The highlight of the week is Champions Day at Ascot but it has had nearly 30mm of rain in the last 24 hours the going heavy, soft in places, will be a farce with horses staggering over the line exhausted and won’t be much of a spectacle, no champions will be crowned! I like the idea of the day and to define Champions in each division but it must be moved to an earlier date possibly two weeks before the Arc meeting.
From now on I’ll mostly be specialising on the all-weather tracks, but with less than 3 weeks to go I’ve started work on the Breeders Cup cards. I’m reviewing the recent results at Santa Anita and what accessing style of running suits, i.e. Wire to wire, Stalker or Closer. I’m looking for changes in previous biases to give us an angle as a new surface was put down there in July called El Segundo Sand, beach sand! Each year I’ve shown amazing profits at the meeting, mainly betting on the US Tote pools exotics bets such as the Pick 4 & Pick 5, I’ll give a fuller preview over the next two weeks. The Pre-entries will close on October 22nd and final entries will be taken and post positions drawn on Monday October 27th.
This week’s new additions to the hotlist: NORWAY CROSS, CONVEY, YARROW, BORAK & ENCORE D’OR.
Tuesday Free tip LADY YEATS 4:00 Newcastle each way bet 10/1 with Bet365 & Ladbrokes.
Back next Tuesday.
The Shrewd Tipster