Today’s Info 11th October 2014
Another massive day to try and turn the luck my way this afternoon!
The Cesarewitch is here and Tony Martin’s Quick Jack very much the one to beat but the prices almost make you look elsewhere with such field. I’ll be having pennies on the fav to cover a few stakes but I like two others at the odds.
The first is the perhaps poorly drawn Swnymor and the second is Willie Mullin’s Digeanta. They will of course need luck but the profiles fit and the odds are far more acceptable. Having gone to the crossbar corner of the room many a time on this race I am happy to take two with into the race this time around. Both have high draws which can be tricky but Wayne Lordan is on a perfect type for this in Digeanta who ran an eye catching prep at Leopardstown and should have plenty more to offer for his top yard whilst Swnymor did similar behind the market leader at Galway and never really hit the heights hoped for yet, this would be the race to do it in and another who fits my profiling for a likely winner.
I’m also hoping Roger Varian has a big day with Talmada and Battersea, two that are on the up and rightly positioned at the top of the market for big field races. The former has had a break since Royal Ascot but that is probably well advised from the handler and I’d expect him to be ready and improve a fair bit on a standard that is already good enough to take the race.
Battersea is a cracking 3 year old for the same yard and is certainly not done with yet rising up the ranks. A race full of decent types but I’m hoping that this three year old will end up in very smart company in time. Happy enough to play at the prices and Graham Lee has the ride.
Good jumping action too but little in the way of value with the contests – I’d expect Highland Lodge to win but that price went with the late nightcaps on the machines!
2.40 Talmada 0.75pt Win – 9/1 General
3.10 Battersea 0.75pt e/w – 8/1 General
3.50 – Swnymor 0.75pt Win – 16/1 General
3.50 – Digeanta 0.75pt e/w – 33/1 General
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