It was two nice priced winners from the four races analysed on Saturday.
Newcomer My Dad Syd justified my confidence first time out for trainer Richard Fahey. I took the first price of 10/3 and was glad I did. I know some members were also on at 3/1. Both value compared to the SP price of only 11/10.
But the price on Maljaa got bigger on the day. A fine result that one, with a win at SP odds of 5/1.
The two most expected to win by the betting market, Romsdal and Rhythmical, flopped. It was clear early on that Romsdal was struggling with the rain soaked ground and the jockey was right to ease him up, effectively pulling Romsdal up long before the winning post. If they can’t cope with the conditions, there really is no point flogging the horse just to finish fourth.
Rhythmical led the race at Newmarket close to home and looked set for victory before drifting left in the final furlong, so giving the winner She’s No Lady the chance to come out on top with the winning line in sight.
The Ebor meeting at York starts on Wednesday and begins with a cracker. The Juddmonte International sees Gleneagles take on the unbeaten Golden Horn. But is this a two horse race?
I’ll let members know my views and selections late afternoon on Tuesday.