[Sticky] Saturday November 18th 2023
Well done David on getting a profit yesterday. If I've left anyone out, I apologise; please leave a message on this thread and I'll update.
Wishing you all the best on 'Mackeson Day'. I'm hoping Lady Luck will have the good grace at least not to slam the door in my face quite so early today in the big race. The only other race I looked at is the 3.39 at Wetherby where I reckoned Le Grand Vert ought to be 12s at most, so I've had a small EW bet at 33s. Ladronne put up at 13/2 on Oddschecker by Coral looked a gift from the EW gods, but, as ever, when I clicked through all I saw was 4/1.
Enjoy the racing
Tea Clipper 1.10 Cheltenham is the nap, well done yesterday David.
Did me a massive favour at the festival. I'm sticking with:
Nap: The Real Whacker, 14:20 Chelts
Cheltenham 2.20 Torn & Frayed (each way).
I'm at Cheltenham today and tomorrow and this horse's name could be an indicator of how I'll be feeling come Monday morning.
Really enjoyed reading our esteemed judge's analysis of the Mackeson. Ive had an ew tickle on Authorized Art (5 places with Skybet) & I won't dive in until I've had a look in the pre-parade ring. Good luck to everyone today. I think we're going to need it.
Gyenyame - 15.30 Cheltenham
Enjoyed reading your analysis of the Mackeson Joe and I’m going with Harper’s Brook (ew) in that race. He’s quirky but talented (I think!) and too tempting to resist at the foot of the handicap. That’s my selection today.
I'd an expletive ridden day yesterday. 4 x 2nds GRRRRs and 2 x FFS - Jpr one and Harry's in the last. At present I've 6 for the PP so that'll need editing a bit. One that kinda stands out for me is
Nap 1310 Brampton Belle
not a prolific winner and zero in chases so far, but last time was a decent run, HdB can target horses at these meets, I like the jockey and trainer's only runner here today. What could possibly go wrong?
NAP EW Final Orders 2.20 Chelt’nam.
Like G/F, frustrating yesterday with 4 2nds plus the deflation after JPR One fell. Going good risk at all today 1.45C.
The Listed mares' is full of promising types from both sides of the Irish Sea and the betting suggests there is no overwhelming favourite. It's worth looking for value among the extended e.w. places and the one I like in that category is Tour Ovalie. She was deemed good enough to debut in the valuable Newbury Spring Sales bumper and ran a creditable fourth in a big field. Her second outing was at Ludlow and she stepped forward to finish close up behind Hard As Nails. Evan Williams is in good form at the moment (won the Grade 2 novices' hurdle yesterday), and daughter Isabel had a wide-margin bumper winner called Flowango at Ffos Las last Sunday. You can back this one down to eight places at a big price (25/1 with Bet365) and I would give her a fair chance of finishing in the top half of the field.
Hi all, thanks for the big race write up. Just looking at b365 and stage star is 5s to 5 places. Authorised art is 28 to 5 places.
Whistleinthedark 14:20 Chelt EW Nap
Walking on glass ew. Cheltenham 2.55.
Summerghand ew in 3.11.
Quite a few trackers running today, but I'm going to leave it late in the day and play My Trump Card in the 15:50 at Navan.