Monday, 19 March 2018

Tom Dascombe the Man in Shades

Eartha KittA busy day. Always lots to think about. Uploading websites, my records, to be fair I work much too hard with all this stuff. 

Three two-year-old races today. I'm writing post race because I'm not detailing much about giving tips or info for free because the whole issue of people taking is an irritant I really don't need these days. I won't go on about it else I will never stop...

Tom Dascombe. He makes me smile. I sometimes think the racing channels shouldn't actually bother with a ''new, exciting, inside-info, let's hear all about it'' interview and press play on something he spoke about ten years back. Generic. I'm speaking live but I may as well be dead kind of utterance. Or which wall of the drying paint should I talk about this afternoon? It makes me smile really but kind of annoys. Not that I can blame him for protecting his interests or those of his connections as to why give free stuff (worth money) for the takers. 

If anyone was watching the racing today you will realise I am talking about the 4:10 Newmarket. 

Formidable Kitt was well backed to return 11/8f. Bred by Chasemore Farm, this bay filly is a daughter of Invincible Spirit out of the very talented mare Ceiling Kitty who readers may remember won the Queen Mary Stakes Group 2 at Royal Ascot in 2012. She had taken the Marygate Fillies' Stakes Listed race at York before proving something of a surprise winner at Ascot at odds of 20/1.    

Dascombe spoke of a similar plan for Formidable Kitt. Clearly, she is held in some regard illustrated by today's starting price and tidy victory from the hard ridden Take Shelter who was one of three horses fielded by James Tate.

Dascombe spoke in his generic, almost metallic, tone of being much wiser after the event and stating she was ''well backed'. I get the feeling that Dascombe is a big gambler somewhere along the line because he talks with the passion of a man whose heart is pumping ten to the dozen while thinking about the win. Good luck to this little filly. She certainly is small and compact. A nippy sort who is likely to be a bold front-runner and I wouldn't think she will be going much over 5f. 

A couple of races at Beverley. Richard Fahey winning both divisions. This was at a lower grade being auction races which by nature have some limitation. Not to say very good horses don't come from auctions. 

The first division made me smile in ways. Clive Mulhall's Mount Hellvelyn was made 200/1 by bookmakers and I noticed on Betfair someone had decided this gelding couldn't possibly win and laid it at 999/1. They were correct as he was beaten into sixth place just over five lengths. Mount Hellvelyn led for a while only tiring in the closing stages. He ran better than 200/1 (999/1) for a few furlongs. 

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

2018 Grand National – Betting Guide

Grand National 2018
Love the Grand National? You're not alone.

The biggest, most famous, steeplechase in the world. It is one of just a handful of races which the everyday punter looks to place a bet. Four long miles, two furlongs, two circuits and finish that still reminds race fans that you haven't won until you cross the line. To this day I can still see Red Rum chasing down the weight-burdened Crisp in the shadow of the post. This race is built on emotions: blood, sweat and tears. Fate, fortune, twists and turns, dotted with formidable jumps which man nor beast want to depart.

With millions of TV viewers from across the world and wheelbarrow loads of money on the result it is a race which few are their to make up the numbers. Even horses with seemingly little chance have proven even horse has its day. Remember 1967 when Foinavon not only won a race at 100/1 but had a fence name after his because sometime you just need a little bit of luck.

The Grand National has always been a race owners, trainers, jockeys and punters want to win. With prize money worth over £1m those to hit the frame especially the winner taking £500,000 it is a day to remember and be part of the history of the great steeplechase of them all.

The Randox Health Grand National.

14th April - 5:15 Aintree

Who doesn't like a bet on the Grand National. Whether you are a big player or bet 50p each-way we all have the ethos of saying: ''Winning is winning''.

When you consider the horses which have won the Grand National there is not real logic to the result. When four favourites have won in the last 20 years and five horses have won at odds of 100/1 in the history of this great race you may fancy a bet.

At the time of writing, let's review the ante-post market.
Let's take a look at the Grand National Betting GuideBlaklion trained by Nigel Twiston-Davies. Total Recall has been very well backed for Willie Mullins for the Slaneyville Syndicate. This son of Westerner is the type to hold each-way claims. It's worth noting that favourite are not known for their luck at this course with a number falling at the first fence.

