CRAIG'S RECENT TRACKER WINNERS: MEHNAH 15/2, MASHKOORAH 16/1, ROYAL CHAMPION 9/2, ACT OF WISDOM 5/1, ALBA ROSE 11/8, DECISIVE EDGE 4/1, AROUSING 4/1,READY TO VENTURE 4/6, FABILIS 3/1, LATEST GENERATION 3/1, OPERATIC 5/1, LIPIZZANER 6/4, LOVE IS GOLD 9/1, PATIENT DREAM 1/1, HICKORY (ADV) 20/1, ROYAL MUSKETEER 15/2, ROMAN ENCOUNTER 14/1, ROUND SIX 20/1, BEHELD 11/4, MEGALLAN 7/2, LUCID DREAMER 7/1, CALCUTTA CUP 4/1, THRONE HALL 5/1, SURPRISE EXHIBIT 3/1, 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, 12 August 2020

Midweek Update (12th August)

Confidence is a funny thing when you’re winning you feel every horse will be in the shakeup at the business end of the race but when you hit the bad patch nagging doubts are around every corner. I mentioned a horse on a few social media sites on Monday that I thought would be a good thing, LEGEND OF DUBAI ran at Haydock yesterday and I don’t normally bet on short priced horses but was confident the 500,000 gns Roger Varian colt would win at a canter and go onto better things, I jumped in and was well-happy with the 2/1 Bet 365 offered, which by the way soon disappeared. Legend Of Dubai was well-supported and went off 4/5 favourite, meanwhile, the second favourite was also supported and with confidence low, the doubts began and of course, River Alwen won by three-quarters of a length. I do think Legend Of Dubai will turn out to be a class horse and win some nice races but when you have hard-earned cash on it’s a difficult pill to swallow. 
Another tracker who will be seen in a better light next time is State Patrol for Richard Fahey and Clipper Logistics. Drawn in the car park at Chester State Patrol was never involved and always off the pace, not one to give up on just yet. On a positive note, it was nice to see Robert Choc Thornton's horse to follow Surprise Exhibit win nicely at Wolves after finishing down the field on debut. 

Eye-Catcher:

14:55 Haydock 11 Aug 2020 

Legend Of Dubai is definitely one to follow but won’t be much of a price I guess next time but another tracker I had in the race was the Andrew Balding-trained JUAN DE MONTALBAN who was an 85,000 gns purchase at the 2019 October Yearling Sales. Owners Mick and Janice Mariscotti have had a few nice horses down the years with Andrew including the top-class Dashing Willoughby, he also has Lariat and Bronze River. If you are a stat man you will know already that Andrew Balding doesn't have the best record with first time 2-year-olds so it was no surprise to see the Lope De Vega colt take a big drift in the market. Juan De Montalban was slowly away but stayed on steadily without getting anywhere near the front pair. The market will be the key next time out and market support will be positive and hopefully, Juan De Montalban can get his first win on the board. 

Trackers:

13:00 Leopardstown 

MOON DAISY went onto the radar a couple of weeks back when being well-supported for trainer Donnacha O'Brien. Hopefully, the Holy Alliance filly will have learnt a bit from her first racecourse experience at this track. Moon Daisy was a 10/1 shot earlier in the day and was eventually sent off a 9/2 shot. Moon Daisy got into all kinds of traffic problems and was never involved, Wayne Lordon takes over tomorrow and I’m hoping Moon Daisy can get an each-way price and Moon Daisy can grab a place at least against some nice looking fillies. 16:15 Hamilton 13 Aug 2020 It’s always a worry when a 3-year-old has been off the track for 371 days. 

THRONE HALL for the Kevin Ryan team makes his reappearance at Hamilton in what looks an average race. The big question is can Throne Hall confirm the promise he showed as a 2-year-old on his debut at Haydock back in August last year. Well-supported from 100/30 into 11/4 that day and looked a nice Kingman colt for owner Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum when finishing third. 

Stay safe and good luck.

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