Tuesday 7 September 2021

Wednesday's Racing Tips (8th September)

Another day, another dollar.  

That's the kind of thing a Space Cowboy would say. 

Four two-year-old races. I don't consider nursery races in my workload as they are not my cup of tea (although that race type can make for very good bets). 

A very quick look at the quartet of money races. 

That's what you've got to be thinking with each and every race. Where is the money? Meaning how can I make the most of this race and put the cash in my wallet and walk off into the sunset. 

I had intended to write a line or two about each race but the Carlisle doesn't motivate me at all and the Doncaster race is Class 2 and I'm not keen on these competitive heats. The only exception is if I can get a giant price on something. 

So we are left with two races at Wolverhampton. 

5:15 Wolverhampton

I have my eye on Richard Spencer's Space Cowboy. Whether this turns out to be a good idea or not we will see. 

This son of Kodi Bear races in the familiar silks of Rebel Racing Premier IV. I actually sat and chatted with Phil Cunningham while on the train to Great Yarmouth, departing from Norwich, obviously, as the Bittern Line has one route in and out. A lovely man. My brother and I had a pleasant chat with him. Funnily enough Eddie ''The Shoe'' Fremantle is often on that very train too. I haven't got to chat with him yet. 

Anyway, getting sidetracked by the glitterati of horse racing. 

I have little doubt Space Cowboy is one of the best if not the best two-year-old in the Spencer stable at Sefton Lodge. 

A good-looking colt. 

He was well backed for his debut at Newbury over 7f. 

He pulled like crazy. 

Any hope of winning disappeared as quick as you could say ''Jamiroquai'' who I'm pretty sure the horse is named after. Well, the song more than the artist who always seemed a bit of an acquired taste. However, the lyrics: ''With a sunshine smile on my face...'' might be apt if this bay colt flies home. 

Out of an unraced mare, this March foal cost £110,000 so connections will be expecting more than that disappointing debut. I often say: ''The worse a horse looks on debut the better it is.'' Yes, I know it sounds illogical but it is often a very good pointer to a talented juvenile as they often have their quirks. 

Dropping back to 6f and a low(ish) draw may see a bold front-running display. I find that a lot of the stable's two-year-olds like to lead on their second start. I'm also hoping that after nearly a month on the sidelines this youngster is a reformed character. His hay has been scented with lavender and he is calmness itself. 

I will say a little prayer if it helps. 

There has been money for Space Cowboy so I imagine connections are hoping for a big run. I think 14/1 was available early and it's now more like 8/1. Trying to preempt gambles is never an easy task unless you know someone wants to lighten a suitcase full of money. Perhaps that's happening. 

I wouldn't like to suggest Space Cowboy is temperamental as any debutante can have a bad day at the office. However, it is probably a wise thing to consider he might be headstrong. Dropping back in distance is no doubt used to temper that enthusiasm and pace. You don't want to be betting on a keen horse over 7f as that is hard work. 

I have little doubt this drop in distance will be seen as some kind of antidote to the ''pulling like crazy fear''. 

At big odds, I would be tempted to have a bet and hope for the best. I wouldn't, personally, bet each-way just in case he is keen as that would point to winning or being unplaced. But each to their own. 

I'm looking forward to seeing how Space Cowboy goes today and hope he runs a big race and enjoys the experience because this horse has a level of ability. 

Note: And that's what it's all about making the most from each and every race. 

5:50 Wolverhampton -

I don't like betting short odds, and won't be, but this looks an ideal race for Serenity to get off the mark. 

Author: Jason Coote

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