Saturday 20 May 2023

Weekend Selections Team Inittowinit (20th May)

No luck last week from the winning team but from a personal point of view I won't be giving up on my selection WESTERN after the Richard Hannon newcomer could only manage fifth of five at Ascot. I was right to take the favourite on as 10/1 shot Natural Force won, Western will definitely know more next timeout as will the other Hannon runner Son who kept on well. 

Saturday selections


18.50 Doncaster 20 May 2023. Boxing Alex - NR

Yes I'm still waiting for my first winner, gonna use the excuse I'm still building up the data with the 2-year-olds ha but slowly but surely I'm building up a few nice ones it's just waiting for the right time.

While I wait an interesting tracker has popped up from last year called Boxing Alex. The 3yo bay colt was purchased for 190,000 gns in 2021 to owners Amo Racing and is trained by David Loughnane who is no stranger to success with Amo. 

Dam Fresh Terms was a decent type for Ralph Beckett. I remember backing Boxing Alex first timeout in a class 2 at Newbury in August, not fancied that day going off 12/1, the Invincible Spirit colt led and despite looking green was in the mix a few furlongs out until losing his footing or something going amiss. The form of that race is average but this Doncaster race doesn't look amazing. Odds on shot Almaty Star is rated 89 and looks the one to beat here but I'm hoping I can get a price here and BOXING ALEX can sneak a place at least. A couple of Amo Racing who have won on their seasonal debut are Daydream who I missed this year and Malex who popped up in Ireland last year first timeout. As I'm writing Boxing Alex is a 33/1 shot.


4.10 Newbury: Wanees 4/1 UNP

Very few are well-handicapped in this field. Wanees, on the other hand, could be ahead of his mark and a Group horse running in a Handicap.

He was a seriously progressive three-year-old in 2022. It was especially impressive the way he won his final race at Haydock last year. He pulled quite hard early in the race, yet won it with authority eventually. 

That was his second victory in 2022, after he won a hot class 2 Handicap in spring. He ran a great race at Royal Ascot subsequently as well. The only poor showing came at Goodwood where he had valid excuses, though.

Same can be said for his seasonal reappearance in the Lincoln last month. The heavy ground didn't suit and he was eased as soon as it became apparent that he wouldn't be able to land a blow. 

Off a 96 mark I feel he has got the potential to win with more improvement likely to come as he matures.


14.05 Newmarket GULMARG - 9/2 3RD

A horse I have been tracking and would absolutely love to nail when the time is right. I believe the time is right to put my marker down now, even though I played him LTO, which was perhaps too soon. The ground was on the softer side of good and it was perhaps not ideal. He still ran very well for third to keep me interested going forward. 

He was not the best away and had to work to get to the front, he showed me plenty to get there but emptied in the final furlong. It was a decent effort in a good race and the work he did to get to the front has told in the latter stages. 

The winner has franked the form since and came out and won. 

He has to show a good attitude to get going, he did appear a little unbalanced coming out of the dip but stuck on well. He remains on the same mark here and can be competitive considering this is slightly easier on paper and the experience of the track will stand him in good stead.

If he can produce something like he did last time here, then he ought to be punching at the finish in my opinion. Jockey has been riding the crest of a wave recently at the course and can hopefully guide this one at the right time, after all, he hit the front last time probably too soon. A more efficient ride off the same mark, he surely can go well here.


Advised bet: Win Patent (7 bets)  or EW Treble (2 bets)

Not part of this week's bet just a tracker of mine 

13.57 Thirsk 

Early favourite is the David O'Meara 135,000 euro purchase Tallulabelle who comes with a top pedigree being a half-sister to six winners including Adaay who is a Group 2 winner for William Haggas. David is still looking for his first 2yo winner. May is his best month for fto winners, if short in the betting I'd be confident it's a decent one. Sheffa is my first tracker here but short for Varian. I'm gonna take these on with the Craig Lidster runner Alfa Moonstone who started off in the Lilly Agnes, well I should say started slowly as the filly fell out the stalls and never going until late, blowing the start at Chester is not what you want. Related to Alice Haynes 80 rated Girl Magic who has won twice. At the time of writing it is a 12/1 shot. 

Thanks for reading and good luck.

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