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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Well here we are with mid summer approaching and Royal Ascot seeming a life time ago.
We mentioned the Eclipse Stakes last week which is due to be run on Saturday but looking at the field we find it too open to choose. What we will say is that our old favourites from the Guineas, Eminent & Barney Roy have great chances and if we were to bet it would be on both of these giving a return of 6/4 at current prices of 4/1 each of them.
The big July meeting next week at Newmarket so don’t forget to have a peep.
We are also waiting for our 2nd Roll Up tip so keep checking.
Again nothing much of note this weekend as Cheltenham fever approaches.
The racing at Doncaster and Newbury looks too tough to call and the only ones we would fancy are old favourites The Last Samurai 5/1 and Yala Enki 10/1 both in The Grimthorpe at Donny.
The Thistlecrack saga has resurfaced with 3/1 non runner no bet quote as rumours abound that it may yet run? Ignore them for it WONT WIN if it runs…..its a LAY on the day if it does run.
Racing last weekend threw up Master Blueyes and if it runs in the Fred Winter or Triumph BACK it for it had Charlie Parcs beaten when that horse fell.
Sorry about last week as we stated that we were torn between Native River and Blaklion in the Hennessy ending up suggesting the latter.
No excuses we should have stuck with our first pick but changed our mind.
Not good enough really as have found that changing your mind hardly ever pays off although Blaklion did run a blinder and was just beaten for a place being 2/1 in the straight on the exchanges.
This Saturday sees the return of that superb jumper Many Clouds in the Lotto Chase at Aintree. This former grand national winner is a big favourite of ours although flopping in the downpour with his big weight when last seen in this year’s national. The horse was second in this last year to class act Don Poli but beat Menorah and Southfield Theatre.
Although we feel that the field is less classy this time we are concerned about the horse’s fitness compared to the others and suggest just a small wager on him if only just to supplement the excitement with his superb jumping. This horse is a blast from the past of old fashioned staying chasers.
Well, as we advised last week,to lay Coneygree, we hope that you did just that as the horse was not race fit.
Newbury, this Saturday, feature the famous Hennessy GC.
Not our favourite course Newbury going way back to Bula’s first defeat in 1971 after 13 straight wins.
No Bula’s or Denman’s on show this year but plenty of good 2nd season novices.
We looked at Native River who we like but have gone for Blaklion the RSA winner, as was Denman, and are confident of at least a place.