Tuesday 20 August 2019

Midweek Previews And Reviews (20th August)

I must admit I shouldn't have had a bet Saturday because as I said in my weekend post I didn't really fancy much. In the end, I backed Sun Power to win. It's funny because I can understand now why some gamblers wait till last minute before betting. First, it's good to see the market and most of the time it really does pay to be cautious, especially with 2-year-old horses and second, it's good to see how your horse is going to post. Well, Sun Power was really keen going to post and had to be restrained by jockey Silvestre De Sousa. I wish I could have cashed out at that point. Sun Power was exactly the same through the race and disappointed. 

Phantom Bride was my next each-way bet for Karl Burke. It was a speculative bet and despite being well-supported she also disappointed in what was a Saturday to forget but the lesson learned was if I don't fancy anything strongly. I should be more patient and not bet. 

I also mentioned Queen’s Order who broke her duck with a nice win at Pontefract on Sunday, it was made a lot easier with Dazzling Des and Ventura Lighting both non-runners. I had another speculative bet on my other tracker Serious Jockin who was another who was never involved. Hopefully, I can make up for a bad weekend with a couple of wins this week.

14:15 Bath 21 Aug 2019: 

A couple of trackers in this 2-year-old Maiden Stakes race. Aweemaweh was a cheap purchase by Mick Channon last September. Aweemaweh has been given a Group 2 Mill Reef Stakes entry. It could just be a pipe dream but to have any hope will have to put in a bold show here to stand any chance of making the lineup in September. The chestnut colt made a pleasing debut last week at Salisbury over six furlongs. The ground that day was soft and Aweemaweh plugged on without threatening the impressive winner Ascension. Interesting to see any market support for this Bungle Inthejungle colt and I hope I can get an each-way price. 

Another tracker to note in this race is Tommy Rock for the Clive Cox stable who also has a Group 2 Mill Reef Stakes entry. A 100,000 euro purchase for owner Peter Ridges. The market will prove the best guide for his chances on debut. Mick Channon has a decent record at Bath with his 2-year-olds but Clive Cox has a really impressive one. I may even do a split stake depending on prices and market support.  

14:35 Carlisle 21 Aug 2019: 

Ainsdale for the 2-year-old Carlisle specialist trainer Karl Burke. Ainsdale looks to have a great chance of making the frame at least here, after being beaten by the impressive Richard Fahey and Cheveley Park owned Custodian at Pontefract a couple of weeks ago. The Mayson colt stayed on without threatening the easy winner. A recent significant entry gives me hope that a better run is expected here and with the forecast soft ground at Carlisle, Ainsdale should be right at home. 

14:05 Carlisle 21 Aug 2019: 

Herbert Pocket is my last tracker for the Tim Easterby yard. The one positive here is this Helmet colt started his career in a Class 2 race at York in May. Despite finishing towards the back that was a good sign but a few negatives here too. Been off the course since then which makes me think must have been some kind of problem also had no significant entries since his debut in May. Needs to attract some support for me to even consider betting on this outsider today. Thanks for reading and good luck.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Craig, I think Phantom Bride was expected to get placed and just ran out of steam in the closing half furlong due to the going. It was well backed and looked to have a place without too much fuss but that all changed in the closing stages. Unlucky.


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