Talking Horses Thursday September 30th 2021

Apologies for the skeleton service on yesterday’s blog. Posters did admirably well in filling it with content; thank you.

Catching up on Hitlist stars … Tuesday saw David back on the list with Sergeant his nap at 9/4. Alan’s EW selection Redarna, advised at 8/1, won at 9/2. Costly Diamond won at 15/8 landing the nap for Jakebuckfast, and, finally, Rakib scored with his nap Pirate Jenny at 11/10 advised (SP 5/6)

Brilliant work everyone; thanks.

On to yesterday, where Alan’s EW Natchez was 2nd at 40/1, following his Tuesday winner. Stonor napped Richie Valentine, a winner at 11/2. Mickle napped Nuance an 11/10 winner and Rakib, right back in form, landed his nap Fruit N Nut, advised at 7/4 (SP 11/8) and his NB Ginato advised at 7/4 (SP 13/8). A blizzard of winners in 48 hours. Fantastic work!

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

The blog’s nap today is Majestic Dawn in the 4.42 Salisbury at 11/2

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  1. Good morning to all,

    A filthy down outside, so these for a bit of entertainment across the day:

    Lucky 15’s:
    1)Salisbury 1.50 Borntobealeader, 4.42 Rebel Territory, 5.12 Frontispiece, Chelmsford 5.30 Pocket The Profit
    2)Lingfield 2.10 Full Moon Rising, 3.55 Far From A Ruby, 5.35 Lady Florence, Chelmsford 8.00 Berrtie

    Good luck to everyone with your bets


  2. At Bellewstown: 1.25 Ector de Maris 6/1 and 2.30 old friend Nana Patsy 3/1 (different claimer on board though). EW double. Otherwise, a Shadwell Estate Co. Ltd (RIP Sheikh Hamdan..) treble at Salisbury (incl. the tipped-above Ribhi) looks a decent possibility.


  3. Arc draw out – Raabihah in 15
    Chrono G in 14 , Adayar drawn 11

    Saving grace may be that the ground is going to be testing.
    3 if the last 8 winners on a Soft/Heavy ground Arc came from double figure stalls.
    On good ground it’s more bias toward the Lower/mid draws.
    Testing ground evens the field/ or it’s just some horses really don’t handle it which negates the potential draw/pace bias


    1. Definitely set up for Hurricane Lane to get out prominent and hold off the cavalry I’d have thought…I see it’s shortening already in the market.


    1. He’s proven on soft and has won on heavy (at 2). Derby win on easy ground also gives hope he can reproduce his best form on softer ground. From a racing style aspect, I’d have thought his stablemate the one to bank on for a slog. And Love looks a big price at 33s. Connections seem to fear soft ground, but I think she’d benefit greatly for the test it would offer.


      1. Thanks Joe – hadn’t spotted the 2 year old form. Would be great to see Love bounce back. Backed Adayar after the King George so just glad he seems likely to turn up…. A good sporting weekend in store with the Super League ‘semis’, The Arc and Liverpool vs Man City on Sunday!


  4. Great News DN. As always (and to Dilton as well) so many thanks for all your efforts in getting us to where we are now. Next Wednesday, for probably the first time in my life, I’ll be rooting for an Aussie


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