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Saturday, 23 April 2011

For England & St George

A cracking day’s racing lies ahead – and with so much to look at I will have to be brief on some of the meetings. We had no luck on Thursday with either of the selections, but DOUBLE DIZZY ran well for a long way.

We have 7 meetings to choose from today, so I’ll not waste time listing them all.
At Sandown, the Celebration Chase over 2-mile has cut-up and only 6 go to post. The fav is Tataniano, and if you believe the hype then he’s a good thing. I never believe hype, especially about a horse that’s 11/10 and hasn’t run since November (160 days ago). He will love this going, but then so will FRENCH OPERA and if he is able to repeat his recent form that should be good enough, especially as he’s in receipt of 4lb. Odds of 100/30 look good to me. The feature race at Sandown is the Bet365 Gold Cup and one from my alert list runs – Gentle Ranger. The Alert List is closed now the National has been run, so this won’t count (won or lose), but he looks the ideal type for this race. One that catches my eye is POKER DE SIVOLA who has been prepared for a “spring” campaign and can handle this quicker going. HE was well fancied last week for the Scottish National off a 6lb higher mark, and he gets on well with Timmy Murphy. But, there’s no wager from me in this race. The rest of the card looks a feast of racing, but it’s one I’ll be watching rather than wagering on.

There is a great meeting at Haydock, and the racing there looks competitive. If I were going, I would spend some time on it, but haven’t got that luxury today.

There’s a good meeting at Musselburgh, and I’m taken by the class 2 h’cap over 1m1f at 3:05. I’m a bird-in-the-hand man when it comes to 3yo’s at this time of year, and as such CALYPSO MAGIC jumps out at me at 13/2 (Ladbrokes) being a C&D winner LTO just 22-days ago. All the others have to prove they have trained on.

The sunny weather has turned the going to good-to-firm at Carlisle and the races have cut-up badly.

Sandown 2:35, FRENCH OPERA, ½pt win @ 100/30 (Stan James)
Musselburgh 3:05, CALYPSO MAGIC, ½pt win @ 13/2 (Ladbrokes, best odds guaranteed)
Total = 1pt staked

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  1. Great results for the blog today!
    FRENCH OPERA showed that he's a good 2-mile chaser with a solid win. That was 1.67pts profit.
    CALYPSO MAGIC ran a cracker of a race, and tho' I never saw it live he must've gone under 2.00 on Betfair in-running. That was close!
    So, 1.17pts profit on the day.
    But what about Poker De Sivola?
    I've been getting a few snipes on twitter which has affected my confidence a bit, but when I give pointers like that today then I should believe in myself more.

  2. Ignore the snipers Ian! After all no one pays you for this advice - unless of course they donate. It doesn't matter that Poker wasn't a selection you would have put a few on the right track. Confidence plays a part in the selections but you named three animals and they came 121 so no one really has claims to snipe.

    As far as French Opera goes, I think going back LH and on similar ground he'll be even better I ignored him in my write up based on that, foolishly as it goes, so well done! Chaninbar makes me laugh also, what a rogue.

  3. Thanks for the support Lonesome - much appreciated.