Wednesday, 4 November 2020

If Ever A Wiz There Was (5th November)

Tuesday, Redcar, Karl Burke couldn't quite work his magic on WIZARD D'AMOUR

The race turned into a right pain in the ass when I backed the 200,000 gns Dutch Art colt at 5/1 each-way on Monday night. The Favourite, BILL PEYTO, was withdrawn. So first off a huge Rule 4. 

Then, Wizard looked like he was about to pass Le Cheval Rapide but, annoyingly, the Declan Carroll gelding had different ideas, stuck his head out on the line, to deny me a nice win. 

These things happen and we take the good with the bad. 

The drift on GIRL FROM IPANEMA told the story and was never involved. 

One horse I mentioned on Twitter the other week was QUEEN’S SPEECH for Aidan O’Brien.  The American Pharoah filly was a non runner but fast-forward to Monday at Curragh. My luck stinks at the minute because I spotted Queen’s Speech running but Heff' was on another O’Brien. So, you've guessed it, I didn’t have a bet, and off I went to work. To my surprise, when I got home and checked the results, the horse Heff' was on was a non-runner, and he won on Queen’s Speech at 11/2. You can't make it up!

It was nice to see one of James Tate's 2-year-olds to follow win today when HIT THE HEIGHTS made the perfect start at Lingfield winning 12/1. 

17:45 Chelmsford City 05 Nov 2020 

It's Bonfire night tomorrow, so I’m hoping to start the evening off with a bang, It's a shame we only have seven runners going to post here. I did like the look of EPIDEMIC’S debut run at Chepstow back in August, yes you seen that right it's been awhile since the Richard Hannon Exceed and Excel colt ran so it's a bit of a gamble. The bay colt was a pretty expensive purchase at the 2019 Orby Sales when being bought for € 430,000 for owners Aquis Hong Kong Pty Ltd & Justin Casse. Epidemic was slowly away on debut and lost a good few lengths before getting back into the race and staying on without being given a hard time by Rossa Ryan. Really not sure why he has been off the course 90 odd days but I did notice Epidemic was entered in a race the other week and was getting well-supported until being taken out late on. Andrea Atzeni takes the ride tomorrow in what looks like a tough little race but hopefully Epidemic can finish in the first two. 15/2 at time of writing.

Couple of trackers on Friday to note in Ireland. 

17:15 Dundalk (IRE) 06 Nov 2020 

A couple of trackers here, first is the O’Brien trained JEROBOAM who ran well to finish second to Hype last week. A newcomer to note is the Joseph P O'Brien runner EQUUS DEUS who comes with a nice home reputation. As always, the first timeout is always a worry but worth keeping a note of for the future. 

18:15 Dundalk (IRE) 06 Nov 2020 

JOAN OF ARC: A P O'Brien 
ON TIPTOES: Donnacha O'Brien 

Thanks for reading and stay safe.

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