Talking Horses Friday September 10th 2021

Miss Terri’s EW tip Queen Of Burgundy was 3rd at 12/1 – well done.

Rob J’s EW selection Jazz Club was placed at 5/1. No loss there, Rob.

Mickle’s nap Harrovian won at 7/2. Nice work, sir.

ANCIENT ROME landed the nap in Paris for Dirty Northerner. You’re never away for too long, DN. Well done.

Finally, Hitlist regular Rakib got a profit once again when his NB Top Class Angel came 2nd (so money back), but the forecast for the race was £4.44 so the reverse forecast advised would have yielded double your money plus a bit extra. Great work once more, Rakib.

If I’ve missed anyone, please give me a shout via the September Winners thread.

I forgot to nap anything yesterday, fortunately. Today I go for Ribhi, who really came into his own in the last furlong on his debut, powering clear to win at 20/1, leaving the message that he cannot have shown much at home. This extra furlong should suit him well in the 1.40 and he’s the nap at 9/2.

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  1. Sandown 3.00. Al Rufaa 6/1.
    Doncaster 3.45. Summer Sands ew. 50/1. Unproductive for young Joseph. Back home now. They’ve had a bit of rain up there + he could out run his odds. Had some good class 2yo form, with some give, in the ground.


  2. The nap is HOO YA MAL 3/1 Donny 13.40, with ARMOR (NB) 6/4 14.10 Donny, with MANOBO Evs Saint-Cloud 15.40. Win bets & multiples, then in an Acca with NATASHA Sandown 14.00.
    Saver bet is on the German monster LAJOSCHA 14/1 Saint Cloud.


  3. Have decided to oppose Armor with Attagirl (nap – 2.10 Donnie) with an EW double with Carolus Magnus in the 2.30 Sandown.


  4. Good morning all, nice to see a bit of rain and some competitive cards. All each-way today:

    Doncaster 1.10 Galiac, 3.45 Mitrosonfire
    Salisbury 4.13 Snapcrackleandpop
    Sandown 1.00 Seven Springs, 2.00 Making Music, 4.05 Enthused

    Good luck to everyone with their bets.


  5. Posted this an hour ago in the other place (I always forget to scroll down to find the current thread here and just assume it has not come up yet)
    For what it is worth these would be my bets in the TV races from Donc.
    1.40 Leopold Bloom 66/1 – could be anything, I’ll risk a small EW
    2.10 Attagirl 8/1 – likes to be at the front E/W . Thunder Love 50/1 if turning the AW form into turf form should be in the mix. Small E/W
    2.40 Stradivarius 2/5 NAP – Lump on for free money. May also have a forecast with Nayef Road.
    3.15 Speedo Boy 11/1 NB – Followed him for years, hard to believe he s only 7. Decent E/W.
    3.45 Mitrosonfire 15/2 – This looks a wide open race. Tiny E/W for interest’s sake.
    Best of luck with all your bets.


  6. After a NR yesterday I’m hoping GLOBAL ACCLAIM will make up for it in the 15:35 at Sandown Park. My day has started well with a stock I bought last Friday up 60% in pre-market trading.

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  7. There once was a young colt called Poet
    A racehorse though he didn’t know it
    When his jock waved his stick
    He couldn’t run quick
    That handsome bay horse from Newmarket.

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  8. There once was a young colt called Poet,
    His wild oats he wanted to sow it,
    He raced at Sandown
    Where he ran like a clown
    Limerick is next, don’t you know it.

    (With apologies to all poets of any verse)

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