I don't know what has been happening of late, but I've had little time to write as many posts. I have been distracted by working on the promotion of Racecourse Directory and also Group Horse. They are important but I don't like to have my head turned unless it is an attractive lady or exquisite thoroughbred walking past.
So let's look at a couple of interesting horses running today.
1:30 Redcar -
Quite a competitive race.
Certainly Nicklaus is held in some regard by William Haggis and received a couple of significant entries this season.
Nation Anthem was highlighted by trainer John Ryan. This son of Intikhab is part owned by Willie McKay who is a British football agent. This colt went off 20/1 on debut although there was a bit of money for him when making his debut at Nottingham. Far from disgraced in fourth and looks to be here with a fighting chance. As I say with most juveniles, they are usually primed to go well.
The betting is key for many a horse's chance. That point is particularly true for Wrenthorpe. This bay gelding was pretty fancied on debut at 7/1. Bryan Smart knows his horses and this son of Hellvelyn finished second on testing ground at Haydock. There will be improvement on that initial start.
Saison's D'Or is capable although an official rating of 74 may be vulnerable to a fair horse.
Conclusion: A tricky-looking contest in many ways. A few trainers will be heading to the coastal racecourse dizzy on ozone and the waft of candyfloss in flared nostrils. Punters may be hoping the field sticks to eight as a non-runner wouldn't help the make-up of this race for a betting medium. Wrenthorpe is worth noting if priced 13/2 & less SP. This horse would have strong each-way claims is figured in the betting. The strength of this bet would be the place.
6:45 Newcastle -
Mametz Wood has sound each-way claims. If drifting a touch in the betting could be a fair bet.