A really busy days racing to look forward to this afternoon with a full mix of flat, jumps and all-weather action. Talking of weather I’m surprised my hotel room lasted through the storm here last night. It is regularly described by a few as “Butlins” and I was sure the rain was gonna come in at some point!
Pleased with Jay Bee Blue yesterday, with some clever placing he could win again. The races were not run to suit the others at kempton which was a tad annoying.
An interesting card down at Fontwell today although conditions are likely to be knee-deep. SHANTOU MAGIC (3.25) looks very interesting indeed as does HERONRY (4.00).
At Newmarket DEGLET NOOR (4.45) looks on a really tempting mark in the first time head-gear and should be backed. DEVILMENT (5.20) is also very, very interesting.
For my sins though I have concentrated mostly on the all-weather card at Kempton tonight which is actually a really interesting card.
The 6.50 is a particularly interesting maiden with several million pounds worth of two-year olds racing for less than three grand. Several Derby entries and a few fancy pedigrees. The most interesting of them may well be MOONFAARID for Mick De Kock who cost the best part of half a million pounds. No bet race but a must for the videos.
Playing in two races tonight, first up in the 8.20. Whilst there is no doubt that the short priced favourite (Bold Lass) is on a nice mark, I think there is good value available to take her on with a few of these that are over priced. We start with KING OF MACEDON who was much better than the bare form suggests at Catterick last time. The track didn’t suit, he missed the break when wanting to be up with the pace and ran on really well suggesting that his mark looks well within range. I’ll be having two savers though on big priced runners who both also look capable of their marks in the form of BASIL BERRY and BOOGANGOO. They are both available at massive prices on Betfair (20’s and 32’s) so will save on them,
I will also be looking at FOOTSTEPSINTHERAIN (8.50) who didn’t appreciate the switch to very soft ground at Ascot last time but prior to that had looked very progressive and consistent. He is surely overpriced at around 10/1 this morning and is well worth an each way play.
Good luck with all your bets today!