#startracking Saturday Runners
Newbury 3.00 TOP GAMBLE Out to spoil Dodging Bullets return party. His in-form trainer thinks conditions are “exactly what he loves” so he is a one star* win selection @ 9/2 with WH.
“KERRY LEE hopes a series of stunning Saturday performances will continue tomorrow when Top Gamble takes on the reappearing Champion Chase hero Dodging Bullets in the Grade 2 Betfair Exchange Chase at Newbury. Lee said: “I’m very much looking forward to the weekend as Top Gamble is in the form of his life. Two miles on soft ground at Newbury is exactly what he loves. It will be interesting to see who turns up – it appears we are going to be taking on the Champion Chase winner, although he arrives off the back of a lengthy layoff and if there is ever a time to take him on it is this weekend.” Racing Post Jack Haynes 8:14AM 12 FEB 2016
Betfair Hurdle Newbury 3.35 Three #startracking horses here in the sort of race we hope they will oblige in! However #startracking Ante Post has gone with Sternrubin two star e/w @ 16/1, Zarib one star* e/w @ 20/1 and Modus one star win @ 8/1. However with the prices on offer with Coral it would be foolhardy to let them go un-backed. So DICOSIMO (Danny Mullins) 0.5 star @ 20/1, IVAN GROZNY (M.P.Fogarty) ) 0.5 star @ 40/1, WAXIES DARGLE (Jonathon Moore (5)) 0.5 star @ 40/1
Warwick 1.00 OPEN EAGLE 138h Really quite disappointed to see he is running as that handicap mark would be excellent for the County or the Coral Cup. Could be odds on. Watching brief.
Warwick 2.40 FOX NORTON Just two rivals in L’Ami Serge and Violet Dancer. Loathe three horse races! Watching brief.
#startracking Sunday Runners
Exeter 3.10 SCOOP THE POT OR124h To have any chance of a Cheltenham handicap run will need to win and win well! Barry Geraghy rides. Two star ** win selection.
Navan 4.00 NOBLE ENDEAVOUR OR140ch Tough Grade 2 3m novice chase. I really like that handicap mark so it’s a watching brief.
ANNIE POWER is entered in a 2m 4f mares hurdle at Punchestown.
“Mullins told Press Association Sport: “She’s in good form and working nicely at home. We’ve given her the entry (at Punchestown), so we’ll see how everything goes between now and then.”
If she were to run and win it would increase the possibility of the World Hurdle as Willie Mullins has said the WH only if he could get a run into Annie Power. How will the market react?
BELLSHILL apparently “scoped dirty”. Boylesports podcast
TOTALIZE 5th in the Fred Winter, 5th in the Greatwood and 2nd on his only other run at Cheltenham! Currently on a mark of OR135 which is borderline Cheltenham. Interesting if he squeezed in! Currently 33/1 general for the County Hurdle! Looks like I’m not the only one who may have spotted him!
“What was Fehily doing on Totalize, oh i must realize i am 10L down here i start riding the horse given a serious soft ride.” Putting The Work In @DarrenPGoodbody · 4pm Thursday Feb. 11th