Saturday, 10 September 2011

Running to Bath

Our luck took a definite dive in Haydock Park last week with only a place in two races. But we’ve still doubled our money since we started these Saturday sporting blogs, so lets hope we get back into winning ways this Saturday.

As the North has not been too kind to us today we try our luck in the south, Bath to be precise. Now the last time there I was on a staff outing with the political department of ITV Wales - a successful day’s returns for me and some big wins for some others.

It’s the highest flat racing track at over 700 feet (this blogger doesn’t do metres) so both horse and spectator have to be aware of oxygen sickness. It was a RAF landing field in the war so if the odd Spitfire turns up you’ll know why.

Most previous visitors to Bath would have been to take the waters in the spa. It’s a city that is associated with Jane Austen, it even has a Jane Austen Centre but what is not often acknowledged is despite living there for five years with her parents and sister she couldn’t wait to get out of the place.

Perhaps it was a lack of a racecourse at the time. Now what young Jane clearly missed out on was a racecourse with a left hand track of about a mile and four furlongs with a run-in of about half a mile.

To the card then and remember the rule each way on odds on horses with odds of 7/1 and above.
2.15         Now many find Moment of Time an attractive proposition but Asaid  has surprised many.
2.45         Kathleen Kennet could go for the hat-trick but a Fair Breeze  was a 40/1 winner in Warwick recently.
3.20         If a horse is successful they ass some weight and thus 5lbs added to Compton Target but could still do it the tipsters go  for Dishy Guru
3.55         So Best be Careful could be a danger here to Compton Spirit
4.30         Ecossaise has a lot of potential that as yet is to be realized this could be the day.
5.00         Maydream  could make it a season three here in Bath. Dove Cottage is the one that could cause  it difficulty.
5.35         Whitstable Native is a  long shot but worth a try
One winner, one second and a third. Reasonable returns.

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