CRAIG'S RECENT TRACKER WINNERS:ARRIVISTE 3/1, DULAS 6/1, DELTA'S ROYALTY 4/6, PRINCE KAYF 40/1 (FB PAGE), ELEON 15/2, CELESTRAN 9/4, ORIENTAL MYSTIQUE 4/1, BYE BYE LADY 3/1, KING LEONIDA 13/8, DONNYBROOK 4/11, AL RUFAA 11/2, ALL YOU WISH 33/1, ANASTARSIA 3/1, CONVICT 6/4, GRAVITY FORCE 8/1, THEOTHERSIDE 33/1, 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, 7 July 2019

Who Remembers Istanbul? (Plus Reviews And Preview)

Beverley racecourse winnersNot sure where to start with this post. 

I know I said I didn't have any strong fancies in my last post but tracker Dorchester Dom finishing stone last wasn't the best start to the day. I did have doubts about his long lay off, but he looked like a horse that had never set foot on a racecourse before. I guess there must be a problem and until he learns to settle things can only get worse. 

Onto my next tracker Dana Forever who was a debutante for Tom Dascombe. I did say I wasn't going to bet on unraced horses but an early Hilary Needler entry gave me hope this could be a nice filly. Even though only five runners I had an each way bet and took 13/2 which was a great price considering she ended up 7/2. Dana Forever was up with the pace before weakening a couple of furlongs out. Another disappointment which was the story of my day. Could be interesting next time out at a better price, we will see.

I did put a small Trixie up on Twitter and the first horse was Frasard who ran a great race and finished second. Who remembers Istanbul? If you're a Liverpool fan like me you won’t forget that Champions League Final back in 2005, anyway I thought Istanbul was nailed on for a place at least and won well for Richard Fahey, then the disappointing Dorchester Dom who I have said enough about, to be honest. I am getting fed up saying the Saturday Trixie was disappointing but I will give Sam credit with Mind The Crack who got pipped on the line this week. 

18:20 Windsor 08 Jul 2019 

Not a bad little race to get stuck into this Monday night at Windsor, It just so happens I will be watching this on my work break. Even though Clive Cox's Irish Acclaim has not been given any significant entries as yet he ran a pleasing debut at this course and distance a fortnight ago. Owned by Paul and Clare Rooney this Acclamation colt was purchased for 105,000 euros last September. He was a market mover on debut when backed in from 7/1 to 4/1 on the off. Irish Acclaim broke smartly and was up with the pace before looking a bit green a couple of furlongs out before running on again into fourth place. He will have benefited a lot from that experience and should grab a place at least. 

Martyn Meade gave Ecclesiastical Class 2 entry, but he never ran. The race he ran in looks to have a bit of substance about it with the William Haggas trained winner Boosala entered in the Group 2 July Stakes at Newmarket also the second Raahy and the third Tomfre have both come out and won since. Ecclesiastical went off 16/1 that day and lost a few lengths at the start before getting stuck behind a wall of traffic and then running on through beaten horses. I think we could see him in a different light here and I will have a small each way bet if the price allows.

Good Earth is another who will be in the mix after what looked to be decent efforts in has last two races. This colt was purchased by Jamie Osborne for £68,000 and was a decent third over this course and distance to the Mark Johnston trained Homespin last time out. 

Conclusion: Interesting race with a mix of experienced 2-year-olds and a few nice looking newcomers contesting the £3,429 prize money on offer. I will be keeping a close eye on the market to see if any support for Ecclesiastical

Thanks for reading and good luck.

1 comment:

  1. Nice blog post. I didn't remember Istanbul. I like the horse and he knows how to shoot and win.

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