Friday, 15 November 2013

Big Weekend



Well its the Paddy Power weekend and the Tote Ten to Follow has now started so I can let you into my cunning plan to win.
I'm not trying to win the whole thing I'm just trying to win the November prize of £10,000.00 and my 4 lists include horses that will be running over the next 15 days and you can find them under the "Sprinterstogo" banner.
It was a good start to the competition with wins for Balthazar King and Taquin Du Seuil and it puts me in 19th place on the leaderboard.
With several more selections due to run over the next few days I'm hoping I can get a bit higher.

Keep in touch with the blog as I hope to post up some more thoughts over the weekend.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

End of the Flat - Long Live the Jumps !!



Well the flat season is over and sprint wise it finished with a predictable win for Jack Dexter on his favoured going over the improver Highland Colori. Next year there will be a new batch of sprinters at the top as several stars have retired to the paddocks to take up breeding duties etc.I haven't totally finished with the sprint races as I will be keeping a close eye on the AW starting this Saturday at Lingfield.

There was a funny news piece in the Racing Post yesterday about Long Run and the reason why he never ran well at Wetherby in that they had discovered a photograph showing him making a bad mistake in the back straight. Surely though his jockey Sam Waley Cohen would have known Long Run had made the mistake and he would have reported the same to connections following the race. Therefore it's strange that Henderson was quoted as saying he didn't know what had happened because he didn't see the mistake on the tv pictures ??

Well it's that time again when we submit our entries for the Tote Ten To Follow, with the knowledge that there's a strong possibility we wont win anything. I did lead the field one year for about a day and that was the best I have done - this year though I'm taking a different approach altogether and I will let you know my plan after the entries have closed.

The stable tours series in the Racing Post is in to it's fifth and final week and there are some interesting facts and figures in the stable analysis sections that could put you on the winning trail and I will looking at those at bit more in depth on this blog.

Had a couple of bets last week on Rydalis who just ran out of steam at the end of the race having jumped very well throughout and Uriah Heep who also suffered a similar fate - well both run on Thursday and I've had a go !.

Finally Wayward Lad tipped a fantastic winner today at Bangor in Midnight Appeal which won at 25/1 - if your not a visitor to his blog already you should get involved straight away as he provides some top selections and it's always a good read - link opposite.