** Nap's Competition Result : 1st Barnsley Chop, 2nd Daisychain, 3rd Bathtime For Rupert, 4th Marmalade, KO Cup Tipsterix, Most Winners Calva Decoy**
**June Poker League Result : 1st Autogree £75, 2nd Rivrd £45, 3rd Ian309 £30**
kroni reacted to calva decoy in Racing Chat - Sunday July 12th
Sha Tin ( last meeting of season )
730 - McMunigal 13/2 sky ew 4 places
800 - Rewarding Together 8/1 betfair ew
905 - The Rock 4/1 sky 2nd
1015 - Private Rocket 11/1 ew sky 1st , roll on Wednesday 👍
Just Happy Valley Wednesday & that's it for Hong Kong , Fast Most Furious has just Won Class 1 winning $2.8 Million 😲 they'll be running for £2 k at Lingfield this afternoon .
kroni reacted to MrJol in Racing Chat - Saturday July 4th
I was umming and ahing whether to pick Mohican Heights (16/1) but I sided with Max Vega (40/1) purely because it's been on my ATR Tracker since last year.
A P O' Brien has a knack of getting big price placers and the one I'd back is Serpentine (22/1)
These three in a combination forecast would be a fun bet
kroni reacted to justanotherpunter in Racing Chat - Sunday June 28th
Nice finish to the day for a decent days profit -
Hamilton 2.20 Vive La Difference 5/2----------lost
Hamilton 2.20 Chinese Spirit 20/1ew-------lost
Hamilton 2.55 Retirement Beckons 12/1ew-------lost
Hamilton 3.30 Howzer Black 3/1---------lost
Newmarket 1.35 Alfred Boucher 6/1ew-------lost
Newmarket 3.20 Lexington Dash 11/4---------1st 11/4
Windsor 1.55 Chairmanoftheboard 7/4----------lost
Windsor 1.55 Ice Age 11/2ew-------lost
Windsor 3.35 Dance Fever 4/1ew-------lost
Windsor 4.40 C’Est No Mour 15/2ew-------lost
Curragh 3.45 Strong Johnson 5/2----------1st 5/2 fav
Curragh 5.15 Aared 14/1ew-------lost
Curragh 5.15 Njord 11/1ew-------1st 10/1
Curragh 5.45 Dalton Highway 8/1ew-------1st 14/1
kroni reacted to Darran in Racing Chat - Saturday 27th May
Busy morning of Australian action with Caulfield and Rosehill my flat meetings of focus, but we also have 5 jumps races from Casterton so I have looked at them as well.
Caulfield R5 (5.10am)
I have put up Felicia before and hopefully she can gain a deserved win tomorrow. She has run well on all 4 starts so far this prep. The 3rd here two starts back over 1100m is strong form and then she was 2nd a couple of weeks ago over today's trip of 1200m at Moonee Valley. This looks a good race for her and Craig Williams gets on board for the first time as he bids to win the jockey's championship (ends at the end of next month).
Felicia @ 11/5 with Bet365
Caulfield R7 (6.30am)
I put up Alfa Oro when he won last time, a month ago, at Flemington. It was a really gutsy effort as well as he held off the challenge of the 2nd to make it 4 wins from 6 starts and the other two times he was 2nd. He is clearly very progressive and having won two handicaps at Pakenham at odds on it was good to see him progress to Metro level. He has a great draw in 5 and I think he can go in again.
Alfa Oro @ 6/4 with Bet365
Caulfield R8 (7.05am)
I am really keen on Harbour Views here. Again another horse I put up when he won last time and you may remember that I mentioned connections were hoping he would turn into a Cox Plate contender. He has won 6/9 starts and he had an excuse two starts back at Morphettville when he was found to have mucus in his lungs after the race. It was good to see him bounce in great style to win at Moonee Valley a couple of weeks ago and he proved he can stay 2000m. I don't really see any dangers although it will be interesting to see how South Pacific gets on in his first start in Australia. He was a Royal Ascot winner last year and was last seen in the Goodwood Cup. I'd imagine he will need this though and we know that Harbour Views is at peak fitness.
Harbour Views @ 23/20 with Bet365
Rosehill R3 (3.45am)
As I have mentioned we have jumps action at Casterton, but the best jumps horse in Australia is actually running on the flat in Sydney. Albaze's trainers have suggested he could go to the Melbourne Cup if he gets his rating up enough and I think he can win this to help that. He is a good horse on the flat as well and he landed the longest flat race in the country the Jericho Cup back in December and then followed that up with a win over 3000m at Moonee Valley in February. That proves he has the speed for this sort of trip as well as being able to stay the 5500m in the Grand Annual. This looks a pretty poor contest as well and the heavy conditions will also make it more of a stamina test anyway. I think he looks really hard to beat.
