Yesterday’s (Thursday’s) Horseracing
Yet again, another 2nd for the blog selection when SOUND STAGE was unable to haul in the resolute Buffalo Bob. When it became a stamina slog, the advantage was always going to lie with Buffalo Bob, but this race looks top class form and the 1st-3 home will all win more races. Sir Ian in 3rd needs going a little quicker than this, but even so ran a cracker for a long way. SOUND STAGE looked like the winner till a bad error at the 4th-last and I really love the way this horse travels thru’ his races. A word for Prince Geeno – he was looking very promising till falling 6-out, and he will be one who will go a lot better nexrt time. The fav Zarrafakt jumped very poorly and he needs more practise.
The other blog selection Gifted Leader was a non-runner.
At Taunton, my old mate Justabout ran a much improved race to be 3rd at 8/1, but he does not really stay 3-mile and it showed again. A drop in trip to 2m6f will see him back in the winner’s enclosure. I was right about Extra Bold tho’, and he looks capable of winning again and I was very surprised he went off at 7/2 – very generous odds. And it was a 4th runners-up spot for Sir Winston off OR95; game and consistent, he is as one-paced as they come.
So, a tiny 0.60pt profit on the day from the 1pt eachway wager on Sound Stage making the November profit 1.60pts.
Firstly, full marks to the ground staff at Newbury and Mussselburgh for getting today’s horseracing going. The weather has been pretty poor resulting in Newcastle and Towcester being abandoned for Saturday already, and groundstaff never get the praise they deserve.
That said, having looked through the days races, I cannot find a wager at either meeting. The novice chase at Newbury at 2:10 has been used by Nicky Henderson to introduce some decent chasers, so SPIRIT RIVER must be creating a favourable impression at home to get the nod for this, but if Celestial Halo clears the last fence within a couple of lengths of the lead then he should have the speed on the flat to win this. In the 2:45, the Jim Joel 2m1f h’cap, I thought RIVALISTE was unlucky to meet Dave’s Dream on such a good handicap mark. A repeat of that form should be good enough to win this today, as he also has the benefit of race fitness. That said, Emma Lavelle’s Suntini is the class horse in the race when on top-form. The question is, is this a going day? Matuhi will be of interest to all, but Paul Nicholls will have a good line on his form thru’s his beaten horse Five Dream, and so I reckon RIVALISTE will prevail today. The odds are not helping me make a decision tho’, and at 100/30 there’s no enthusiasm from me to nominate a wager.
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Friday, 26 November 2010
Hennessey meeting - day 2
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