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Tuesday, 24 January 2012
Waiting for the weekend
No selections for the blog yesterday, and there is just an uninspiring meeting over the jumps at Leicester, plus a couple of All-Weather meetings at Kempton and Southwell.
One from my alert list for the 2010-11 jumps season – CESIUM – runs over hurdles at Leicester in the 2:05, and he could be interesting. Today's trip and going should suit him and I thought he had the potential to be a lot better than OR94 as a chaser, so off todays hurdle rating today of OR86 he could well build on his LTO 2nd at Southwell last week. Later, in the chase at 3:40, RATE OF KNOTS reappears. I was on him LTO at Plumpton when he had the race at his mercy as every other horse of merit had already fallen – unfortunately, he chose to fall at the fence in front of the stands before the final circuit of the Sussex National. I've not been able to have a good look at the form as I write this, so I'll be having a better look when I get the time after noon today. CESIUM is 5/1 (William Hill) and RATE OF KNOTS is 15/2 (Bet365) and 7/1 Betfred & Totesport) as I write, and I do like the look of the both of them. If I am going to make a firm selection of either (or both) then I will post them on my monitoring websites at Betting League and Tip Exchange.
Looking towards the weekend, we have a great day's racing in prospect on Saturday. It seems to be a great shame nowadays that nearly all the best racing is on a Saturday afternoon as you can end up with potentially 4 or 5 wagers that you want to place after a week of nothing. Personally, I think it makes life for the punter very difficult as you can end up having wagers on mid-week racing that you would normally avoid (like I did yesterday) and the quality of horse's racing in mid-week isn't reliable enough.
The Argento Chase at Cheltenham looks like being a cracker, and if GRANDS CRUS is as good as he looks then current odds of 9/4 (yesterday's quotes of 5/2 are long gone) may not be unreasonable. But for me, the 11/2 offered by Victor Chandler on DIAMOND HARRY looks very tempting. There should be plenty of scope in the race for a long odds 3rd place in the race so don't ignore those currently at odds of 16/1 or longer.
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