Thursday, August 19, 2010

Ebor meeting - Nunthorpe Stakes

My Ebor selections have hardly set the world alight so, for the sake of completeness only, you understand, a tentative suggestion for the Nunthorpe is Richard Fahey's course and distance winner Rose Blossom, provided the ground remains on the fast side. Jockey Paul Hanagan has a word for the filly in this week's Weekender; she wears cheekpieces for the first time here. On official ratings she has plenty to find with several of these but that fact is reflected in the 20/1 quoted by some layers. I'll have an each-way wager but profess to being more hopeful than confident, particularly with the likes of Starspangledbanner, Equiano, Kingsgate Native and Fleeting Spirit in the line-up.

1 comment:

GeeDee said...

Something of a turn-up here with 100/1 chance Sole Power beating 6/4 favourite Starspangledbanner by one and a quarter lengths; Piccadilly Filly,another 100/1 shot, was third. Selection Rose Blossom (20/1) appeared set alight by the cheekpieces and was soon clear but she'd gone off too quickly and was passed at the furlong pole, nonetheless staying on to finish a respectable fifth.