Well, last weekend was a poor do with Brain Power falling (when btn) and Douvan running in Ireland, although he won easily. Not the point, the double was down; not good enough.
This weekend sees Cheltenham and a meeting we will boycott until the Bula moniker is restored to its rightful place in The International but the good news is that Singlefarmpayment is due to run the following Saturday so get your money ready.
More important news is here on the Roll Up so see the page for leg No. 5 TOMORROW.
See you soon
TINGLE CREEK CHASE
Well, last Saturday saw our unlucky selection Singlefarmpayment fall in the Ladbroke at a critical stage as he had just reached the subsequent first and second, Total Recall and Whisper from a long way back. Mark our words, this horse is due.
This weekend sees Aintree and Sandown.
At Aintree, there would be no better winner than Vicente or Cloudy Dream sporting the famous green & white colours of Trevor Hemmings in the inaugural running of the MANY CLOUDS CHASE. These are the colours that Many Clouds wore in his many victories……what a great horse he was…..so sad, the day he broke Thistlecrack then ended his life; what a horse he was.
At Sandown, we fancy a small double on Brain Power in the Henry V111 Novices Chase and Douvan, on his return in the Tingle Creek. Let’s hope that Douvan is back to his best after his Queen Mother flop…..his first defeat after thirteen wins on the bounce.
Great news on the Roll Up front again, please see the page.
Remember, Singlefarmpayment is DUE!!
The Ladbroke Trophy aka The Hennessy
Well last week brought a small profit with our nap Bristol De Mai destroying the field in the Betfair Chase and our each way double yielding a little profit too.
I have been going to Haydock Park for many, many years now and I can tell you that Bristol’s performance was the best I have ever seen by a jump horse there. Like I said in the last post, give him soft at Cheltenham and the Gold Cup is his for the taking.
Now to business.
This Saturday sees the revamped Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury and we must advise a wager on Singlefarmpayment who looks made for the race. The horse was a good second on his seasonal debut at Cheltenham where he was also just touched off by a nose at the festival. GET ON EW at 7/1.
Now please go to the Roll Up page for another selection.
Have a good weekend folks.
Bet Victor Gold Cup
Last week’s Breeders Cup was a non affair for us at Del Mar.
Our selections Ulysses and Arrogate were a non runner and a flop respectively.
Only Rhododendron ran soundly being placed from a terrible draw……she was unlucky.
Nothing much doing this weekend apart from the Roll Up..…see page.
We will be back next week with the Bet Victor Gold Cup at Cheltenham when our current fancies of Kylemore Lough and Cloudy Dream will be assessed.
See you next week folks.
Harry the Spur
Well we told you so last week that Limato was a CERT and so it proved, cantering in; hope that you got the 9/4 as advised.
Our other two selections Boundsy and Hyperfocus were non runners.
This Saturday we have the Ascot Festival with most of the season’s big guns out.
Order of St George would have been the tip but he was beaten in the stayers race last year presumably because of the Arc run which he ran in again when 4th recently.
Ribchester was a shock defeat in the Sussex so we will just watch that too.
It boils down to our old favourite Harry again in the sprint so the main bet is Harry Angel @ evens Ascot 2.00 pm Sat.
Perhaps a small 4 trebles and an acc on Order of St George, Ribchester, Cracksman and Harry Angel will produce a nice return at Ascot.
Give you something to watch!!
Well last week we were touched off by Roly Poly when Persuasive just failed to catch her, sorry but O’Brien is on a mission with Group One successes this season.
Looking forward to weekend we think that, provided the ground is good or better, Limato is a good thing at Newmarket on Friday. Get on at 9/4.
At York, on Saturday, we fancy both Hyperfocus 8/1 & Boundsy 16/1 in the Coral Sprint. Get on both.
Last week we referred to leg 3 of the Roll Up so please see the relevant page.
Last Sunday brought a dazzling performance from our darling Enable who demolished a top Arc field in a couple of strides. We have harked on about this horse since her win way back in May when she cantered around the Roodeye to win the Cheshire Oaks; she is unbeaten since, winning the Oaks, Irish Oaks, King George, Yorkshire Oaks and Arc….all easily. This is the female Frankel!! Only Allez France of the 1970’s has shown such brilliance in the fillies class at middle distance.
Our each way selection of Order of St George came 4th and Highland Reel a non runner.
In the Cambridgeshire our selection Thundering Blue was given too much to do and finished close up.
Talking about Highland Reel, the horse is due to run at Ascot on Saturday and is as big as 7/2 at current odds; I suspect due to all the weight it has to give, all round. It is still a fair price for such a multiple group 1 winner.
We also like Persuasive on Saturday in the Sun Chariot at Newmarket. With only two runs this season she has been got ready for the autumn and 3/1 is a tempting price although we always fear French raiders, in this case Qemah and Usherette. French strike rate in England is remarkable…a bit like their farmers ha ha.
We will be back for the big Newmarket and Ascot meetings on the 14th and 21st respectively but in the meantime keep your eye open for Leg no. 3 in our Roll Up as last week our selection was a non runner so the accumulator is still on. We suspect though that the selection will be Expert Eye in the Dewhurst on the 14th; we will keep you posted.