Betting Guide 14/1 – 20/1

A price range which has proved positive for winners over the years. Let's take a look at a few of the major fancies. Balla Briggs (2011) & One For Arthur (2017) both won at 14/1.

Definitely Red had a disaster last year when hampered and pulled-up. Brian Ellison will be hoping for some luck this time round. Cause Of Causes went well in fourth place in 2017. This gelding is worthy of respect for Gordon Elliot. Gold Present, Minella Rocco & The Last Samuri.

Betting Guide 25/1 – 33/1

Anibale Fly is an Irish raider for Tony Martin. He needs to find his confidence after falling Leopardtown. Other horses in this price bracket include Gas Line Boy, Ucello Conti, Vicente & Bellshill.

As we stated earlier, punters shouldn't be afraid of betting on big prices although yiu may want to stop at 100/1. No horse with conventional bookmaker has won at bigger odds which goes back to 1839. In fact, in recent years, a number of speculative-priced winners have led the way:

2012 – Neptunes Collonges 33/1
2013 – Auroras Encore 66/1
2014 – Pineau De Re 25/1
2015 – Many Clouds 25/1
2016 – Rule The World 33/1
2017 – One For Arthur 14/1

Good luck to all who bet.

Ante-post Betting: Blaklion 10/1, Total Recall 11/1, Cause Of Causes 16/1, The Last Samuri 16/1, Definitely Red 20/1, Gold Present 20/1, Minella Rocco, Anibale Fly 25/1. 33/1 Bar.

Sunday, 4 March 2018

2:45 Southwell Racing Tips (4th March)

Karl Burke - Ontoawinner
A Maiden Stakes over 1m on Standard going.

Nine horses in the race for 3yo+. 

The betting suggests there are five major contenders. Dawn Dancer looks a fair type to lose his maiden at the fourth time of asking. 

Readers will know I am a fan of Karl Burke. Stay In The Light was made joint favourite on debut at the end of February.This British-bred daughter of Showcasing was a cheap foal at just 8,000G. Connections must have expected more over 7f at Wolverhampton but thing didn't go to plan and she trailed home last of eight. A more effort by all accounts. 

Horse can disappoint on debut and return transformed on their second start.

I would keep an eye on the betting. If fancied, I would give this filly the benefit of the doubt and consider she holds fair each-way claims. You may wish to bet on the favourite and Stay In The Light as two singles. 

Interesting to see how Balding and Burke's horses go in a winnable race. 

Friday, 2 March 2018

Get Simple Betting Guide for Grand National Game

Grand National 2018
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In order to win the horse, you can access the simple betting tips to win the game easily. You can refer someone that well-known in the game and get the right solution for the winning purpose. You can look at the Grand National betting guide and win the game with the best odds. Now, there are lots of players place the bets online prior to the track. You can find the right site and place the bet at the track. Some sites do not bring the access that you are on the ground. You can consider it and place the bet with the help of the right site.

Get the possible odds:

If you want the big win, you can keep an eye on the possible rewards for the horse game. You can check the name of the betting slip whether you win the game. You can search the bookie that you place the bet. The bookmakers offer the great betting odds to the players and win the game very simple. So, you can check the guide betting the money. The game will be started very soon in this year. The audiences are eagerly waiting for the Grand National betting. The horse race runs over four miles, three and half furlongs.

The horse can be jumped over two circuits with the help of the thirty fences. The players always choose the right gambling website for the betting option. You can visit the right site and get the possible odds for the game. You can get the perfect advantage of the horse racing betting. You can keep it and enjoy more offers at the best website. You can choose the right gambling modes for the winning strategy. The horse can be jumped in the thirty obstacles. There are sixteen horses present in the first circuit and 14 horse present in the second circuit. The players get huge profits and take the complete advantage of the horse betting.

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The players visit the bookie at the time of the Grand National game and acquire the different rewards with the additional betting money. This is an amazing opportunity for the players to enjoy the best bonus offers and others. The new signups get the bonus and rewards for the game. The betting sites encourage the players are willing to play the game with the best strategy. The bookie is willing to attach the extra money for the horse race. You can know the importance of the Grand National betting in these days. The people are excited to participate the game with the possible reward points. You can take the digital wallet in a correct manner with the support of the site gambling site. It is a great deal for the horse race player. In this way, you can get the digital wallet for the maximum winning.

