CRAIG'S RECENT TRACKER WINNERS: NIGHT COLOURS 7/1, PLYMOUTH ROCK 11/4, POCKET SQUARE 9/4, PANIC ROOM 5/2, BAND PRACTICE 11/4, CAPE PALACE 4/11, PALACE PIER 11/8, IT'S GOOD TO LAUGH 8/13, ROMAN VISION 5/4, HURAIZ 2/1, ROYAL CRUSADE 5/6, VALKAN STAR 1/3, FESTIVE START 7/2, IMPRESSOR 13/8, SURF DANCER 4/7, MASTER MCGRATH 13/8, ESHAASY 13/8, PERSUASION 16/1, PASSION FOR FASHION 3/1, ANGEL OF DELIGHT 12/1, LAZULI 11/10, TAMMANI 9/2, COBRA EYE 15/8, MORISCO 6/1, ETHIC 4/6, ABSTEMIOUS 11/8, BOOMER 3/1, SEIZE THE TIME 2/1, TREBLE TREBLE 9/2, NASAIYM 6/4, DARK LADY 11/10, FLEETING PRINCE 11/10, WELL OF WISDOM 3/1, DR SIMPSOM 4/5, HOT TOUCH 7/2, MAN OF THE NIGHT 4/6, SO SHARP 11/10, IFFRAAZ 7/4, BILL NEIGH 13/8, DRAMATIC SANDS 6/4, DRAGON COMMAND 5/1, MIA DIVA 8/1, RAAHY 5/6, LINCOLN BLUE 7/2, HOMESPIN 6/4, FRED 10/1, PINATUBO 3/1, KING'S COMMAND 2/1, ETON COLLEGE 11/2, SHAMMAH 2/1, BIG CITY 5/1, THREAT 14/1, GOOD VIBES 11/1, MISTY GREY 14/1, ROSE OF KILDARE 6/5, RAYONG 7/2, LORD OF THE LODGE 8/1, WAR STORM 7/2, IFFRAAZ 4/1, OCASIO CORTEZ 7/4...

Sunday, 14 April 2019

Angel's Hideaway to Keep Gosden's Great Record in the Nell Gwyn Stakes Going

After the excitement of the Aintree Grand National and the Scottish Grand National, it's time to concentrate on what racing is all about, the Flat racing. 

The first big race is on its way. The Nell Gwyn Stakes Group 3 for 3-year-old fillies only. 

I can’t wait. 

The Newmarket race was first held in 1961 and won by a horse called Verbena, it was officially called the Spring Fillies Stakes before being renamed to its current name the Nell Gwyn Stakes after the long-time mistress of King Charles II. 

As readers of my blog know, I don’t really give tips out because my blog is about my betting journey this season, but saying that if I find any useful stats that I may use myself. I will be writing them down on here for future reference, and any trackers I have coming up will also be going on my blog. 

John Gosden has a great record in this race and runs the talented Angel’s Hideaway (pictured), who is rated 105 after a great 2-year-old season with the highlight for me being the Group 3 win at Ascot back in July. It's not an easy race to work out as we have some talented horses in the field. 

For instance, Mark Johnston runs the consistent Group performer Main Addition and the Oh So Sharp Stakes Group 3 winner Mot Juste also enters calculations and to add that we have a few unexposed fillies to make life a little more difficult to find the winner, I might just stick with the Gosden runner and hope she can reverse form with Mot Juste. Alandalos is a horse I have my eye on, and runs in the 445 Fillies Maiden Stakes for Charlie Hills, she caught my eye last December when running a great race and finishing strong in a race won by the potentially smart John Gosden runner Entitle. Alandalos was sent off 20/1 that day and after dwelling in the stalls ran on well, she is another horse who had an early entry last season in the Group 2 Rockfel Stakes which is an indicator that the trainer holds her in high regard but with a short price likely It will be a no bet for me. 

My Bets Review: 

As it’s early stages of the 2-year-old season the pennies are staying in the pocket. I know we all love to bet but sometimes and I can take it or leave it until something decent jumps out at me. One three-year-old newcomers, I had been waiting a good while for was Roger Varian's Farnham

What I didn't expect was an early evening show of 2/1 and actually going off 13/8 fav. It was a funny old race as first she missed the break and was stuck in behind a wall of horses in this 19 runner field. Even though I didn’t bet, because of the short price, I was still keeping a close eye on her during the race, I thought she was travelling well, considering she missed the break. Jockey Danny Tudhope decided to switch her right over to the rail and make his move, to me it looked like she was coming to win her race but for whatever reason never went through with it and finished 5th. I could be wrong but I think she was the best horse in the race and will be keeping an eye out for her next start and especially if moving up to a mile.

On to Saturday and I had a few low stake speculative bet’s on what I thought was big priced runners, Modern Millie was the first at 33/1 who, to be honest, didn’t run a bad race to finish 6th in the Group 3 Duty Free Stakes. 

Next up was Heer We go Again who ran a decent race to finish 2nd at Thirsk to impressive winner Xcelente

First time out runner, City Wanderer, never got into the race and finished 7th at 66/1. 

My last bet was the most interesting as when I had a quick look last night at the betting Kiefer was a 50/1 shot and when I went to put my bets on in the morning he had been backed into 14/1 but didn’t really matter as he never got a look in. 

I am looking forward to when I can have a good bet but at the minute I will just be having a few speculative ones for a bit of interest. 

Thanks for reading and have a great week.

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