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  1. On 5/15/2021 at 5:33 AM, Wanderlust said:

    I thought he ran a very good race. He is still a big baby both physically and mentally. He didnt know what to do when he was leading. Couple of cracks by Crowley, I think it learnt a lot. The first 2, I think time will tell, are a couple of decent animals. He ran all the way to the line and seems sure to be aimed at middle distance handicaps. I backed it, but only first 2. I consider it money lent rather than lost because I am confident this horse will win races.

    A massive horse with the best to come, and understand he will now be gelded 

  2. On 4/23/2021 at 7:34 PM, Striker said:

    Strange run showing early pace to lead and then eased by Boudot when headed, though the first two home were isolated on the opposite side of the track

    Update

    Western Soldier has now left the Graffard stable

  3. The second Major of the year starts on Thursday, who are we betting on?

    For me its: Viktor Hovland

    The 23 year old is one of the great talents in the game and looks ready to take it up a level

    Each Way [9 places] @ 25-1 William Hill

  4. 17 hours ago, Striker said:

    Igraine has her seasonal debut in the last race at Navan today

    Looks a good maiden but there are worse bets around than risking a little each way at general 50-1 or 11-1 with nine places at Bet 365

    Never got involved in a race that favored prominent runners, needs 12 furlongs

  5. On 5/2/2021 at 7:26 PM, Striker said:

    Ran well to get the place money in 2nd

    Saffron Beach should appreciate a step up in trip, which makes the 16-1 for the Oaks on June 4th a bit of value with Bet 365

  6. 11 hours ago, Striker said:

    Forever William will get a handicap mark after today's race [3.20 Thirsk]

    So just a small each way play at 12-1 Bet 365

    Though backed into single figures never got involved, though passed the winner on the run out after the line

  7. On 3/24/2021 at 8:02 PM, Striker said:

    Been watching closely the training career of Donnacha O'Brien who I think as his breeding suggests has a bright future ahead of him

    Like that unlike his brother Joseph he is not interested in the jumping game or middle of the road handicappers, its all about quality and its telling that he had no runners from November till last week as he nurtures his yet to race 3 year old's especially .

    Think we can expect some of them to turn out very nicely like the colt Shinsengumi, though I did think his Emporio looked a horse to follow this year after finishing all his three races in 2nd

    Worth remembering though that his big race wins last season came with fillies, so watch out for Absolutely who they could not believe got beat on her debut and Igraine who gave me the impression she would be stronger this year same as Oh So Fine who is owned by the "lads"

    Igraine has her seasonal debut in the last race at Navan today

    Looks a good maiden but there are worse bets around than risking a little each way at general 50-1 or 11-1 with nine places at Bet 365

  8. 56 minutes ago, Wanderlust said:

    She settled today. She looked a serious filly.

    Snow Lantern did today what Derab did when they met...pulled way too hard.

    Also think Snow needs to go up in trip

  9. On 4/29/2021 at 7:18 PM, Striker said:

    Very weak in the betting and well beaten off in 4th

    But was doing best work up the straight and will pay to follow, probably in handicaps

    Forever William will get a handicap mark after today's race [3.20 Thirsk]

    So just a small each way play at 12-1 Bet 365

  10. 23 minutes ago, Wanderlust said:

    Weak in the betting as well. As good a reappearance run as you could want.

    Not given a hard race at all and if the winner reopposes further down the line, I would be confident there would be a different outcome.

    Definitely

    Think she is a bit of value at 14's for the Gold cup

     

  11. On 5/13/2021 at 8:38 PM, Striker said:

    Has seasonal debut tomorrow at Leopardstown, opened up at 11-4 but it’s over a shorter trip and will be the stepping stone for Royal Ascot 

    Good run to finish 2nd, giving the impression she now for sure needs 2 miles plus

  12. On 5/13/2021 at 8:07 PM, Striker said:

    Navegaon Gate surprisingly comes back in trip tomorrow (3.55 Newbury) though the ground will be on the soft side

    Good news to see him at a nice each way price currently at 18-1

    Bad news to see only 7 runners and a market leader whose connections think could be a Group 1 horse

    Though well beaten in 3rd was not disgraced over a trip too short, did play him in the extra place market at double figures so was happy enough and liked the way he passed the first two in the pulling up area

  13. 22 hours ago, Striker said:

    Derab will be a warm favourite to win at Newmarket tomorrow (3.20)

    Already into even money 

     Impressive Win

    Looked a lot more mature today,and also further evidence that today's run of Snow was not her true form 

  14. On 11/19/2020 at 11:09 AM, Striker said:

    Search For A Song

    She has been a very good friend to this topic and indeed followed up her Irish St Leger victory again this autumn

    But it was her final run of the season on Champions Day at Ascot that really excited me when attempting 2 miles for the first time ran on well to finish 2nd after being in my opinion given too much to do

    However it tells me there is still a lot of stamina in the filly, and I am confident that next season she will be trained with the Cup races in mind and will be the horse to beat 

    Has seasonal debut tomorrow at Leopardstown, opened up at 11-4 but it’s over a shorter trip and will be the stepping stone for Royal Ascot 

  15. On 4/18/2021 at 8:58 PM, Striker said:

    I thought she looked a bit special Winning today on her seasonal debut at 3-1 against quality maidens:)

    Snow Lantern is up to listed class tomorrow at York, trading now at 6-4

  16. On 4/18/2021 at 10:17 PM, Striker said:

    A warm favourite to beat Snow Lantern today, but came 2nd which time might prove to be excellent form

    Though on today’s running this horse needs to go up in trip, and then should win some nice races 

    Derab will be a warm favourite to win at Newmarket tomorrow (3.20)

    Already into even money 

  17. On 4/19/2021 at 10:11 PM, Striker said:

    Went off at 7-1!

    But was always being run off his feet before staying on in the straight, and would certainly have placed if the jockey had been a bit more hard on the horse but he knew the front two were gone so let him come home on his own stride.

    However the colt looks a nice stayer in the making and this run was another positive lesson in his education 

    Navegaon Gate surprisingly comes back in trip tomorrow (3.55 Newbury) though the ground will be on the soft side

    Good news to see him at a nice each way price currently at 18-1

    Bad news to see only 7 runners and a market leader whose connections think could be a Group 1 horse

  18. On 5/11/2021 at 7:53 PM, Striker said:

    Debut tomorrow night at Dundalk (7.30)

    FIrst show is 7-2

    Hammered into hot favouritism, and not sure how he only finished 2nd!

    Clearly the best horse in the race but showed greenness when headed 3 furlongs out and looked like would drop to the back of the television, but restarted his powerful engine and ran on well when the winner had gone.

    Though for me the main reason he got beat was that this distance was obviously too short for him, and when upped in trip will more than likely win a nice race or two.

  19. On 5/11/2021 at 8:23 PM, Striker said:

    Flyin Solo goes up in trip tomorrow at York in the last race

    Will be a each way price with five places, 6-1 at the moment 

    Wins again with something in hand and improvement not stopped yet ;)Royal Ascot looks next on the cards for him

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