Monday 15 February 2021

Light At The End Of The Tunnel As The Flat Season Is In Sight

Just under 40 days now till the flat season starts not like I am counting or anything. It’s not that I don’t like the National Hunt season but you can’t beat the excitement and anticipation of waiting for each year's 2-year-olds to set foot on the racecourse for the very first time not to mention if they are good enough to make it to Royal Ascot. Having said that it’s not easy with these raw newcomers as a betting perspective. A vital factor in 2-year-old betting is the starting price, especially first timeout so this will be something I will be touching on throughout the season. 
Last season was difficult with the late start and with everything going on in the world so it was pretty hard to get myself motivated but with things finally looking up I’m hoping I can get myself back into the groove this season and post once a week at least. 

I would just like to welcome any new readers to the blog, but this is not a tipping site, it's just my opinion on 2-year-old horse racing and the odd 3-year-old so if you are hoping for winners galore you best check the main man on the Attheraces website, I am referring to Hugh Taylor of course who is the best of the best in my opinion. According to his stats each year it’s possible to make profit in this game. Put another way you have to put the time and effort in to get the best possible results. 

What’s my blog about then? Hopefully it will be an interesting year and I will do my best to keep you up to date with my betting journey for the forthcoming season with 2-year-old race previews and reviews along the way, lots of ups and downs I imagine but one thing for sure win or lose I will be giving my thoughts on whether it was a good day at the office or a just nightmare. I will be selecting my horses based on stats, future entries, pedigrees and reviewing early races. I’m confident I can identify some of this year's best 2-year-olds before they even make the racecourse that’s not to say I will be backing all of them on their debut as sometimes it’s worth waiting to see how they look first run as a nice pedigree with an expensive price tag doesn’t always guarantee winners, patience is the key for me this season. Referring back to last year's posts I wrote as regularly as I could and if I couldn’t manage to make the time I would post on social media so feel free to follow me for another way of keeping up to date with this year's journey. 

Last season I was lucky to have top trainers contribute to the blog with updates on their 2-year-olds giving plenty of winners, just take time to have a quick look back and you will see some excellent information forwarded to the blog even before the 2020 season started, it makes sense to check out trainer thoughts on 2-year-olds so consider this before betting this season and hopefully it will keep us punters one step ahead, I’m pleased to say a few trainers have already forwarded information on this year's new recruits which I appreciate greatly, and there is plenty more to come in the next few weeks. 

That’s not all, as 2-year-old expert Jason Coote will be adding a few posts throughout the season and if you follow the blog already then you know his thoughts are always worth reading as in my opinion he is one of the best in the business when it comes to this age group, plus when I get time I will add a few weekly eye-catchers that could be worth following for future races. 

Throughout the season I will also be adding a few newcomers with nice pedigrees. This week’s is Mambo Beat sired by Red Jazz colt out of unraced dam Bulrushes in the ownership of Middleham Park Racing. Purchased for £75,000 by Clive Cox and a full-brother to Snazzy Jazzy also trained by the Group 1 winning trainer. Snazzy was a decent horse for Clive Cox, winning on debut in 2017 and then picking up 300,000 euros for winning the Super Auction Stakes at Curragh later that year. 

Last but not least it was Valentine’s Day yesterday and two of my favourite horses had a romantic time down at Banstead Manor Stud, I mean wow Kingman and Enable are the horse version of Posh and Becks. I can’t wait for this foal to be born next year and I am pretty sure he or she will have an amazing life. Thanks for reading and stay safe.

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