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Thursday 30 September 2010

The Ryder Cup

In today’s blog:-
Review of today’s Racing
The Ryder Cup

Review of today’s Racing
There are 3 turf meetings today, on the Flat at Newmarket, Warwick and Ayr; with an AW meeting at Kempton.
At Warwick, Henry Cecil sends a rare runner for the 2:45 SACRED SHIELD and this well related filly can run well in this race, which Cecil won last year. The rest of the Warwick card looks fairly ordinary.
At Ayr, there is no race on this poor card that deserves any analysis, truly awful.
At Newmarket, the opening 2yo maiden over a mile has been won by some decent horses in the past 10 years, such as Twice Over, Lateen Sails and Redwood. So, today’s runner should bear scrutiny and this is a race to analyse after we know the result.
The listed Noel Murless Stales looks particularly competitive and I will give this race a miss. I am more drawn to the 5f listed Rous Stakes at 4:05. Only 9 runners and not many will appreciate the soft going, but 2nd-fav TAX FREE should not be inconvenienced by it and he comes here in decent form, even for an 8yo. On Official Ratings, TAX FREE has only the fav Hamish McGonagall to fear, and they both have winning form on Good-to-Soft going. But there is very little between them whichever way you look at the race and it could go down to being “on the nod”, in which case 4/1 about TAX FREE is the value wager.

There’s been no feedback on my last couple of blogs regarding the horseracing programme, but any feedback would be welcome.

The Ryder Cup
There’s another huge sporting event going ahead this weekend and that’s the Ryder Cup. Now I’m not a golfer, but not playing the game does not stop me from having an opinion and having a wager. Having looked at both the teams, my personal opinion is that there is greater strength in depth in the US team. But having better players is no guarantee of success in a team game. Unfortunately, the choice of team captain by Europe in Colin Montgomerie looks poor. My opinion is that he’s not a team player, never has been, and tho’ he holds the record number of wins as a player in the Ryder Cup, they were singles matches. He’s a loner, and I think he will alienate himself from his squad over the weekend. As such, I favour the US to win, but the odds are truly awful given the vociferous support for the European home team. As such, I’d approach the Ryder Cup game-by-game and take odds about the US players every time. One player who I think will find this arena truly inspirational, having a point to prove and the mentality to do it is Tiger Woods. I’m not a fan of the man, never have been, and I regularly “lay” him in the ‘Majors’ as he’s lost a lot more than he’s won – despite being the world’s best player. I’d advise a 2pt wager on Woods to be the highest scoring US player at 11/2.

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1 comment:

  1. TAX FREE was beaten just a neck into 2nd @ 9/2 (touched 5/1) by the rapidly improving Tangerine Trees. Another case of "seconditis".