It’s finally the end of the working week
& the weekend ahead, which yields the Arc weekend at Chantilly & Newmarket hold a fantastic card with plenty of Group contest’s on the card…. Anyway that is still a day away & it’s better to think about today than the future right now…..
Peoples Nap Choices –
Newmarket – Good to Soft
3.35 – Joel Stakes – Group 2 Class 1 – 1m
Beat the Bank – C/D winner of the Henry Cecil Stakes(Class 1 Listed) back in July by 3 lengths before landing the Thouroughbred Stakes(Group 3 Class 1) 1m at Goodwood by 3 lengths on soft ground – 5/2
5.20 – Handicap – Class 2 – 1m 1f
Fire Brigade – 1m course winner in a class 4 handicap by 1/2 a length on soft ground in May, won again at Haydock over 1m again in a class 4 handicap by 1 & 3/4 lengths. Beaten a neck last time in a class 3 handicap to Cape Byron, both 7 lengths clear of 3rd. Up in class & an extra furlong – 4/1
Haydock – Heavy
4.30 – Handicap – Class 3 – 3YO Only – 1m 6f
Taxmeifyoucan – C/D winner last time out by 1/2 a length from Face the Facts in these conditions(Heavy), that was the 3rd win on the flat in 3 runs in a class 2 handicap. Runner up has since won the Rose Bowl Stakes(2m) at Newmarket yesterday, while 3rd Time to Study has also since won a Doncaster class 2 – 9/4
PN Result(Thursday) – Elarqam – Won – 11/8 SP
Now Charlie will take you through his thoughts for today & yesterday… Catch you all for Final Word –
Cheers Rich, we will kick things off with Thursday’s results :
Rigolleto -finished a Dissapointing 7th and was a loss
Joe’s Spirit – was another Dissapointing runner finishing 10th and was a loss
Sailor’s Warn -was a non runner at least I got stake refunded to ease the blow of the 2 losses a little.
.A poor day from me with only a non runner to cheer about, hopefully i have picked the right 3 for Friday listed below.
.Inn The Bull -Won on hurdling debut last October, made a reappearance on the flat but was well beaten twice although was 2nd at Newbury in June. Returns to hurdling today over 2m and if handling the extra distance could be the one to beat.
.Cool Team -Sole win came on turf over 1m at Yarmouth on the 12th July. Was 3rd at Kempton in a Class 4 apprentice Handicap off this mark latest. Had maiden form on this surface as a 2yr Old and could be involved here if handling the extra distance.
.Abingdon -Won at Pontefract over 1m 4f in a Class 1 listed race in June. Has placed at Haydock and Deauville since then but was out of her debth in the Yorkshire Oaks latest. Takes a slight drop in trip and class here and is taken to land the win here with P Smullen doing the steering.
.Well that’s my thoughts on Friday’s Selections, 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.
Final Word –
I cannot thank you all enough for carrying on voting for the PN, it has been a very good month, so much better than the previous two & with a couple of days to go things are looking as if it could be a black mark instead of red again. Newmarket is again has a fantastic card & I could of easily had all 3 PN Choices from there & I must confess I only looked at 3 Cards for Friday, including Dundalk.
To Eternity(Newmarket 2.25) was poor by her high standards last time but is a course Listed winner & drops back to that distance after the failed try over 1 & 1/2 length further when last of 13 to Defoe, ground will not be an issue & 2nd try at Group level can give a account & Nyaleti(3.00) was only beaten 1/2 a length by Laurens in a Doncaster Group 2 1m last time, now drops back a furlong to try at 7f again. Having previously finished 2nd to September over that distance in the Chesham in July.
Haydock ground will be heavy, so from that I think Porchy Party(3.55) a heavy ground winner last time out at Chester in a class 3 by 1 & 3/4 lengths just 13 days ago from Marbel Lee, takes a rise in class but this should hold no fear.
All the best if you follow, remember to only bet what you can afford to lose, if not just watch what will be a cracking day of racing & the weekend will be a joy too.
We will reveal our Arc selections on Sunday’s blog, so make sure you tune in & also keep your eyes open for a ARC 3 Furlong Out Special……..
Cheers – Charlie & Rich