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Wind and Rain no obstacle for 2yo Three Gracez @16-1

A miserable evening in every respect last night, wind and rain and bad results, but it was a good education on what heavy rain does to Tapeta as we witnessed times being returned similar to those recorded pre re-surfacing with the exception of one result which I will come to shortly. It wasn't until the last race that we saw a return with Diamonds A Dancing, available at between 5-1 and 9-2 on its opening show winning at an SP of 5-2 culminating in the loss of a point at worst.

A rather strange assortment of jockeys turned out for the evening with only a handful of the usual names present and Kieran Shoemark who appears to becoming an All Weather specialist took the opener from draw 1!, Mark Monaghan took the second from draw 3 on Philip McBrides Handicap Debutant Bush Beauty @ 10-1. Our first selection Anonymous John (7-1) could only muster 2nd to Clergyman (draw 6) after looking fleetingly like reeling the winner in.

After three races, it has become apparent that the course was riding markedly slower than the evening before. The rain and win persisted and more slow times are recorded by Stinky Socks – Cam Hardie (who had already ridden a double at Haydock) drawn 8, I’m Not Here – Gary Mahon (drawn 11), Wink Oliver – Graham Gibbons (drawn 4) before the performance of the evening.

Considering we have seen 2 x Class 6 3yo+ Handicaps, a Class 5 2yo Maiden, a Class 4 2yo Nursery, a Class 6 3yo+ Stakes race and the first of 2 Class 6 2yo Nurseries makes the time performance of 2yo and 16-1 shot: Three Gracez (drawn 6) exceptional on the evening. Already top rated on my figures with an unexceptional 98.8 pre-race, the manner of this victory would suggest there is plenty more to come and is a horse to follow on this surface after recording the best time of the evening.


The weather forecast is a little more promising for this evening and hopefully the wind will dry the track out, allowing for our selections to put their best foot forward on a faster surface this evening.

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

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Wind and Rain no obstacle for 2yo Three Gracez @16-1

A miserable evening in every respect last night, wind and rain and bad results, but it was a good education on what heavy rain does to Tapeta as we witnessed times being returned similar to those recorded pre re-surfacing with the exception of one result which I will come to shortly. It wasn't until the last race that we saw a return with Diamonds A Dancing, available at between 5-1 and 9-2 on its opening show winning at an SP of 5-2 culminating in the loss of a point at worst.

A rather strange assortment of jockeys turned out for the evening with only a handful of the usual names present and Kieran Shoemark who appears to becoming an All Weather specialist took the opener from draw 1!, Mark Monaghan took the second from draw 3 on Philip McBrides Handicap Debutant Bush Beauty @ 10-1. Our first selection Anonymous John (7-1) could only muster 2nd to Clergyman (draw 6) after looking fleetingly like reeling the winner in.

After three races, it has become apparent that the course was riding markedly slower than the evening before. The rain and win persisted and more slow times are recorded by Stinky Socks – Cam Hardie (who had already ridden a double at Haydock) drawn 8, I’m Not Here – Gary Mahon (drawn 11), Wink Oliver – Graham Gibbons (drawn 4) before the performance of the evening.

Considering we have seen 2 x Class 6 3yo+ Handicaps, a Class 5 2yo Maiden, a Class 4 2yo Nursery, a Class 6 3yo+ Stakes race and the first of 2 Class 6 2yo Nurseries makes the time performance of 2yo and 16-1 shot: Three Gracez (drawn 6) exceptional on the evening. Already top rated on my figures with an unexceptional 98.8 pre-race, the manner of this victory would suggest there is plenty more to come and is a horse to follow on this surface after recording the best time of the evening.


The weather forecast is a little more promising for this evening and hopefully the wind will dry the track out, allowing for our selections to put their best foot forward on a faster surface this evening.