Monday 1 April 2019

2019 Brocklesby Stakes Winner: Show Me Show Me (The Money!)

Well, after the long wait for the flat season and more importantly for me the first 2-year-old race of the season, the Brocklesby, it was over in a minute, well 1 m 0.35 seconds to be exact, which by the way is the quickest time since My Boy Bill won in 1 m 0.14 seconds back in 2012. 

I've been telling myself that this year will be different, no more impulse bets just for the sake of it but previewing races on my blog makes this a little more difficult. The Unibet Lincoln was the first race I wrote about, so even though all week the only horse that was getting mentioned was the Charlie Appleby trained Auxerre who was apparently a group horse in a handicap race, I decided to have an each way bet on Humbert which at the time of writing this could still be running and of course the heavily backed Auxerre pissed it. 

I also previewed the Brocklesby and decided to play the waiting game to see which horse was backed as the winner had been well-supported in previous races. I was still in two minds whether to have a bet or not but as four o'clock came I ran around the bookies and still not knowing what horse to back but knowing Show Me Show Me (pictured) had been backed steadily since early morning. Two minutes till the off I put my win bet on the Ontoawinner owned Show Me Show Me. 

The race was pretty straightforward as he broke well (which is always the worry with unraced 2-year-olds) before taking it up a furlong out and staying on well under a great ride from Paul Hanagan to win by just under a length from the expensive George Scott trained Strong Power. So, what did I take from the race, well after winning a few quid on Show Me Show Me, I probably won’t bet on him again this season. The second-placed Strong Power ran a great race who was also well-supported and I imagine well thought of and will be worth keeping an eye out for next time out. The sixth-place Mick Channon horse Birkenhead who was an 11/2 shot could be well worth following and is declared to run in the 2.30 at Lingfield tomorrow, I will check the betting before deciding whether to have a bet or not. 

Another I will be looking forward to seeing again is the Kevin Ryan trained Coast of Dubai, who opened up a 10/1 shot and was well backed before the off into 5/1(I was worried by this, to be honest) before missing the break and struggling to make an impact, definitely one to note. The downside to the race was the fatal injury to Anna Fallow who fell just over one furlong out, a sad day for connections. 

Just a quick word on my preview for the 3-year-old Novice race at Doncaster yesterday, as I mentioned in it Fox Champion was very well entered as a 2-year-old last season and although I didn’t bet yesterday due to the fact that I did a 19 miles marathon training run in the morning and couldn’t walk for the rest of the day, it was good to see the Group horse information I talked about come good again as he stayed on well to win at 9/4. Thanks for reading and good luck if you have a bet this week.


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