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Especially so for AJH, as the top floor of his house burned down a month ago. He’s been a real trooper in difficult circumstances.
They’ve been running well – 9 of the 39 since his last win have finished 2nd!
Didn’t think he was ever going. Possible he resented the blinkers, though he’s run well in them in the past.
Basically, he is probably one to avoid just now. It was a competitive race, sure enough, but he was almost the first beaten.
Beaten 68 lengths apiece in his two runs this season before today. He could come back to form at some point, but I’d want a BIG price to chance him again, I think.
In other news, delighted for Anthony Honeyball’s stable that JACKIE’S SOLITAIRE won, at 20/1. Dropping in class, reverting back to hurdles. I had a £1 e/w on the tote, which paid less than 20/1! Sigh.
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I’m quite keen on Smadynium as well, Kevin. Think he’s dropped a nice bit in the weights, and went very close under similar conditions at Ffos Las last May.
Three pounds lower today, the worry is he’s not exactly a winning machine (3/22). But he has run a series of solid races, and should again be thereabouts. As buckieboy says, the jockey switch looks a positive too.
Exeter is ON.
Go GO GOOOO!!! 🙂
Both Bredon Hill Lad and Midnight Sapphire now trading a good bit shorter than earlier in the 3.50. No surprise to see either/both go close…
Bangor is off today.
Exeter inspect for a third time at 10.30am. Still frozen patches in the back straight.
No problems at Wolverhampton.
Third inspection called at Exeter for 1030.
I’ve also backed Midnight Sapphire in the 3.50. Stepping up significantly in trip for a trainer that does well with handicap debutante. Ran well on soft two starts back, and 14/1 today.
Maybe worth a play if the meeting beats the frost.
Ps I’m hoping to have a Gold report flagging these types, alongside their trainer’s records, very soon. 🙂
It’s great to read that many of you were on Katie T. Keep in mind that there’s hardly anyone even coming to this forum yet! 🙂
Nice case for Hydrogen tomorrow, too, Sondrio. Think he’ll be a short enough price, but as you say he’ll have every chance.
Anthony is hopeful for Marie Des Anges, by the way, in the 3.20 – he badly needs a winner!
There was a meeting at Chepstow, Ian, which was abandoned. Our reports ‘go to press’ before the abandonments are cleared out of the system, hence the phantom nature of the occasional entry!
Hope you’re keeping well, and thanks for noting.
Thanks for flagging, guys, and you’re absolutely correct, (John) Paul.
The Shortlist is actually more accurate – because it uses a much tighter distance range – than the Instant Expert.
Theoretically, they should match, but they’re both correct and accurate against their respective parameters. It’s better to think of them as close brothers than twins. In other words, whilst obviously they are often exactly aligned, they sometimes will not be.
(Another example of differentiation is if the going changes, The Shortlist doesn’t react to that going change. Also when non-runners affect the field size and move that into a different range, that too is not realigned).
Both are intended as barometers as opposed to finessed precision instruments, and I’m sure you’ll agree that both serve that purpose well.
By the way, I’ve backed Bredon Hill Lad, so let’s hope he picks up the winning thread! (Whatever beat him last time, it wasn’t the distance, as he was cooked some way out).
That’s certainly possible, sunchu, and it’s something we’ve considered before. It won’t be in P9 now, but is definitely something we can include going forwards.
Thanks for posting, George, and really glad it’s added sharpness to your approach.
The idea is that the underlying data (trainers and jockeys, and form profiling) is a path less walked by punters generally, who are besotted with recent form.
Gives us a lot of value a lot of the time. 😀
Bloody hell, guys! You fellows have had a fine afternoon. Great picking. Really glad the Gold kit is helping you find these winners 🙂