Morning or afternoon, apologies a bit late today! Frustrating day all round yesterday. I was convinced that Eddiemaurice was coming to win his race and he traded as low as 1.57 in the run so hopefully some of you would have traded out from a decent opening position. Having watched the race back I don’t think he was given the best of rides, but I can’t be too harsh on the young lad who generally rides well.
These are the trainers with runners today that have excellent win and place strike rates over the last 14 days with a minimum of 8 runners:
P J Prendergast 70%
Warren Greatrex 66.67%
John Gosden 60%
Dermot Weld 60%
Karl Burke 57.69%
Amanda Perrett 57.14%
Sir Michael Stoute 56%
Martin Todhunter 55.56%
Michael Dods 53.33%
Nicky Henderson 51.35%
Short of time today so apologies about the brief details but I’ll be looking to get the afternoon off to a flying start today with RYE HOUSE (1.45 York) who comes here having not run since this meeting twelve months ago. He goes well fresh and won last time like he was a group horse in the making. Up 10lbs and off for a year but every chance there is likely to be plenty more to come today and he is worth backing.
RYE HOUSE 1 pt win @ 4/1
Must go in again on YEEOOW (2.15) for all the same reasons that we did at Newmarket last week. He should be backed each way again.
YEEOOW 1 pt each way @ 11/1
Whilst there are plenty of potential improvers in the 3.50 today I like the chances of three at big prices so we will play them against the field. The main one id SHOT IN THE SUN who is a huge price. Regular readers will know that we backed him last time and he was desperately unlucky pulling clear with another very well handicapped horse. He is 20/1 this morning that is a massive. KING OF MACEDON and INSTANT ATTRACTION are probably both over priced at 28/1 and 40/1 respectively.
SHOT IN THE SUN 2.5pts each way @ 20/1, KING OF MACEDON 0.5pts each way @ 28/1, INSTANT ATTRACTION 0.5pts each way @ 40/1.
I really like the chances of O MA LAD (5.00York). He was beaten last time by the horse we backed (Sirvino) in a race that didn’t really go his way pace wise. No problems with that today and I think he will run big!
O MA LAD 2 pts win @ 8/1
Two for you tonight at Chepstow. FIRST POST (6.25) has shaped like a win is just around the corner and conditions should suit.
FIRST POST 1 pt win @ 6/1
Finally we have RAGING BEAR (7.55 Chepstow) who has been falling down the weights with some creditable efforts. He has no turn of foot but the formation of Chepstow should suit and he will relish the soft conditions tonight. He looks a really solid each way play at double figures!
RAGING BEAR 2 pts each way @ 11/1
Have a good day, enjoy York! I’m off for the evening session on Timeform Radio!
All the best,