Thursday’s school report:
Only the 2 MMA winners at 8/1 (returned at 5/2) & 5/2 (9/4) to report from yesterday though once again, we hit the woodwork five times with horses well backed at 20/1 (9/1), 13/2 (3/1), 6/1 (11/4), 11/2 (5/1) & 7/2 (5/4) – four of which finished second!
That said, I alerted you to a nice 7/1 Ralph Beckett winner at Newmarket which was the only horse mentioned in dispatches when comparing the card to last year’s corresponding (three day) results….
Fairly light betting to report for a Friday in the dead of night – too many meetings perhaps?
- I should point out that in offering Ralph Beckett’s 7/1 winner yesterday (see middle paragraph above), I suggested that Ralph would not be represented at Newmarket this evening which was an error. Ralph has offered the green light to Breath Caught in the Placepot finale at 8.30.
APPROXIMATE FRIDAY TIMELINE:
5.00: ‘DEAD OF NIGHT’ MMA SERVICE – DONE
7.00: MAL’S NEWMARKET ANALYSIS (via free link from my Twitter page) – DONE
7.45: TWO YEAR OLD NOTES – DONE
8.00: MMA UPDATES & ADDITIONS IF/WHERE RELEVANT – DONE WITH 9 ADDITIONS
8.45: CHESTER & DONCASTER COMPARISONS TO LAST YEAR’S CORRESPONDING TWO DAY MEETING – DONE
9.15: WORLD CUP SERVICE – BEST PRICES TO WIN THE TROPHY + TO REACH THE FINAL – DONE
18.00: MY LAST (FREE) ANALYSIS FOR SATURDAY’S MEETING AT NEWCASTLE’S NORTHUMBERLAND PLATE (PITMAN’S DERBY) CARD – VIA THE LINK OF MY TWITTER PAGE
DEAD OF NIGHT Morning Market Assessment (at 5.00 am) – these prices will be updated at 8.00 with additions if/where relevant.
7.40: Mujassam – 11/2 (Ladbrokes/Betfair)
8.15: Gossip Column – 9/4 (Hills/Unibet/BetBright)
Additional Chester entries at 8.00:
8.50: Penwortham – 4/1 (Generally available)
2.30: Evie Speed – 5/2 (Betfair)
3.30: Al Jellaby – 118/ (Unibet)
4.00: Crystal Moonlight – 12/1 (Generally available)
5.00: Our Little Pony – 7/1 (Generally available)
Additional Doncaster entries at 8.00:
5.35: Pour La Victoire – 3/1 (Generally available)
6.45: Nicklaus – 13/2 (BetBright)
Additional Newmarket entries at 8.00:
6.20: Royal Mezyan – 10/1 (365)
Additional Newcastle entries at 8.00:
5.45: Artarmon – 3/1 (Ladbrokes)
6.55: Kreb’s Cycle – 11/1 (Betfair/PP/BetVictor)
8.05: Magnolia Springs – 11/2 (Generally available)
9.10: Melonade – 14/1 (Marathon/Betfair/PP)
4.40: Ode To Autumn – 4/1 (365/Marathon/Unibet/888)
Additional Yarmouth entry at 8.00:
4.10: Lady Freyja – 7/1 (Generally available)
2.50: Flemish Maid – 10/1 (365)
Additional Cartmel entries at 8.00:
2.20: Sonic – 9/4 (Skybet/365/Betway/BetVictor)
3.50: Minella Suite – 8/1 (365/Marathon/Betfair)
5.20: Iolani – 7/1 (Ladbrokes/Coral)
TWO YEAR OLD NOTES:
It’s difficult to separate the top three in the market at the time of writing but as an each way option (to minimum stakes), I’m obliged to suggest that I Am Magical is well regarded at Hugo Palmer’s stable and win, lose or draw today, you can keep an eye on this Declaration Of War filly for the future…..
It could prove to be a good (juvenile) day for Hugo Palmer with the trainer offering a debut to James Street in this event, even though it might asking quite a lot of his Gale Force Ten newcomer to give experience away to Autumn Splendour from James Tate’s shrewd yard.
The only money in the village this morning is for Hugo Palmer’s hot pot Blonde Warrior, the recent Yarmouth winner who went one better than when securing the silver medal on debut at Newbury. Not a working man’s price, though I can only pass on the facts as they stand.
There is plenty of (realistic) money in the positive queue for Richard Hannon’s Holy Roman Emperor filly Rollicking at the time of writing, despite the fact that Lover’s Knot comes to the gig with a good reputation from the guys and gals down on Charlie Appleby’s estate. The latter named Invincible Spirit filly is a half-sister to Key Victory who won on his only start as a juvenile, whilst Rollocking kept on well for pressure behind New Winds recently
11/8 about dual silver medallists in the juvenile division never attract yours truly to part with cash though that said, Jonathan Portman’s Even Keel is the obvious choice, especially as money for any of his rivals at the time of writing is only conspicuous by its absence.
CHESTER & DONCASTER COMPARISONS TO LAST YEAR’S CORRESPONDING TWO DAY MEETING:
13 races – 2 winning favourites – All 13 winners scored at a top price of 11/1
Leading trainer over the course of the two days:
2 winners–Mark Johnston (3/1 & 7/4) – runners today: Prestbury Park (5.55), Axle Jacklin (6.30) & Angelina D’Or (7.05) + 1 tomorrow: Viscount Loftus (3.05)
15 races – 7 winning favourites – All 15 winners scored at a top price of 12/1
Leading trainers over the course of the two days:
2 winners–Jedd Okeeffe (17/2 & 4/1 = 46/1 double on the Friday) – 2 runners today: Whitkirk (2.00) & Eveie Speed (2.30)
2 winners–John Mackie (9/2* & 7/2 = 23/1 double on the Saturday) – No runners today – but 1 tomorrow: Art Echo (6.00)
WORLD CUP – BEST PRICES TO WIN THE TOURNAMENT AND TO REACH THE FINAL:
TO WIN THE WORLD CUP:
15/4–Brazil (Unibet/Bet Stars/10Bet) – To reach the final: 2/1 (Betway/365)
19/4–Spain (Sportingbet) – To reach the final: 21/10 (Betway)
15/2–Belgium (Black Type) – To reach the final: 15/4 (Betway)
8/1–England (Black Type/Bet Stars) – To reach the final: 4/1 (Sunbets/PP/BetBright)
9/1–France (Generally available) – To reach the final: 9/2 (Skybet)
12/1–Croatia (Generally available) – To reach the final: 11/2 (Sunbets/PP/BetBright)
14/1–Argentina (Generally available) – To reach the final: 7/1 (Generally available)
25/1–Columbia (Bet Stars) – To reach the final: 14/1 (Sunbets)
25/1–Uruguay (Bet Stars) – To reach the final: 11/1 (365)
28/1–Portugal (Black Type) – To reach the final: 11/1 (Generally available)
40/1–Switzerland (Generally available) – To reach the final: 16/1 (10Bet)
66/1–Russia (Generally available) – To reach the final: 25/1 (Marathon/Sportingbet)
70/1–Sweden (Betfair/PP) – To reach the final: 22/1 (Betfred)
80/1–Mexico (Bet Stars) – To reach the final: 28/1 (10Bet)
100/1–Denmark (Black Type/BetVictor) – To reach the final: 28/1 (10Bet)
250/1–Japan (Black Type) – To reach the final: 100/1 (Skybet)