Whilst its been a duller than normal week on the racing front i am very happy to see Newmarket swing into top gear for the Friday and for some strange reason *( to which i cannot fathom ) i am actually looking forward to the NH to kick in....most unusual however the anticipation has been boosted by the list of runners to follow i have been given by Shrewdie IDK and expecting a few nice touches to be landed this year,
And already we have the first disappointment of the season as it appears that Splash of Ginge struggles to jump even her own shadow with any authority and will be another failed convert to the bigger obstacles.
Its Ryder Cup time and the day kicks off with the foursomes and my NAP bet is that Speith / Reed will win their match against Poulter and Gallacher for reasons which have been posted on the Facebook page, i have no angle on the outright winner just yet as i have so many tied and i think this year could be the tightest ever but im hooping that after day 1 we will have a clear idea and with luck it will be team Europe to victor but time will tell.
Onto Racing and the boys in blue have been on fire recently banging in a great nos of winners and plenty at nice prices although none quite as high as the 25/1 winner which my comrade Eric Winner has on Thursday given which followed on from the 10/1 Winner on Weds..Impressive stuff and if your a serious punter its folly not to follow or at least glance at him on a daily basis , Now Friday and Newmarket...its a serious looking card and i shall give my thoughts as i work thru it all with some bet advice and selections.
Starting the day off we have the ROSEMARY Stakes over 1m for 3 yr olds + and this is a quite hot looking contest with BELLE D'OR the warm Fav @ 3.45 and this hat trick seeker looks the real deal off 104 as it thrashed out of sight the 105 rated Queen Catrine lto when winning the Distaff and this likeable sort will take a world of beating but there are plenty in here that can perform to that level on their day although most have under achieved , disappointed or flattered to deceive and it will take probably a career best by one to lower its colours today.
So...is there anything out there that can trouble the Fav , well in honesty i think given the prices we have a host of runners worthy of some EW action most notably being ZIBELINA @ 9.40 as this arrives back to race for a yard which is poker red hot and although speed wise it has a few lengths to find i think its well within the realms that this can do it and Batrana is interesting for MDK although this has around 20lb to find on my core figures.
Bet Summary : I think Belle D'or is a solid LAY at the current odds and Zibelina is a good FAP or EW shot in a race which will be good to watch.
The second race is the Harvest Stakes and its another for the Fillies although this time they run over 1m4f and this is wide open and at around 6.0 the field the market would concur although the current just Fav CRITERIA looks a very good bet at those odds and is my idea of the winner in this.
Bet Summary : Impossible to take a confident line with any so at decent enough odds a punt on the Gosden /Buick combo of Criteria looks to be the stand alone bet for me , EW if possible and could be a good un for acca's.
I was gonna continue with the remainder of the card but am now side tracked watching this brilliant Golf on offer and just watched Garcia birdie from a bunker and my NAP bet of Speith go 1 UP..so all is going to plan...laters guys n gals...