1-1 final score was covered in the dutch but the ,erm, Dutch couldn’t win both halves. Some of the systems trialled had a good day yesterday, especially the Racing Unlocked backing system, but from my perspective there were too many small fields and shorties who had something against them, despite NOT being lays
Soft ground at Brighton today adds a new dimension
825 DOWNROYAL – Dark Arts has Smullen on board and is priced as an outsider but worthy of each way support
855- Fanfuntasia as above
BETTING FORECAST: 10/11 Master Of Arts, 9/2 Star Pattern, 6/1 Longevity, 7/1 Silky Steps, 20/1 Benedetto, Kashmina, Presto Levanter, 25/1 Celtic Charlie, Stand In Flames, 33/1 Bainisteoir, Cosmea, Oriental Girl, Rettorical Lad, 66/1 Too Grand, 100/1 Estella Mai
SPOTLIGHT VERDICT: MASTER OF ARTS (nap) did the business in the expected style at Chepstow on Monday and despite this very different track and double penalty he looks the logical answer. Silky Steps is an interesting alternative over a trip which should suit though she needs to get going earlier than she did at Windso
Some clues in Spotlight to take the horse on? Looks like 3 main rivals and I’ll go with the biggest priced in Silky Steps each way
BETTING FORECAST: 13/8 Funfair Wane, 2/1 Glenluji, 3/1 Angelofthenorth, 12/1 Princess Charlmane, 14/1 La Guancha, 25/1 Notforloveormoney, 50/1 Howards Prince, 66/1 Alfie Lee, Mister Marmaduke
SPOTLIGHT VERDICT: Angelofthenorth wouldn’t be certain to build on her C&D success and FUNFAIR WANE, who has strong claims on the ratings, is well worth a chance to reverse that form, especially if the ground eases. Glenluji should be monitored for market confidence and looks a lively danger if fitness isn’t a problem on his comeback
3 horse race? Angel of the north to place?
Equity release I will lay as long as the price is not too inflated -looks to have enough rivals and Towcester’s big hill might find him out
BETTING FORECAST: 5/4 Cooldine Boy, 9/4 Alfred´s Tower, 7/2 Kilcrea Asla, 10/1 The Stickler, 16/1 Classic Harry, 25/1 Gappersonneldotcom, 33/1 Lansdowne Princess, 66/1 Katy´s Classic, Lutin Collonges, 100/1 Celtic Society, One More Native
SPOTLIGHT VERDICT: The Nicholls factor heightens interest in Alfred’s Tower but this looks good for COOLDINE BOY (nap), who seemed to get his career back on track here last time
Chance on The Stickler and Classic Harry each way. Looks to involve the 3 main protagonists but you never know with that hill that one, or 2, might not cope and empty out
BETTING FORECAST: 13/8 Reve De Soleil, 6/1 Cutting Comments, Whatyouwoodwishfor, 7/1 The Kilkenny Kat, 8/1 Mill Pond, 16/1 Herring Senior, Nassau Beach, 20/1 Chicago Cop, Keeptheboatafloat, Richo, 25/1 Premier Krug, 50/1 Look For Value, Luckette
SPOTLIGHT VERDICT: The Kilkenny Kat and Mill Pond are worth noting in the betting but REVE DE SOLEIL sets a decent standard on his fourth at the Dante meeting here and, with improvement in the offing, should prove hard to bea
Why is Herring Senior currently 10/1 and Richo 14/1 – potential 16/1 system bets? If reflected nearer the off then each way in a maiden where the market is key
Couple of friendlies and no more halftime/fulltimes with these friendlies. The Czech republic have been good in recent games and face a Scottish side bereft of motivation with many stars missing perhaps given the long season? 4/7 is reasonable to back the Czechs and hope they score first to allow for trading.
1/20 Switzerland – again the price usually signifies goals. Over 3.5 goals will certainly enhance the measly match odds – those who like more speculation may consider greater odds on over 4.5 goals – ideally to trade and ideally the game will be in running.