Ablaze @ 13/8 with Betfred
Rosehill R6 (5.30am)
Wu Gok was so tough when he won the Winter Cup last time. I thought he was beat, but he fought back really well to get up by a long head. I think he can win again though despite the fact other horses who have finished behind him the last twice are weighted to beat him. Just long last time he looks like he is going to get a soft lead and I think he will be hard to pass. He loves heavy ground which he gets again and I think he is overpriced. I also want to back Frankley Awesome who not surprisingly is a daughter of Frankel. She has been placed in a couple of G1's last year and has been getting fitter with each start this year. She ran really well here a couple of weeks ago when running on well from well back to finish 6th. Crucially she was on the wrong part of the track as the inside was like glue compared to the rest of the track and you can upgrade the performance. She also looks overpriced at double figures.
Wu Gok @ 11/2 with Bet365
Frankley Awesome @ 25/1 for the win and 11/2 for the place with Bet365
Rosehill R7 (6.10am)
I am going to give Trumbull another chance. He does seem to be a horse who always finds some sort of trouble and yet again last time he had no room until 150m where he finished 2nd. He just needs to be a bit quicker away from the stalls and to really help his cause. I do think though he will manage to get his head in front at some stage and this looks a good race for him to do so.
Trumbull @ 6/1 with Betfair
Rosehill R8 (6.50am)
Another horse who was on the wrong part of the track here a couple of weeks ago was Night Of Power and he still ran well to finish 6th over a trip short of his best anyway. Up to 1500m will help a horse who has won over a range of trips from 1500m to 2400m. He was made favourite last time which was his 1st race of the prep so he was clearly fancied and his 2nd up form is much better than his 1st up form having won twice and finished 2nd once in 3 2nd up starts.
Night Of Power @ 16/5 with Bet365
Casterton R1 (3.06am)
Little Phoenix is favourite for Div 1 of the maiden after a couple of decent trials, but I am going to go with the proven hurdle form of Stanley and Hierarchal. They finished 2nd and 3rd to Ventura Storm 11 days ago and that looks pretty good form in view. Both horses have good placed hurdles form now and I think the latter will improve for going on a quicker surface rather than the Heavy 10's he has been on the last twice. Holburt was a disappointing favourite 11 days ago, but should also improve for a better surface.
Stanley @ 4/1 with Betfair and Betfred
Hierarchal e/w @ 8/1 with Betfred N/R
Casterton R2 (3.41am)
I am taking the front two in the market here. Britannicus was disappointing last time, but clearly hated the Heavy 10 ground last time. His 2nd to Inayforhay is really good form and he won a BM64 on the flat in-between. This quicker ground should see him in a much better light. I am also going to back Steam Roller again. He fell 11 days ago when he was trying to get into contention, but they have changed the headgear on him and hopefully that will help wake his ideas up early on. The extra trip isn't going to do any harm either so he is worth having a saver on.
Britannicus @ 15/8 with Betfred
Steam Roller @ 100/30 with Betfred
Casterton R3 (4.16am)
I think Diamond Star Halo is the most likely winner, but he's priced up about right for me at 11/10. I think he has the best form in the race and I don't really like the 2nd favourite much. Coleridge finally broke his maiden tag last time, but he got an easy lead there and I am not sure it will be the case here. A couple of the bigger prices like Mystic Prince and The Hotz wouldn't be totally out of it either.
Casterton R4 (4.51am)
Steve Pateman trains half the field here and I think he can have the winner in Mapping. There was lots to like about his run 11 days ago at Ballarat when he was 4th in a maiden chase. Given it was a hot race and he was only 2nd up after a break, also ran in a flat race last month, it was a massive run because he also needs a few runs to get going. I must admit his 3rd up stats are only slightly better, but that run last time suggests he is further forward and he had very good form last year. Markwood is favourite and is always one to oppose for me as he is just one paced out in front. He was behind Mapping last as well and I don't think the form will be reversed. Referee was 3rd in that race, but I think Mapping can improve past him. I am also going to save on Pentelligentsia another Pateman runner. He ran well before being bought down at the last at Sale by Markwood. That was his first run since June 2018 so he should strip fitter here.
Mapping @ 9/2 with Bet365
Pentelligentsia @ 13/2 with Betfred
Casterton R5 (5.26am)
I really like Shamal here despite having top weight. I thought he ran really well when 1st up in the Australian Steeple a month ago. He finished 2nd that day and he should improve for the run. He had some good form in New Zealand and he deserves to be top of the weights. Elvision is at the other end of the handicap and although he won easily on his 1st chase start last time he did only have Markwood to beat and I am going with the proven class here.
Shamal @ 4/1 with everyone
kroni reacted to BillyHills in Racing Chat - Friday June 26th
Grade 3 contest over jumps on Friday
10/14 Placed first 4 last time out
10/14 Started 4/1 or under
11/14 Aged 7 or older
10/14 rated 135 or higher
11/14 ran within 90 days
13/14 Won at the trip
11/14 won first time out this season
1pt Win Aramon 4/1 bet365
kroni reacted to Trotter in Racing Chat - Thursday June 25th
A good day with Her Majesty's 'Youthful' backed right down to 9/2 (with a few NRs to help). Thank you Ma'am !
