Morning peeps. Very best of luck to you if you are having a go at the massive Scoop 6 today. At first glance I thought it wouldn’t be won. Then I thought about putting a syndicate together to have a real crack, then I thought it wouldn’t be won again. My first effort at a perm came to over £2,500 so I banged my head against the desk, trimmed it right down and put up a small play. If I’ve narrowed down all six winners, this may be the last time you read this blog!
I must give a huge shout to all the team at Sussex County Cricket Club. An enthralling finish to the first of the Natwest T20 blast games against Surrey last night saw the Sharks get 17 off the last over including 8 off the last two balls to secure victory. The place went mad and the shark tank was overflowing!
Such a busy day’s racing today, let’s look at some of the Proform stats for today.
These are trainer’s win& place strike rates with more than 10 runners over the past 14 days:
P J Prendergast 69.23% (13 runners)
Robert Cowell 64.71% (17 runners)
Amanda Perrett 57.14% (14 runners)
Warren Greatrex 54.55% (11 runners)
Dan Skelton 54.55% (11 runners)
David Pipe 54.17% (24 runners)
John Gosden 53.85% (39 runners)
Best winning strike rates go to David Pipe 37.5% and Warren Greatrex 36.36%
Such a difficult day today. Every race of the scoop 6 looks difficult. We do have one or two runners from the interesting list.
You are all well aware of me feelings about STOMP (3.30 Newmarket) who won really well for us just over a week ago on an epic afternoon. He is incredibly progressive and beat another very well handicapped rival last time so the 8lb rise is not too harsh and Joey Haynes claims 5lbs of that back. He can emulate his half-sister Mince on route to pattern company here.
STOMP 3 pts win @ 3/1
You would have seen me tweeting after AEOLUS (2.55 Newmarket) got beat last time in the Free Handicap after meeting trouble in running. His form at the back end of last year took a huge boost when Night Of Thunder won the Guineas and he looks a class act to me. If he’s come on for the run last time I would hope that he might be too good for these today.
AEOLUS 3 pts win @ 4/1
I am really looking forward to seeing TOKEN OF LOVE (5.00 Newbury) again this afternoon. She is a beautifully bred daughter of Cape Cross who was pretty green on debut but still managed to win with plenty in hand. She starts life in handicap company today off an opening mark of 77. She has a group 1 entry in the Coronation so she is clearly thought a lot off which means her opening mark today looks very attractive indeed. The 5/2 about her this morning looks very tempting!
TOKEN OF LOVE 4 pts win @ 5/2.
I have a couple to throw out the back of the hand at big prices for you today too. First up is GO GO GREEN (3.25 Thirsk) who I have had to put into my scoop 6 perm despite being 2lbs out of the handicap. He has won off much higher marks in the past so that is no worry and he has shaped like his turn is coming the last twice. He might be better at six furlongs these days but the nature of this race means they are going to go a frantic pace which should suit off bottom weight. Just a small dart at a big one.
GO GO GREEN 1 pts each way @ 25/1 with William Hill
The other big priced arrow to throw later on is PIXIE CUT (5.25 Doncaster). You should all remember my thoughts on her as she ran in the Sirvino race at Hamilton. I am sure she is well handicapped at the moment off 70. This is a weaker race than that and I would actually fancy her quite strong but for the fact that she is really badly drawn in 19. Hopefully the excellent Rob Fitz who is claiming 5lbs can just get her into an ok slot and she might well run a big race at 12/1.
PIXIE CUT 1 pt each way @ 12/1
Given the nature of the prices today I have played a couple of small multiples too.
STOMP, AEOLUS and TOKEN OF LOVE in a treble & trixie.
GO GO GREEN & PIXIE CUT each way double.
Enjoy the action today, really is something for everyone withe the FA CUP final clashing with the La Liga final games! Good luck to Chris and Martin at Wembley!
All the best,