A Wandering Mind: My Bets

A busy day with thirteen two-year-old races to consider at four different tracks. And there was me saying it was quiet! It is strange how even though it was such a hectic day there was little interest with regard to betting opportunities. I had a win and place bet on Lady Kashaan (2:40 Newcastle). With odds of 33/1 on Betfair it didn't take much money to have a wager worth a few thousand. I was concerned - like most debutantes - that Swinbank's youngster would be slow away. But she ran up with the pace, which gave some hope.

However, it soon become apparent she was back peddling and within a furlong had tired out of contention. A disappointing effort. It is always a tough tasks hitting the right notes with juveniles making their debut and at such speculative odds you can't expect every horse to win. But, nonetheless, it is far from satisfying viewing. Lady Kashaan looked pretty hopeless. However, I will bet on her next start at, hopefully, fantastic odds. Swinbank's juveniles are worthy of respect on the second start at any price and he usually sends his better types to Newcastle on debut. There may be more to come.


I watched every two-year-old race today live and in the first at Salisbury it was a contest of changing fortunes. Journalistic looked to have the race won but tired in the final 100m and Mikael Magnusson's Oxford Charlie flew home to deny the second favourite (7/2) by a neck. I notice someone laid the winner for  £14.5 at 1000/1.  Contrasting fortunes the order of the day.

Don't miss tomorrow's blog because I have a very interesting horse worth a bet.  

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