Sunday, 22 May 2011

1.5 pts each way MISTY FOR ME 9/1 ( Ladbrokes, Hills, Chandler) Etihaad Airways Irish 1,000 Gns

The run of this filly in the Newmarket race raises concerns that she has not trained on but it is worth noting that she was easy to back that day and, as Roderick O'Connor showed yesterday,the yards horses can recover their reputations quickly from a poor first run. Her Boussac victory last autumn is as good as piece of form as anythng on offer here and she finished ahead of her shorter priced stable companion Together when winning a G2 here last August. Of course, Together has proven that she has trained on well by running a blinder at Newmarket but the gap in the odds available is too big and if Misty For Me dosen't figure here,then it's almost certain that we have seen the best of her.

Won + 17.25

Saturday, 21 May 2011

1.5pts win WINTER'S NIGHT 10/1 ( 2 firms and exchanges) Betfred Silverbowl H'cap
1.5pts win SIKEEB 10/1 ( 2 firms and exchanges) Betfred Silverbowl H'cap

Because of her far from ideal draw, Winter's Night is a couple of points longer than you would expect her to be but she is appears a highly progressive sort who knows how to win and is only 3lb higher than when beating an animal on a roll at Ascot last time. Provided she settles Ok, the extra furlong should not hinder and granted the run of the race she'll go very close. Sikeeb has been put up in the ratings after being narrowly beaten in a good looking race at Newmarket last time. He had a couple of these behind him that day, looks the type to go on improving and is the one in this field that you would rely on most to run his race.

Lost - 3pts

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

2pts win DIRAR 17/1 (Betfair) Totesport Chester Cup
1pt win SENTRY DUTY 33/1(Betfair) Totesport Chester Cup

Off a 7lb higher rating than when winning last years Ebor, Dirar looks a very likely type for this and being a very versatile sort with plenty of experince in the hustle and bustle scenario, can win this from box 12. It is of no concern that the rider aboard at York is on Mount Athos, as Spencer rides alot of the Koukash horses and there is that link between him and Wachman. Of genuine concern is how easy he is on the Exchanges at present and hopefully he'll shorten up between now an racetime. Sentry Duty catches the eye out of those at the big prices. Your either a fan or not but he still has a valuable race or two left in him and when he was well beaten in this three years ago, had run at Punchestown only a week before.

Lost - 3pts

Sunday, 1 May 2011

2pts win SHARAAYEN 4.8/1 (Betfair and Betdaq) British Series H'cap
1pt win CHIBERTA KING 10/1 (Betfair) British Series H'cap

This gelding is bred to improve into his 4 y-r-o year and should have rewarding season in the valuable middle distance handicaps.He has looked a different horse since drop out tactics have been used with him; winning in visually taking style at Newbury in September then putting up a good performance under his revised rating. He has been raised again since that last run but the potential for further improvement more than cancels that out along with the likelehood that with the stable in its customary good early season form, he'll be straight enough to run his race. Chiberta King has a good record at this venue, and off the same rating when winning here last May, must come under serious consideration and is worth back up support.

Lost - 3pts



2pts win MISTY FOR ME 10.5/1 (Betfair and Betdaq) Quipco 1,000 Gns
1pt win MAKE A DANCE 12.5/1 (Betfair and Betdaq) Quipco 1,000 Gns

Misty For Me is thoroughly likeable filly who seems sure to train on, has proven G1 winning form, and though she will stay further there is no reason why she should still not be fully effective over this trip. It may be misleading to look too much into Roderick O'Connor's performance in the 2,000 Gns, because all in all the price here more than compensates for the niggly doubts and of those priced up shorter Havant has serious worries over the ground, Hooray and Memory have concerns over their staminia, and using a reasonable solid formline, Misty For Me is on the same level as Moonlight Cloud. Of those further down the list, Make a Dance catches the eye. Though she never beat much when winning a maiden here last October she looked the part and could be anything.The fact that she takes her chance here indicates that connection believe she is up to acquitting herself well in this grade.

Lost - 3pts