Friday, 12 September 2014

September roster

Quick update, mainly because the last few weeks have been reasonably profitable. August update here for reference. G Force was mightily impressive in the Sprint Cup, the extra furlong was the making of him. A big run was on the cards after his hampered effort trying to follow Soul Power’s weave through in the Nunthorpe made his apparently poor finishing position look deceptive. Euro Charline also did the business in France, though I was far too spawny with my staking. And Nafaqa won well today in a curious betting heat that saw my fiver at 4-1 this morning turn into 8-1 this afternoon. The money came in shovel loads for White Lake. This was the first bet on Nafaqa, who has been on the list since Royal Ascot, but only ran once since at an unbackable price in July. Tiggy Wiggy also continued his wonderful Summer.

At the other end of the success continuum, Madeed has been dumped after a couple lacklustre runs. Telescope was outclassed in the International, but is retained here for a tilt at some Stateside targets; and American Hope put in a lacklustre effort last time, but stays on the list for now. Cock Of The North and Graphic also lost. Mind of Madness, scratched last time, has been out and won at 4-1 after having his sights lowered. Swings and roundabouts.

A few of these are out tomorrow: Room Key is an outsider in the Champagne Stakes; Aljamaaheer (back up to 7f and on ground he should love) and Es Que Love (chances) both go in the Park Stakes in what could be an exacta race; and Windshear puts his stamina credentials to the test in the St Leger. I like his chances based mostly on his Gordon Stakes performance behind Snow Sky.

Here are the results since the last update:

Date
Horse
Bet
P/L
R/T
Balance b/f
27.38
16th Aug
Euro Charline
2 win @ 10-1
20
47.38
20th Aug
Telescope
5 win @ 5-1
-5
42.38
21st Aug
Tiggy Wiggy
10 win @ 15-8
18.75
61.13
22nd Aug
G Force
2.5 e-w @ 25-1
-5
56.13
23rd Aug
Graphic
5 win @ 7-2
-5
51.13
23rd Aug
American Hope
3 win @ 13-2
-3
48.13
24th Aug
Madeed
5 win @ 5-2
-5
43.13
30th Aug
Cock Of The North
3 win @ 6-1
-3
40.13
5th Sept
Madeed
10 win @ 5-4
-10
30.13
6th Sept
G Force
4 win @ 11-1
44
74.13
6th Sept
Es Que Love
2.5 e-w @ 20-1
-5
69.13
12th Sept
Nafaqa
5 win @ 8-1
40
109.13
Balance at 12th Sept
109.13


This is all good fun, of course, and clearly the flat game is easy. Ahem. The serious business of the jumps game is just around the corner. Time for me to get cramming on the forthcoming season’s 40 to follow stable.