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No Upstarts but one for the Little Black Book!

A little late but here is the retrospective look at Kempton Parks meeting 22nd August.

With only three races of interest, one race (7:20) where the potential pace became a non-runner turning it in to a tactical affair and in hindsight would have been better left alone.


Our first race selection Gallipot got us off on the right foot scoring by an uncomfortable margin for a horse backed from 11-4 to SP Evens.


Gallipot_11-4
Rob Havlin gets on top of Hayley Turner in the opener!

Gallipot available at 11-4 stalked the pace setting Hayaku and took up the running a good 1/2 mile out with only Bedazzled (Hayley Turner) able to go with the selection and offer a challenge. It looked at times that Bedazzled was coming to take Gallipot but Rob Havlin squeezed a little bit more and each time Gallipot found more as they drove for the line. The first two finished a good 9 lengths clear of third placed Livia's Dream.


In the last our attention was with 2 point selection Angelic Upstart who seemed a very generous price at a high of 15-2 but I feel jockey indecision may have costs us the victory.


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Angelic Upstart closing all the way to the line (J.Fortune) to finish third


Angelic Upstart was settled in mid field by Jimmy Fortune and could be seen to be in two minds as they put the pedal to the metal, switching inside and then outside to deliver a challenge closing all the way to the line. If Little Black Book was a shorter price I would have simply shrugged my shoulders at the result but comparing C&D ratings for the pair question why I was not on Little Black Book at 14-1

8:50 Ladies Day With Toby Anstis 08.09.12 Handicap (London Mile Qualifier) Cl4 1m 
101.7% * Angelic Upstart 100.2% 3RD 15-2
100.7% Junket 99.4%
100.5% Fantasy Gladiator 101.5%
100.4% Saharia 100.0%
100.3% Good Authority 100.2%
100.1% Little Black Book 102.0% 1ST 14-1
99.5% Henry Allingham 
99.3% Hurricane Spirit 100.7%
99.3% California English 100.5%
99.0% Master Mylo 101.0%
98.4% Mountrath 98.6%
97.6% Reposer 98.6%
97.2% Orthodox Lad 
Albaspina 2ND 7-2




      







Horse Racing Tips: 14-1 or 13-2?

Friday, August 24, 2012

No Upstarts but one for the Little Black Book!

A little late but here is the retrospective look at Kempton Parks meeting 22nd August.

With only three races of interest, one race (7:20) where the potential pace became a non-runner turning it in to a tactical affair and in hindsight would have been better left alone.


Our first race selection Gallipot got us off on the right foot scoring by an uncomfortable margin for a horse backed from 11-4 to SP Evens.


Gallipot_11-4
Rob Havlin gets on top of Hayley Turner in the opener!

Gallipot available at 11-4 stalked the pace setting Hayaku and took up the running a good 1/2 mile out with only Bedazzled (Hayley Turner) able to go with the selection and offer a challenge. It looked at times that Bedazzled was coming to take Gallipot but Rob Havlin squeezed a little bit more and each time Gallipot found more as they drove for the line. The first two finished a good 9 lengths clear of third placed Livia's Dream.


In the last our attention was with 2 point selection Angelic Upstart who seemed a very generous price at a high of 15-2 but I feel jockey indecision may have costs us the victory.


Angelic_upstart_7-1
Angelic Upstart closing all the way to the line (J.Fortune) to finish third


Angelic Upstart was settled in mid field by Jimmy Fortune and could be seen to be in two minds as they put the pedal to the metal, switching inside and then outside to deliver a challenge closing all the way to the line. If Little Black Book was a shorter price I would have simply shrugged my shoulders at the result but comparing C&D ratings for the pair question why I was not on Little Black Book at 14-1

8:50 Ladies Day With Toby Anstis 08.09.12 Handicap (London Mile Qualifier) Cl4 1m 
101.7% * Angelic Upstart 100.2% 3RD 15-2
100.7% Junket 99.4%
100.5% Fantasy Gladiator 101.5%
100.4% Saharia 100.0%
100.3% Good Authority 100.2%
100.1% Little Black Book 102.0% 1ST 14-1
99.5% Henry Allingham 
99.3% Hurricane Spirit 100.7%
99.3% California English 100.5%
99.0% Master Mylo 101.0%
98.4% Mountrath 98.6%
97.6% Reposer 98.6%
97.2% Orthodox Lad 
Albaspina 2ND 7-2