Saturday, 12 June 2010

Cheveton to put up improved show ?

Sunday sees a Class 3 handicap at Doncaster over 6f and the going at the time of writing is good. The field is headed by recent winner Tajneed who is stiil feasibly handicapped on his best form, however 10-1 for a C3 is a big weight to carry to victory again. Invincible Force is probably too high in the handicap right now and although he has the assistance of Fallon, who is an interesting booking, he needs to dominate up front for you to see his best. Cheveton has not hit top form this year but he was 2nd in the Coral Sprint to Kaldoun Kingdom in October off 95 giving that rival 7lb and gets in here on 92 with William Carson taking off a further 3lb and it wouldnt be hard to imagine him being there at the business end although he has never won over 6f, however this is slight drop in class for him. Johnny Mudball is another contender and he put in a performance last time more in keeping with what has been expected of him in coming 2nd to Parisian Pyramid off 89 and only having had 6 runs is open to further improvement. Excuzes Moi and Baby Strange ara both horses that show better form when they are full of themselves pre race, so its a wait and see with them. Northern Dare would be another well handicapped horse on his best form and he ran better last time for his new stable behind Tajneed and if he did return to his Goodwood Stewards Cup Consolation race form when he came 2nd then he could go close.
All in all its another wide open sprint handicap but one that could go well at a decent price is Cheveton.


  1. 14/1 is a reasonable price about Cheveton although he might drift a bit when the betting opens, hopefully.

    Jimmy Styles could run well at Salisbury in the 6f Listed Sprint, he won the Ayr Gold Cup last year and also broke 2 course records in June at Windsor and Ascot.

  2. Baby Strange was a big price winner at 33/1, he made my shortlist but with the provisio that you had to watch him pre race to see what mood he was in and by the looks of it he was certainly in the mood today !

  3. Good write-up; your short-list of 5 included the 1:2 and the exacta paid £519.70 to a £1 (20 permutations of the 5 in correct order = £20 staked).
    There was a bit of a market move for ONE WAY OR ANOTHER, who was having his first run at the track since a luckless run over C&D on his comeback. He was still on the bridle, off the pace, at the furlong marker and his rider only got serious with him when the race was effectively over but, in fairness, he didn´t look to get the best of passages. He may not be the easiest ride, but is better than he showed and there should be one of these races in him during the summer. This was only his 2nd 6f race in this country. One for the notebook?