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.
The Major is back!!
Good afternoon all. Well we gave racing a miss for a while for things to settle whilst the jump season develops, that is, apart from good news from the Roll Up page;please click on tab above.
Yes, the Roll Up is at stage four !!
Back to business for the weekend.
It’s the Grade 1 Betfair Chase at Haydock on Saturday which looks a match between the up and coming mudlark Bristol De Mai and the ever popular Cue Card.
We lean towards Bristol for the reasons that he will get the ground, his recent Charlie Hall win was top class and Cue Card is unfortunately, “getting on.”
Bristol De Mai will win a Gold Cup one day if it ever turns up heavy at Cheltenham, he is only six. He won at Haydock on soft in January so get on at 11/8.
We also fancy course specialist Clyne @ 11/2 –1.50 Haydock and Vintage Clouds @ 11/2 –3.35 Haydock.
We suggest two win singles and an each way double.
Remember, watch out for leg 4 of the Roll Up.
Last week our only selection Singlefarmpayment ran a blinder on its seasonal debut finishing 2nd looking all over the winner two out, denied by a front running, tenacious and locally trained Cogry. This was a great run giving the winner 13lb, after a seven month lay off! The horse must be backed in the Hennessy.
Well folks its that time of year……yes it’s the Breeders Cup.
This year the action takes place at Del Mar on the west coast so the racing will be late night stuff……love it.
We fancy Stoute’s Ulysses 11/4 in the Breeders Cup Turf and Arrogate 11/4 to defend his crown in the Classic.
Other old favourite Rhododendron is also a strong fancy for her selected race.
Have a successful weekend.
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Good evening all.
Sorry about last Saturday. We should have stuck to our original selection of Order of St George but were swayed by Harry Angel who looked invincible;not sure he likes Ascot! Our four trebles yielded two winners & two placed which wasn’t quite good enough.
On the Roll Up front we have now selected two consecutive non runners for leg 3 but please be patient, we have a runner lined up for next week’s Breeders Cup!
On the home front this weekend we don’t really fancy anything apart from Singlefarmpayment at Cheltenham, if it runs! Back it each way as it will be its seasonal debut. This horse was very unlucky at the festival when touched off on the line and beaten a nose.
Keep well and see you next week in America!!
Last week was a no go with the Ayr Gold Cup meeting abandoned so nothing to report on that front.
The Arc is almost docking, again at Chantilly this year as was the case last year whilst its regular port of Longchamp is being renovated.
We indicated last week that it was a cracking field and so it still is.
There are some great each way chances especially with Order of St George @ 11/1 (3rd last year)and Highland Reel @14/1 (2nd last year) but we must stay with wonder filly Enable.
This horse has beaten the lot this year and only the effects of being on the go all season may stop her. We said earlier in the season that she reminded us of Shergar when she won the Cheshire Oaks in May and she has not let us down. GO ENABLE GO!!
Also, keep your eye on the German horse Dschingis Secret @12/1 who is improving rapidly.
Winter’s participation is on hold at the moment and she may run in the Prix de l’Opera instead. Finally, for Arc day back both Limato @11/2 and Brando & 14/1 in the Prix de Foret, these are top sprinters.
For the Cambridgeshire on Saturday we suggest you stick with Thundering Blue @ 8/1 Each Way, the horse is on a roll.
Good luck, as usual.
ps Please see our Roll Up page
Winter in Autumn
Well folks, last week yielded yet another winner for us in Capri (recommended at 4/1), winner of the St Leger. We suggested that you back both Capri and Stradivarius which also ran well in third.
Looking to this weekend we only fancy a small each way wager on Growl at 16/1 in the Ayr Gold Cup, a punter’s nightmare although Brando did us a great favour in the race last year whilst carrying top weight!
The Arc, to be run at Chantilly again, is fast approaching and we will be back for that as we chew on an amazing field, in fact, we can’t recall a better one at this stage with the likes of wonder fillies Enable and Winter due to run along with Order of St George, Highland Reel, Ulysses, Capri, Jack Hobbs etc WOW…. what a race!!
Please don’t forget our Roll Up page for leg no.3
This weekend stages the start of some high class racing, starting with the King George & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot and then breaking into next week with the fabulous Goodwood meeting settled high on the Sussex downs, overlooking the English Channel, a truly wonderful spectacle.
Looking at the King George it is hard to look past the wonder filly Enable….. she is in the form of her life and gets a healthy weight concession from the older horses. What tempts us though is the 5/1 offered for last year’s winner the prolific Group 1 winner Highland Reel. The horse must surely be placed, at least, and at these odds backing Each Way looks too good to miss. Perhaps a saver also on Enable would compliment.
A plethora of good things are down to run at Goodwood. These include Big Orange, Ribchester, Limato and Winter. In the cavalry charge that is the Stewards Cup we fancy Duke of Firenze Each Way of course at 33/1 having come a close 5th and unlucky in the race last year; with a decent draw and a bit more luck the horse should run well.
Keep checking this site for selection No.2 of the Roll Up.