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When it comes to the betting, there are lots of things one should consider. You can place the right amount of money for the betting concern. You can follow the strategy to win the game in a right way. This is the popular game in the current scenario in the United Kingdom. The bookmakers come up with the limited coverage. You can get the bookie list race for one country. The list consists of different nations, types and much more. You can free to register the name to the betting sites and get enough offers. Apart from that, you can opt for the deposit and cash out. You can reduce the risk of the winning in the horse race.

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

The horse comes first, how is the invested money spent on a race horse?

Blaklion Horse Racing - Grand National
Becoming an owner of a horse is no longer as costly as it once was, thanks to syndicates in which groups of people split the costs of purchasing the horse, as well as the associated costs in keeping the horse fit and healthy and training it for races.

The latest odds on the Grand National sees Blaklion as the favourite at 12/1 and while a horse like Blaklion is likely to reap a profit for the owners, a horse should not be seen as an investment, but instead should be considered a way of further enjoying a sport. Blaklion may have made a profit for the owners, but the initial outlay on buying and training the horse would require some serious funds.

In the United Kingdom, those who want to become a sole owner of a race horse will be looking at an average price of £18,000 to buy the horse while it will cost around £15,000 per year in associated costs. While being a sole owner requires deep pockets, there are cheaper alternatives, such as racing clubs and syndicates which will cost a fraction of the price, but with that comes a fraction of the returns.

For a syndicate, there are usually a maximum of twenty shareholders allowed for a horse, meaning that if the maximum number of people invest in an £18,000 horse, then each would be expected to pay an initial fee of £900. A racing club offers similar benefits of a syndicate except people who invest their money will have no legal ownership of the horse. Some racing clubs offer membership for as little as £200 a year with the club’s investors only receiving money from the race winnings.

A sole owner will be expected to pay between £1,000 and £1,500 a month in various costs to keep the horse healthy, house it and train it, while a syndicate will be looking at anything between £150 and £300 per month for each member. The big question is though, with all of that money being spent each month, what exactly is it spent on?

Firstly, a trainer will need to be found and the daily rate charged will vary from trainer to trainer and can cost from £30 to £60 a day. For this amount the trainer will supervise the day to day care of the horse and will be expected to feed them, exercise them and get the horse used to human contact. The trainer will understand the best nutrition for the horse as well as advising the owners on which races to enter the horse into, as they will know which distance the horse should be able to cover. They will also advise the jockey on the best racing strategy in order to attain the best race results.

The vet’s fees will be another cost that is faced by the owners, as they will need to make sure their horse attends regular check-ups as well as paying for any medicines and operations that may be needed in order to get the horse back to full fitness, although this price is variable depending on the health of the horse. There are companies that offer insurance on race horses which may be a good option for those worried about vet’s bills if the worst should happen and the horse is injury prone.

Farrier costs are something else that need to be considered as the horse will need to have adequate shoes in order to compete and to prevent damage to their hooves. The farrier will be required to check the shoes regularly and change them when needed, but if this helps the horse to victory in races, then it is a worthwhile expenditure.

In order to reinvest money into the horse, they will need to be entered into races, although these are not free and the owners will be required to pay the entry fee. The alternative is to get lucky tips on the Grand National and continue to fund the horse’s care from a lucky bet. The owners will also need to pay the travel fees for the horse to travel up and down the country in order to enter into different races. If the trainer has the opinion that the horse is too exhausted and needs a rest, then they may advise the owners to send the horse on a holiday which will need to be paid by the owners.

While horses are certainly not cheap to keep, if you are an avid horse racing fan and would love to become more involved in the sport without having to spend a fortune, then a syndicate could be the answer for you. The money spent on a race horse is spent on keeping it in the best possible conditions and health. While some owners may get lucky and make a profit, the Racehorse Owners Association has said that for every £100 spent on a horse, the owner only get £20 back, meaning if you love horses and are not looking for a profit, this really is the way to go.

Monday, 26 February 2018

Your Guide to Cheltenham Festival 2018

Cheltenham Festival Guide 2018
A little bird told me the Cheltenham Festival 2018 is just around the corner. Scratch that, it's not a little bird but giant ostrich wearing a jumper with ''I Love Cheltenham Winners'' storming about the members' enclosure.

