CRAIG'S RECENT TRACKER WINNERS: 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...

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Convict Hoping To Make Amends (Plus Previews)


13:15 Redcar 25 Sep 2019. 

British EBF Future Stayers Maiden Stakes. Plus 10 | Class 4 | 2YO only. Winner £10,350 - 11 declared to run.: 

Tracker: Bentley Wood. 

Eye-Catcher: Convict. 

A couple of horses that I have noted here in what looks a tricky contest. First up is the Mick Channon trained, owned and bred Sixties Icon colt Bentley Wood. Mick Channon had given Bentley Wood an entry in Class 2 Peter Willett Maiden Stakes at Goodwood in August, but he never ran. His debut race was in fact at Carlisle early this month and even though he wasn't fancied at 22/1 it was a race full of promise. It wasn't the strongest race but the winner Strawman and Bentley Wood had it between them at the finish. It looks like being soft going tomorrow with the amount of rain around the country at the minute and Bentley Wood should relish the going. 

I added Convict to my eye-catcher list after a promising debut at Newbury back in August. The William Haggas trained Australia colt is a half brother to the exciting Hamish also trained by William Haggas. Convict was slowly away on debut until staying on well without threatening the eventual winner Quadrilateral who won a nice Class 2 Conditions race next start and an exciting filly for Roger Charlton. Everything was set up for a good run next start from Convict and I have to admit I had a few quid on. What I wasn't expecting after a furlong was jockey Danny Tudhope to lose his irons after Convict stumbled on the path and the jockey looking more like a rodeo star. I guess that's the gamble you take and these things happen. He was well-supported that day which was a good sign and hopefully I can get an each-way price tomorrow and get a run for my money at least. We also have Talap who tries the cheekpieces after a disappointing run last time out and a Mark Johnston newcomer who needs a market check on debut. 

18:15 Newcastle 25 Sep 2019: 

Designs Signage Ebf Novice Stakes. Class 5 | 2YO only Winner £3,752 - 7 declared to run. 

Tracker: Anastarsia. 

Eye-Catcher: Crystal Pegasus. 

I noted the Michael Stoute trained Crystal Pegasus as an eye-catcher at the start of this month after a promising debut at Ascot. Crystal Pegasus is a half-brother to Crystal Hope who won second time out at 14/1. Ryan Moore gave Crystal Pegasus a nice enough ride, and he stayed on well-behind the John Gosden trained Enemy. The extra distance should bring out more improvement from the Australia colt. He won't have it all his own way though because we have a serious rival in the name of Anastarsia. The John Gosden Sea The Stars filly has a Group 1 fillies mile entry and we all know how John Gosden loves a 2-year-old winner at Newcastle. I won't be betting on this race, I think it's one to enjoy and just watch. 

Good luck and thanks for reading.

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