The weather is becoming very changeable now after weeks of sunshine we now have rain and temperatures are set to drop. It has already started to effect racing with many non runners. Mainly being pulled out because of the changing ground. This can work to your advantage though. By making notes of horses withdrawn due to ground conditions you can start to build a portfolio of what ground these horses need this adding another element to your betting.
Ok on to today’s racing Hamilton 1-20 Maiden (Class 4) 6f – I would rather be with SMILE A MILE at 5/2 here rather than taking 13/8 about the favourite. I think the nature of this track with suit the horse well and he has a little more experience on his side which could just be the difference. His last run was decent on the clock and a vast improvement from the run before. If he improves again then he will be hard to beat. On paper he only has the favourite to worry about so he’s slightly overpriced at 5/2.
Hamilton 3-50 Handicap (Class 6) 12f – LUCKY ELLEN is returning from a break and the word is that the horse is going really well at home. They think she can win this race and connections have their money down today! 9/2 currently available but that won’t last long!