Thursday was an interesting day, with Ayr called off & remains abandoned for Friday. PN vote finished with a Split Stakes…. 1 won… 1 lost…. So lets see what we have for Friday…..
Peoples Nap Choices –
Newbury – Good
2.55 – Handicap – Class 2 – m 4f
Danehill Kodiac – 2 runs this term, winning a class 2 handicap at Newmarket by 3 & 1/2 lengths on season return last month before a 1 & 1/4 length 4th to Chemical Charge in a Group 3 Class 1 contest at Kempton(AW) 2 weeks ago, both runs over 1m 4f – 10/3
4.00 – Cup Stakes – Listed Class 1 – 7f
Second Thought – 2nd to Harry Angel by 4 & 1/2 lengths in the Group 2 Sandy Lane at Haydock when last seen back in May, had won the 4 previous starts this term, all on AW until then. Been off since, now returns – 5/2
5.05 -Handicap – Class 4 – 1m 2f
Crushed – Won last time out at Windsor by 2 & 1/2 lengths, which was just reward for running well but not winning. 3rd the race previous to Bolder Bob, who has won again & 2nd, Just in Time has won twice since – 10/3
PN Result(Thursday) – Split Stakes – Tirania – Unplaced & So Sleek – Won 2/1 …..
Over to Charlie now for his thoughts on today’s racing & I will see you for a brief Final Word –
Cheers Rich, lets start with today’s selections listed below:
Smugglers Creek -Was 7th on debut at the Curragh when not hard pressed by jock, steps up in trip to 1m for all-weather debut by track leading trainer M Halford the booking of Pat Smullen is a sign that a big run is expected here and I’m on for the win.
Mohayyen -Has ran here recently since changing yards finishing 5th after being off track for 733 days,then was sent to Bellewston in a 7f handicap and won well has been raised 6lb for that win and has a good draw to be involved here, again I’m on for the win.
Rinaria -Was 2nd at Bath in a Class 5 handicap on the 23rd August over 1m. Was then sent to Beverley 4 days later to contest a Class 4 handicap over 1m and won, has been raised 5lb for that and is down in grade for today’s race and could still be progressive enough to take this race.
Well that’s my thoughts on Friday’s races, good luck if following and please remember to keep stakes small so it doesn’t hurt your pocket. I will pass you back over to Rich for his final word.
Rich’s Final Word –
The Jockey’s who appealed their 10 day bans for not stopping during a fatal race, got their 10 day bans reduced to 2, which is about right. We are shocked by the opening race at Newton Abbott today, 2 horse race! Come on…. what no Chasers in the area??? & What about Fred?? Bookies eh! Enough about that, let’s talk about this …
I did find a couple more at Newbury today, with White Mocha(3.30) looking to put the head defeat last time out to bed & get back to winning ways, while another Frankel Filly makes a debut(4.35) Veracious, who is half sister to Mutakayyef, Intrinsic & Intimation.
& you know the winter’s well on the way when Dundalk is having a Friday night card, Joseph O’Brien recently purchased Ger Lyons Shalailah(7.30) who has been runner up the last two runs to Happily, latterly in a Group 3 contest.
Well that’s all folks….. Remember if you bet, bet what you can afford to lose.. If not just watch – All the best – Charlie & Rich