Friday, 18 November 2011

TV Racing

This Saturday Channel 4 races  are again followed. All six races are long and demand horses with a great deal of stamina.

The difficulty at this early part of the jump season one is dependent a bit on last season’s form and just as a week is a long time in politics a season is an awfully longtime in horse racing. A lot can happen to a horse in that time. So one relies on no the pedigree of the horses but that  of the trainer to decide where to put our lolly.

A regular reader was slightly confused with my methods. Let my explain, the horses highlighted in bold are the ones that I tip to win, but there is always another horse included that is worth a punt these are usually an each way bet. I say this because last week would have delivered a profit if the two horses mentioned had been backed. Some of them had very big odds and were placed.

2:10            Ascot
Amlin 1965 Chase Grade 2 (Class 1) (4yo+) 2m3f
Master Minded will be difficult to beat Somersby may stand a chance but will need to up game

2:30            Haydock “Fixed Brush” Handicap Hurdle Grade 3 (Class 1) (4yo+) 3 mile
Robinson Collonges  has to prove stamina or Rival D’Estruval who carries a bit of weight but a good each way bet.

2:45            Ascot
Coral Hurdle (Registered as the Ascot Hurdle Race) Grade 2 (Class 1) (4yo+) 2m3f110yd
King of the Night might just put his nose in front of likely favourite  Oscar Whisky

3:05            Haydock
Betfair Chase (Registered as the Lancashire Chase) Grade 1(Class 1) (5yo+) 3m
Long run will be clear favourite but the odds will be so poor so go for an each way bet on Time for Rupert who is trained by Paul Webber who had the privelege of training horse that I once part owned.

3:20            Ascot
Carey Group Handicap Chase (Class 2) (4yo+) 2m1f
King Edmund a good each way bet or Anquetta for a safer option

3:40            Haydock
Betfair Multiples Handicap Chase (Class 2) (4yo+) 3m
Mostly Bob was a horse that never really came up to his potential last season but maybe this will be the year  Gansey is the one to beat.

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