It is here…… Arc Weekend in Chantilly & Newmarket holding another first class card with some cracking group races to look forward too… All 3 PN Choices are Group races….. So here we go….
Peoples Nap Choices –
Newmarket – Good to Soft
2.20 – Cheveley Park Stakes – Fillies’ Group 1 Class 1 – 2YO Only – 6f
Clemmie – Curragh Group3 Fillies’ 6f winner in July before winning here on the July course in the Duchess of Cambridge Stakes(Fillies’ Group 2) not seen since – 13/8
2.55 – Middle Park Stakes – Group 1 Class 1 – 2YO Only – 6f
Unfortunately – Although not a UK Group winner, he has won Two Group races in France, beating Frozen Angel(Group 2 by 1/2 a length) in July & last time out beating Havana Grey(Group 1) by 1 & 1/4 lengths in Deauville. 2nd when last seen on a UK track in a Pontefract class 2 conditions Stakes by a neck to Zaman – 9/2
Chantiily – Soft
3.25 – Prix Dollar – Group 2 – 1m 2f
Avilius – 2nd to Cracksman here on trials day in a Group 2 contest having previously been 3rd to Eminent in the Group 2 D’Ornano & 3rd to Finche in the Eugene Adam(Group 2), last run was over 1m 4f, now drops back in trip – 5/1
PN Result(Friday) – Beat the Bank – 11/8 WINNER…..
Here is Charlie to give you the details of his cracking pair of winners & a look at his thoughts for today’s racing & I will see you for Final Word –
Cheers Rich, we will kick things off with Friday’s Results :
Inn The Bull -Won as expected advised at 3-1 but drifted to 5-1
Cool Team -Won as expected advised at 5-2 returned with an Sp of 4-1
Abingdon -Was a tad unlucky was backed from 3-1 into 7-4 but could only manage 3rd and was a loss
.Two nice winners from the 3 I put up on Friday, on another day would have been a full house but will settle for two winners. My selections for Saturday are listed below.
.Lord Of The Rock -Won last time out at York over 7f, is lightly raced for a 5yr old and there could be more to come and at 7-1 looks like the value play here.
.Trumps Up -Has won both starts with minimum fuss, first at Leicester then at Thirsk both over 7f, sets the standard here and could easily go in again if in same frame of mind going handicapping for first time.
.Caid Du Lin -Has yet to win for Dr Richard Newland since switching yards although was 2nd at Stratford over 2m in a Class 2 handicap hurdle on 9th September, sloppy jumping caused him the race on that occasion and if getting a clear round this time should go one better here.
.Well that’s my thoughts on Saturday’s races, good luck if following and please remember to keep stakes small so it doesn’t hurt your pocket.
Charlie’s Football Bet
Today’s football bet is an over 2.5 goal acca iv staked £2 on this and suggest a small stake as football is slightly harder to get right than horses, and after last weeks 1 goal away effort we go again hopefully today’s has more luck. I will pass you over to Rich for his football bet and final word.
Rich’s Saturday Football Selection – Aston Villa, Wigan, Coventry & Dortmund all to WIN – 4.64/1 ADD Man Utd, Spurs & PSG to increase value. If your looking for Anytime Goal scorer’s you cannot go far wrong from Kane(Spurs) Lukaku(Man Utd) & Dembele(Celtic)
Final Word –
I’m pretty sure that some people think that I just look for the favourite for the PN, I look at 70% of horses with form in the race, I could of quite easily put Nelson up tomorrow, but I haven’t, in fact I have gone against the Frankel colt with Mark Johnstone’s Mildenberger(1.50) who has 3 wins from 4 runs & had James Garfield(Mill Reef winner) & Seahenge(Champagne Stakes) in behind when 3rd in the Vintage Stakes at Goodwood before landing a Listed race at Salisbury last time out. The other Two I found are PN choices …..
Over in Chantilly Karl Burke & Ontoawinner run Crown Vallary(2.45) who has 1 win from 3 races, 2nd on debut to Rockfel winner Juliet Capulet on debut back in July, won a Clairefontaine maiden in August before a 2nd last time out at Maisons-Laffilte before Vazirabad(4.12) tries to go one better than runner up in the Prix Du Cadran, 2nd last year to Quest for More, takes on Big Orange this year, with both in cracking form but Vazirabad has had this race as a target all season, so I expect these two to be at the forefront in the final furlong……
Thanks for popping by…… Remember keep stakes small or watch…..
All the best – Charlie & Rich