Obtaining expended a few days in my household city of Bournemouth this 7 days (have laptop will travel), I have not really taken also much fascination in the racing, I must concede.
Nonetheless, I must confess to Competition Fatigue, a (seemingly) new ailment introduced on by as well a lot of racing ‘festivals’ in a limited space of time.
Right after the miracles of Cheltenham and, to a lesser degree, Aintree, we are now getting handled to Punchestown and – hold out for it – Perth!
Now, lest I offend any Northern audience, let me be sure to clarify a couple of details. For starters, Perth often appears like a attractive monitor and – in fact – a amazing spot to commit a couple days. I am also led to feel it is the UK’s northernmost racetrack. For all of this, a Competition class it is not, I’m fearful. At minimum not to this humble (and opinionated) scribe.
Its been an up and down week for TTS followers, with several horses operating underneath par, primarily from the Nigel Twiston-Shout (or Davies for the purists) stable. Most of his runners this 7 days have completed with a P to their name, simply extending the P concept of the 7 days.
In excess of at Punchestown, their Pageant definitely is a war of attrition concerning bookies, barmen and bettors. Its a five day marathon with a pair quick of 4 thousand races (or so it looks), and for me this ‘Festival’ would seem very much a case of ‘after the Lord Mayor’s show’.
There are not much too a lot of champions on clearly show, with the attainable exception of the wonderful and geriatric Place Thedifference.
So for me its been a “maintain the powder dry” 7 days, forward of some more interesting and – with any luck , – revenue packed punting (much more p’s: I’m hitting my stride now with this alliteration mallarkey!) in the weeks forward on the amount.
Other news: Teofilo update. The horse that this (idiotic?) scribe stated cannot earn the Guineas after his injury scare is due to do his initial entire work considering the fact that the setback tomorrow, and all eyes will be on Jim Bolger’s gallop for information on the movement and velocity of the 2nd Coming of Shadowfax (I applied Pegasus the other working day, and I’m now out of mythically quickly horses to allude to, so all recommendations welcomed. Does a centaur depend? Failed to assume so…)
Betfair presently has the horse at a small around 9/4, so for those of you who availed oneself of 11/1 or thereabouts, you have a good opportunity to trade out and have an interest at about 8.5/1 with no threat. Which is about the only way I might enjoy Teofilo, inspite of all the latest aid.
Bottom line is he will have nevertheless missed a pretty essential 7 days or 10 days of do the job, just a week prior to the large working day, and I question that any horse is able of successful a Vintage at 90% conditioning. Properly, we shall unquestionably see. I will be listening out for the reviews of tomorrow’s gallop with significantly interest.
Football: If you happen to be a lover of footy, and like to bet on it, I am going to be sharing my thoughts in this column from following season (could look like a very long way off but its only three months absent), prior to starting a soccer company. I only experienced a single ante-submit wager this period. Hartlepool for League Two at 14/1 just about every way. I am presently specified to be compensated out on the area, and if the MonkeyHangers gain tomorrow and Walsall fail to gain, its the gravy teach for me… More on the footy in owing course.
Finally, as promised, in this article are tomorrow’s TTS and TFS qualifiers, cost-free to you my dear readers:
2.40 Hoo La Baloo
6.15 Majestic Cheer
You can still get Trainer Flat Stats right until Monday at far better than 50 % price tag (£27) so, if you happen to be interested, go to http://www.trainerflatstats.com/introorderpage.html
Till subsequent time, have a great weekend, and could your subsequent bet be a winner!