Friday 24 July 2020

Godolphin at the Double (24th July)

The racing is still coming thick and fast and at times it’s all too much as I try to watch every 2-year-old race, add data and look at the fixtures coming up while trying to spend time with the family and go to work but it’s worth it as I remember the dark days when we had none. Anyway enough rambling on, Just a quick update on a few bets this week. 

Darvel was a horse I had marked down in my eye-catcher post, the Kevin Ryan trained Dark Angel colt made a promising debut at Haydock back in June when given a nice introduction without threatening the first three home that day. 

I was hoping to have a nice bet and 9/4 looked alright to me but soon as I went to confirm my bet it changed to 6/4 and within a few short minutes odds on, so I decided against betting. 

See the full result here

It was nice to see Darvel win easily at Ayr and confirm that promise even though I missed out. 

We have to take the good with the bad at times and Perfect Sunrise was another eye-catcher for trainer James Tate, it was a tough race so no bet for me and this time I chose right as she looked awkward and finished down the field. 

I had a winning bet on Shrara who was having her second run for Ralph Beckett and won with a bit in hand at Chepstow, never underestimate how much a horse can improve the second run as Shrara was never involved on her debut at Windsor a few weeks before. 

Liberty Power had a nice entry as a 2-year-old and after disappointing again I’m sure this horse will pop up at a price one day but is becoming expensive for me to follow after backing the Tim Easterby colt the last two times. 


I feel like I’m repeating myself as I say this each week but the weekend racing is tough especially the 2-year-olds, so I will be betting low stakes and with caution, I think monitoring and watching the replays for future reference is the best bet but for a bit of interest, I will have a small bet. 

13:40 Newmarket 25 Jul 2020 

A couple of promising types who have already had one run plus some nice looking newcomers here. I will be hoping the Godolphin Frankel colt DHAHABI can stamp his name as a horse for the future here today. Dhahabi comes with a huge price tag but hey the horse doesn't know he was purchased for 3,100,000 gns. A half-brother to the smart 134 rated Golden Horn trained by John Gosden who never finished outside the top two in what was a phenomenal career. 

14:50 Newmarket 25 Jul 2020 

Another one for Godolphin here as DECLARING LOVE will hopefully break her maiden tag after a finishing second on her reappearance here two weeks ago. Considering the Dubawi filly had been off the course 400 plus days I was impressed how well she ran against what looked another nice filly for the boys in blue in the name of Stunning Beauty who looks a nice prospect for the year ahead. 


5:35 York, 25th July - Nurse Dee  

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