Cracking card at Sandown with handicappers running in Group races and future Group winners in the handicaps! Not surprised that Pricewise has put up Midhmaar and hope a few of you got on in Ladbrokes at 9am @ 25/1! All the betting action seems to revolve around john gosden. They have backed/nibbled most of his except Southern Stars in the Sandown 4.05 which has drifted like the proverbial! Atone is a one horse book?
#startracking Friday Runners Updates
Sandown 2.20 VENTURA STORM Non Runner
Sandown 4.35 SHALL WE Niarchos homebred by Dansili out of a Saddlers Wells mare, so worth her weight in gold. Had a spin on the Tapeta at Wolverhampton last November when a very respectable staying on second to Khaleesy. Luna Mare was third when trained by Richard Fahey (may still be!!). Only two companies priced up @5/2 and 7/2. Update in the morning as both of those quotes are a bit tight! Currently just 3/1 so it’s a Watching Brief.
#startracking Saturday Going Updates
Good (GoingStick: 6.8 on Thursday at 07:30) Updated @ 7:45am, Fri 22 Apr
Good to Soft (GoingStick: 5.6 on Friday at 08:15) Updated @ 8:48am, Fri 22 Apr
Soft, Good to Soft in Places (GoingStick: 6.1 on Thursday at 07:45) Updated @ 7:54am, Thu 21 Apr
Good to soft Good in places (GoingStick: 7.6 on Friday at 07:45) Updated @ 6:46am, Fri 22 Apr
Chase – Good, Good to Firm in a few places Hurdle – Good (GoingStick: Chase 7.9 Hurdle 7.5 on Friday at 07:00) Updated @ 7:54am, Fri 22 Apr
#startracking Craven Report Updates
Timeform 20th April 2016
“Ben Fearnley picks out three horses that caught the eye at last week’s Craven meeting at Newmarket.
Amazour – Newmarket, Tuesday April 12th Amazour’s form tailed off at the back end of his three-year-old campaign, but his handicap form from the first half of last season – which included a sixth in the Britannia at Royal Ascot, when the trip seemed stretch his stamina – make him interesting from his current mark (92), and he shaped as if his outing over six furlongs at Newmarket last week would put him spot on for something else. The most obvious option for him now would be the valuable handicap over the same C&D on Guinea’s weekend, and he’ll definitely one to be interested in if he shows up there.
Mulk – Newmarket Wednesday, April 13th The Wood Ditton is a race traditionally full of well-bred types from big stables and obviously usually throws future winners (Basem won the race in 2013 while Eclipse winner Mukhadram was second passed the post in 2012). There is every reason to think this year’s renewal will be the same. Sky Kingdom justified strong market support in style last week, but arguably the one to take out of the race was the Sir Michael Stoute-trained Mulk, who finished second after conceding first run to the winner and came from further back than the other principles. Mulk doesn’t have any future entries, but he is open to significant improvement after his debut (has a large ‘P’) and is one to keep on the right side of going forward.”