Morning peeps. I trust that you are all well and enjoying what is shaping up to be an excellent summer of sport (no Coral TV pun intended). Really enjoying the action from the ICC Champions Trophy. The outright market is the most out of shape market I have ever seen on a sporting event! It still amazes me how over bet England are in just about every sporting event. The value at the start was with the Indians but that has well and truly gone now. Good to hear the tones of Wooders at all the grounds as well. He really is the best in the business by some way.
Look back at the first ten days of June on the racing and things have gone pretty well this month. I actually started this months figures off on the 31st as I’d settled May’s books and I’m glad I did as JUST PAUL went in at 14/1. He’d been on the radar for a long time having gone in the notebook last year. Things finally fell right and he got the month off to a flyer. A poor two days at Epsom except for the place money on GALILEO ROCK in the Derby. On the 4th things didn’t exactly go to plan as decent bets on ROUGH ROCK at Yarmouth and HONOURED at Ripon went west, although the Honoured losses were recouped very quickly when he won well at Nottingham on Sunday. On the 7th MANKINI landed a max as well as Alceus who won well again then AL MANAAL was as close to a certainty as I have ever found yesterday at Brighton.
Proform continues to amaze me. It is a really useful piece of kit and if you havent had the opportunity to test it out yet you must do so. Check out the website for more details. http://www.proformracing.com Simon will answer any questions you may have.
Here are some stats for you from Proform for the last 14 days:
Exceptional win and place strike rates with at least 5 runner:
William Haggas 73.33%
David Rees 66.67%
Malcom Saunders 62.50 %
Having gone through the racing in some detail today I have manged to come up with a few selections. I think that RAUSHAN will probably win at Salisbury (3.30). Only had one start and goes into handicaps on a fair mark with un-tapped potential. MY GIGI looks overpriced to me in the 4.05. The two best bets though look to be GHANAIAN (4.35) and PRESS ROOM (9.00 Ling) the latter being the most interesting horse running anywhere today. The colt by Street Cry only had two starts as a two-year old, finishing fourth on debut before winning fairly comfortably at Wolverhampton. An opening mark of 73 does not look harsh in any way shape or form and with the potential improvement in the tank means he looks like he could be a very well handicapped horse off that mark. He comes out miles clear on the PROFORM POWER RATINGS for this race aswell and the 4/1 this morning was snapped up as the nap of the day.
A couple of horses to go into the notebook this week. FIFTYSHADES OFGREY and SUNRISE STAR were both Maiden eye catchers on Friday as was Archive at Leicester last Monday. Blessing Box went into the notebook on handicap debut at Yarmouth too.
Outside of racing it has been a great week of sport. The Bruins swept the Penguins 4-0 to take their place in a second Stanley Cup Final in three years. Going to be another couple of great weeks and late nights as they battle the Chicago Blackhawks.
Must crack on today, got an incredibly busy few days. Coral TV this morning followed by Timeform Radio tonight, then I’m off to Great Yarmouth for a couple of days of presenting before back for cricket at the weekend. There are some very interesting entries over the coming days so I will keep you up to date.
All the best today.