As you may know, dear reader, yesterday I was planning to be reviewing the 2000 Guineas and Kentucky Durrby. Alas for me, I had a bit of an incident Friday night which took most of my Saturday to resolve. The long and short of it was that my jacket - including my phone and keys - was stolen from a bar I was in, and yesterday was consumed by the various admin tasks that ensue in such a situation.
So... sorry for not sharing my thoughts. Those of you who grabbed Gavin's May Festival Trends offer wouldn't have cared, mind you, as he only had two horses marked up, and they obliged at 7/1 and 8/1 for a luvvly jubbly 71/1 double. Or maybe just two luvvly jubbly singles.
In fact, this is what Festival Trends had to say about yesterday's races:
Of the three runners today I am most confident of Amore Propre in the Palace House Stakes
(3.45pm). There are some fairly strong trends for the race and the selection is the only runner with
a perfect trends profile.
The 2000 Guineas looks a very open race this year and I'm sure Delegator's position in the market
is due more to the lower standard of opposition than is typical for a Guineas rather than the form of
his Craven win. I'm very happy with our trends selection Sea the Stars and he should run a big race
on ground to suit.
The good news is that you can still get the May ticket, which includes not only today's racing at Newmarket, but also Chester's May meeting (6th-8th May), Lingfield's Derby and Oaks trials (9th), York's May meeting (13th-15th), Newbury's Lockinge day (16th), the Irish 1000 and 2000 Guineas meeting from the Curragh, and my favourite meeting of the season, Brigadier Gerard Stakes night at Sandown.
All of the above for £15 (less 5p)! Erm, I don't need to tell you it's superb value, so I won't. I'll just tell you where to go to get it:
Note, if you've bought a guide before, just log in and you'll be able to use the same username and password details to grab May's many money-making meetings (trying saying Matteson's without saying 'mmm' - anyone else remember that?!).
I should say that personally, I think Gavin's found an excellent each way alternative to hotpot Rainbow View in the 1000 Guineas, and there are historical reasons to be against the View, despite the fact that she was clearly the best of these as a 2yo.
Moreover, Festival Trends' strongest bet of the meeting runs in the 3.50 race, and - again - I reckon the two he's wittled it down to will run big races. Funnily enough, I have a sneaking fancy for the 33/1 shot that Gavin overlooks in favour of his nap.
Go grab a copy if you'd like, from here: Get the May Festival Trends Here
Hope you're enjoying your Bank Holiday weekend so far, and the best of British, Irish or French with your afternoon wagers today.