img_20161102_192701We are at the half way point of the week and soon we will be counting down to the Epsom Derby, which is on Saturday! Yes, that’s right, we will be counting down to the Derby….. We will give you our thoughts leading up to Saturday and what we will be having a Each Way punt on… More on the Derby later!

First up is Charlie…..

Cheers Rich, before I crack on with Wednesday’s selections let’s find out how Tuesday’s Selections got on and they are listed below.

Octave – Had to dig deep to get up with final strides to win by a neck from Royal Intervention in 2nd. Advised at 100-30 returned at 4-5


Fanaar -Took the race by the scruff of the neck 3f out and Won by 1 and 1/4 lengths from Liberation Day in 2nd. Advised at 11-10 returned 11-10


Orsera -Didn’t get the run I was expecting, chased leading pair until 1f out then seemed to lose interest and ran on one paced to finish 5th and was a loss.


Two nice winners with my Nap and 3b both doing what was expected, a tad disappointed with my Nb letting down the Full House, but that will come in time. Anyways that’s enough about Tuesday, let’s crack on with Wednesday’s Selections listed below.

Charlie’s Selections


Seniority -Won over 1m 3f in a Class 4 handicap at Kempton back in October last year, and was then sent back to Kempton in November in a Class 2 handicap over 1m 3f and finished 3rd. A change of venue was next as it was sent to Wolverhampton to contest another Class 2 handicap but was a poor 8th. Latest run was at Chelmsford in a Class 3 handicap over 1m when just doing enough to win by a nose. Wears a good today and is only 2lb worse off for that narrow margin victory at Chelmsford and could go in again if in same mood.

Win Advised


Almunther -Although hasn’t won as yet has placed  3rd once and 2nd twice over 1m 2f including here last time out in a Class 5 handicap back in April with S de Souza on board, De Souza retains the ride and a chance is taken that today is the day to shed that Maiden tag.

Win Advised


Iconic Belle -Ready winner at Yarmouth 2 runs back over 1m 2f in a Class 5 handicap, was then sent to Chepstow for another Class 5 handicap over 1m 2f and finished 2nd. Runs off same mark as last time and if pace is a bit quicker can gain compensation for latest 2nd by going one better today.

Win Advised


Well that’s my thoughts on today’s selections, good luck if following and please remember to keep stakes small so it doesn’t hurt your pocket. I will now hand you back over to Rich for the Final Word.


Rich’s Final Word – 

I had a twitter conversation with Lee Mottershead today about the Derby(Epsom Derby) after he posted a ‘ its Derby week on ITV’ with a few pictures of the TV Times, saying that the Derby was not as converted with the public that it once was back in the 60’s- 80’s! My personal opinion is that it still is, but with 300+ channels it needs to be advertised more prominently and I am not sure that ITV have been doing that in the way they do with the Grand National…. I would be interested in your thoughts!

Any way back to Wednesday ….. I only have 3 for you, so we will start at Nottingham, where Bless Him(3.30) makes his first start as a 4yo. The Sea the Stars colt, won the 1m Class 2 Britannia Stakes last season at Ascot before dropping back to 7f at Goodwood to finish a below par 5th in a Group 3. Now back to 1m on seasonal return and this trip yields form of 2/1/3/1 and is still lightly raced so there could be more to come….

At Beverley, Richard Fahey has a very interesting new comer – Borodin(4.30) a 3yo High Chaparral gelding, out of Songbird(Danehill Dancer) and could be one to keep an eye on as he starts over 7f and will need a touch further in time…

And my final thought for today runs at Ripon in the opener. Rocking Roy(6.35) was a very game 1 & 3/4 length winner on debut over 5f at Beverley. The form of this Fast Company colt’s debut has been boosted with the runner up, The Great Heir winning next time out. Run’s under a penalty today….

Please send us your thoughts on what I mentioned earlier…. And don’t forget to read our Exclusive Interview with Charlie Fellowes…..

All the Best – Charlie & Rich 

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