Thursday blog…


A real busy day today so apologies if today’s blog is a little bit sparse.

Here are the trainers win and place strike rates over the last 14 days with a minimum of ten runners:

Karl Burke 66.67% (24 runners)

Chris Gordon 58.33% (12 runners)

Dermot Weld 57.14% (21 runners)

John Jenkins 55.56% (18 runners)

William Haggas 50% (22 runners)

Kim Bailey 50% (16 runners)

Andrew Balding 50% (38 runners)

Just a couple of noted runners for the action this afternoon. I will be going to against the field in the 4.25 Chester with KICKBOXER and THE HOODED CLAW both making some appeal despite less than ideal draws in stalls 7 and 9 respectively. Kickboxer ran a cracker at a massive price in the Cornwallis at Ascot at the back-end of last year and if that form is to be believed he surely is fairly handicapped off 81. His two runs so far this year should have him cherry ripe. The Hooded Claw is another one that finished 2013 off well and has slipped back down to a mark of 80. He didn’t get the best of runs on either of his runs so far to date this year and whilst that is a concern again here, he is priced accordingly. Granted a better draw I would be all over FIFTYSHADESOFGREY at 33/1 as he certainly has races in him off his current mark, but I doubt that will be today.

KICKBOXER 1 pt win @ 7/1 and THE HOODED CLAW 2 pts win @ 8/1.

Just a small note and an each way interest on SWITCHED OFF (4.35 Southwell). I’m sure he has been crying out to go back up in trip and whilst this is a competitive race, he has dropped in the weights. I don’t think he should be anywhere near the 28/1 that is available in places with Luke Morris on board.

SWITCHED OFF 1 pt each way @ 28/1.

Enjoy the day!