Sorry I’m late on parade but the allotment called?
What is going on with oddschecker? No betting history? No links to sportinglife.com? This is serious!
Anyway we have a couple of runners today and I’ll put yesterday’s dismal results on tomorrows blog!
#startracking Wednesday runners
Beverley 2.20 CARNAGEO Here is what I put in the Richard Fahey Alternative Unofficial Stable Tour, “Another purchase from the Arquana/Saint Cloud Breeze-ups he was given time to acclimatise and then had three runs in five weeks in October/November. None of them were anything special but now gelded he is a big, scopey son of Pivotal and looks sure to leave his present mark of OR70 well behind when growing into his frame and this handicapping project should be best around a mile with a bit of give in the ground. He runs for the Up For Anything Syndicate, which may well sum this horse up!” Well he is in a 7½F, 0-70, Soft ground Beverley C5 3yo handicap. Tony Hamilton rides and they are in stall 6 of 10. Looks about spot on, Carnageo is a three star*** win selection @ 7/1 general
Beverley 2.50 GARCIA This is a 7½F, 0-95, Soft ground Beverley C3 3yo handicap. Here is what I put in the Alternative Unofficial Stable Tour “This homebred son of Paco Boy is one of the first Highclere Thoroughbred Racing have put with #FantasticMrFahey and he’ll be hoping for lots more like this one! The trainer calling him “a big, scopey horse.” Slow away and green before finishing strongly when third on debut to Prince Helvellyn in a C6 6F race at Newcastle on Good to Firm, he readily stepped up on this when winning a 7F C3 maiden on Good to Soft at York giving stablemate, Prying Pandora 8lbs and a one length beating. The softer ground, the longer trip or experience could have brought about the improvement but he looks a horse to follow. He has already been gelded suggesting the handicap route, where 10F may well be his limit. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him back on the Knavesmire this summer.” Every chance Tony Hamilton could double up in this tight five runner contest. A two star** win selection @ 3/1 Ladbrokes and Betfred
Beverley 2.50 ARAB POET Stoute 3yo with Ryan Moore on board.
Beverley 3.50 SHABBAH If this was Sir Mark Prescott we would be all over it but surely Stoute is using the same plan? Three runs as a 2yo at 7/8F for a horse who will need 12F and he turns up as a 3yo in a C5 12F 0-70 handicap at Beverley off OR64 with Ryan Moore on board. Owned by same chap who has Nathra and he paid £200K for this son of Sea the Stars out of a dam who produced Ingleby Symphony who won off OR78 when trained by #FantasticMrFahey. Must be worth a dabble and is a one star* win selection @ Non Runner
Beverley 4.50 CARENOT Ran twice as a 2yo, both times he was second and this is a golden opportunity to break his maiden with Ryan Moore (staying for the last race!!) doing the steering. In his final run last season he was beaten by Dolphin Vista (#FantasticMrFahey) who has already won this season. Sadly long odds on and no bet!
Godolphin website Posted 21 April 2016, 08:39 GMT Emotionless, the winner of last year’s G2 Champagne Stakes in breathtaking fashion is to miss the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket. Charlie Appleby said this morning, “The horse has done nothing wrong in his work but I feel that he is still maturing and will be a better horse with more time.
“He is an incredibly exciting horse to train but he is a horse for the second half of the season and he has a real future as a four and five-year-old when he is fully developed.”The decision not to run is a difficult one but it is in the best interests of the horse and that is all that matters.”
Michael O’Callaghan warns that the 2,000 Guineas “might come a couple of weeks too soon” for Blue De Vega. French/Irish Guineas are options. Kevin Blake @kevinblake2011 Weds. 11am
HUGO PALMER is eyeing a potential tilt at the Group 1 Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes with Home Of The Brave, who is scheduled to make his seasonal return in the Tote-backed Listed King Richard III Stakes over 7f at Leicester on Saturday. Home Of The Brave was an impressive winner of the European Free Handicap on his return last season and was not disgraced when finishing sixth in the Qipco 2,000 Guineas and Palmer says he is in “zinging” form for his seasonal reappearance. “Home Of The Brave is in at Leicester and he is ready for a run, in fact I’m desperate to run him,” Palmer wrote in his Betfair blog. “He is zinging at home and couldn’t be more ready for a run.” After his Guineas run last year, Home Of The Brave was then dropped back in trip for the remainder of the campaign but Palmer is still open-minded about the four-year-old’s optimum trip. “I can’t wait to get him out and he’s in the Lockinge next month. I think you can mark up his sixth in the Guineas, his only start over a mile to date, as he made the running into a strong headwind. He is a much stronger horse this season, but sometimes that can make them faster. We will see.” Racing Post Tony McFadden 4:45PM 19 APR 2016
Mengli Khan will now go for a 0-95 handicap over 1m2f at the Guineas meeting.#HugoPalmer