Saturday, 20 April 2019

First In Line to make debut at Nottingham

Cracksman top-class horse
When I was a given this opportunity by Jason to write a blog I was a bit worried at first on what I could write about as am not really a racing tipster, so all I do is just put my thoughts down about my bets and any interesting horses I see coming up. 

When I scan through the race cards each night, mainly Novice or Maiden races, I look for any interesting horses that I could write about on my blog, they may not win the first time or ever win but then again they could be a star of the future. 

The race that caught my eye was the: 

6.35 Castle Beauty Maiden Stakes at Nottingham for three-year-olds only, and I was drawn to a particular colour, Black and white(halved), sleeves reversed, red cap, you probably already know are worn by the mighty Cracksman (pictured).

If First in Line is half as good as Cracksman he will be in for a great season. This New Approach colt is owned by Mr A E Oppenheimer and bred by Hascombe and Valiant Studs, It's a great set up that have produced some nice horses and is worth a second glance when John Gosden's training them. This Chestnut colt is related to several winners including Dawn Horizons and Our Obsession and has an entry for the Derby so I will be hoping this is a stepping stone to bigger and better things. 

On the same card Making History finally makes his debut after being entered for plenty of races but not declared, with Hayley Turner in the hot seat I am looking forward to seeing if this Dubawi Colt has been worth waiting for. 

Bets Review: With the Craven meeting this week I had a few bets, even though I was in work I managed to watch a few races on my phone. My first bet of the week was the one I wrote about on my blog, I had checked the statistics for the Nell Gwyn Stakes and seen John Gosden had a great record in the race, so I opted for a few quid on Angel’s Hideaway. I thought she ran a great race considering she dwelt in the stalls, not sure she would have beat the impressive Qabala but would have made it a lot closer. 

I also had a small bet on Alandalos for the Charlie Hill stable who disappointed, to be honest. Next one was my biggest bet which I thought would be a definite winner, I had written about Franz Kafka before in a previous blog and how he was entered in the Group 2 Royal Lodge Stakes as a 2-year-old but never ran, so I was convinced he would win, to be honest, he ran a great race, and he was so close to getting up on the line, with Far Above just holding on for a great debut run. I wouldn’t give up just yet on Franz Kafka, I will be hoping he could go on to better things this season but time will tell. 

Good luck this weekend and thanks for reading.

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