4 winners in all and stakes back on 2 non runners
Today - stakes 12.00, return 26.75, P/L + 14.75
Running Total - Stakes 108.00, P/L + 7.63
Back in profit !
kroni reacted to justanotherpunter in Racing Chat - Saturday June 19th (Ascot Day 5)
Another profitable day with 5 winners and 7 places - system shows profit over last 3 days of around £27.88.
Stakes calculated to £1 win and 50p ew stakes
Ascot 12.40 Louie De Palma 18/1ew---------4th 25/1
Ascot 12.40 Swindler 9/2ew---------n/r
Ascot 12.40 Golden Apollo 33/1ew---------lost
Ascot 4.10 Lethal Lunch 22/1ew---------lost
Ascot 4.10 Tinto 12/1ew---------lost
Newmarket 2.45 Ventura Ocean 5/1ew---------2nd 11/2
Newmarket 4.25 Holy Kingdom 9/4-----------1st 7/4 fav
Naas 3.10 Mokhalad 12/1ew---------1st 13/2
Naas 3.10 Blairmayne 7/1ew---------3rd 12/1
Naas 3.45 Tennesse Waltz 20/1ew---------lost
Naas 4.45 Miracles In May 11/2ew---------lost
Naas 4.45 Twenty Minutes 12/1ew---------lost
Ripon 5.35 Montalvan 6/1ew---------3rd 9/2
Ripon 6.40 Bossipop 5/1ew---------1st 9/2
Ripon 6.40 Canford Bay 12/1ew---------lost
Ripon 8.10 Benadalid 15/2ew---------1st 9/1
Ripon 8.10 Mutamaded 13/2ew---------lost
Kempton 5.20 Deeds Not Words 13/2ew---------lost
Kempton 5.20 Maid Millie 11/2ew---------2nd 10/3
Kempton 5.55 Comeonfeeltheforce 5/1ew---------lost
Kempton 6.55 Magicinthemaking 9/1ew---------lost
Kempton 7.25 Moment Of Hope 9/1ew---------3rd 16/1
Kempton 7.25 Ilhabela Fact 10/1ew---------lost
Kempton 7.55 Agent Of Fortune 20/1ew---------lost
Kempton 7.55 Swiss Cheer 5/1ew---------2nd 4/1
Kempton 8.25 Cashel 7/1ew---------lost
Kempton 8.25 Mabo 10/3-----------1st 10/3 fav
kroni reacted to Fader in Royal Ascot Competition - FINAL Leaderboard
Well done, Ally. I must admit I had a quid each-way on that horse. Purely because it had one of my favourite flat jockeys, Kirby on board. It's been a really good Ascot. Fully enjoyed it and the competition. many thanks to BH. Lucky for me to sneak in 3rd with Palace Pier. Dettori had quite the day. well done all
kroni reacted to BillyHills in Royal Ascot Competition - FINAL Leaderboard
Amazing last day with Alley Cat Glover having 3 winners including a 150/1 shocker
Bathtime For Rupert is so unlucky finishing second with over 80pts and Fader snuck on to the podium with a 4/1 winner on the last day.
11 players ended with over 50pts, a record for the competition.
Many thanks for your continued support, 104 entries was tremendous
Roll on Glorious Goodwood next month
£60 : Alley Cat Glover + PL Merchandise
£25 : Bathtime For Rupert + PL Merchandise
£15 : Fader + PL Merchandise
Winners send me your PayPal details, prize being claimed and your home address to;
kroni reacted to Alley Cat Glover in Royal Ascot Competition - FINAL Leaderboard
Firstly thank you to Billyhills for all the hard work running the competition. You are to blame for me even bothering to enter this competition. I was a bit of a gambler before joining this site. I like to think I have learnt from reading a lot of the various posts. I don’t do methods or ratings, I would not have the time or patience. There are so many really good people on here, read and analyse and anything is possible. I have really enjoyed this week before today!
1st winner was down to Cable Guy ( Owners Group horse I have a hair on - Billy your fault again) just joined Charlie Fellows this week, dropping in trip, had to have him. Now how did I pick a 150-1 winner! I just watched his first race back last night and thought he was a bit unlucky, got knocked about a bit by other horses, got tired possibly and given a good ride by the jockey, who was back on today. He was not meant to be 150-1, I think he was about 50-1 last night.
Apologies Rupert, I enjoy reading your posts and I have pinched a couple of winners off you this week along side those selected by Richard-Westwood who never fails to find value.
I suppose I will have to get ready for Goodwood now! I might even have to post myself now but be warned I’m no expert.
Once more thanks to everyone who took part and who contributes to this site.