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Saturday 10 July 2010

Hail the conquering hero, or give him a 6-day ban?

In today’s blog:
Review of yesterday’s Racing
Today’s Racing Selections

Review of yesterday’s Racing
What a performance from STARSPANGLEDBANNER. Jockey, Johnny Murtagh should be congratulated in winning from stall 11 – instead he gets a 6-day ban! Would the stewards have also banned him had he run a “normal” line from the stalls and finished 3rd or 4th on the basis of not riding the horse to its true merit? He was on the best horse in the race and the favourite, and it won – what more do the Stewards want?
Rant over, I was on the right wavelength with DUBAI DYNAMO, the selection yesterday, as the horse he beat on 28th May – St Moritz – duly won. Unfortunately, DUBAI DYNAMO was slow out of the stalls and was then chased into a winning position 3f out but that did for his chances and he faded. Very few horses can accelerate twice in a race. Don’t ignore the run of runner-up Palace Moon. This is further confirmation of the Wokingham form – it will crop up again and again this summer.

Today’s Racing Selections
A terrific days racing for a Saturday, and with so much going on you cannot hope to appraise it all. So, as with yesterday, it may pay to focus on a single race, and it’s the 2:30 at York. Mark Johnston is in red-hot form with 3 winners and 3 x 2nds from his 10 runners yesterday. He sends only one to York this afternoon – his local track – CAPPONI. With a low draw (3) over a mile at York, this front-runner will prove hard to catch being an improving 3yo (only one in the race) with the important 3yo allowance. Currently 5/1 this looks good value, take each-way just in case he’s caught close home.

York 2:30 CAPPONI, 1pt each-way @ 5/1
Total = 2pts staked

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  1. Im laying macs power in this, i think your selection has a great chance and the price is pretty good, i always find saturdays a lottery.


  2. No lottery here, just one number and it wins !

  3. Tremendous performance from my only selection of the day that secured a 6.25pt profit at 5/1 - which was available up to 15 mins before the off time. Massive gamble on-course saw the SP at just 3/1. The result was never in danger.

  4. Well done fella, my backing is awful but laying seems to be up to scratch, will stick with it for a while, but well done with capponi.