A few for today, would love to have another Sunday like last week at Kempton.
Mainly short price favourites, but I picked them on form and stats, then checked prices after.
2.50 – Nibani 4/1 (unplaced)
3.25 – Shauna’s Spirit 9/4 (unplaced)
3.55 – Fire in Babylon 9/4 (2nd)
4.25 – Hazzard County 15/8
4.55 – Vhujon 5/1 (each way)
I looked at Bold Ring in the 2.20, as I was on last time when 2nd by a neck at 10/1. Beaten by Fedora, they are up against each other again today, but Fedora is 3lb lighter, and has won 2 of her last 3 times at Kempton.
Fedora is 9/1 today, Bold Ring 10/1, Could prove to be each way value – slight preference due to weight on: Fedora.
Bottom weight Mataajir could be interesting in the 2.50. I’ve backed him last 3 times, and he’s won twice and 2nd once. Up in distance and class again today though, but in all his recent races he’s finished strongly and found an extra gear. The weight advantage against Nibani is big and could be a massive advantage, but it’s basically into the unknown, and 3/1 second fav seems short to me. I would like to see him win though for trainer Derek Shaw.
Market Rasen -
2.30 – Book Em Danno 12/1 (risky each way) (unplaced)
Reasons have been outlined on my Twitter earlier.
These are just my views. Doesn’t mean I’m right. If you take any notice hopefully they gain you a profit.
Thanks for looking
Prices were last night with Bet365 (best odds guarantee)
I didn’t do a Blog update this weekend with my bets, but I did post some on my Twitter page. They were the 2/1 Derby & Hull Double.
It was originally a near 5/1 Treble, but the MK Dons match was postponed due to the weather.
I also gave Stevie Gee (plus the straight forecast with Desert Strike), and Oratorian for Kempton and Jack The Bus today.
I’m glad some people took notice and did them and got a pay out from the bookies.
I feel there should of been another winner, and genuinely not making excuses, but Raul Da Silva got the tactics all wrong on Storm Runner. Dropping the horse out last and expecting it to win. The horse did a tremendous job to actually get 3rd, the way he cut through the field and battled strongly, but the finish line came too soon.
My full set of winners are listed below, with some of the betting ‘slips’.
Liverpool v. Stoke – Draw
Aston Villa v. Everton – Draw
Derby & Hull
18/1 European 7 Team Accumulator
PSG, Real Madrid, Porto, St Etienne, Cercle Brugge, Antwerp, Bordeaux
Kempton (4 wins from 6 races)
Stevie Gee 9/4
Art Scholar 9/1
Fire in Babylon 11/2
(Fire in Babylon & Oratorian was in a 15/1 Double)
Big thanks to @FredEccles for flagging up Fire in Babylon last night
Jack The Bus 7/2
Here are my photos from Southwell on Sunday 8th January 2012. (In race card order)
Click Photos for full size image.
Here are a few other photos from our previous visit to Southwell on New Year’s Day:
Welcome to my blog, the first selections for a couple of weeks.
A few horses below, I’ve done some as singles, and some in Lucky 15′s.
1.00 – The Strawberry One 5/1 (unplaced)
(Love of Tara 7/1 each way) (unplaced)
2.05 – Rileyev 9/2 (unplaced)
(Dave’s Dream 9/1 each way) (unplaced)
2.35 – Colour Squardon 15/8 (2nd)
3.10 – Hold on Julio 10/3 (Won)
3.10 – Master of the Hall 7/2 (unplaced)
3.45 – Alarazi 5/1 (unplaced)
12.40 – King’s Colour 11/4 (2nd)
2.45 – Capone 11/4 (3rd)
3.55 – City Legend 4/1 (Won – dead heat)
Not advising you follow me on these, but I am hoping for some winners.
Thanks for looking.