Hollow Blue Sky – 1 point EW – 20/1 (WH,4 places) 16/1 general UP
No Duffer – 1 point EW – 10/1 (BV/Lad/Coral/WH/BetB) WON 11/2
That will be all for this race. Short write up will be sent out by Daily Punt. (typically,and I suppose predictably, there is now a non runner, making it 3 places)
Achimota – 1 point win – 5/1 (PP) 4/1 (general) Fell (when struggling)
I will keep this one fairly short. I have been waiting for him to try a trip like this all season, having entered the tracker after his Bangor run. Every chase run this year has looked like he is well worth a go at this trip – crying out for it even. He is well handicapped again, won’t mind what the ground does and looks likely to keep going. I had to have a go to see if that opinion is correct -we shall see. The yard is a bit cold which would be a concern but, given the field size and price, I am just about happy to look over that – there have been quite a few 25/1+ shots running that probably haven’t been expected to go well etc. He looks like he is still in form and usually tries – two statements which it is hard to make about many others in here. Universal Soldier could be the interesting one for the Bowen’s and may be worth a saver. WON
2.20 Carl – Mia Matriarch – (12/1<) UP
2.55 Carl – Dalby Spook (12/1<) UP
Saturday T/J Combo (any odds)
3.45 Hayd – Clyne NR
Pam Sly (any odds)
1.25 Hayd – Taweyla UP
Alan King Flat (16/1<)
4.35 Kemp- Precision Five UP
STATS/ANGLES OF INTEREST
2.20 Carlisle – Basford Ben –WON – this old friend is worth mentioning, despite the fact that I am developing what could be termed ‘Mission Complete Syndrome’. (he will win eventually!) I cant bring myself to tip him here but I did say the only time I would back him again was when he returned Carlisle,over this sort of trip – which is what he does today. He could get an easy enough lead again and maybe this hill will spark him into life – the ground is the big concern as all his winning form is in soft. It is due to rain and I don’t know if that will be enough. I probably can’t resist 1/2 a point (£10 for me) at 5/1, just in case! Bar the going every other box is ticked and I can’t say for sure he can’t win at this track on this ground.
That is all for today.