Thursday, 20 August 2020

If Carlsberg did Tuesday's...

What a day for me personally Tuesday was, I know a few people who don’t like hearing about people winning but I guess having my own blog so you guys have no choice, haha and to be honest it doesn’t happen often. 

Monday night I shortlisted a couple I liked and yes I took a gamble on taking an early price and hoping for the support I needed for one of them to have a chance. The Kevin Ryan trained ROMAN ENCOUNTER was the first I had my eye on for owners Hambleton Racing Ltd XVIII. The Holy Roman Emperor filly was purchased for £25,000 at the 2020 Goffs Arqana & Breeze Up Sales. I do like to follow these owners and Roman Encounter was available at 14s on Monday, I did get a bit worried as the money didn’t come till five minutes before the start. I did manage to tweet this with a few minutes to spare and Roman Encounter got the job done with an excellent ride by jockey Kevin Stott. The bay filly ended up 8/1 so sometimes that gamble on the price does work after all. 

The next horse I had marked down was the Andrew Balding colt ROUND SIX who I also shared on a few of my social media sites because I didn’t have time to write a post, just on a side note I don’t really feel comfortable giving my selections out and never have as I’m sure you know these days don’t come around often and selecting losers does weigh on my mind for a while afterward but I really do enjoy trying to find angles on 2-year-old races and I also enjoy writing my weekly blog but please be careful and don’t go mad if following my trackers or selections, anyway back onto Round Six who cost £60,000 at the 2019 Premier Yearling Sales and is owned by the excellent M M Stables who have been having a great time of late with a few nice looking 2-year-olds, going off subject again sorry but some exciting news is that racing manager for M M stables Armando Duarte will be kindly forwarding me some information on three unraced 2-year-olds that I will add to a future post. I had my eye on the Buratino colt after a pretty nice introduction at Salisbury earlier this month and with the champ jockey Oisin Murphy taking over this time and Andrew Balding liking a winner or two at Kempton with 2-year-olds I thought Round Six looked a nice each-way bet at 20/1. 

I was, of course, worried about the hot favourite Guru but with the extra weight, life would be tough for the John Gosden Kingman colt. It doesn’t often happen but things went perfect as Round Six made all to win by over 2-lengths and make it a day to remember. 

EYE-CATCHERS:

16:40 Newbury 16 Aug 2020 

It’s been a busy week, so I only have two for today and I guess they won’t be much of a price next time. I had two speculative each-way bets in this race last Sunday and to be honest I was pretty gutted one didn’t win. GENERAL LEE ran a stormer first timeout to finish second for Paul Cole and should be up to winning soon. My other selection was the Ralph Beckett trained ORGETORIX who will come on a ton for that nice debut and should be followed next timeout. Thanks for reading and stay safe.

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