Monday 6 September 2010

Monday's Thoughts

2:20 Newcastle
Quite amazing the strength of money behind Pearl Arch - who was similarly well backed before being a non runner at a recent meeting. Bosambo was fancied on debut but failed to delivery. Swinbank's juveniles often go well on their second start and at a speculative price (14/1) has each-way claims. 5th

2:40 Bath
A restricted auction race with poor prize money. An open race by all accounts and one or two having shown a glimmer of ability. Owain ran well in what could well be a decent race at Wolverhampton. At an each-way (9/2) price this gelding has place claims. 1st

Bets: 2:20 Newcastle - Bosambo 1PTEW (14/1) 5th
Comment: 'A speculative bet and hopeful of a place at least but not the class to challenge.'

2:40 Bath - Owain 1PTEW (9/2) 1st
Comment: 'Drifted in the betting and opened at 7/1 with bookies, but backed substantially at the off. A terrible start seemed to give little hope but a great ride along the rail gave what seemed an unlikely success.'

Today's races:
2:10 Bath
2:20 Newcastle
2:40 Bath
4:20 Newcastle