Sunday 5 May 2019

Magna Grecia Just to Good (Plus Reviews and Tips)


What a race, what a horse, what a trainer. As much as all of the social media chat crap about the draw bias at the end of the day the best horse won, but first I will make it short and sweet about my selection Al Hilalee. I thought I was in with a chance when I see he had been backed in from the early morning 16s to 8s at the off, but as the race unfolded William Buick was pushing away on him from the halfway stage and finished nearer last than first. 

The winner Magna Grecia (Pictured) from the all-conquering A O’Brien stable looks a class act and am sure we haven't heard the last of this son of Invincible. Just a quick mention for the one and only Aidan O’Brien who has managed to win this race for an unbelievable tenth time, but overall I only had a small each way so not much damage was done. 

I noted a couple of horses in the 4.20 at Goodwood and Qutob again failed to get his neck in front(actually got beat by a neck), the other was City Wanderer for the Mick Channon yard, I didn’t bet on him because when I looked early at the betting he was a 33/1 shot, so to my surprise when I looked at the results he ended up 8/1, even though he finished 5-lengths behind I will keep an eye out for his next run after that market move. 

The One That Got Away

I do love 2-year-old racing and even though I have rarely bet so far this season I always check the races to see if any movers. Karl Burke is worth looking out for when his horses are gambled on the second timeout so I was keeping a close eye on Insania in Thirsk's opener and I watched as she was backed in from 5s to 3/1 second favourite, did I back her?
No, I decided to leave her alone and watch her win by just over 2-lengths. It summed up my day really. 

The Saturday Trixie review: Week 2 Move over Hugh Taylor we have a new kid in town, well I wouldn’t go that far like but Aaron did the business again this week when Fusil Raffles won by nearly 3-lengths to give Aaron his second winner in a row, this was after both mine and Sam's selections disappointed again, we definitely need to raise our game next week. 

Timeform Early Declaration Alert 

As I only do a couple of posts a week I will put forward some of my early trackers, not saying I will back them this time or not but it’s worth checking them out at least. 

5th May 4.10 Newmarket: Threat was entered in a Class 2 at Ascot but never ran, worth a market check. 

6th May 1.55 Beverley: Dylan De Vega wasn’t fancied on debut but ran a good race to finish second, also had a Class 2 entry but never ran. 

6th May 2.50 Bath: Summer's Way Class 2 entry. 

Thanks for reading and good luck.

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