13.45 Kempton Mon 18 April
One tracker here for Eve Johnson Houghton and owners Woodway 20 who had a lovely winner with Whistle And Flute the other day. Blatant ran in the Brocklesby and was a touch keen the first few furlongs, pretty steady in the betting that day. I would expect a better run here but can he beat Ocean Cloud who looks a nice type is a different matter. Ocean Cloud carries a penalty here, tough race to be honest and a watching brief for me.
15.05 Yarmouth Tue 19 April
Eight go to post here and potentially a few nice fillies who make their debut, I’m concentrating on my tracker Soleil Blanc who nearly landed a touch for me at Windsor last Monday. The 50,000 purchase is trained by David Evans. The 12/1 shot was slowly away, then met trouble before flying at the finish. Honestly the Fast Company filly would have won if quicker away, can’t imagine much price here and also has a few nice looking first season sires 2yos to contend with.
I do still have 3yo trackers coming through and honestly looking at my notes it’s something I’m really considering stopping if they don’t do the business this year. Writing my bets down is a good way of weeding out the negative bets, the early signs are that this season is their last season.
A few early entries here.
15.25 Catterick Wed 20 April.
One tracker I have here is the Tim Easterby trained Graceland’s Girl for owners The Wolf Pack 2 and Partner who cost £17,000 at the Yearling Sales in 2020. Offspring include full-brother Storting who won a couple of times for Mick Channon and half-sister to another Channon horse called Caravela who won three times. Not going to lie, I’m taking a leap of faith here, especially first time out as Easterby doesn’t have the best record with winners never mind debutante winners. I will keep an eye on the market.
Another 3yo debutante here but feel bit more confident about this one
Chelmsford 16.35 Thursday April 21
Early entry here for Richard Hughes and his 3yo Acclamation colt Zero Carbon. Richard Hughes is in great form with his 2yos so I hope it’s extended to his 3yos here. Zero Carbon worked well last season and was well regarded. I just hope he can produce it first time as a 3yo. The 45,000 gns purchase is a bit of a gamble here considering half-sister Andelysa has been average to say the least for trainer William Knight. Anything over 10s is negative.
On another note it was great to see Dave Lowe have a great day with his 2yos yesterday. Dave is an owner I have plenty of time for after kindly forwarding information to the blog. He did give 11/1 winner Absolutely Flawless a mention so hopefully a few readers got on, I wish I would have took his advice as I bet on the Charlie Fellowes 2yo Strength n Honour who disappointed, I’m definitely on the cold list, actually I’m bloody freezing and need to warm up soon before the betting bank melts away.
Thanks for reading and sticking with the blog.