....one less week to wait!!
Saturday, February 16, 2008
With no rain forecast for Cheltenham week the only way I can see Kauto Star losing the Gold Cup is if he falls. Denman will be chasing him home if there's no rain and with Denman without Ruby Walsh is not getting past Kauto Star.
That's one race at Cheltenham which won't give me a headache!!!
Gold cup winner and just about everything else winner Kauto Star runs at Ascot today as the final warm up before trying to join Arkle and Best Mate as multiple Gold Cup winners.
Odds on he is but won't have it all his own way today as last year's winner Monet's Garden lines up along side him....not forgetting Monet's Garden beat Kauto Star at Aintree at the start of the season.
I'm going to be bold and stick €30 on Monet's Garden.
14.25 @ Ascot - Monet's Garden win €30 @ 8.2
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Won well on the poker table but spent well with my winnings....the case was much heavier coming home than when I flew out.
Not much racing to speak of, the warm up races before Cheltenham are poor value so I've kept my money on my pocket.
The last three bets I put up drew a complete blank so I'm down to €926.
My bedside reading is mostly compiled of Cheltenham data and I'm going to put a few anti posts on for the Champion Hurdle, World Hurdle and Gold Cup......12.6 for Osana in the Champion Hurdle looks too good to turn down at this stage.
I plan to do my anti post at the weekend so will post then.
Friday, January 18, 2008
1.10 - Hoh Viss €30 win @ 3.95
1.45 - Hoo La Baloo €30 place @ 5.3
2.20 - Mardomina €30 win @ 1.59
Good Luck and viva Las Vegas
Sunday, January 13, 2008
King John's Castle just coming 2nd gave a me a decent return, he was unlucky not to win which would've been lovely but a milestone has been reached....I'm just over €1,000 in my account which for just over a month in I'm delighted.
King John's Castle win €25 @ 11.5 - €25
King John's Castle place €30 @ 4.2 + €126
Black Apache place €30 @ 3.75 - €30
Indian Pace place €25 @ 3.65 - €25
Deutchsland place €25 @ 4.1 - €25
End of day balance €1,016
It's about 6 weeks to Cheltenham and I can't really see the likes of Paul Nicholls, David Pipe or Alan King running any of their contenders before the Cheltenham festival. There's some decent Antipost betting to be had.
I've still to finish my stats for Cheltenham as yet as the cat and mouse for entries between the big yards is still going on but I'll keep you informed.
The Pierse Chase, 9 year old horses have figured well over the last 10 runnings with 50% of them winning, favourites have a shocking record with one return in 10.
A couple of horses who love the mud are out there today so I'm going with -
King John's Castle win €25 @ 11.5
King John's Castle place €30 @ 4.2
Black Apache place €30 @ 3.75
Two horses that won for me over Xmas are back again, same track, same ground hopefully same result.
Indian Pace place €25 @ 3.65
Deutchsland place €25 @ 4.1
That's my lot for today...good luck folks
Sunday, January 6, 2008
Didn't have time to blog in between Xmas and New Year, Air Lingus and some friends over took up my time.
My last bet I put up Nickname was 2nd so another €25 back to where it cam from but an early morning flight from London to Dublin would see me get home, showered changed and off to Lepordstown for the Lexus chase meeting.
Account Balance €925
Air Lingus decided to delay my flight by nearly two hours and my hop across the Irish sea was the most fearful flight I've ever had....."touches" down, cab home....then off to the races with one of the lads in the office.
I've been to Lepordstown only once before for the Irish Champion stakes, Ascot or Longchamp it's not but it's a quirky little track, with a well staffed bar tote, a real racing crowd there plus one thing allot of race tracks lack A GOOD VIEW OF THE BLOODY RACE!!
Biggy of the day was the Lexus chase, with Paul Nichols star (well one of) Denman ready to run....the price was so short each way action was my only real value here.....Irish hero Beef or Salmon was decent at 4.7 and The Listener was 2.7.....€50 on each, a decent race...Beef or Salmon never really got going and is showing his age and The Listener got pipped on the line for 2nd....€100 down on Betfair.
The were my only "blog bets" but I had €300 in my pocket to play with on the other races. Up and down, up and down I went, then the 2nd to last race of the day I had €50 on a horse called Deutchland (nothing to do with me begin born in Germany).
He get's impeded and comes 2nd....I shake my head, mutter for fuck sake and screw the poisoned betting slip and toss it onto the rain sodden Lepordstown steps and go to the bar. John who I was with was waiting at the bar......BING BONG...."stewards enquiry, stewards enquiry".....half an hour later BING BONG "result over turned...Deutchland is the winner"
Now I like to think I hold myself with a bit of class but off I went out into the rain to search for my €200 euro betting slip.....plus point was I was stood by the Tote so all the betting slips by there had a red stripe barring mine. Trying not to make it obvious to 4 fine fillies stood close by that I was looking for a piece of wet paper on the floor I managed to find it.......overjoyed I was if a little wet I march back through the hall to the track side bookies to get my winnings.
I've seen some funny shit in my time but this is up there, as I walked through the hall I nearly tripped over a fella on his hands and knees sifting through screwed up betting slips, this old fella must of been 70 odd and he was wrecked. I said to him, "'ere mate I've found mine" he replied "good for you Del Boy, I've found half of mine, I'll be here all night if I have to be"
I went and bought him a drink, but he'd gone & I can only assume he'd found what he was looking for bless him.
So after beer, betting, cabs and food I left Leapordstown €100 on the blog and €160 down on the course.....tomorrow is another day!
Account Balance €825
28th......have two friends over, one has never been racing and one is part of the regular Ascot group I go with.
Only one big race today.....The Xmas Hurdle
Went for Jazz Messenger to win @ 2.2 €50 & €50 on the GREAT Hardy Eustace for a place @ 2.6
Jazz Messenger was 3rd but the Great One again gave me a return for holding on for 2nd after making all the running
They were my only bog bets, Tony McCoy AGAIN decided to try my patience, fell on one horse I backed when cruising and then come from nowhere to pip a horse I'd backed on the line....aggggggggrrrrrr, given his shocking rides on Straw Bear and Exotic Dancer he really is not my favourite person at the moment.
A good day had by all and that was that for another Christmas
Account Balance €905
Tolworth Hurdle @ Sandown 5th Jan
Interesting race, had Calgary Bay to win with the favourite Breedbreeze running in the colours of Best Mate also to win.
Calgary Bay €50 win @ 4.6
Breedbreeze €50 win @ 2.2
Breedbreeze won well with Calgary Bay 3rd...just nice to get a winner again!! Keep an eye for Breedbreeze at Cleltenham as Sandown has a similar hill to climb at the closing stages.
Account Balance €965
Going to do some Anti posts for Cheltenham midweek.....cheers till then