As the last few updates, this one again is going to be very quick. Hopefully towards the middle/end of the week I’ll have more time to blog in more depth and go through the recent system results which have picked up thanks to Steps winning at 12/1 last week and a couple this week including Kens Girl yesterday at 7/1. I will also update the personal bets as these have been slightly dissapointing so far in June.
Wanted to quickly elaborate on a bet for the Kings Stand on Bridgetown the American raider, I actually mentioned this on Facebook and Twitter yesterday with the price available at 20/1 that seems to have all gone and now is only available at 16/1 across the board. For purposes of record keeping therefore if he wins I’ll list it as 16/1 despite having got 20s myself and there being plenty of time if anyone followed on either social network. My initial opinion with a lot of the sprints as you may have realised from a number of personal bets so far this season is that the British sprinters aren’t really all that great and tend to beat each other quite often, share it around as such. The best in my eyes over 5f currently is Sole Power who has proved it at York last year and Haydock recently. It wouldn’t surprise me if he went well again here and racked up another win but they are all capable of beating each other. As such wanted to have a look at one or two of the foreign raiders, after all it’s a fair way to come just to turn up and run and the Todd Pletcher trained Bridgetown appealed at 20s. He ran in the Breeders Cup Turf Sprint last year finishing fourth to Chamberlain Bridge has since turned that form around this year and although I don’t know a great deal about I do feel 20s underestimated him as he could potentially be a fair bit better than the average UK speedster. I still think 16s is a decent each way price. The Australian runner Star Witness has been taking on Black Caviar and got within a nose of that one last year which really is the best form by a country mile. Worth noting on the trends also that Australian runners have won 4 of the last 8 renewals and those priced under 7/1 have a decent record also – mind it’s possible Bridgetown gets sent off less than 7s – currently 10s in some places. Lady Of The Desert has a good record at Ascot and is a really likeable sprinter but for my money she performs better later in the year and the 5f may just prove slightly too sharp. The rest as I say tend to beat each other in turn. Hence the 20s about Bridgetown appealed.
There are no system bets today.
Good luck, LP.