31 July 2017

Todays free tip as follows:

Horse: Cosa Nostra

Time: 1.30 Ayr

Current Odds: 6/4

This horse ran well last time when 2nd behind a useful horse, that was over 6f, today its 7f.  I do not see the step up in trip a problem, and think he can overturn the favourite Bustam.

The favourite has talent, but is quirky, so at his short odds I am willing to go with my selection.

30 July 2017

Ulysses ran a good race to be 2nd at 9/1 returned yesterday, so bit of profit in the each way bet.  Enable who I mentioned as the big danger won very well, she is a special filly.

Al Hajar my other fancy  at Newmarket was unlucky, finished off his race strongly to be denied by a nose at the line.  I think it was a very average ride by Martin Lane, he sat too far back in a slowly run race, he asked far too much of his horse, who ended up having a quite hard race on his debut.

He made another error later in the day, he was second on Don’t Give Up, who should of won as well, to be fair Atzeni on To Dibba who was 3rd in the same race,  rode a poor race as well.   The winner ridden by Tom Marquand stole the race from the front, a very good ride by a jockey riding full of confidence.

No tip advised today.  I hope Qemah wins at Deauville 2.55.  I backed this filly when she won last time, and put her up as a free tip, its tough race today as she has a new jockey on her, so hopefully he can steer her to victory.

29 July 2017

I sent one blog message earlier ! Think its not gone through as yet.

Its difficult today with lots of ground changed/changing with rain.  Pouring here in Guernsey at the moment.

Al Hajar 2.15 Newmarket, currently around 5/6 is racing for the first time, but he has been backed as though defeat is out of the question.  I did back this horse last night at odds against, expecting he can win today, before progressing to better races.  It is important to win your maiden with this type of colt, as he was an expensive purchase as a yearling, at over £200,000 !

Although one horse in this race cost over £400,000 (Slipstream) so it will be interesting to see how he goes as well.

The big race of the day at Ascot at 3.35 looks to be a cracker, Ulysses looks a bit of value around 7/1 (each way), I will watch a bit of racing and see the information/times from previous races,  before having a possible investment on him.

Enable looked very good when winning two Group 1’s recently, she gets a stone in weight from a lot of decent older horses, her jockey Dettori will be riding at his minimum weight on her.

She looks a big danger, if she handles the ground, although 5/4 is narrow, in such a high quality event, with a number of decent horses to beat.

28 July 2017

Nice winner at Sandown with Nadaitak (Advised without the fav) doing the business.   He was trading around 15/8 when I backed him, and did touch 9/4 briefly, so good odds.

Today with lots of rain about recently, I’m going to back Rumshak 1:20 Thirsk, he has won on good to soft, has experience, although he is getting backed currently.  I had a bit of 6/5.

Could have something later, so watch for possible update.

27 July 2017

Good winner last night with my tip Almoreb winning at 7/4.  He enjoyed the run of the race, getting a soft lead, and when asked by Jim Crowley he battled bravely to win by almost a length.

I will update later today with a possible horse to back, just watching weather forecasters predictions !

26 July 2017

Update:

Almoreb in the 6.35 Sandown is a horse I’m interested in tonight.  The going is on the soft side, with fair amount of rain spread over parts of the UK.  I will have a small investment if he remains around his current odds of 15/8.  He has won before with under foot conditions on the soft side.

Important:  Caution a must with soft ground conditions, especially when having a bet on the flat !

26 July 2017

Lots of rain in Guernsey this morning.  And looking at a few of today’s race meetings I see rain forecast, especially at Sandown where a horse of interest runs, but I will update later, due to current weather!

Didnt have a tip advise yesterday.  The horse I was thinking of backing, but didn’t  at Nottingham last night was  Lamloom, he was 2nd but he managed to set the race up for the winner.  I think David Nolan is a good rider, but got the fractions wrong last night !

I watched a few races yesterday, and to be honest saw quite a few poor rides, from jockeys that are supposed to be in the top bracket.  One thing I do not understand is why a lot of riders today have the whip in the right hand, when going right handed! Especially when they are on the rail, there with every chance of winning, and nothing is on their inside, other than the rail.  Paul Hanagan did it twice yesterday, both time his horse drifted to the left, poor riding is the only explanation !

25 July 2017

Having looked at today’s racing , I have found it difficult to put a tip up.

I am interested in the 7:50 at Nottingham, Lamloom is a horse I like, but as he seems best when dictating matters from the front, which could be more difficult today, with other usual front runner Al Nafoorah in the race.  This race could be set up for a horse ridden patiently, if these two take each other on, so I will watch and may have an investment in play, Natajack  is the horse who could attack late if getting things set up for him, by the two very likely pacesetters.

At Mussleburgh, it’s difficult, it’s a tricky tight track.  Footsteps Forever 2:45 is a filly I saw win last time at Pontefract over 6f.  She will have no issues with the trip today of 7f, but on a different track, that is right handed and sharp, totally opposite to her win at Pontefract, so with these changes, I will watch rather than get too involved, a couple of horses also in the race that are dangers.

Looking forward to a few horses entered this week.

The  horse I ride most mornings at excercise Toretto, ran on Sunday in Jersey, he ran OK, Jan Coomer his trainer was pleased with his run, he may go back over hurdles when he races next, probably within the next couple of weeks, all being well.