Naps Table Update
Two winners so far on Friday; well done. If I've left anyone out, I apologise; please leave a message on this thread and I'll update.
Am still working on taking a blog break very soon, but will carry on for now.
What an evening of cockle warming the 17th of March 2022 must have been for connections of State Man, knowing what 99.9% of humanity did not - that the sun would soon rise upon their 170 horse who was about to run at the Cheltenham Festival in one of the most iconic UK handicaps ... off 141.
Good luck. I have a long standing AP bet, which has finally managed to get to the post (fingers crossed): Luxembourg at 12/1.
NAP Mrs Milner 3.50 Punchestown.
Captain Claret 16:35 Thirsk EW Nap
Oh go on
Nap Native Trail
medium sized wheelbarrow
Just saw this on Oisin Murphy’s Twitter account.
Runninwild - 2.45 Thirsk
Not sure where I am in the April naps table but suspect I will need a final day winner of Jimmy Glass proportions to figure in the final analysis. Today’s nap is Trais Fluors in the 14.05 at Thirsk.
As for the 2000 Guineas, I’m with Perfect Power each way (and the price is getting bigger as I type!). I liked his win at Newbury where he picked up and won cosily after looking in a bit of trouble. I acknowledge his breeding suggests he’ll more likely be a sprinter and that today’s preliminaries might also get the better of him but I can’t choose between the ‘big 4’ in the race so I’m with a horse that has run this season, already has two G1s in the bag, has a shrewd trainer who will have left a bit to work on from Newbury and has a top jockey on board. Well, if nothing else I’m now satisfied there was a reason to place that bet! Good luck everyone.
Croagh pareick at hexham 6.20
Enforced 2.10 Goodwood
Nap 2.25 Newmarket - Forest Falcon
Croagh Patrick 6.20H.
The horse I am waiting to see is Tenebrism in Sunday’s Oaks. Her finish in the Cheveley Park last backend, after a layoff, was very impressive. The AP bet on the filly to win tomorrow and Luxembourg to follow up in the Derby is encouraging.
However, today’s 2000 Guineas must only be one to watch as the likely winner is too short and there are too many questions for a win bet. Joe is on Luxembourg at a fair AP price and I hope the horse wins or even runs close. I think there is more to come in AOBs colt, I am less sure about Native Trail.
so, the nap is Came From the Dark, 15.00 Newmarket.
Fast medicine nap (14:25)
Eydon 3.40 Newmarket is the nap,well done yesterdays winners.
Time will be standing still at 15.35 for me at Newmarket.
Luxembourg is a scopy, gangly, arms and legs akimbo who cannot get himself organised out of the dip.
It will be over before he even thought about the Job in hand .
However He could be lucky with the run of the Race. In that instance there will need to be a second Plinth outside Ballydoyle beside Nijinsky as I do trust him to organise himself in the Derby and Leger
He had a High Head Carriage at 2 and was preoccupied by things in his left field of vision.
He has a massive engine but that doesn't mean he knows how to select the correct gear changes.
The Bookies believe Native Trail has a 50 per cent of chance of winning.
I think it 60 per cent but I can't stand Godolphin so will have to take them on..
I don't want to talk about "value" as Thomas does this in spades on the Guardian Forum.
However if Native Trail has a 50 per cent chance of losing who might supplant him?
I am napping Point Lonsdale at around 12/1. He is a bit clumsy but Dettori is always a man with a plan.
Good morning all,
Here’s an update on the Syndicate’s horses.
Tim Donworth is very happy with SIXFIVESEVEN. Our colt does all Tim asks of him, his coat’s coming on nicely and the trainer says he is looking more like a racehorse every day.
Tim had his first winner of the season last week, Alpenblume, for Kirsten Rausing.
Now here is the latest from Dilton on Northern Symphonie (Dolly).
“I looked in on Dolly recently at the stud. Judy and Kirsten have done a superb job on her over the winter, she’s levelled off nicely and was full of herself. She’s built like a tank and has really filled out.
She’s out now getting the spring grass and the plan is that she will go up to Martin Jones to be broken mid June with the same timetable as Sixfiveseven, i.e. taken right through to cantering upsides with Martin before going into training at Miltons.
I can’t put a date on the latter, she’s a different kettle of fish to the colt who had been sales prepared as a yearling, been to the sales and seen life . Dolly hasn't been off the stud of her birth so things are very different and Martin will feel his way with her gently and do everything to suit her.
She’s a big girl now as I said earlier and very strong. When I led her out I could feel the power in her and, to put it mildly, she’s feisty. She wont let anything lead her when galloping around the fields and isn’t backward in giving a thump or two . I like that in a filly and I'm sure that competitive streak means there’s a good horse lurking there. However I'm glad I'm not the one doing the breaking as I dont think she will be easy. Fireworks are going to happen.
Geordieland, her sire, has had a remarkable season and the RP bloodstock chap did a big write up about him that's worth a read. There’s a few youngsters to come in bumpers that are thought highly of so keep an eye out.
Sixfiveseven’s sire Maasatt has a couple of 2 yos that are also rated. Tim Easterby gave Emerald Duchess a quiet run this week over 5f ,she ran really well in a decent race.
Richard Hannon has a colt named Hectic who is entered up in the big sales races.”