Today’s Info 12th September 2014
Tough apples to eat yesterday, no runs of interest from the selections and move on today with a few more bites at the cards. Super racing continues right through to Sunday of course so plenty on.
Doncaster first and Ainippe looks the best favourite of the day in the very first race. Best form in the book, just a third start today and Andrea Atzeni must be really looking forward to this taking over from Colin Keane. A repeat of her second run should be good enough and whilst I respect Accepted ( for sale tomorrow at Leopardstown ) and Cotai Glory at bigger prices I think they will be playing to see who can get closest. The Captain Rio filly looks a really nice type for this and beyond, should be shorter.
The Mallard has me in trouble with a few I want to back. Elidor has been a model of toughness this year and despite continuing to climb the ratings will surely go well again with the Channon yard in such rude health. Graham Lee has Clever Cookie in the following contest too and that looks a nice each way double for the rider if you wanted to get involved. I am also loathed to ignore Shwaiman for James Fanshawe and Tom Queally, not had any luck this year and is obviously quirky and hard to catch right but is a powerful animal who will pop up in something like this soon. The other is Stormachion who was not the luckiest last time up and will keep improving, has to be on the list for Sir Michael Stoute and Ryan Moore.
How to play it is tricky though, I am going to have the main bet on Stormachion and a small play on Shwaiman ( NOW A NON RUNNER ) with Elidor left to run a solid race but probably to find one or two too good albeit at an each way price.
A couple of bets elsewhere though to offer up to the gods and the first is at Sandown in the 4.00pm. Hayley Turner is on Derek Haydn Jones’ charge Tinshu who looks to be coming right back to form. The effort last time would put the 8 year old firmly in the mix and although a losing run is going back to the end of 2012 the mark appeals now and the mare is overpriced to figure once more.
The other is Meritocracy for Paul Cole at Salisbury at 6.15pm. Sleep Walk is obviously the one to beat but the Cole charge will go well for Jim Crowley and whilst I am hoping the fav perhaps doesn’t turn up she is out quickly under a penalty and the rest of the field will not hold too much water. It’s a chance and a small bet to return to turf and perform close if not better than the fav.
Doncaster 1.40 – Ainippe 1pt Win – 3/1 General
Doncaster 2.10 – Stormachion 0.75pt Win – 13/2 General
Sandown 4.00 – Tinshu 0.75pt Win – 9/1 General ( 10s available )
Salisbury 6.15 – Meritocracy 0.75pt Win – 7/1 General
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