Thursday, August 14, 2008

Some Newbury selections...

The only horse I've seen this week is a pommel horse (and that looked rather dull in its coat). Very quickly, some suggestions for Saturday's Newbury meeting...

2.10 Whispering Angel - course / distance winner that should handle soft ground.

2.40 Sixties Icon in a competitive race; Donegal looks a big threat with the weight allowance.

3.15 I fancied Major Cadeaux for this, but he doesn't run, so I won't get involved.

Over the jumps at Bangor, the 4.15 and 4.50 look decent races for the time of year, provided they don't cut up. If declared, The King Of Angels will be worth a second glance in the 4.50; I'd expect to see McCoy in the plate.

1 comment:

GeeDee said...

The money certainly came for Whispering Angel who was sent off 7/4 favourite. There was no real pace in the race - the dash for the line started two furlongs from home and Cry For Freedom (15/8) wasn't going to be caught. Whispering Angel finished a disappointing fourth.
Sixties Icon (2/1f) just got to the line in time to beat the unfortunate Tempelstern (16/1) a short head - Donegal (7/2) was third.
Conversely, McCoy just failed to get The King Of Angels (9/2) up, the horse going down a short head to the Richard Johnson ridden He's The Gaffer (11/2). The King Of Angels looked a little tapped for toe three out but responded well to McCoy's urgings after the last.