Free Daily Post: 02/05/18 (complete)

nothing again from me…

Nothing again from me, yet to ponder what may populate these daily posts on a more regular basis- outside of any C2 Heritage Handicap stats/trends/shortlists and the odd summer jumps tip.

GL with any bets,



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  1. Whilst it’s a bit quiet on here, I thought I’d try something that old man said to me years ago in a smoky bookies shop (remember those?).

    He said… “Young Chris (because I was, once), don’t overcomplicate things : just back the best horse at the meeting”

    So, I’ve never followed it through, but what if you just backed the horse with the highest OR at a meeting?

    And so I will : clear top only and at betfair SP, I think.

    15:10:00 Ascot – Torcedor
    19:50:00 Bath – The Daley Express
    17:35:00 Brighton – Rastacap
    15:55:00 Pontefract – Lamloom***
    16:30:00 Pontefract – Short Work***
    16:10:00 Wolverhampton – Battalion

    ***only back at Ponty if one of the two becomes a non-runner, otherwise back neither.

    1. I followed you in with your selections
      Well done with the first Torcedor got it at 7/2.

      The old boy had something there!!


  2. 2nd May 2018 Ascot and Bath

    Not much point in spending time on Ascot with only 4 runners and the O’Brien horse top rated but 30/100 at present. i had been planning to go but the miserable weather and tiny field has put me off. Sunday for the 100 Guineas meeting looks more promising with an ok maiden in prospect.

    Bath 5.45 Ratings
    1. High Horse
    2. Big Boots, Irene’s Prince, Sesame
    3. Greeley, Raskolnikov, North Korea

    Ratings Bet .5pt E/W Greeley 1/6th pt Combo trifecta High Horse, Raskolnikov and Greeley.

    My first instinct at Bath is to look for a Clive Cox runner and his High Horse with Kirby up is morning favourite. Sesame is a long price at present given he has had a run. Big Boots on debut for Mick Channon would appear not to have much expected of him at 17.5 on Bf at present. Irene’s Prince is 40’s but if it were to go in at a huge price on soft ground it would not be out of the ordinary for Mr Evans, who knows? Raskonikov who finished 4th at Newcastle behind Kinks and Steeve who have both won subsequently looks a solid next best and the experience might bring it a win. The one who is interesting to me is Greeley. The Millman’s had a winner at Salisbury on Monday with Steeve 2to so we know their 2yos are now ready to rumble. I liked Greeley a lot on debut as a ok one, not that big but well made, a picture of him can be seen here
    He was very green and daft on debut, drawn wide missed the break and was then too free and rushed up to join the leaders before dropping out in the last 1.5f. In short a typical green debut, but the Millman’s had seen fit to put up Oisin Murphy. Today they have William Carson who rode Steeve to victory on Monday and impressed me by not following the rest of the field onto the rail but staying wide on what looked better ground. Greeley is no world beater but a decent type, I rated him 70 which should be enough to pick up a small maiden. Draw may be problematical. At 25’s worth a punt. If he shortens considerably then we will have hope that the Millmans are hopeful too, if he drifts before the off then presumably he is still too daft to compete properly.
    The other one that should be mentioned is Greenback Boogie who looked a bit ordinary on debut at Newbury for Brian Meehan and has Martin Dwyer up which is a negative for me on 2yos. Cue egg on face.

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