CRAIG'S RECENT TRACKER WINNERS:FRANKENSTELLA 3/1, VENTURA DIAMOND 5/2, ALKUMAIT 5/4, TOP CLASS ANGEL 9/2, ICE SPRITE 1/1, DHAHABI 15/8, DARVEL 11/8, COSMIC PRINCESS 6/1, BEECHWOOD DONNA 15/2, YOUTH SPIRIT 9/2, INTERNATIONAL GIRL 12/1, VENTURA TORMENTA 4/6, FINAL VOYAGE 9/1, IMPERIAL YELLOW 11/8, BOMB PROOF 6/4, TOP CLASSANGEL 18/1 3RD, ALWIGHWAR 11/8, MUTAZAWWED 1/1, TACTICAL 7/2, ALTHIQUA 2/1, LORD CAMPARI 100/30, MAN OF PROMISE 6/4, ON GUARD 11/2, MAGICAL MORNING 9/4, INHALER 10/3, FIESTA DE VEGA 5/1, CREATIVE FORCE 7/2, RENAISSANCE QUEEN 3/1, AWEEMAWEH 28/1 (FB), SHELDON 50/1 EW (PLACED), GEROLAMO CARDANO 13/2, FANTASTIC MS FOX 13/2 (FB), SHIMMERING 7/4, 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...

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Umm Kulthum Wins at Thirsk in Bizarre Betting Heat

4:30 Thirsk - 

I didn't take too much interest in this race but couldn't help notice the bizarre betting market on Betfair. 

Richard Fahey's two-year-olds have started to kick into form after a slow start to the season but these last two weeks we've seen something of a purple patch. 

Umm Kulthum was well backed from big prices (12/1) this morning but taking a closer look at this daughter of Kodiac's market graph showed bets that defied belief. 

Whether someone made a mistake or luckily inspired, a couple of significant bets were placed at odds shorter than 1/2, which is surprising when returning an SP of 100/30. 

However, the uncertainty didn't stop there after this £75,000 2yo Breeze-Up purchase was slow away from the stalls and touched odds of 44 in running. She knuckled down in fine style in the closing furlong and collard 6/4f Digital on the line. 

Whether someone made a mistake betting at prohibitive odds or not, it was all smile by the line as she won in comfortable fashion by half a length. 

Even more bizarre was the fact that Umm Kulthum finished so fast that the market didn't have time to respond and one of the last bet laid was at 44. 

Umm Kulthum looks a very good horse in the making and race comments said: Dwelt start, soon in midfield, pushed along 2f out, ridden over 1f out, ran green but headway inside final furlong, swerved left final 110yds, kept on strongly, led towards finish, promising (op 5/2). 

We will be hearing about this April foal in the ownership of Saeed Bin Mohammed Al Qassimi. 

Exciting times.  

See the full result here 

Guest post: Jason Coote

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