So much for the dress code!

Now, I don't like to teach your grandmother to suck eggs - large or small. But let's face it, we all know Cheltenham is a betting bonanza. You know the score: bookmakers bending over backwards to get a slice of the pie with free offers, bets, incentives. If you're betting, why wouldn't you want to get more for your hard-earned cash!

From the 13th - 16th March, Prestbury Park, Gloucestershire sees four action-packed days of National Hunt racing.

Cheltenham is a great venue and it gets better every year.

Take a look at this quick guide and all those key dates for the 2018 festival:

All days feature seven-race cards.

13th March – Champion Day

3:30 Cheltenham: Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy

The feature race being the Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy (Grade 1). This race is run over 2m 1/2f on the old course. There are 8 hurdles to jump. Historically, a number of horses have won this race on three occasions: Hatton's Grace, Sir Ken, Persian War & See You Then. Remember the last horse to win three times? Istabraq, trained by Aidan O'Brien in the ownership of J P McManus.

2018: The favourite for this year's race will be Nicky Henderson's Buveur D'Air. This French-bred son of Crillon is unbeaten in his last nine races. Considering he won this race last year, it's understandable this hot shot is priced 4/7f. Faugheen, so long the dream horse at Cheltenham, is on a recovery mission after pulling up then second when fractionally odds on last time out.

14th March – Ladies' Day

3:30 Cheltenham: The Queen Mother Champion Chase

The feature race of the day is the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase. This 2m contest has 13 fences to jump. It's run over the old course. Historically, one horse has achieve greatness. Badsworth Boy won three years consecutively from 1983. Last year saw Special Tiara win for Henry de Bromhead.

2018: Altior is likely to start favourite for Nicky Henderson. Unbeaten in no less than 12 races and only defeated twice in his career. This odds-on shot [8/11] doesn't have many quality opponents but Min & Fox Norton are worthy of note.

15th March – St Patrick's Day

2:50 Cheltenham: The Ryanair Chase (Registered as the Festival Trophy)

This race takes place on the new course over a 2m 5f with 7 fences to jump. Historically, Albertas Run is worthy of note winning twice. Ruby Walsh has been particularly successful with 4 wins, taking the last two victories with Vautour and Un Des Sceaux.

2018: The latter horse (Un Des Sceaux) is of interest as Willie Mullins' charge is heading back to defend his title. This French-bred gelding is priced 3/1. Other fancies include Waiting Patiently and Fox Norton.

16th March – Gold Cup Day

3:30 Cheltenham: Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase

The highlight of the day and meeting for many punters. This race has a history like no other. Golden Miller made this race his own back in the 1930s when winning 1,2,3,4,5 times!!! Exceptional. I know everyone has their favourite winners. Just a few names: L'Escargot, Dawn Run, Desert Orchid, Best Mate & Kauto Star.

Last year saw Sizing John win. Mrs Jessica Harrington's eight-year-old is priced 6/1. Intriguing to see how he goes in trying to defend his title. Native River finished third last time and is coming back for more. Minella Rocco was runner-up for Jonjo O'Neill and may well figure at odds of 20/1.

As noted earlier, Nicky Henderson could have a bumper festival. Might Bite has been a surprise package and attempting his first Gold Cup and presently favourite at 4/1. Experience counts for a lot around this 22 fence challenge. If pressed, I'd be tempted to have an each-way bet on Sizing John.

Good luck this Festival. 

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Grand National 2018 Review

Grand National 2018
The Grand National is the most famous National Hunt race that gathers the best horses in the UK each year.

Legends that have won the National include Red Rum, Aldaniti, Hedgehunter and Party Politics.

Grand National Winner of 2017

One For Arthur was last year’s winner with odds of 14/1, ridden by Derek Fox and trained by Lucinda Russell.

What is the Grand National?

It is a national hunt race that takes place every year at Aintree with a purse prize of over £1 million.

What characterize hunt races are the jumps and different obstacle that simulate what a race through the forest would be like. Aintree is the racecourse, and it was exactly here were the country lads used to race each other in between landmarks; jumping over fallen logs, a stone wall and avoiding the channel right at the turn.

