Friday, July 15, 2011

Quick Saturday suggestions

Presssed for time this evening, so quick notes only. The Summer Plate is the highlight at Market Rasen; no horse has carried more than 11-6 to victory in the past decade, a stat that knocks out seven of the 16 declared. Peter Bowen has a good record in this; of his pair course and distance winner North Island is preferred. Suggestion: North Island (13/2); unexposed each-way alternative: Pilgrims Lane (16/1).

2.40 Market Rasen: each-way suggestion - Little O J around tissue price 12/1.

5.10 Newbury: Of the runners with NH form (Raslan, Keys, Addwaitya and Callisto Moon) Keys is the most interesting. His short head defeat of Cinders And Ashes in a Cheltenham bumper on New Year's Day (14 furlongs) reads well; Cinders And Ashes went on to run fifth in the Triumph Hurdle. He has been slightly disappointing since and keeps the blinkers tried last time. Doesn't look a certainty to stay the trip.

8.10 Haydock: Only two with NH form, Advisor and Tropical Batchelor; Advisor is of interest. Sent off 8/1 for the 2010 Triumph Hurdle, the grey finished down the field in 11th behind Soldatino. His last run, fifth behind Gifted Leader at Sandown, looks reasonable as that one ran second to subsequent Ascot Stakes winner Veiled in May.

1 comment:

GeeDee said...

In the Summer Plate North Island (7/1) raced prominently for much of the trip. He threw in a couple of sticky leaps along the way and was off the bridle turning for home. He plugged on for fourth spot but had no chance whatsoever with impressive winner Qulinton (15/2).
Pilgrims Lane (25/1) race mid-division; outpaced four from home, he stayed on dourly to claim third spot, 26 lengths behind the winner.

Little O J (17/2) never went a yard, receiving reminders as they passed in front of the stands; Felix De Giles gave up the unequal struggle two from home and pulled up.

Keys (7/4f) obliged at Newbury but I'm still not quite certain what to make of Advisor's race. Sent off a 7/2 chance, the top weight tried to make all on the good to soft ground. The game looked up turning for home but the gelding stuck to his task before fading in the final furlong. Spirit Of A Nation (9/1) came from behind to win but you could have covered the next four with a blanket; Tropical Batchelor ran much better than fourth place or odds of 20/1 might indicate and would be worth a second look in a similar event in the forthcoming weeks.