All 15 races at Uttoxeter and Fakenham scanned and an opinion on each.

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Some lovely winners highlighted for you yesterday, FLEGMATIK 11/2, MACKENBURG 9/2 amongst them and watching the markets like a hawk, then delving a little deeper into the form etc is creating profitable opportunities for us and I’d be expecting more of the same today, even if Fakenham offers up some very small fields.

Let’s start with Uttoxeter.

12-20 – It doesn’t seem to matter how short they go, punters are lining up to play THIRD TIME LUCKI. I advised Post Racing subscribed members earlier this morning that this one had opened 4/9 and was quickly backed in to 4/11….and the best price now is 2/7.

It’s 10/1 bar….and I’d be hard pushed to nominate a place play as nothing else is looking worth a shekel.

12-50 – WILD ABOUT OSCAR is another short priced Skelton runner, punted 5/4 > 4/5 and again, absolutely nothing is attracting a penny piece of punters money. It looks like Harry “Bag of Spanners” Skelton will ride as quick double.

1-20 – Post Racing subscribed members were advised earlier that NAIZAGAI was 2/1 > 11/8 and he now trades favourite. Not because of further money for him, more a drift of the early favourite MAGNA MORALIA 5/4 > 13/8.

The Skelton runner here is CABOT CLIFFS, running for the very first time and already having had a wind-op. He also sports a hood for this debut run and the market says “NO!”….11/4 > 9/2.

Not a race I’d be in a rush to place a punt on.

1-50 – I had a pair of OMM’s here

  • EDEN DU HOUX – 7/1 > 5/1
  • MORNING VICAR – 7/1 > 9/2

It seems punters now prefer EDEN DU HOUX 7/1 > 5/1 > 9/2 with MORNING VICAR NOW UP @ 11/2.

A couple being backed at bigger prices (place money only), are CHECKITOUT 16/1 > 12/1 and DEMACHINE – 25/1 > 16/1

The thought of parting cash with a brass farthing on an 18 runner Novice Chase has that warning sign flashing in my brain….big neon jobby it is….”DON’T DO IT!!”

2-23 – The first of my two rated races here.

The market has taken a firm shape this morning and indicates one of ESPION, POETIC RHYTHM or CAPTAIN DRAKE wins this.

They have shortened whilst everything else is taking a proper hike….for instance, ILLEGAL MODEL 7/1 > 10/1, SUPREMELY LUCKY (my top rated), 15/2 > 10/1.

I’d be tempted to work a 20/80 CAPTAIN DRAKE. He is my second highest rated, 8/1 > 13/2 and of those three “movers”, he’d be strongest.

2-53 – What a brilliant race this is. I love these big field handicaps, I love working on them and even better is watching them….amazing stuff.

The market has EASY BUCKS clear favourite, and I had advised Post Racing subscribed members he was 5/2 > 15/8. That was far to short for such a race and he’s now eased….9/4.

In the last couple of weeks we have seen Chris Gordon land a couple of touches and here his REALLYRADICAL is a proper mover….20/1 > 12/1.

This though is a race that has five wearing first time head gear, two running first time after a wind-op and GARS BAR DINE having his second run following that operation.

It has more if, buts, whats and maybes hanging over it than will be the case this time next month and my only advice could be….watch only.

3-23 – Chris Gordon is at it again here, MOUNT WINDSOR 10/1 > 6/1 but we’ve a strong favourite in RADJASH, 11/4 > 9/4, and I’m seeing two huge priced ones being supported e.w….FREE SKI 33/1 > 16/1, THE GARRISON 33/1 > 16/1

Stats would suggest just one can win this and that’s RADJASH. He is the only previous winner in here on the ground as currently described. He is also 1-1 track. He is also the only previous winner at this trip, the rest 0- 43 between them.

But he is just 1-21 and if you were wondering whay I do not produce figures for Class 5 races right now, here you have it!

3-53 – They call it a day with a Mares Bumper and two are being supported here:

  • BILLAMS LEGACY – 6/1 > 4/1
  • FAY CE QUE VOUDRAS – 33/1 > 14/1

Bumpers are a law unto themselves and best watched.

FAKENHAM

1-00 – A Conditional Jockeys Selling Handicap. The only OMM I had to advise my subscribed members of at this entire meeting was SKEAPING, 5/1 > 3/1….now 11/4 and he is a previous CD winner….he won the inaugural running of this race last year.

Apart from that, it’s a complete dog of a race.

1-35 – Three runners and I’d not be a bit interested in it.

2-10 – Five runners and you may well eventually be asked to punt a Nicholls runner odds on….in a Maiden Hurdle. You wouldn’t though, would you?

2-40 – Four runners….I’m just sitting here shaking my head. All I can say is I’m glad I’ll be otherwise engaged doing the Podcast when these Mickey Mouse races are taking place.

3-10 – A 14 runner handicap hurdle….a proper race!

I have Rated this one and like I keep saying, if this were mid-November I’d be much happier but the market is saying I can forget it.

Right now only one horse is being supported, XCITATIONS 8/1 > 6/1….not a penny for anything else and this horse rates just 11th best on my numbers purely and simply because he is totally unexposed, just four runs over hurdles previously.

A race I’ll enjoy watching but, that’s all.

3-40 – My idea of the best race of the day. Great to see my top rated being supported, HEPIJEU 10/1 > 7/1 but the bottom weighted horse (5th best on my figures), SIR JACK YEATS is 8/1 > 5/1…a previous course and distance winner who has only had two runs in the last 500+ days and is obviously hard to train.

I’m just hoping to see my figures perform and HEPIJEU go close.

4-10 – A Novice Hurdle to conclude the day here with many lightly raced sorts and a few making debut. The market strongly suggests one of MEDALLA DE ORO or CORMIER wins this, although whilst it is 9/1 bar that pair, they are not particularly strong?

MAWLOOD, running second time following a wind-op is being supported to e.w. bets….33/1 > 16/1….but this would never be a race I’d be rushing to play.

Best of luck!

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