Friday 23 October 2020

Making Up For Lost Time (19:15 Chelmsford City 24 Oct 2020)

First off I would've loved Absolute Scenes to have romped home after writing about the Roger Varian Dawn Approach filly last Wednesday. It was a strange betting market as the night before I took 12/1 or could have been 14s now I can’t remember but come 10 a.m. the next morning minus a few non-runners Absolute had been hammered into 9/4 and Bet 365 was offering a tidy cash out profit, I’m still having problems with this do you or don't you cash out malarkey, anyway I didn't cash out, and she ended up drifting back out to 13/2 and just managed to hang onto third place luckily. The writing was on the wall for my next selection Hasanaat who took a drift from 5s to 9/1 and never landed a blow in what looked a decent enough race.

It makes all the weeks, days and hours put in researching horses, trainers and owners worthwhile when one of my unraced horses to follow wins at 16/1, yes I know some have been disappointing which I will note at the end of the flat season when I have nothing to do but count the days until the new one. The horse in question is the Ralph Beckett-trained SCOPE who I mentioned as one to follow back in March.

Ralph Beckett and owner Mr J. H. Richmond-Watson are always worth noting but to be honest this looked a difficult race to make his debut. Not going to lie, Scope was my last selection in my lucky 15 and got me out the shit. I actually thought he finished second and still wasn't convinced when looking at the replay but in all honesty, Scope travelled like a dream and looks a good sort for the future. 

Well, all the updates out the way it's time to look ahead to tomorrow. I do say this a lot but Jesus it looks difficult and a day to keep stakes low as I am struggling to find a bet. I will detail my thoughts on a few but as I say I will keep my stakes low if betting at all. 

16:07 Chelmsford City 24 Oct 2020 

I did a post about the Hugo Palmer trained SPIRIT OF IFFRAAJ not long ago, and he could be in with a shout again here. I could be a country mile out here but I will try a speculative each-way here and hope for the best. POET'S KING is trained by Kevin Ryan and owned by Mr Jaber Abdullah. The Paco Boy bay colt could be worth a gamble to grab a place here. Owner Mr Jaber Abdullah had a few 2-year-old winners over the years with Kevin including Elnadim Star, Hello Youmzain and Baby Alya who won the first timeout at Newcastle last month. Anything under 10s I will have a small each way. 16/1 at present. 

19:15 Chelmsford City 24 Oct 2020 

I do worry why we haven't seen the Richard Hannon trained LOST EDEN till now. I know the Sea The Stars colt was well-thought-of as a 2-year-old and was also given a Derby entry. Purchased for 200,000 euros at the 2018 Orby Sale. Dam Ghostflower was placed twice in a short career in 2012. Could be worth a small wager but may need to blow a few cobwebs off here but hopefully, he still retains the ability that made Richard Hannon think highly of him last year. 6/1 at present. 

13:55 Leopardstown (IRE) 24 Oct 2020 

Last but not least a shortie in the name of HOROSCOPE who I put up a few weeks back for Aidan O’Brien. I thought that was a useful debut without getting serious. Stable in terrific form and would be disappointed if Horoscope isn’t involved here. Even favourite at present. Thanks for reading and stay safe.

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