AP McCoy was a deserved winner on the sports personality of the year award, with over 3,300 wins, being the champion jockey 15 years running and winning the Grand National being the deciding factor for him this year.
Many races were abandoned last week due to the weather.
We did have “Nightjar” who opened up at 7/2 and won keeping the profits rolling for us.
The Breeders Cup is under five days away and the final swansong of the 2010 flat season should be one to remember.
Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky, will host the 25th running of the World Championships in what promises to be a thrilling two nights. The action starts at 8.10 p.m Friday, Irish time, with the Grade Three Breeders’ Cup Marathon. Irelands own Aidan O’Brien took last years running and will be hoping to reclaim this year’s crown with Bright Horizon.
The ultimate test of the equine thoroughbred, the Breeders Cup, is now less than two weeks away. America versus Europe will be a titanic battle, but don’t underestimate charges from South America and Japan if they take their places.
The annual showpiece, dubbed “The World Championships”, pits the best of the best against each other, and there can only be one winner.
Doncaster hosts the last Group One of the British flat racing season this Saturday and a field of eleven have stood their ground with the race three days away. The race, for two-year-olds only, is often a key pointer to classic success for the following year. Saturday’s field hope to join past Racing Post winners like American Post, Palace Episode and St Nicholls Abbey, but, connections will be striving for much more. The Racing Post Trophy has been used as a stepping stone to more Group One glory by racing greats like High Chaparral.
What a run for our money we got on Nakayama Festa in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe on Sunday afternoon.
He went off at massive odds of 22/1 and was pointed out as an each-way value bet in the winning post.
He took the race up in the last half furlong and was just beaten the shortest of heads by Workforce.
Two of this season’s Premier League title challengers meet on Sunday with both looking to bounce back from a defeat last time out. Chelsea face Arsenal at Stamford Bridge with the home side beaten 1-0 at Manchester City last time out whilst the Gunners lost 3-2 at home to lowly West Bromwich Albion.
We were not helped last weekend with a non runner and Definightly not getting into the Gold Cup event.
This weekend we have a fantastic Ascot race card to look forward to.
I will focus on the best 3 races of the day and hopefully we will pick up a nice winning bet.
Manchester City have made a solid if unspectacular start to their new season but they could come down to earth with a bump this weekend as Chelsea are the visitors to Eastlands on Saturday lunchtime. Carlo Ancelotti’s side look as if they could beat anyone at the moment and the 11/10 on an away win looks like terrific value.
We were out of luck last weekend with the ground conditions going against our main hopes on the day.
I am going to focus on Ayr this weekend as it is a fantastic racing card with the feature being the Ayr Gold Cup.
When looking at the entries and betting for this race I noticed Definightly was overpriced on the level of form shown. He has won five times with four of those races over six furlongs.
Another weekend and another result. Side Glance who won the Totescoop6 Handicap at Chester on Saturday, he opened up at odds of 6/1 and was well backed into 9/2 2nd favourite.
This weekend I am looking at another couple of bets for the main races on Saturday.