Saturday, 31 January 2015

1.5pts win VIRTUEL D'OUDON  11/1 ( at least 6 firms) Betway Welsh Champion Hurdle
1.5pts win A DOLL IN MILAN 10/1 ( Generally available)  Betway Welsh Champion Hurdle

Virtuel D'Oudon has been raised 9lb in the ratings for his Taunton success in similarly testing ground to todays but could still be on a winning mark. The first two were well clear of the others that day ,today's the step down in trip should not prove a problem, and the stable companion that Scudamore is aboard did not appear to relish these conditions at Haydock last time.

A Doll in Milan is put into handicap company for the first time and it's a guess to how reasonable her mark his.The form of her Wetherby victory has yet to be tested though the third home was leading when coming down on her next appearance. She stays and gallops and it's a case of having faith that the yard wouldn't put her in to be an also ran.

Lost - 3pts

Saturday, 24 January 2015

3pts win ROYAL PLAYER 15/2 ( at least 7 firms) Skybet Chase

Switched straight in to handicap company over fences after just four runs over timber, Royal Player is in terrific heart at the moment, fast on the upgrade, and the way he traveled and disposed of his rivals last time gives him an excellent chance of defying the 10 lb rise in the ratings provided he's just as effective going left handed. His in form yard have another runner with a similar sort of profile but Royal Profile arguably has better credentials and is a few points longer.

Lost - 3pts

Saturday, 17 January 2015

3pts win VINTAGE STAR   8/1 (Generally available) Peter Marsh Chase

Has lots going for him here. He was runner up in this last year in similarly grueling conditions as it will be today and is racing off a 4lb lower rating. He's certainly the same horse has he was 12 months ago - his Rowland Meyrick run can be ignored as he was never going after clouting the second , he had two decent races before Wetherby and it can only be encouraging that he's been stronger in the markets this morning than his stable companion.

Lost - 3pts

Saturday, 10 January 2015

3pts win DELL ARCA 11/1 (Generally available) William Hill Lanzarote Hdle

Though racing off a lifetime high rating over hurdles, it's very likely that his mark is a fair one looking at the excellent run off a 9 lb lower rating than todays in the Betfair followed by another cracking performance performance off a 5 lb hike. He finished the season off with another fine run in a G1 at Aintree and after two runs over fences returned to hurdles when well beaten in the Long Walk. Normally very reliable, that run can be overlooked and a prominent display is on the cards, even with one of his stable companions attracting stronger support at the moment.

Lost - 3pts

Saturday, 3 January 2015

2pts win ROCK ON ROCKY 16/1 ( Generally available)  32 Red H'cap Hdle
1pt win FIRST AVENUE 28/1 ( 5 firms inc Victor and Ladbrokes) 32 Red H'cap Hdle

You can make a case for almost everything here and the front running Rock on Rocky looked a much improved performer on his first two starts this season and there could be more to come despite blotting the copybook last time. It can be hard to put a guage on these quirky types and he's an interesting proposition in today's conditions.

First Avenue returns to the scene of his Imperial Cup success and showed the ability is still there with two early summer triumphs. His big success here came by picking them off in testing conditions and that'll no doubt be the plan today and he is not one to dismiss lightly.

Lost - 3pts

3pts win COUNT GUIDO DEIRO 7/1 (Generally available)  32 Red Casino H'cap Chase

A lightly raced, progressive staying chaser, this gelding very much has the profile of one that his yard excels with and is hard to get away from here. Conditions will be ideal, he is a clean jumper for one so inexperienced, and the 7lb claimer takes off the rise in the ratings from his Lingfield success.

Lost - 3pts

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Annual Results  2014

January   -  9pts
February  -  12pts
March  + 57pts
April  + 21.5pts
May  - 33pts
June - 8.5pts
July - 21pts
August + 7.5pts
September - 3pts
October - 15pts
November  - 27pts
December - 12pts

Total Loss of -  54.5pts on the year