Today I want to share with you exclusive news of just about the biggest gamble landed this flat season. It concerns a 4 year old grey gelding called Unsinkable.
Now Unsinkable was a very useful juvenile when trained by Richard Fahey but after a successful start to his career he lost his way and was sold to Jonjo O’Neils yard where A.P. rode him over hurdles without success before moving on to Ian Semples stable where he was beaten a total of over 87 lengths in his last five races.
During his time at Semples a plot was hatched to have a coup off with the old grey and he was finally sent to Ger Lyons in Ireland.
New connections entered him for a low grade apprentices race at Leopardstown last Saturday after some very encouraging work on Gers gallops a few weeks ago.
The race had over twenty runners and Unsinkable opened up at 25/1 on Saturday morning before being backed throughout Ireland and the UK with teams putting money on discreetly and under the radar of most bookies.
On track he opened up at 8/1 and with money still pouring on he went off the 11/2 jolly. The horse lived up to his name coming with a storming run down the wide outside to win easily and in the process landing the biggest coup since Barney Curley smashed up the old enemy.
I have to inform you I was privvy to this info but sworn to secrecy so could not give it out to any clients however if you refer back to my Eyecatcher column of August 27th I gave you the biggest clue possible.
It read Unsinkable is an Eyecatcher no other tipster would give you as the horse was a decent animal with Fahey and current trainer Semple was running it over the wrong trips. The ability is still there and the gelding can win at a massive price before the season ends.
If you put it into your tracker and acted in a professional manner you were surely on a juicy old winner.
Mind you even if you missed the Eyecatcher my private clients were on a cracking 65/1 winning double on Saturday.
Moving on to Howies Hottie for today I’m going to take a stab at Worcesters 1:20 opener a handicap chase just short of 3 miles. The tip is Dunlough Bay who is now with the Skelton team.
The horse has recently been transferred to them from Paul Webber where he was well regarded but kept getting little niggles.
He creeps in here on a favourable mark and if the Skelton brothers have worked their magic and got him fit on his seasonal debut he can go close.
Pivotman trainer M.Easterby – A bit like Unsinkable he has been beaten miles in his last few races but I have seen glimmers of the old ability and if he is turned out before the end of the season on soft ground take notice.
Robin Hood trainer P.Mitchell – Another horse who is hard to win with but is knocking on the door.
Temple Road trainer M.Bradley – Polytrack specialist who is just hitting top form.
Padge trainer E.Williams – Ran a very promissing 2nd yesterday after pulling too hard in the early stages and did well to make the frame. This was a very good race for Fas Lass and the first three should go into the note book.
Back next Wednesday have a good week and be lucky.