Section 4 from the members’ post today…
4.Any general messages/updates etc
Blessed To Empress…
(I own 5% of this one, and Really Super, both with White Diamond Racing/in training with Amy Murphy)
4.20 Notts… I’m hopeful of a good run here and wouldn’t put anyone off a small EW wager with 4 places to aim at. There are two concerns… 1. whether this ground may be a tad firm again… there is a question over GF but it was ‘Firm’ at Yarmouth which she hated, changing legs at least 7 times. She ran ok but wasn’t happy. Hopefully this ground is ok. 2. The draw…the stalls are stand side and I’d be more confident of a solid run were she a tad higher. This race, and whether she can be top 4/place/win, may all rest on the start and whether she can bounce out. There are not any out and out front runners in here although I’d expect the Quinn and Appleby horses to be up there. She should be on the premises and hopefully can slowly tac across to the middle to near side. But, plenty needs to go right. She could well end up marooned up the middle a tad. She’s in good form at home and fingers crossed for a big run. She is the sort who may well hover around this handicap mark and win every now and then when it all drops right. She has won twice for us already, and she always tries. She also gets the weight for age allowance which will help, as she isn’t the biggest. But it does make her look well treated against plenty in here. Fingers crossed. (update… no idea why she is 33/1 in places! She does have to prove it in conditions but that is a silly price)
Twitter…you may have noticed the odd new minor upgrade to the site, when on desktop/tablet (not mobile as yet). I have added a twitter box to the right hand side if you scroll down, and you may find the odd musing of interest in there from those who don’t have twitter. You can scroll through all of my tweets etc, and may find the odd post of interest.
Royal Ascot 2018: Plans …
I plan to focus on the below races each day, with any relevant stats/trends/trainer pointers/shortlists. This is not a week I really ‘tip’ in and isn’t anything like how I attack the Jumps Festivals, but with any luck some info of interest. I suspect all of these will be posted on the free posts, which have been quiet enough in recent weeks.
- Tuesday: 5pm The Ascot Stakes
- Wed: 5pm The Royal Hunt Cup
- Thursday: 5pm The Brittania Stakes / 5.35 The King George V Stakes
- Friday: 5.35 The Duke Of Edinburgh Stakes
- Sat: 5pm The Wokingham Stakes
In addition to the above I will pull together some focussed stats/micros on trainers and jockeys. I will share these when I have researched them fully, and this report/qualifiers will be posted in the members’ posts. With any luck following the right connections/people may help find some big priced winners and ensure we have some fun. It isn’t a massive punting week for me, plenty of £5 thrown around like confetti (relative to my £20 per point tipping stakes) for fun/interest more than anything. But, we shall see how it goes.