Friday, 26 July 2013

Sat at YORK

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RACE 1

WIN - NEMUSHKA - 3rd @ 8.60
EW - MAVEN -
LONG - VELVETY -

SUMMARY : MAVEN is a proven CD winner ( won this race last year ) and that was arguably his best run and will have been primed by his canny trainer for a repeat success whilst Nemushka comes into this race with probably the best recent form with a good win over Tuscania lto and the Fahey/Hanaghan team up for a rare combo since the rider left for arab Maktoum and will surely run a big race and finally on our radar is Velvety the first runner for Chris Appleby who has now taken over the licence that was formerly held by Zarooni ( disgraced drug cheat ) and this unbeaten Daughter of Bernadini could be absolutely anything and shouldnt be totally discounted in a tough looking opening race to the card.


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RACE 2

WIN - SMARTY SOCKS - 2nd @ 4.10 ( Dropped whip in final 1f )
EW - SIRIUS PROSPECT - 1st @ 6.82
LONG - NAMEITWHATYOULIKE -

SUMMARY : 12 runner 7f Hcap and a small field which makes a change for York ( changes later )  and i simply cannot get away from SMARTY SOCKS a CD winner and old friend of the blog , this has the ability on a going day to easily win this but can just as easily decide it doesnt want to play.
SHAMDARLEY will also run a competitive race and looks a much improved and more consistent sort this season and will be involved in the finish and finally NAVAJO CHIEF is well worth some EW fun back on a track he loves and if running like he did when winning the Hambleton stakes in May then he will give them all something to think about.


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RACE 3

WIN - MUKHADRAM - 1st @ 1.46
EW - N/A -
LONG - N/A -

SUMMARY : Small field Group 2 but quite tight although if MUKHADRAM has not lost any zest after a couple of tough races then this is surely all over as i have this well clear on my TMR and is about 20lb clear on my book ~ but has the defeats behind Al Khazeem taken their toll??...i dont think so but 1.62 is a short price but the right price however...


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RACE 4

WIN - BACCARAT -
EW - TROPICS - 1st @ 5.79
LONG - FAST SHOT -

SUMMARY : 20 Runner Sprint Hcap...this is more like York..get your magic pin out, chuck it in there and lets see what happens..Traditionally one of the biggest betting races of the year and the prize can stay in Yorkshire if BACCARAT can do the business. The four-year-old raced a little too exuberantly in the Buckingham Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot but he looks to have plenty of quality about him and is a previous winner on the Knavesmire. Farlow is also set to represent Richard Fahey. Though more exposed, he caught the eye in defeat at Doncaster and is slowly slipping down the handicap. Dick Bos had a couple of awaydays to Ireland and was ahead of Fast Shot when they met at Ripon. Tim Easterby's inmate wasn't far away in the Scottish Stewards' Cup at Hamilton and he is entitled to be a big player here. Tropics has continued to improve and he won well at Windsor. Khubala has a chance re-opposing on much better terms, however, and Hugo Palmer's four-year-old has gone on to run a cracker in the Wokingham since..


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RACE 5

WIN - KICKBOXER - 3rd @ 7.45
EW - HOT STREAK - 1st @ 2.71
LONG - N/A -

SUMMARY : Next up is a poor looking Maiden for York and this looks a straight fight between newcomer HOT STREAK who was expensively purchased for the up and coming Qatar team and is trained  by Kevin Ryan who won last years renewal and Mick Channons only runner at the meeting KICKBOXER who was a decent 2nd lto after a tardy start and will do much better here in a weak looking renewal.


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RACE 6

WIN - DR IRV - 5th ( hit 1.61 )
EW - ALEKSANDER -
LONG - GABRIALS STAR - NON RUNNER - ( Placepot money on Fav ) - Fav Placed ( 1st ) -

SUMMARY : Now its a 2m Hcap with 13 runners and this will be tough for the off pace runners trying to make ground up on a firm York takes some doing and with tired legs is nigh on impossible but GABRIALS STAR does appear to have been laid out specifically for this race and should run well along with the re opposing pair of DR IRV and ALEKSANDER.



Placepot Hit - 4 Lines @ 25p = £1 @ ( Need £27 to break even , all extra is profit ) 
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RACE 7

WIN - BAYTOWN  KESTREL -
EW - INNOCENTLY - 1st @ 4.48
LONG - N/A -

SUMMARY : Finally we have a 7 runner Nursery and this should be the time for BAYTOWN KESTREL to get his head back in front and prove the doubters wrong , beaten by very narrow margins on its last 2 runs and an expected no show at Royal Ascot behind Rizeena plus a very good maiden win make for very good reading and this should run a massive race back at York.


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