Friday, August 25, 2006

Jacob's Cracker

5lb claimer D. Jacob is booked to ride Cream Cracker in the 3.15 at Newton Abbot tomorrow and they can prove a winning combination provided the rain doesn't spoil the party.

The 8 year old mare is officially rated 123, 9lbs higher than the less experienced Barton Flower, yet both horses are set to carry the same weight under the conditions of the race.

Of the other runners, Sakenos' debut over fences at Fontwell just two days ago was less than impressive while Arresting won nicely enough at Perth.

Cream Cracker looks more experienced than her rivals but wouldn't want the ground too soft; she rates a value bet at 9/4, the tissue price quoted on the Sporting Life website today.

Incidentally, I'm surprised to see Is It Me declared for the 6.20 at Market Rasen, given connections rate the colt a potential Triumph hurdle candidate. I expect the horse to win, but at long odds on he's not a betting proposition.

1 comment:

GeeDee said...

Disappointing to see that Cream Cracker, sent of the 11/8 favourite, finished second to 4/1 shot Barton Flower.

Using the official ratings coupled with the jockey's allowance, Barton Flower had 14 lb to find with Cream Cracker and managed it successfully, beating the selection by just under two lengths.

An impressive performance from five year old Barton Flower who may well follow up as Cream Cracker is a decent yardstick.

As anticipated, Is It Me won at odds of 2/5.