Talking Horses Saturday 25th September 2021

Unless someone has yet to post on the Winners Thread it looks like the Hitlist is redundant for the first time since the blog started 😦

My Saturday nap is one that looks really good value – Baltic Baron in the Cambridgeshire (3.40). It’s a long time since he’s won, but he’s not been in bad form this season and has run some decent times. He’ll get the strong pace he needs and this trip could be spot on for him. I’ve backed him EW to 6 places with Bet365 at 190/1 – 200/1 is available to 5 places.

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  1. Morning all,

    Just a non-runner to shout home on Friday, so hoping for an improvement today!

    Lucky 15 – Chester 2.00 Bolton Abbey, 3.10 Novello, Ripon 2.20 Siraju, Chelmsford 6.30 Golden Mac
    Lucky 15 – Chester 2.35 Mossbawn, 3.45 Baryshnikov, Ripon 3.30 Atiyah, Chelmsford 7.30 Open Wide

    And as the jumps season is starting to creep upon us, a couple at Market Rasen:
    3.20 Dorado Dollar (Each-Way) and 5.00 Near Kettering (Win)

    Good luck to everyone with your bets

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I see that Ian Williams has 10 runners today…conundrum…will take a chance on Oneforthegutter 13:50 Newmarket EW 12/1…hoping it does a bit better than yesterday’s tip which finished 11th out of 12 runners


  2. Breath Caught in the Cambridgeshire for me. I dont like the draw, but course winner, has won off an identical break before and surely laid out for the race. 40-1 each way will do.


  3. Joe might want to bump up this entry btw .. it’s halfway down the page again. A bit confused by the plunge this morning on Anmaat (still my nb) – very positive trainer comments on Wednesday should have led to a shortening then but even 10s was available even yesterday with my bookie. At 9/2 now the thinking must be ‘group horse in a handicap’ – hope so for anyone latching on now because it’s probably not ‘value’ as an ew saver now – you’d have 5o think Frankie’s mount Magical Morning at 7s fits that bill more. Anyway, best of luck whatever you choose, everyone! Other horses I’ll be watching closely -Chiricahua (ex Ger Lyons) -a old fave of mine, and Slowhand’s- on his hurdling debut on yet another day at Listowel (1.10). Day 5 i make that …crikey and I thought the Leger meeting went on a bit…and Suain Na Draoicht in the concluding bumper so I can find out how to pronounce it. 10/11 and 3/1 respectively so probably a cheeky double. Looking forward most to Sacred Bridge at HQ tho…I think 6f is more her trip than her main rivals. Flotus might be the bigger threat.


  4. i think Joe through a spanner in the works for tipsters with his picture competion so we shouldnt count yesterday as a fallow day. i think someone mentioned USA to win ryder cup ( What a spectacular course!!) so that counts. Tip to follow after these excuses :-).


    1. More spectacular than the current odds, D, ..1/10 for the US to win which makes the 8/13 you could get throughout the summer seem amazing value! They always had the better players but even the egos are being left at the door so they’re unbeatable. I think the only Ryder Cup bet is how big the margin is going to be – 14s and 25s for them to win 19-9 or 20-8 respectively- worth a tenner each.


  5. i’m day drinking today so will bet a few horses with friends, we take shots each at picking. Could literally be on anything!

    for me its an animal theme with Go bears Go in the 3.00 , and Fantastic Fox in the3.40 as the nap and EW NB respectively at HQ.

    Good luck all.


  6. Never having been to Newmarket it was not until the 13:50 that I realised the possible effect of the hill at the finish . One for the notebook


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