Friday, 2 December 2011

Racing and end of an era

On Saturday my visit will not be to the races but to see Bangor City play in the Welsh Cup. This is likely to be my last visit to Farrar Road before the club moves to its new home in the New Year.
But the rest of you can follow the racing on the television. Again its Channel 4 Racing, they visit Sandown and Aintree. There are some strong fields and will offer some exciting racing. If its national hunt racing you like, you can’t beat Aintree for thrills.
Last Week two of the tips were winners and with one place at good odds it was a modestly successful day. However, as my school reports used to say, there’s plenty of room for improvement. Maybe this is the Saturday. I've chosen some real outsiders so that if they come up you'll have plenty to spend on Christmas, if they don't well its an Oxo cube instead of the turkey. 
So by the time the results are checked and you’re all counting your winnings, Bangor City will be in the draw for the fourth round of the Welsh Cup and there will be happiness all round.
1:55 Markel Insurance Henry viii Novices‘ Chase (Grade 1) Cl1 (4yo+) 2 miles
Al Ferof is such a smooth horse and is unlikely to falter here if any can see it off it could be  Eradicate
2:10 Betfred Becher Handicap chase (Listed Race) Cl1 (5yo+) 3m2f 
Here I'm going for an each way shout with Swing Bill or Hello Bud would be another one with good odds for an each way bet and was the winner in the race last year
2:30 Bavaria Imported Premium Lager Handicap Hurdle (Listed Race) Cl1 (4yo+) 2m110y
Alasi is a good each way bet here but Edgardo Sol has a bit of class
3:05 Sportingbet Tingle Creek Chase (GRADE 1) Cl1 (4yo+) 2m
Sizing Europe will set the pace and is the horse to beat but the rival here is Kauto Stone
3:20 Betfred Grand Sefton Handicap chase Cl2 (5yo+) 2m5f110y

Stewarts House is a solid horse or Buffalo Bob who came third in Newbury

3:40 Otkrite London National (Handicap Chase) Cl 2( 5yo+)
Do it For Dalkey is just a class act but gives better odds each way and might just be the time to catch him Deep Purple

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