None. Nothing away from Ascot catches the eye and as discussed earlier,bar the Wokingham on Saturday, I will just be using my stats and seeing how they do. I have sent the Day 1 email to DC Members – if you are in that club and haven’t received it please email me. firstname.lastname@example.org
There are 6 potential qualifiers from the 5 main systems plus some decent pointers to a few other runners also. Fingers crossed. Albeit I am yet to look if they like cut etc etc.
3.30 Strat: Gold Ingot (12/1<) NR
4.45 Strat: Ballyvaughan (12/1<) UP
6.15 Thirsk: Summer Isles (18/1<) NR
Meehan Maidens (any odds)
5.45 Thirsk: Malakky 2nd 5/4
TTP: MAIN TRAINER SYSTEMS
6.15 Thirsk: Anieres Boy (28/1<) UP
6.20 Bright: Fairy Mist (7/1<) DNQ
6.50 Bright: Katie Canford (7/1<) DNQ
7.50 Bright: Mrs Warren (any odds) UP 2/1>5/1
8.10 Bev: Kelvin Hall / Renfrew Street (both any odds)
STATS/ANGLES OF INTEREST
2.55 Stratford – Honeymoon Cocktail – 11/1 (bet365), 9/1 in places… (UP/PU 7/1, showed nothing,poor. Stats solid, horse not so much) Pipe and Scu are 10/32,18 places when teaming up here with all runners in the last 5 seasons, 2/8,5 places with non-handicap hurdlers here in the last 730 days. David Pipe is in blistering form – 4/12, 6 places in the last two weeks. So, on those stats, this one is of interest. He makes his hurdle debut here having started life on the flat. He has had a break of 64 days and may well have been trained differently now – I would think he will be ready here, albeit the market may well guide. The ground is heading on the soft side, which given his sire, doesn’t look to be an inconvenience on paper. There are a few recent winners in here but a) summer novice hurdles are not the strongest and b) those wins were on decent enough ground – so, they also have a going question to prove. The George horse may just be too good but this one looks interesting at a price and has some class in his blood.
7.50 Brighton – Castle Talbot – 9/1 (Bet365) 8/1 general – WON 8/1> 7/2.. haha well the main way in was PACE- but he didn’t lead, and rather sat off them, winning cosily I think, if a little too close for comfort. He had plenty of other ways in,stats/drop in trip/headgear/hncp mark. Will take that. this ones price has been coming in as I have been researching but I can see why. I am taking on a TTP horse but that one is arguably short enough and this one stood out – odd for a 13 race maiden I know BUT…the pace is most interesting, combined with an almighty drop down in trip. They have made the running with this one a few times over much further and he has always faded. Last time he may have been held up to try and get the trip. But, with cheekpieces on, this jockey back up, the big drop down to 7f and no other front runners in the race – I hope/expect they play catch me if you can – and my gut/head says they may struggle to real him in here. He started with Hughes off a mark of 68 and comes here off 59. He is doing plenty differently and if this doesn’t work then I don’t know where you go. He just looks interesting for a few reasons and a much better run wouldn’t be a surprise. He was 10s but 9s is still around and 8s probably just about ok. A brief look at the oppo doesn’t inspire too much confidence- no progressive in form horses as such and all have something to prove. He could steal this one from the front. Hughes is 2/7,3 places at the track to date and Kelly is 6/24,8 places for him in flat handicaps so far.
That is all for today. Post complete.