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Ascot – Day 5

Good morning all,

After for what seems like almost a week, Ascot comes to a grinding halt today. I can't say I'll be sorry to see the back of it, it's not been the best week for punting, but I approach today a bit more optimistic. I've looked at 4 races and put up some likely outsiders that I'm quite keen on. If just one landed I'd be delighted.

We also had a bit of bad luck with The Trigger at Rasen yesterday, backed in from a morning 8-1 to 2-1 at the off and for a fair while looked like landing the gamble. In the end, it came unstuck by about a length yet he still didn't even finish in the frame! However, I suggest we've found another angle that we need to keep an eye on over the next 12 months or so.

Here's today's missive, best of luck all. Continue Reading

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Ascot – Day 4

Good morning all,

If Wednesday was bad, yesterday was worse, but thankfully I kept it small. Could all have been different if Orderofthegarter had started his run sooner but never mind, we press on.

Not mad keen on much today either, in fact there's one at Market Rasen that's more interesting (that's in the main piece too) and I'm keeping stakes small again today.

I'm off to Newmarket later with Daren – Little Mix on after racing. Daren says to bring the binoculars. I can't imagine why…..Continue Reading

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Ascot Day 3

Good morning all,

Not so good yesterday, Smart Call fell into fourth place to save me a bit of place money but that was about it. Those drawn low in the Hunt Cup might as well have stayed at home as the majority of the field tacked across behind the front runners and those that were held up had no chance.

You can win from off the rear, as Jamie Spencer showed when getting Con Te Partiro up in the last, but they simply went too quick there (leaders all fell in a hole) and in the main, I think being up with the pace is advantageous.

Difficult looking day today, I have looked at three races. They are on the main piece. Continue Reading

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Ascot Day 2

Good morning all,

Day 1 of Ascot managed to yield a profit thanks not to the exploits of Red Roman, who hated that ground (keep him in trackers for later in the season when the ground turns) but of Last Page, who scraped 5th place in the Windsor Castle and those who took the 100-1 with Paddy Power, who paid 5 places on the race, got a nice place return for their money. Let's hope for more of the same today.

There's a run through of the more interesting races on the card on the main piece plus today's selection at the end. Continue Reading

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