Two Wednesday winners, including the coveted Hunt Cup winner from Highflying: well done, both.If I've left anyone out, I apologise; please leave a message on this thread and I'll update.
Pizza Bianca Ascot 16.20.
Did Frankie Dettori make a tactical error in leaving it too late to bring Stradivarius out from the rail? A significant amount of energy must have been used up in pulling out wide and some loss of momentum? Given that Stradivarius was closing towards the line, it is arguable that this lost it the race. Frankie commented afterwards (what I saw on ITV) that the low draw was a problem as was the slow pace, giving the advatage to younger (faster) horses in the finish, but he concluded that coming out wide did not lose him the race. I know it wasn't an easy task, but Frankie is usually a master of such situations. Hmm. I see that the Stewards wished to hold an enquiry into his use of the whip "but were unable to do so" and adjourned the meeting until Friday. Certainly, Frankie did not seem to be a happy man and I can understand why.
In the last race, I saw a comment before the race by a tipster I follow who hoped that he would not have to complain about the ride of the jockey on Chief of Chiefs, which happened to be Spencer. " I’m just hoping I’m not cursing the ride afterwards. He doesn’t need produced from miles back, as seen in The Silver Wokingham."
I watched the race but did not see the start clearly. However, the commentator stated that Chief of Chiefs had had a bad start. I'd be interested to know what caused this? Did anyone have a better view than I did? I'd genuinely like to know if it was an example of Spencer's hold up tactics?
Little Prayer won at 13/2.
There seems something wrong with the servers and I cannot create a new post for Friday. Please leave your Friday tips on this thread for now and it will hopefully be sorted out soon.
Kyprios delivered the coinage at 13/8.
Thesis won the 17.00 at RA at 14/1.
My original nap was withdrawn (presumably connections heard I’d put the mockers on it). My revised selection is Little Prayer in the 19.30 at Lingfield.
Cobra kai won 15/8.
3.05 Ascot - Post Impressionist
I thought our very own art critic, EGS, would be with this one?
Another winner for Neil Callan there - first at Chelmsford. He's riding well. His time in Hong Kong seems to have done him good.
Atlantis Blue - 14.40 Chelmsford
I don't know why we have lost the popular Colour of the Queen's Hat market just because HM is absent from the races. Surely she could play along from home by tweeting a selfie wearing her hat at 2.15 each afternoon. I mean, for betting purposes it was never essential to see her in the flesh wearing the hat was it?
Bolthole. 17:00 at Royal Ascot. (and yes I know who the jockey is)
Cobra kai 2.50R.
Tashkhan 4.20 Ascot is the win nap,in the real world I will have a few bob EW on him 4 places.Well done yesterdays winners.
Maliboo Ffos Las 6.25. Hopefully it wins and hopefully it stays at round about 11/8. I bet yesterdays nap at 9 to 4 and it returned 10/11 which didnt hurt my pocket but did no good in Nap competiton. There are more nappable races today like the 5pm at Ascot but while i'll bet something in it - it will likely to be last minute!
Flaming Rib 3.05 Ascot
Tranquil night nap 17:00 (royal Ascot)
In a non too demanding race at Ripon I was tempted to nap Tinto who is still 5lbs below his highest winning mark, but longer odds are available about the drifter
Nap 1430 RA Pillow Talk
Flying Dolphin - 15.05 RA