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Tuesday, 29 March 2011

A 13/2 winner from the Horse Alert List yesterday

Without further ado, I hearty congratulations to Robert who writes the Bechers Brook blog (http://becherbrook.blogspot.com ). Please note the “s” on bechers is omitted in the blog address. There is a link to his blog (see adjacent list).
Robert recorded 2 winners yesterday from 3 selections, put up at the early odds of 10/1 (twice) and 25/1, and these odds were available. In fact the odds on his first winner drifted from 10’s to and SP of 14/1. The 25/1 winner was supported into an SP of 10/1 but, even so, he won in a very convincing manner. Neither horse looked like losing once in the lead and both won in commanding style.
Robert would be the first to say that days like these don’t come along every week, but when they do then you’re entitled to shout about it. I thoroughly recommend visiting his blog on a regular basis and paying respect to his opinion.

Although I did not put up a selection yesterday, one from my Horse Alert List ABSOLUTE SHAMBLES ran home a winner at 13/2. He was chased home by Reblis, who he beat in Dec’09 and yet met on 11lbs better terms. On the formbook, ABSOLUTE SHAMBLES should have won, but his heart has not been in the game this season, hence he was the outsider of the 5 starters. Now that he’s got his confidence back he could follow-up as, in my opinion, he’s capable of being an OR100+ chaser.

Just the one jumps meeting at Taunton this afternoon, and the opening 2 races have attracted just 6 entries between them, which is appalling. Admittedly, the prize money is not great and the going is good-to-firm, but come on trainers.
The 4m2f chase (handicap) attracts just 4 entries. Of those, 2 have never won a chase race (Cashel Blue and Earth Planet) and so, if push came to shove, I’d focus on the other 2. The veteran Petite Margot is the sort who could plod to victory as he jumps and stays all day (at his own pace, that is). Cold Mountain will love the going so, despite having been off the track since November, as long as he’s fit to race I reckon he’d do best of these. I can’t advise a wager without seeing him first to assess whether he’s fit or fat. The rest of the racing at Taunton is also non-descript and I’m giving it a miss.

Today, to fill the gap due to lack of racing, I’ll be looking at the Grand National entries and hopefully will have a shortlist posted on a separate page before the weekend. There are several that I like the look of so far, but it’s the going at Aintree that is a concern for me as there is a fair bit of rain forecast over the next week or so. When the going is soft-ish then plenty don’t have the stamina to finish the race, never mind win it.

No selections today.

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  1. Sorry to be pedantic WL but Petite Margot is a mare and a moody one at that!

  2. Thanks for reading the blog Nick, and spotting my error.

  3. Hi Ian,

    Thanks for pointing out Robert's Beacher Brook blog. He certainly has put in a lot of work, hey. Another addition to our blogging community. Looking forward to the Grand National update. I will be backing your National selection.