In the present most of those obstacles in the exact places have been simulated with fences and pools. In its history there has been a few fatalities and a jockey during the Grand National.

40 horses compete over 4 miles and 514 yards and jump over 30 fences. Famous fences include The Chair, Becher’s Brook and the Canal Turn. Expect to see massive falls around these incredibly difficult jumps.

When is the 2018 Grand National Race?

Staged at Aintree racecourse just outside Liverpool and takes place Saturday April 14th.
But the race is just one of the many high stake races that happen during the Grand National Festival, beginning the 12th and ending the 14th with the big race.
Starting time: 5:15pm UK time.


The 2018 sponsor will be Randox Health, replacing Crabbie’s. Randox is a fast growing medical diagnosis equipment manufacturer.

What TV Channel Broadcasts the Grand National?

ITV will be the official channel with Ed Chamberlin as host. Some sportsbooks will re-direct this transmission for international punters, like William Hill. The race will no longer be viewed through BBC.

Top Contenders

Blacklion – Ended 4th last year, experience can see him improve in that ride. Take note the horse carries more weight this year and that could be a challenge.

Total Recall – A horse that has been improving from chasing to winning after the trainer change to Willie Mullins.

Cause of Causes – Second last year and trained by Gordon Elliot. His weight will certainly increase though.

Grand National Betting Odds

To review betting odds live go to WilliamHill.

Possible Grand National Contenders

The following are possible contenders with their age, weight, rating, owner and trainer.
1) DEFINITLY RED (IRE) 9 11-10 165 Phil & Julie Martin, Brian Ellison
2) BRISTOL DE MAI (FR) 7 11-09164 Simon Munir & Isaac Souede, Nigel Twiston-Davies
3) EDWULF 9 11-09 164 J P McManus, Joseph O'Brien IRE

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Key Runners at Cheltenham

Mighty Bite
It's getting to that time again. You know the occasion where everyone loves to bet. The pulse races, an ear-popping roar that can only be described as the Cheltenham Festival 2018. 

The Grand National is big. Royal Ascot full of pomp and ceremony. Epsom Derby, the pinnacle of equine history. 

The National Hunt used to be the poor relation to the Flat. 

Times have changed. 

Prestbury Park beats the opposition hands down. Its betting popularity literally dwarfs the field. Bets the size of houses. Everyone wants a slice of the action. The lucky punters set foot on course while others sit watching the box. Stories of plots, bets and liabilities that frighten even the biggest bookmakers in the land. 

Are you ready for Cheltenham?

Ante-post favourites. 

Races. Big. Bad. Brash. Champions.

Names. Winners. Legends by the time the cheers die down, the mud settles and the bets are paid. Who will be your big winner? Get stuck into the greatest race meeting of them all. 

From the 13th - 16th March, it's a battle of English, Irish, the rest of the world and his wife. 

3 Big Race Favourites to Savour. 

13th March - 

3:30 Cheltenham - Champion Hurdle 

Nicky Henderson has a real powerhouse here with Buveur D'Air he's been nothing short of a winning machine. Unbeaten in his last two seasons. This French-bred gelding is owned by legendary gambler J P McManus. Will he want to step into the ring at 4/9f? The Irish supporters will be hoping Fauheen can fly.   

14th March -  

3:30 Cheltenham - Queen Mother Champion Chase

One of the talking horses for this Grade 1 contest over 2 miles. Altior hails from Nicky Henderson's stable and been simply imperious over the last three season. This ten-year-old gelding, an Irish-bred son of High Chaparral will be very likely to start odds on for this race and by all accounts will take a world of beating. Willie Mullins has Douvan entered and at fair odds may be an each-way chance if making the big day. 

16th March - 

3:30 Cheltenham - Cheltenham Gold Cup 

The jewel in the crown of this prestigious festival. A race with unequaled history. Another Nicky Henderson charge hoping to conclude a truly memorable meeting. Might Bite has a reputation and will be primed for this Grade 1 contest over a distance of 3m 21/2f. Other major hopes are Native River, Sizing John & Road To Respect. 

Monday, 12 February 2018

Horse racing betting tips

You hate sports betting. 


