No ‘September Trainer Angles’ have been researched as yet. I don’t plan on following any more flat trainers and will focus on completing the jumps trainers research piece I started the other day- looking at who may be worth following in Sept/Oct. Hopefully I can find an angle or two within that lot and I will post ‘qualifiers’ for any such angles. I will aim to get that completed on Thursday. I have an Emma Lavelle angle tucked away that I need to dust off and I am hoping that Venetia Williams may pay for Christmas during November again. Plenty to look forward to jumping wise and hopefully the return of ‘proper’ racing may spark me into some sort of form. We can live in hope.
None. Well I dodged a loser here as WC ran an odd race- maybe usual for him. I was surprised they had him so far back. The Pipe horse is probably the one to take out of that for me as he showed plenty for a time there. I don’t think he stays that trip but he kept fighting and led them for a long long way. He has come down the weights and maybe a weak race, a shorter trip, and assured an easy lead could see the 11yo back in the winners enclosure. The removal of headgear seemed to work – as it did for the NTD winner of the handicap hurdle. Watch those horses that have had headgear on for an age and then have it all removed.
STATS/ANGLES OF INTEREST
Well I avoided all of the losers bar one, which was frustrating. No race again from a selection in what has been a struggle for what seems like an age- bar the odd highlight in the Testing Zone.
I will just leave the shortlist today for you to use as you please…
- 7.40 Chelms: Ecureuil 4/1…Palmer is 2/5,5 places with handicap debutants at Chelmsford. Also 3/7,6 places with jockey here. He is fine form again also. WON – went out to 8s at one stage… 5/1 SP
- 3.50 Sedge: Jokers And Rogues 4/1… trainer/jockey 11/24,16 places with all runners here, trainer 16/36,24p all handicappers here (also runs Omid in 2.20) 2nd
- 2.00 Hayd: High Command 6/1 UP… trainer/jockey are 3/7,3 places here, trainer 17/67,30p in non handicaps here. This one has a massive speed figure also. The trainer is in red hot form and this one steps up in trip. I think if I just had to back one on this list it would be this one, for what that is worth! (that wasn’t worth a lot! backed into 7/2, still running)
- 7.10 Chelm: Free One 10/1… UP (very odd ride for me) trainer is 3/10,4 places in handicaps here… this one has dropped down the weights and is dropping in trip here, having led for about 8f LTO before his stamina gave way. SDS is booked again. Trainer is in form in last 14 days. I wonder if SDS will try and make all from this draw. An interesting one.
2.30 Haydock I have left off because there are three strong pointers… Cowell and Haggas have decent records with first time out 2 year olds, Cowell (UP) in the last year and Haggas at the track (3/6,4 placs) (WON 8/1>6/1) Cumani has a fine record with those on their second start. (3rd, 28/1) It looks a puzzle and one of them may win but I don’t think I will be on.
TTP: MAIN TRAINER SYSTEMS
3.30 Hayd: Marbooh (12/1<) UP
SPRINT HANDICAP TESTING ZONE
TRAINERS IN FORM
4.50 Sedgefield – Vic’s Last Stand (14,C5) 11/4 WON 7/4 | Swaledale Lad (14) 5/1 3rd 13/2
5.00 Haydock – Astrum (14,C1,C5) 8/1 UP 22/1 (little bit of a drift!)
That will be all for today. Good luck with your bets.