Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Winter Wonderland ???

With the weather showing no signs of letting up we continue to be treated to the AW racing as our only avenue of racing action.

Today we have a whole meeting of bumpers with strange entry conditions to cover all sorts at Kempton, whilst at Southwell there is a low class flat meeting to conjure with.

At Southwell in the first Alpha Tauri should be able to build on his last run for his new trainer as he looks to have improved since moving to new surroundings.

In the second race I mentioned Charles Bear the other week but he hasnt really shown anything in his 2 races since and it remains to be seen if he runs any better in this handicap for his inexperienced rider, still he could be some ew value at small stakes only.


  1. Alpha Tauri ran a complete stinker under his apprentice rider, the horse looked as if it just didnt want to know and I dont think it was the drop down 2f in distance that beat him. One that did run well was The Magic of Rio on her first run for David Evans after being with Peter Grayson. We have seen time and again horses regain their form on the switch of stables and she has winning form from a 40lb higher mark when with William Haggas, albeit it was a 4 runner claimer. She should pay her way as the stable learn what she is about and it wont take long to recover the £10,000 claiming price paid. She was probably bought on the advice of one of the stableS jockey's Andrew Heffernan who has had connections with both yards.
    There doesnt look to be too many people at Southwell and it wont take much money to move anything in the betting so be cautious about any dropping drastically in price.

  2. Lets Move it was a great first win back for Robbie Fitpatrick in the 2nd at Southwell. He came up what is considered to be the slowest ground normally at the track, namely the stand side and won going away. Fitzpatrick was riding very well prior to his enforced break and le looks to be a jockey to follow in the coming weeks as he will be hungry for more winners. I personally remember him well as he rode Turn on the Style for his first win at Haydock at 33/1 after another well known jockey left us in the lurch at the last minute by switching horses.
    The course is riding particularly slowly today and horses that havent shown form here before may come good today.

  3. Hopefully Lingfield will go ahead tomorrow as Anne of Kiev is entered to run and she should go well presuming the stable have been able to get some work into her over recent weeks.