Whether a newbie, traditionalist or still making up your mind, don't make the mistake of neglecting Racing Tips because winners are waiting to be found.

I favour horse racing over other sports. 

In fact, it has been 30-years since I discovered two-year-old horse racing. Admittedly, it felt alien at first. Then I realised something amazing. 

I could win!

It's surprising what I have learned over three decades. To be a successful gambler isn't about being the best. The key to making your betting pay is simply knowing a little more than most. 

Many punters hate two-year-old horse racing.  

They say: 

''How can you pick a winner from a field of debutantes?''

It's like looking at a blank page. 

They are wrong.

When I look at a field of two-year-old horses making their racecourse debut, it isn't from a perspective of lack.  

These 5 strategies will allow you to unlock two-year-old winners. 

1) Know Your Horse Trainers

Guess what? The majority of horse trainers struggle to win with any horse let alone two-year-olds. Name a trainer who can make good money? Hugo Palmer. 

This trainer has plenty of fancied two-year-old debutantes. They often start short odds and win. Here's an angle to win big. Take note of Palmer's two-year-olds on their second start. Especially, those that went unfancied on debut and then backed second time out. It's a sign they are expected to win.

2) Group Entries

What are Group entries (often known as pattern race entries)? You've heard about high-profile races such as the Gimcrack Stakes (Group 2). This is just one race of many races which have early declaration stages. What makes this information so helpful is that trainers are forced to show their hand by detailing the best two-year-olds in their stables. Keep a note of these horses (especially smaller trainers) because you can guarantee it will reveal classy winners.

3) Trainers Who Win at Big Odds

Most trainers with large strings of horses struggle to win at huge odds. It makes sense, because they are in the public eye and very little gets past the faces who are one step ahead. That doesn't mean you cannot find trainers who not only give a run for your money. One trainer stands out. 


Michael Dods. 

This excellent handler is no stranger to talented two-year-olds. Strangely, they often win at huge odds. Even more so when when racing on testing ground. These big-priced debutantes have excellent win and place claims. I've seen a number of huge price winners. I've seen a number win at 20-1+ while a fair percentage hit the frame.

4) Horses Dropped in Class

If it looks too good to be true. Many two-year-olds start the season with verve. They look near certain to win. However, after a string of placed efforts, they are dropped into Selling class to pick up an easy win. 

They are bad news. 

After a number of hard races two-year-olds regress. A consequence of this is that the trainer drops the horse in class. If starting favourite, look elsewhere to find the winner.

5) Stable Form

I know a few experts suggest there is no such thing as a stable out of form.  I disagree. If a stable is struggling to find winners I would leave them alone until their fortunes change. 

Thursday, 8 February 2018

5:30 Newcastle Racing Tips (8th February)

Karl Burke horse racing
A 6f Fillies' Novice Stakes on Standard going.

A large field.

Not a great deal of time, so I will detail one or two worthy of note. 

Mayfair Rock is interesting. I am always watching for Karl Burke's horses on their second start. This chestnut filly is a daughter of Society Rock and 35,000G purchase at two. She was relatively weak in the betting on debut at Newcastle over the minimum trip. A slow start, made it a stiff task but this Irish bred ran on well to finish third beaten just over three lengths. This step up in distance should be ideal. Not the biggest price at the time of writing, but looks the type to show up and go well. 

Others to consider. 

Probably a noteworthy jockey booking with Josephine Gordon riding Mick Channon's Marietta Robusti. If backed, could well hit the frame. 

Regina Nostra was partnered by Gordon on debut when 3/1. William Haggas' filly was very ring rusty that day and never competitive. Racing in the ownership of Cheveley Park Stud, this March foal makes a quick return and should be ready. 

Porrima hails from Ben Haslam's stable. Not seen for a long time so may be a good idea to see if she is strong or weak in the market.

Mark Johnston should always be respected and Zadorra makes her return after racing over 7f on debut. Well backed on debut from 7/1 - 9/2. She was much too keen and ruined her chance. This drop in distance is most likely considered to help this three-year-old settle.

Conclusion: No great opinion about this race. Interested in seeing how the major hopes go. Mayfair Rock is the type to go well. Intriguing to note the jockey booking for Marietta Robusti. Channon is another trainer who can prime a horse for its second start and if seriously back could hold each-way claims.