It seems as Rory Mcilroy is destined to be one of golfs greats after his magnificent win in the British Open and it only remains now for him to win the Masters green jacket to be up there with our last great golfer Nick Faldo.
It was also a super day for Rory’s dad Gerry who won a hundred grand by placing a bet ten years ago with Ladbrokes that his son would win the Open before he was twenty six. The former Belfast bar steward who is a 4 handicap golfer also had a couple of mates place similar wagers but I’m sure Ladbrokes didn’t mind too much with all the publicity they received from the bets.
Midweek racing is of a very poor level at the moment and Monday and Tuesday the cards didn’t deserve a second glance. Todays offerings are not much better but a winners a winner in any grade of the sport.
Last weeks Howies Hottie was a non runner being withdrawn before going into the stalls so lets see if I can find one that actually gives us a run.
What I’m going to do today is try and show you how you can find your own longshots that can win a big prices. We are going to play in the 4.00 Lingfield which is a low grade 6 furlong handicap. The tip is Pabusar a gelding who has not won for over 4 years and with more duck eggs against his name than most.
Most tipsters would put a line through him before even looking at the rest of the field however if you look at his historical form he was once rated as high as 106 and today races off a mark of just 60.
The geldings recent form also is less than average but this is because most of it has been over longer trips and more importantly on the Southwell fibresand which might well have not suited him.
The positives are he is back on polytrack where he has run well in the past and on board we have Oisin Murphy the hottest apprentice since Lester Piggott. Yes you can make a case out for anything Adam Kirby rides at Lingfield and the possible jolly Panther Patrol who is one of my eyecatchers but at the expected prices Pabusar would be far better value.
He could be termed a boom or bust selection but bare in mind when you back horses at massive prices you can afford lots of losers and still make a tidy profit.
Why not give it a go research the form find a horse who has plummeted in the weights yet still shows glimmers of ability and see how long before you find a 20/1 winner.
I have to say at the time of writing I have not seen any prices on our race but it has been known that once I release some of my Hotties uncle Tom Cobbly and all jump on the band waggon and the price crashes but lets see what happens today.
Monsieur Chevalier trainer P.J.Ogorman – Ran a cracking race on the polytrack last week but is equally effective on grass when the ground is soft.
Desert Snow trainer S.Bin Suroor – Hated the soft ground at Ripon and is far better than she showed. When she gets the correct condition you will see a different filly.
Boris Gregoriev trainer M.Easterby – Needed his seasonal debut and this ex Irish gelding will strip a lot fitter next time.
Panther Patrol trainer Eve Johnson Houghton – Interesting in as much he runs today against my selection Pabusar however eyecatchers do not become automatic bets next time out as it depends on conditions and the make up of the race. Panther Patrol is well handicapped and what ever happens today he can win races off his current mark having won an apprentice race at Newbury last week with ease. I’m just hoping today that having to concede weight to Pabusar might be too much of a task.
Back next Wednesday have a good week and be lucky.