Tuesday’s school report:
Yesterday’s results were nowhere near good enough and as a result, I’m trying something ‘new’ in that I’m holding back for an hour today to see if more liquidity is in the offing before making the ‘selections’.
Since Royal Ascot, betting has been very light in the build up to races whereby for the next few days, we will see of the manouvre proves profitable.
I will probably revert back to what has still been the tried and trusted method since starting this column, with much better racing on the horizon for the extended weekend period.
That, and the fact that it is pay day for most people towards the end of the week should ensure more activity towards the weekend.
Best of luck today though if suffering from yesterday’s results, play down the stakes until we return to decent form – which we will in no time at all…
APPROXIMATE TUESDAY TIMELINE:
6.00: ‘DEAD OF NIGHT’ MMA SERVICE – DONE
7.00: MAL’S SALISBURY ANALYSIS (via free link from my Twitter page) – DONE
7.30: TWO-YEAR-OLD NOTES – DONE
8.00: MMA UPDATES & ADDITIONS IF/WHERE RELEVANT – DONE WITH 4 ADDITIONS
11.00: WORLD CUP SERVICE – DONE
DEAD OF NIGHT Morning Market Assessment (at 6.00 am) – these prices will be updated at 8.00 with additions if/where relevant.
5.50: Jungle Queen – 22/1 (Betfair/PP/BetVictor)
7.20: Secretfact – 15/2 (Ladbrokes/PP/BetVictor)
Additional Bath entry at 8.00:
2.30: Wild Hope – 11/4 (Generally available)
3.30: Waarif – 14/1 (Ladbrokes)
4.00: Roar – 9/1 (365)
Additional Carlisle entries at 8.00:
4.30: Cavatina 7/1 (Hills/Marathon/888)
5.00: Final Treat – 9/4 (365)
2.40: Kasbah – 6/1 (Ladbrokes/Coral)
4.10: Mekong – 11/2 (365)
4.40: Okool – 2/1 (Ladbrokes/Coral/Boyle)
Additional Salisbury entry at 8.00:
2.10: Merlin’s Magic – 33/1 (PP)
3.50: Allez Karakoz – 9/4 (365/Skybet/BetVictor)
4.20: Rolling Maul – 6/1 (Ladbrokes/PP)
4.50: Equus Pandora – 7/1 (Ladbrtokes/PP)
5.20: Black Kalanisi – 15/8 (Ladbrokes)
Additional Worcester entry at 8.00:
KEMPTON (The 6.00am ‘selections’ definitely on the speculative side – 12 hours before racing – could swing either way):
6.10: Alma Linda – 7/1 (Generally available)
8.10: Two horses to consider: Rubensia – 9/1 & Rakes Progress (10/1) – coupled at 9/2 (Generally available)
Additional Kempton entry at 8.00:
7.40: Najashee – 7/1 (Marathon)
TWO YEAR-OLD NOTES:
Princes Des Sables was a 25/1 runner up for us on debut and at this distance at the first time of asking, would surely have won having looked at the race again this morning.
‘Team Hannon’ have won three of the last nine renewals of this opening event and in Dirty Rascal, Richard has declared a representative which has already shown a fair amount of potential. This additional furlong should suit and if successful, it will be worth looking for Dunkerron’s entry over the course of the weekend, with Alan King’s Windsor winner (Dirty Rascal finished second) holding three entries on Saturday/Monday at the time of writing. Richard Hannon has also offered the green light to his Intikhab newcomer Motafaawit which complicates matters to a fashion, though Jim Crowley’s mount is proving easy to back as I pen this column. Connections thought that Dombra could be a Royal Ascot juvenile in the making whereby this far lesser test should ensure a Placepot position at the very least. Similar comments could also apply to Forseti I guess, especially as he was a 33/1 chance at the first time of asking when like Dombra, he finished a promising fourth with a juvenile success probably there for the taking at the right level.
Wild Hope is attracting money at the time of writing which might mean that Kevin Ryan can establish a quick double on the Carlisle card via the two relevant juvenile contests.
Messers Hannon (Its The Only Way & Sirinapha) & Channon (Curfewed) have equally shared four of the last six contests between them, though their respective raiders face a decent rival in Oberyn Martell in an interesting event. Mick won the race last year with a 25/1 newcomer whereby the 16/1 quote this morning for Curfewed is not likely to throw yours truly off the scent as the morning wears on. Its The Only Way has already proved his durability and looks sure to go very close again. Rossa Ryan’s mount hails from Lilbourne Lad stock which pleases the Hannon team no end with their former inmate having represented the stable to great effect a few years ago. Throw Queen Shaahd into the mix and we have cracking two-year-old race to witness.
Plenty of people will latch onto Mark Johnston’s raider Spirit Kingdom who on the face of what we have see to date appears to be a worthy favourite. That said, Alma Linda is an interesting contender from Sir Mark Prescott’s yard and it’s worth noting that Mark supplied us with a 7/1 winning newcomer last week.
The 2/1 quote in the trade press this morning about Sporting Chance looks to be fanciful in the extreme. Investors might find 11/8 difficult to obtain when the shops open later this morning from my viewpoint, especially as Typhoon Ten and Abate have yet to attract money which is slightly disappointing given that they were both well mentioned via stables tours earlier in the year from the yards of Richard Hannon and Roger Charlton respectively.
Strict Tempo and Klass Action are the two horses for money in the early hours – more will become known later in the day for sure….
WORLD CUP – BEST PRICES FOR OUTRIGHT BETTING – TODAY’S GAMES – THE FORTHCOMING GAMES REGARDING YESTERDAY’S QUALIFYING COUNTRIES – TO QUALIFY FOR THE QUARTER FINALS – TO REACH THE FINAL:
3.00 KICK OFFS:
29/20–Mexico (Bet Stars)
23/10–Sweden (Generally available)
2/9–Germany (Black Type)
18/1–South Korea (Betfair/Coral)
7.00 Kick offs:
11/4–Draw (Generally ab=vailable)
13/2–Costa Rica (Betfair)
TO WIN THE TOURNAMENT – YESTERDAY’S QUALIFYING TEAMS:
14/1–Argentina (Betfair/PP/Bet Stars/Betway)
14/1–Croatia (Betfair/PP/Bet Stars/Betway)
80/1–Denmark (Generally available)
Their relevant matches at the weekend:
Saturday – 3.00 kick off:
To Qualify for the quarter-finals:
Sunday – 7.00 kick off:
To qualify for the quarter-finals:
2/5–Croatia (Generally available)
THESE FOUR TEAMS TO REACH THE FINAL – BEST PRICES:
9/2–France (Marathon/Sunbets) – as short as 3/1 with three leading firms
7/1–Croatia (Sunbets) – as short as 11/2 with Marathon & Betway
10/1–Argentina (Sunbets) – looks like they haven’t changed yesterday’s odds – can you still get on?!!!
33/1–Denmark (365/Spotingbet) – as short as 18/1 with Betfair & PP