Do you use an online horse tracker? If not, then I would recommend that you consider doing so. There are many horse tracking systems available, and most of them are free to use, although most will require registration with the website operating it. Some examples are Timeform Tracker, Attheraces’ ATR Tracker, Sportinglife’s My Stable and Racing Post online’s Horse Tracker. Doubtless, there are many others. Have a look around and register for the one that you feel serves your purposes best.
The horses you put into your tracker don’t just need to be ones that you noted yourself in a race. Many of my own entries are the result of reading in-running notes or post-race comments by experienced race-readers or respected racing journalists. No need to restrict your entries to what you observe with your own eyes; make use of other experts’ eyes and thinking too. Much of it is free if you look around.
Here below are some of the fairly recent entries into my own tracker, some of which are horses recently advised on The Champagne Kid Racing Service, and which I consider are worth keeping onside for future races.
Dommersen (T: John Gosden) – Ran in a class 2 handicap over 9f at Newmarket on the 5th May under Frankie Dettori. That race can be written off, as he was carried to the far side to race alone with the 100/1 front-running out-of-the-handicap outsider. Dommersen had a long break before resuming at Kempton in a Listed race at the end of March. He was quite well fancied for that Newmarket class 2 handicap where he lost all chance due to his isolation from the rest of the field and is worth keeping in mind for summer handicaps between 8 and 10 furlongs.
Dee Ex Bee (T: Mark Johnston) – Tipped by The Champagne Kid service a couple of days ago at the Chester May meeting, this Derby entry finished well to come second to the impressive William Haggas charge Young Rascal. I don’t think Dee Ex Bee will be winning the Derby (if he takes up his entry), but he could well be interesting in The Queen’s Vase at Royal Ascot over 1m 6f. His finishing efforts in that recent Chester 12.3f race, and earlier in a 10f Listed Race at Epsom on 25th April suggest he may yet be better over an even greater distance. Mark Johnston has a good record in The Queen’s Vase having recorded seven wins overall and three wins in the last ten renewals. Watch out for a possible entry in The Queen’s Vase at Royal Ascot this year for Dee Ex Bee.
Powerallied (T: Richard Fahey) – Another fast-finishing second at Chester tipped on The Champagne Kid service, Powerallied may never have looked like catching speedball A Momentofmadness over this 5.1f. However, had the race been over Chester’s 5.5f course, that extra 0.4f (88 yards) may have made all the difference. Powerallied has already won twice at Chester over that 5.5f, so put him in whichever tracker you use, and watch for an entry at that slightly greater distance of 5.5f at Chester this summer or autumn.
Gilgamesh (T: George Scott) – Finished 7th beaten by about 2 lengths to Rip Orff in the 7 furlong Victoria Cup Class 2 Handicap at Ascot on the 12th May. He ran extremely well against a draw/pace bias on this occasion. Of the 27 runners, 19 went in a group on the far-side and Gilgamesh contested his own ‘race’ against 7 others on the near-side. He finished extremely strongly to win the ‘race’ on his side, in the process beating the majority of those who had run on the favoured far-side. He is definitely one to watch out for in one of these big field straight course cavalry charges throughout the year, particularly at Ascot, and may well win one of them if he doesn’t land another disadvantageous draw.
Hopefully one (or more) of these four horses with potential will bring us some rewards later in the season. If circumstances and conditions are right, I am sure you will see some of them tipped on The Champagne Kid racing service at some time during the summer.
Keep on tracking!