Friday 18 September 2020

Gosden Hoping To Fire Some Bullets At Newbury (September 19th)

What a great ride jockey Tom Marquand gave Arousing at Yarmouth yesterday, alright it was because I wrote about the William Haggas trained Kodiac filly in my last post that I mention it, but serious Tom is at the top of his game and even though Arousing was slowly away and behind a wall of horses Tom managed to battle his way through and get Arousing up to win nicely. 

My other selection was Elland Road Boy for Kevin Ryan, now I did mention if drifting would be a negative so hopefully anybody who actually bets on my fancies left the Dandy Man colt alone as he took a huge drift to 28/1 at the off. I do add these little pointers for a reason and I know i’m no Hugh Taylor but as part pf my selection process I like to take into account the stats of trainer for instance Kevin Ryan second timeout winners in Novice and Maiden 2-year-old races over 10/1 are very poor, in fact he’s never had a 28/1 winner over the 4-year study, after writing this you just know it’s going to happen ha but on a serious note it’s worth checking these things out if you want to get a better angle on horse racing. Right lecture over, as always Saturdays are very competitive especially first timeout 2-year-olds at Newbury and Newmarket. I did say to myself I wouldn’t bother with these big races but yes I still can’t stop myself so here we go but be warned tough races to be honest. 

13:05 Newbury 19 Sep 2020

MITHRAS could start the day off nicely for trainer John Gosden. Owners Haras De Saint Pair could have a nice one here after an eye-catching debut at Sandown last month. I’m pretty sure the Dubawi colt went into a few notebooks as it looked like a hot little race with the winner finishing third in a Listed race at Doncaster and the second, third, fifth and sixth all winning. Mithras looked a bit clueless in that race but powered home when the penny dropped. Dam Irish Rookie was no slouch herself for Martyn Meade winning her first two races as a 2-year-old including the Montrose fillies Listed Stakes and contesting group races throughout her career. It’s by no means a given that Mithras will win here as Aerion Power also looks a future winner and a few unraced nice looking types in the field but hopefully even though Mithras will be short in the betting he can take a step forward here. 

16:00 Newbury 19 Sep 2020 

The division 2 also looks a nice race and another Gosden runner turns up here this time for owners Mrs J Magnier, Mr M Tabor & Mr D Smith. The Gurkha colt RIFLEMAN is related to plenty of winners including the useful Aloft. John Gosden does pretty well with his first timeout 2-year-olds at Newbury and last year won this race with Cherokee Trail who is owned by the same owners as Rifleman. As always betting could be the key and any big drift would be a big negative. Plenty of unknowns here but hopefully Rifleman can make it a nice day for Mr Gosden at Newbury. 

Other tracker to note: 

13:00 Chelmsford City 20 Sep 2020 


Good luck and stay safe

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