As we mentioned yesterday, Saturday is a tough day to find a winner, unless your covering all the meeting’s & all the races. Charlie had a couple of places but the PN was poor…… On to Sunday & better thing’s!
Peoples Nap Choices –
Curragh – Good to Yielding
1.45 – Maiden – 2YO Only – 7f
Would be King – 3rd on race course debut at this course by 2 & 1/4 lengths to Beckford(Group 2 winner yesterday) & 2nd by 3 lengths to Brother bear in a Listed contest here, both races over 6f, now steps up in trip – 2/1
4.20 – Pretty Polly Stakes – Group 1 Class 1 – 1m 2f
Zhukova – suffered one defeat in the last 6 runs, which was last season to Journey at Ascot last October, is 2 out of 2 this season with a 2 length Class 1 Listed win at Cork before travelling to Belmont to take the Mar O’War by 4 lengths – 2/1
Windsor – Good to Soft
2.10 – Handicap – Class 3 – 3YO Only – 5f 21y
Lahore – Won on race course debut over 5f at Doncaster in a class 5 maiden by 1 & 3/4 lengths back in April, 3rd has since won a class 5 handicap. Up in trip on handicap debut – 6/4
PN Result(Saturday) – Midterm – Squeezed in running, lost place & finished poorly, now struck from the tracker.
.Amazour – Was unplaced and was a loss.
.Natural Scenery – Was 2nd and was another loss.
.Pomme De Terre – Could only manage 3rd and was a loss.
Not the start to the month that I wanted two places and a no show from my 3 selections. Just goes to show the margins between winning and losing are very small.
I will leave Charlie to tell you about his Sunday Selection’s & see you after for Rich’s Final Word –
.Dursey Sound -Recent 3rd at Hexam over 3m and then a decent 2nd at Uttoxeter over 3m 2f hints of a return to form and if building on those two runs could easily take this similar event.
.Abidjan – Won at Warwick over 2m then placed 3rd at Market Rasen over 2m 2f drops significantly in distance to 1m 7f 214y and that could be enough to see a return to the winners enclosure.
.Cest No Mour – Came from way off the pace to win last time out at Lingfield over 1m 2f and if building on that could easily go in again here in a similar race.
Rich’s Final Word –
As we have mentioned, Saturday is tough, especially with so many meeting’s. I did mention one in this part yesterday, William Haggas’ Scat Daddy Filly, Special Purpose, who won very well on debut under hands & heels & is One to stick in the tracker for the future, as is Gordon Elliott’s Group winner Beckford. There is a fantastic card over in Ireland at the Curragh, while Windsor’s meeting is not bad either. I don’t have any maiden’s to watch or note, so just enjoy your Sunday & the racing at The Curragh.
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.