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Monday 21 June 2010

Does Frankie like Monday's?

In today’s blog:
What a week at Royal Ascot
Today’s Racing Selections
Racehorse performance of the week
World Cup Specials

What a week at Royal Ascot!
On Friday I went to Royal Ascot with a group of friends with the intention of having good time and winning a bit of money on the races. The first part of the plan went well. Ascot is a cracking course and the facilities are first rate. Even the entrance fee I thought was fairly reasonable at £64 for a grandstand ticket. We managed to secure a table on the lawns, and from there we could easily access the paddock and the betting ring. More importantly, we could quickly get to the bar and never once did I have to encounter a “scrum” like at Cheltenham. There, the champagne was also reasonable at £44 a bottle (we bought a couple). As for the food, it was tremendous - £14.50 for a seafood platter that would have been value for money in any decent restaurant. The only fault of the day was of my own making in not finding a winner. I will definitely be going back to Royal Ascot.

Today’s Racing Selections
It looks a very ordinary Monday on the racing scene as everyone gets back to normal again. What could be profitable today is to follow Frankie Dettori. He starts off at Wolverhampton - where he has ridden 6 winners from just 13 rides in the past 5 seasons – in the 2:30 on Saeed Suroor’s only runner today HOKOUMAH. He then rides John Gosden’s only runner today in the 3:00 POINT OUT before finishing at Wolverhampton on IL FORNO with only his 2nd ever ride for Ian Williams.
Then he’s off to Windsor for the evening meeting, where at 6:40 he’s on Michael Bell’s only runner today SHESELLS SEASHELLS. He then rides both of Jeremy Noseda’s runners; in the 8:10 DANCE EAST and in the 8:40 RULE MAKER. Frankie doesn’t usually “work” on a Monday, and what’s more he very rarely rides at 2 meetings on the same day. Is this going to be a multiple winner day?

No single racing selection today, but I expect Frankie Dettori to win with at least 2 of his 6 rides today, maybe more.

Racehorse performance of the week
The success of Rite Of Passage in the Ascot Gold Cup was more a training feat than horse performance and rightly showed up the lack of strength in the staying division of flat racing. When a horse that is not within 20lbs of the best of the top hurdlers can win the Ascot Gold Cup, then the right of that race to be classed as a Group 1 has to be questioned. So in my opinion, the racehorse performance of the week at Royal Ascot was on Saturday in the Wokingham when after a break of 600 days LADDIES POKER TWO broke the course record set just 40 minutes earlier in the Group 1 Golden Jubilee to win with an absolutely devastating performance. When a horse shows such speed to win a top sprint race it can never again be under-estimated.

World Cup Specials
The World Cup is turning into a complete nightmare for punters with Germany being beaten by Serbia at the weekend, and Italy drawing with New Zealand. The only good thing for me is that I recommended ARGENTINA on the 8th June as the likely winners and at that time they were best-priced at 8/1; they are now 9/2. Given that so many teams are playing so poorly, the Netherlands at 9/1 (Hills) look good value too.

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1 comment:

  1. Dettori takes his 1st winner of the day on his 2nd mount with POINT OUT @ 1/2; Hakoumah was 2nd beaten just a neck.