Wednesday 23 September 2020

A Day for Champions (23rd September)

Looking back at last Friday’s post It should have been called Gosden firing blanks(no sexual pun intended) as the hot favourite I mentioned Mithras disappointed. It wasn’t a betting opportunity at the price but surely the Gosden colt is better than he showed at Newbury. I always bang on about stats and form lines well the lot was torn apart as we had another big priced winner in the name of Oo De Lally for Andrew Balding, any regular readers will know I love a Balding second timeout 2-year-old but I wouldn’t of gone near this one at 125/1. It’s been a funny season with big priced winners popping up also I have seen plenty of odds on shots stuffed. I did have a small each way on Rifleman who I should have left alone after taking a bit drift from the overnight price and it showed as slowly away and ran green. On a positive note my tracker DECISIVE EDGE won well at Chelmsford under a great ride from William Buick, sent off 4/1 the Brian Meehan colt who had a group 1 entry made all and stuck on gamely to give me a nice winner. Another nice winner from my blog was ACT OF WISDOM who won at Goodwood today who was one of my Godolphin 2-year-olds to follow. 

13:00 Pontefract 24 Sep 2020 

BURSCOUGH was well-backed on debut for the Michael Dodds team at Redcar at the end of August. The Garswood colt was backed from 11/1 to 7/1 at the off and looked pretty professional for the first time at a racecourse. Burscough was in midfield and going pretty well but behind a wall of horses and was then taken back to try to find a path through but the leaders had well-flown by then, I know it wasn't the strongest race but this isn't either. Burscough is a full-brother to Edgewood who has done well since joining Julie Camacho. Owner David Armstrong and Dodds teamed up with a couple of nice 2yo winners back in 2018 in the names of Bartle Hall and Heath Charnock and hopefully Burscough could be in the mix to make it another. 11/2 at the time of writing, so I will be having a small each way but if drifting it will be a negative. 

13:15 Newmarket 24 Sep 2020 

What a race we have in prospect here. I have two trackers here first is ROYAL CHAMPION for Roger Varian who is a half-brother to the 106 rated Simon Crisford runner Outbox who has been consistent throughout his career and won first timeout then we have the Roger Charlton Frankel colt *KEEPER who is related to plenty of nice types including 13 rated Peril and 112 rated Set Piece who finished third in the Craven Stakes last year for Hugo Palmer. Plenty of other dangers lurk but I’m going with two win bets on my trackers.  

* NR

Another tracker to note: 

12:30 Pontefract 24 Sep 2020 

*BAKERSBOY for Tom Dascombe. (NR) 

Thanks for reading and stay safe.

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