Friday, 21 October 2011
Doncaster gets another visit
In order to fend off the threat of strike action by jockeys the British Horseracing Authority have changed the controversial whip rules.
Although the limit on strikes remains seven times in flat races and eight over the jumps they have dropped the five hits edict for the final furlong or after the last obstacles.
These rules will be applied retrospectively, so Christophe Soumillon, the jockey who rode our winning tip last weekend, Cirrus Des Aidles, now gets his £52,000 share of the prize money. A happy little man who rightly gets the reward for presenting us with a winner.
This weekend another visit to Doncaster, let’s hope we have the same success as last weekend.
Remember horses with odds of over 7/1 are always worth an each way bet.
1.30 A boy named Suzi [2nd] or Hot Spice both have plenty to give and should be worth looking at.
2.00 Marine Commando is good value but for me its Racy
2.30 Dreamwriter will be well backed but a good each way bet is Ballesteros
3.00 Camelot [1st] will attract a lot of the money but Enke [non-runner] is a horse with a bright future
3.35 Deepsand or the unbeaten Ortac Rock [2nd]
4.10 It’s a big field which Ellemujie will surely be up there but Rio’s Rosanna [2nd] should have a claim
4.45 Skilful [2nd] will undoubtedly be favourite and not many will go for Hot Red Mamma but this will be an each way bet of mine.
5.20 Another crowded field with Amelia Surprise a horse that is likely to improve but I’m going for Ted’s Brother. [1st]