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14-1 & 12-1 winners tarnished by the dreaded Rule 4

Ok, so we all thought that we wouldn't surpass Mondays 25-1, especially not on the following day but we did, to a fashion. First up BAYTOWN KESTREL (advised at 12-1) went pillar to post to take the Lingfield Park opener which we went in to double handed with TRINITY RIVER (advised at 14-1) just beaten by a short-head into third place. For good measure BIG WHISKEY (advised at 14-1) landed the 4:00 under Jenifer Ferguson. Unfortunately we suffered massive rule 4's on both selections and were paid out at 9.8-1 and 9-1, but I guess were still way ahead of the game considering that they returned at 5-1 and 7-2 respectively. With our later 2 point selection withdrawn it ended another perfect day.

Even the baron spell for write up selections ended with WELEASE BWIAN taking the 2:30. If you can be disappointed on such a day, that honour goes to Ginger Fizz who is better dictating than coming off a dawdling pace as was the case yesterday.

Subscribers go in to today's evening meeting at Kempton Park with four races of interest with one race carrying the rarity of a 3 point selection. Outside of those races I thought I would look at the 7:30 Class 4:

Top weight Muharrer is yet to race on the surface but has done little to warrant that place with its only win being on its debut over 10f and four 2nd when it was found wanting. Uphold has run well here on its 2 previous C&D runs and I would expect it to be in the mix but the concern is the opposition is a little hotter than on those occasions and 9 runs in France obscure what if any improvement there has been. Bilidn has not been seen on a racecourse since November 2012 and find itself of a mark +30 than when being beaten 8.1/2 lengths competing over today's C&D. It did go on from that to land a five timer, all wins over further than today's 12f. Nave has three C&D runs to its name and the times returned would suggest it being competitive in this company. Sir Boss last won at 25-1 here at Kempton over 11f but is now on a mark that makes a win unlikely. Meetings Man, Uriah Heep, Scottish Star, Modernism and Qanan have not previously tackled C&D with the first three of the five recording the best times LTO. Of these Uriah Heep looks the most interesting after finishing 3rd to Jazz Master and Scottish Star over 11f. Uriah Heep finished as if the step up would suit, closing down on Scottish Star all the way to the line. Albeit Scottish Star was being eased but the addition furlong I feel will play more to Uriah Heep strengths than Scottish Star. With 5 C&D runs to its name King Olav looks outclassed on that form. ROYAL DUTCH was given a curious ride last time out over C&D 21 days ago. In a dawdling race Pat Cosgrove pulled the horse back from a prominent position to the rear of the field and then continued to ensure the horse had nowhere to go until too late. Now on a mark 3lb lower it would appear that the mischief was managed! The question is, 'is tonight the aim or a further reduction and a 0-70?'  

Good Luck to you all!

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

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

14-1 & 12-1 winners tarnished by the dreaded Rule 4

Ok, so we all thought that we wouldn't surpass Mondays 25-1, especially not on the following day but we did, to a fashion. First up BAYTOWN KESTREL (advised at 12-1) went pillar to post to take the Lingfield Park opener which we went in to double handed with TRINITY RIVER (advised at 14-1) just beaten by a short-head into third place. For good measure BIG WHISKEY (advised at 14-1) landed the 4:00 under Jenifer Ferguson. Unfortunately we suffered massive rule 4's on both selections and were paid out at 9.8-1 and 9-1, but I guess were still way ahead of the game considering that they returned at 5-1 and 7-2 respectively. With our later 2 point selection withdrawn it ended another perfect day.

Even the baron spell for write up selections ended with WELEASE BWIAN taking the 2:30. If you can be disappointed on such a day, that honour goes to Ginger Fizz who is better dictating than coming off a dawdling pace as was the case yesterday.

Subscribers go in to today's evening meeting at Kempton Park with four races of interest with one race carrying the rarity of a 3 point selection. Outside of those races I thought I would look at the 7:30 Class 4:

Top weight Muharrer is yet to race on the surface but has done little to warrant that place with its only win being on its debut over 10f and four 2nd when it was found wanting. Uphold has run well here on its 2 previous C&D runs and I would expect it to be in the mix but the concern is the opposition is a little hotter than on those occasions and 9 runs in France obscure what if any improvement there has been. Bilidn has not been seen on a racecourse since November 2012 and find itself of a mark +30 than when being beaten 8.1/2 lengths competing over today's C&D. It did go on from that to land a five timer, all wins over further than today's 12f. Nave has three C&D runs to its name and the times returned would suggest it being competitive in this company. Sir Boss last won at 25-1 here at Kempton over 11f but is now on a mark that makes a win unlikely. Meetings Man, Uriah Heep, Scottish Star, Modernism and Qanan have not previously tackled C&D with the first three of the five recording the best times LTO. Of these Uriah Heep looks the most interesting after finishing 3rd to Jazz Master and Scottish Star over 11f. Uriah Heep finished as if the step up would suit, closing down on Scottish Star all the way to the line. Albeit Scottish Star was being eased but the addition furlong I feel will play more to Uriah Heep strengths than Scottish Star. With 5 C&D runs to its name King Olav looks outclassed on that form. ROYAL DUTCH was given a curious ride last time out over C&D 21 days ago. In a dawdling race Pat Cosgrove pulled the horse back from a prominent position to the rear of the field and then continued to ensure the horse had nowhere to go until too late. Now on a mark 3lb lower it would appear that the mischief was managed! The question is, 'is tonight the aim or a further reduction and a 0-70?'  

Good Luck to you all!