This weeks newsletter is short and sweet as I’ m writing it on Tuesday before going off to watch England hopefully beat Poland and next stop Rio.
So lets hope I have found you a few pearls of wisdom and a winner or two in the next few paragraphs.
At this time of year winner finding is tough for all professionals as there are so many races for unraced 2 year olds taking each other on in big field maidens. However I do like to use these to unearth potential horses for next years Classics and I think I have found a gem for us to follow.
Now the most successful pro gambler in the World is without doubt Tony Bloom who also owns Brighton and Hove Albion F.C. Beside his love of football Tony is passionate about horse racing and he recently purchased a 2 year old called Seagull Star who won on his race course debut at Newmarket.
The colt is trained by William Haggas who is the son in law of 9 times winning Derby jockey Lester Piggott and nobody knows more about winning Derbys than our Lester. The colts sire is Derby winner See The Stars and the female line is also packed full of stamina so he should have no trouble staying the 12 furlong trip.
Another interesting point is that Haggas trained juveniles rarely win first time up and the colt went off at 22/1 and still bolted in making us all think this horse is a star in the making.
Seagull Star is available at 50/1 with Stan James for next years Epsom showpiece and I would not put any one off having a little nibble at those odds as this is the stuff dreams are made of.
On to Wednesday’s racing and Howies Hottie goes in the 5.50 Nottingham a cavalry charge over 5 furlongs. My selection is New Decade from the Milton Bradley yard. The gelding is well in at the weights and will relish the soft ground.
Johann Strauss trainer A.O’Brien – The colt ran in the same race as Seagull Star and was last most of the way. Joseph O’Brien seemed in no hurry to pick up the leaders and left him with too much to do. The horse finished strongly under hands and heels riding but could never get to the winner. Now the Seagull has been put away to next season but the Irish colt could soon be out again.
Jack Revenge trainer G.Baker – Finished 2nd at York when getting traffic problems. The horse is in top form and will be looking for compensation in quality handicaps.
Monsieur Chevalier trainer P.J.OGorman – Ran in the same race as Jacks Revenge and also encountered trouble and is another to be watched closely.
Van Percy trainer A.Balding – Noted running on strongly from a bad position at York in a big field. This one to keep a close eye out for before the season finishes.
Satapadi trainer BEllison – Finished just in front of Van Persie and is a well handicapped performer who can be placed by shrewd connections.
Back next Wednesday have a good week and be lucky.