Friday, February 21, 2014

Eider Chase 2014

Many will concentrate on Kempton tomorrow but rather than put up half a dozen short-priced losers on that card, I've chosen to exercise a modicum of self-discipline and restricted myself to putting up one bigger-priced loser at Newcastle.

Gosforth Park's feature is the four mile one furlong Eider Chase at 2.55; most layers will pay a quarter the odds four places provided the sixteen declared overnight make it to the start.

I'm interested in Wyck Hill, quoted at 16/1 with Bet Victor earlier this afternoon but now only a 12/1 chance. This one has been bang out of form this term but as a result he's dropped to a mark of 133. Last year he won a listed handicap chase at Ascot off 129 and trainer David Bridgwater is on record saying: 'I thought he was capable of winning off a good bit higher mark than this...'

The last five winners of this have all carried 11-0 or more; tomorrow connections try their charge in a tongue-tie for the first time.

I know I'm taking a chance on the return to form but at the price Wyck Hill appeals as an each-way play.


TO said...

Hi Gee Dee,

I'm helping promote a new website on sprint racing called Eric Winner. Take a look here: I have added you to our blogroll and links page. The website is updated and promoted daily so forward moving. Would appreciate your support.

Kind regards,

Sandracer said...

Yay. I backed it for thew National and it ran like a pig..

Sandracer said...

Or was it the jumps horse I backed ante post that got withdrawn through injury?

Did you get 16's Geedee?

GeeDee said...

Well, bless my old boots, Wyck Hill (9/1) raced prominently, led from the 17th and stayed there, holding Smoking Aces (6/1f)[in the same ownership] three quarters of a length on the line. I haven't bothered to go back and check the fine detail but, in very broad terms, I manage to pull a stunt like this roughly once every ten years...

GeeDee said...

Hi Jason,

Will include link to Eric winner in my blogroll. Good luck!


GeeDee said...

Hi Sandracer,

Previously was pulled up in the Welsh National - form book tells us he lost his racing position after the 11th, blundered at the 13th and was tailed off thereafter; pulled up before 16th.

Didn't get 16s, Sandracer; had to
make do with 12/1...