I don’t get many days like the past two I can tell you, my first bet was Thursday when I backed the Joseph O’Brien trained Montesilvano at 9s. I’m never confident about a horse but was pretty sure Montesilvano could grab a place at least. The funny thing was I was that busy doing other stuff I forgot about the race until the last minute. The Holy Roman Emperor colt was in the lead as soon as I put the race on, yes definitely placed I thought as he was staying on the final furlong, to be honest he kept going and never looked like being beat, what a price as Monte ended up winning 11/2, it was also nice to have a winner for a change after seconds galore lately.
Friday I wrote on my Twitter that the Owen Burrows trained Tarjeeh looked a nice each way bet at 8s but would be more confident if support came for the Churchill colt, I’d taken 8s but watched as the money did come eventually. I watched the race at work and was confident as he started 7/2. Jim Crowley is a great jockey and I always feel confident when he’s on one of my fancies. Tarjeeh was away and Jim was sitting quietly, I could see him making ground up as my tracker Bresson took the lead, it wasn’t instant from Tarjeeh but Jim Crowley had a good rhythm going and stayed on well to win comfortably in the end, fantastic! Two nice winners and happy days.
My other trackers included Silver Knott who will be better for the run after finishing fourth, Trillium won nicely for Richard Hannon but no bet at the price. I did have a few quid each way on my other tracker Tantalus who ran a great race to get placed at Haydock. I think you know your luck is in when you back a tracker from last year and she wins 11/1, the horse was the Karl Burke trained Breaking Light who I’d given last year but disappointed. A wind op and first time in a handicap showed why she was well regarded last year.
Right onto my next trackers, I’m a bit late writing this and a few prices are gone already.
Royal Dress has been involved in two decent races, I will forgive the debut run as wasn’t given a hard time. Royal Dress ran at Newmarket last timeout when sent off 11/2 from 8s. Pat Dobbs kept her towards the back cruising until no room to get through then running on all too late, I’m pretty sure she would have been involved in the finish. I think that was a pretty decent race and I would be disappointed if she couldn’t get involved here, around 11/4.
I do have the favourite Killybegs Warrior and Lord Uhtred as trackers here and both short in the betting. Particularly looking forward to Lord Uhtred who was pretty green at Yarmouth when third and staying on. Derek Thompson did give the Siyouni colt a good mention before the race so that jinxed that ha. Hopefully the Charlie Hills colt can make his mark here, was 2s.
No tracker this but I thought American Belle ran a sound debut for James Fanshawe and owner Fred Archer Racing, I always look out for this combination as they pop up with a nice one now and again. It looked like a professional debut at Doncaster to me when not given a hard time when finishing third to Ibiza Love who finished down the field in the Albany Stakes. Another short one at 3s.
Arnie Angell for trainer David Brown, no bet on debut for me .
Thanks for reading and good luck.