Friday 16 August 2019

Sun Set To Shine At Newbury (16th August)

It’s been a bloody long week and as much as I love my racing I just haven’t had the time to watch much racing never mind write a post for the blog. 

A quick review of the post I wrote on Monday. First up was the Kevin Ryan filly Reviette who drifted from the overnight price of 3/1 to 7/1 at the off. Reviette was badly outpaced before staying on at the death to grab third place and a bit further would have won. It was a nice performance and should be more to come over a longer distance.

Aweemaweh was my second fancy in the first division of the Novice Stakes race. Mick Channon likes this colt and he ran a promising race despite running green. My headline horse Impressor actually won for a change as normally when I mention a horse in the headline they get bloody beat, but Impressor was actually impressive (no pun intended) and looks to be a horse with a bright future. African Swift was my last fancy and just got outbattled in a ding-dong battle with Kalsara. 

Plenty of racing the weekend but I really am struggling to find any standout bets. It always seems to be the way on a Saturday lately, anyway I will write about a few that may have a chance but I won't be going overboard. 

13:50 Newbury 17 Aug 2019: 

Sun Power sets a good standard here and will be hoping to give the warm favourite Juan Elcano something to think about. The Richard Hannon Night Of Thunder colt is a 115,000 gns purchase for the King Power Racing Team and hasn't disappointed in his four runs to date. Has plenty of nice entries so is well-thought-of by the Hannon yard. The forecast good to soft ground shouldn't be a problem and at around 3/1 I will be putting Sun Power in one of my bets. 

13:30 Ripon 17 Aug 2019: 

A speculative bet here. Phantom Bride for the Karl Burke yard. This Fastnet Rock filly ran in a very hot maiden at Goodwood at the beginning of the month, with the first four all entered in decent races in the future. I know Phantom Bride finished way back but am sure she will find this grade more to her liking. Kings Caper obviously sets the standard and to add to the mix a few nice newcomers enter the equation but hopefully with a bit of luck Phantom Bride can sneak a place for me and the Ontoawinner owners. 

14:00 Pontefract 18 Aug 2019: A tasty little race at Pontefract to get stuck into here. Two trackers of interest, the first is Serious Jockin for the Mick Channon stable. The Footstepsinthesand colt was well-supported on his debut at Newbury this month when backed in from 6/1 to 9/2 at the off. Serious Jockin was slowly away that day but showed some speed to catch up before Callum Shepherd calling it a day a couple of furlongs out when no chance of catching the leaders up. Interesting that Mick Channon has dropped this colt back to five furlongs and also interesting is that Serious Jockin has been given a Group 2 Mill Reef Stakes entry at Newbury. Needs to seriously improve here. My next tracker is Queen’s Order who I wrote about before her debut in July. The Kevin Ryan filly looked a nice type when making her debut over this course and distance last month when only beaten just under a length by Pop Dancer. The form has been franked when Pop Dancer won a Class 3 the other day. I expect Queen’s Order will come on for that run and looks to have a great chance of winning here. That does not say she will have it all her own way as we also have Dazzling Des who has to give some serious weight away and a newcomer Moon Power who cost 90,000 euros and is owned by The King Power Racing Team. 

Good luck and thanks for reading.

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