Peoples Nap Choices –
Kempton- AW – Standard
2.05 – Magnolia Stakes – Class 1 Listed – 1m 2f
Viren’s Army – Back from Meydan, where had 2 runs. Seasonal return in a Class 1 handicap over1m 4f & finished 11th of 14, but cheek pieces were added next time & a drop back to 1m 2f, Viren’s won by 1 & 1/2 lengths in a Class 1 handicap – 10/3
Chelmsford – AW – Standard
6.15 – Maiden- Class 5 – 1m
Bless Him – Sea the Stars colt, owned by Qatar Racing & trained by David Simcock made his course debut at Lingfield over this distance & placed 2nd, only beaten by 1 length – 2/1
7.15 – Handicap – Class 4 – 5f
Rock of America – Won on course debut at Newcastle over this distance, was slowly away but finished very well, will have learned from that run, now makes handicap debut – 6/5
PN Result(Friday) – Stepper Point – Wide on the bend & failed to find anything when asked …. Unplaced
.Clondaw Banker – 6th and is a loss
.Roxyfet – 2nd and is another loss
.Indian Pursuit – Unplaced and is yet another
Not the day I had planned on Friday with all 3 of my selections getting beat. Hope to get back amongst the winners with Saturday’s Selections.
There are some interesting outsiders at Doncaster on Saturday….. Here’s Rich’s Finding’s –
Going – Good to soft
1.50 – Cammidge Trophy – Class 1 Listed – 6f
Buying Trouble – Is a big price(28/1) for a horse that has placed 2nd in 2 Class 1 Listed races last season & has had 2 runs over 5 & 7f on all weather to be ready for this race. Both 2nd places were over 6F…..
2.25 – Spring Mile(Handicap) – Class 2 – 1m
Raising Sand – Was run over 1m 2f last time out at Chelmsford in October when finishing 7th, 3 & 1/2 lengths behind winner Banditry. Is a winner on this ground at Ffos Las last July & has 2 wins & 2nd place for 3 runs over this distance plus the draw has been kind too
3.00 – Mile Stakes – Class 1 Listed – 1m
Dawn of Hope – Won a Listed race in France when last seen in November over 1m 1f. Has run in 3 Class 1 Listed races but has not placed yet, but this Mastercraftsman Filly out of a Saddlers Wells mare has won under these conditions before & has also won on seasonal return at Ascot last season
& Finally ……. Back to Kempton…
3.15 -Handicap – Class 2 – 1m 3f
Final – 2nd to Ickymasho by 2 lengths in a Class 4 handicap at Chelmsford, before winning last time out at Newcastle, again in a Class 4 handicap by 1 & 1/2 lengths. Ickymasho won in this class on Thursday at Chelmsford & I see no reason why Final cannot go close despite the leap of 2 classes.
Well there you have it another jam packed blog post with plenty to keep you busy until races start. The People’s Nap Vote result will be updated when voting closes. In the meantime please remember to keep stakes small and hopefully end the day with a few winners.