Monthly Archives: October 2020

Hereford (Weds)

Today’s Hereford fancies:

1.15 Here- Saturn ‘n Silk (e/w).

1.50 Here- El Presente (win).

2.25 Here- Call Simon (e/w).

3.00 Here- Tikkinthebox (win).

3.35 Here- Unai (e/w).

4.15 Here- The Boola Bee (win).

4.45 Here- Dobryn (e/w).

5.20 Here- Montenay (e/w).

Including a Shelia Lewis treble.

Exeter (Tuesday)

PHOTO by Phil Mingo.

Today’s Exeter fancies:

12.40 Ex- Airton & Chance It (e/w).

1.10 Ex- Kiruna Peak (e/w).

1.40 Ex- Shantou Express (win).

2.15 Ex- Talktomenow (win).

2.50 Ex- Sizing At Midnight (win).

3.25 Ex- Seven De Baune (win).

4.00 Ex- Troed Y Melin  (e/w).

4.30 Ex- The Worthy Brat (e/w).

Plumpton (Monday)

Photo by Alan Crowhurst

Today’s Plumpton fancies:

2.10 Plump- Hugo’s Other Horse (e/w).

2.40 Plump- Hab Sab (e/w).

3.10 Plump- Swilly Sunset (e/w).

3.40 Plump- Enrichissant (e/w).

4.10 Plump- Constancio (win).

4.40 Plump- Moans Cross (e/w).

5.10 Plump- My Mum’s Posh & Noble Glance (e/w).

Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris 2020 (Auteuil) 🇫🇷

Champions Day at Ascot was fantastic to watch, but for me personally the cherry on the cake came in Saturday’s feature race at Auteuil – the Grande Course de Haies (the French Champion Hurdle to me and you!).

Obviously I knew that the mare L’autonomie was going to be very difficult to beat, but I figured that in this very top level race, her errant jumping out to the right at all her obstacles might just cost her in the end, if somebody was handy enough to stay on her tail and take advantage. She looked rather skinny value at 3/10 considering this was her racing style.

However her realistic challengers looked rather thin on the ground I thought. I ruled many of her 10 other challengers out straight away and my own rough tissue prices on Friday evening were 1/4 L’autonomie 10/1 Paul’s Saga 12/1 Galop Marin, Porto Pollo 16/1 bar.

Imagine my amazement when the liquidity started coming into the market mid-afternoon on the Betfair Exchange and Paul’s Saga was being offered at 70’s!!! So I set the race up so that I was all green pre-off on my four picks. The favourite would return me 0.01 (and my stakes back), Galop Marin, Porto Pollo – double-figure returns, Paul’s Saga – three-figure return. The other seven runners – all RED!!!

And the rest is history as they say. Kevin Nabet meticulously tracked L’autonomie aboard the grey mare Paul’s Saga until after the last, where he snuck up the favourite’s inside and outran her up the rail. Even the Racing Blogger was gobsmacked and that is a rarity to say the least! 😀

Don’t you lot be ringing Aftertime Ansell up ok?

Here is the full race as it unfolded:

Today’s Auteuil fancies:

11.55 Aut- Gallylea (e/w).

12.25 Aut- Hussard Des Bordes (e/w).

1.00 Aut- Bergerac (e/w).

1.35 Aut- Heclypse Blue & Apaulstar (e/w).

2.15 Aut- My Maj & Anouma Freedom (e/w).

2.45 Aut- Heros D’ainay (win).

3.25 Aut- Feu Follet & Figuero (e/w).

4.08 Aut- Falstaff (e/w).

4.43 Aut- Feux Des Bois & Vimont (e/w).

5.18 Aut- Bonfou D’airy  & Pichelot (e/w).

Bonne chance!

Champions Day 2020 (Ascot)

Today’s Ascot fancies:

1.20 Ascot – Trueshan (e/w).

1.55 Ascot- Dream Of Dreams (win).

2.30 Ascot- Dame Malliot (e/w).

3.05 Ascot- Nazeef (e/w).

3.40 Ascot- Mishriff (e/w).

4.15 Ascot- Kynren & Keats (e/w).

Distant memories…

Haydock (Friday)

Today’s Haydock fancies:

12.40 Hay- Avior Star (e/w).

1.10 Hay- Wrea Green (e/w).

1.45 Hay-  Commanche Falls & George Bowen (e/w).

2.18 Hay- Regal Vega (e/w).

2.48 Hay- Give It Some Teddy (e/w).

3.18 Hay- First Greyed (e/w).

3.48 Hay- Tidal Point (e/w).

Carlisle (Thurs)

Pic: Kevin Murphy

Today’s Carlisle fancies:

12.20 Carl- see link above.

12.50 Carl- Baron De Midleton & Slanelough (e/w).

1.20 Carl- Instant Replay (e/w).

1.52 Carl- Mackenberg (e/w).

2.26 Carl- I Just Know & Kings Temptation (e/w).

3.01 Carl- see link above.

3.36 Carl – see link above.

4.11 Carl- Stunsail (e/w).

Fond memories!

Wetherby (Weds)

Today’s Wetherby fancies:

1.52 Weth- Camahawk & Lustleigh (e/w).

2.25 Weth- One Night In Milan (win).

3.00 Weth- Ask A Honey Bee (win).

3.35 Weth- Valleres (win).

4.10 Weth- Tintern Theatre & Wishfull Dreaming (e/w).

4.45 Weth- Western Rules (e/w).

5.15 Weth- Niven & Double W’s (e/w).

5.45 Weth- Haafapiece & William H Bonney (e/w).

Wetherby Racecourse from above.

Chantilly (Mardi) 🇫🇷

Today’s Chantilly fancies:

12.50 Chant- Tudo Bem & Parigote (e/w).

1.25 Chant- Urgent Appeal (win).

2.00 Chant- Luck & Lucky In  The Sky (e/w).

2.35 Chant- Impulsif (win).

3.10 Chant- Falcon Run (e/w).

3.45 Chant- Bocciatore (e/w).

4.20 Chant- Calaf & Tenorio (e/w).

4.55 Chant- Formi (e/w).

Kilbeggan (Mon) 🇮🇪

Down Under and Mark Walsh lead over the last to beat Corporate Box (Luke Dempsey) in the “Streamstown Handicap Chase” at Kilbeggan – Alain Barr – 31.05.2015

Today’s Kilbeggan fancies:

2.15 Kilb- Broomfields Jeremy (e/w).

2.45 Kilb- Brave Way (win).

3.15 Kilb- The Reaping Race (e/w).

3.45 Kilb- Nicole’s Milan & Famous Day (e/w).

4.15 Kilb- Fauguernon (e/w).

4.50 Kilb- All The Chimneys (e/w).

5.20 Kilb- Royal Thief (win).

5.50 Kilb- Dad’s Lad (win).

In the olden days…