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...

Thursday, 10 September 2020

2:00 Sandown Racing (11th September)

As always I have been so busy lately, in my last post I gave a couple of unraced 2-year-olds that could be worth checking on debut, first off was the Roger Varian trained Batraan who ran at York last Sunday, I did mention anything over 9/2 would be seen as a negative and despite a bit of late support Batraan started 5/1. I did have a small each way bet but I really hate doing win bets and of course it went down straight away as Batraan finished out the places. If you read the race report it said slowly away, behind, ran green, some late headway, so I will definitely be keeping a close eye on the 85.000 gns purchase next timeout. 

Next was Reams Of Love for Mark Johnston who could only manage third but another who will come and plenty. 

I went a bit mad on my other fancy which was the Aidan O’ Brien horse LIPIZZANER who I had noted as being entered in a host of nice group races this year including the Dewhurst and Middle Park Stakes. The market didn’t really know what to do and when I saw 6/4 about Lipizzaner I went straight in and in the end it was the right decision as Lipizzaner stayed on gamely to win by half a length. 

I had no time to do a post this week but mentioned a few on Twitter I liked, first up was Midnight Poppy at Musselburgh, I took 18s the night before and had a speculative each way bet, I always like to watch the market through the day and noticed Midnight was getting well-supported so went in again at 10s little did I know that Hugh Taylor was the reason for the support. Midnight Poppy ran a great race to finish second, so I was pretty happy with that. Next up was Windsor and I liked two in the race that I thought could improve for their debut race so had a split stake on the two. 

I didn't expect OPERATIC to win by seven lengths but the Simon and Ed Crisford filly didn't break sweat in an impressive display, my other horse was Typical Man who actually ran well to finish third but was no match for Operatic. Party Rebel was my next bet but as I mentioned on Twitter I am trying to knock betting on first time out 2yos on the head even though I have had a few nice winners this season its something I need to look into at the end of the season but anyway Party Rebel was slowly away but kept on to finish fourth and one I will look out for next timeout. Considering I always go on about how I hate doing win bets instead of each way sometimes with prices you after go for broke and it paid off with my next two winners. 

LATEST GENERATION actually opened up 3/1, but I was in two minds so by the time I decided to bet I could only manage to get 2/1 but after an impressive display and a starting price of 8/11 I was pretty happy with my 2/1. 

It’s been a good week to be honest as my next bet was the well-bred FABILIS who is trained by Ralph Beckett and a full-brother to Monarchs Glens. I did get a bit worried at one stage as he was hard ridden but Fabilis came again and won going away in the end. Fabilis looks a nice prospect and should be even better when upped in trip. 

14:00 Sandown 11 Sep 2020 

An intriguing little contest here and no doubt Maximal will be a short price favourite to get his first win on the board for Sir Michael Stoute after finishing third to One Ruler at Sandown in August, the form has been franked with Latest Generation hosing up in the Class 2 race at Donny the other day but I could be totally wrong here but I’m willing to have a speculative each way bet on the Andrew Balding trained CONQUERING EAGLE (14/1 at the time of writing) who I noted as a eye-catcher in the same race as Maximal when making his debut. I don’t know if I need to go back to specsavers to change my glasses but to me Conquering Eagle was given an easy time by Rob Hornby that day. The step up in trip should suit the 120,000 euros Lope De Vega bay colt. As I said I won’t be going mad but sometimes you have to go take on the favourites. 

Thanks for reading and stay safe.

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