What type of horse do you like Vernon?
A question I am often asked.
The answer is: a consistent one. A horse that is placed in the first three much more often than it is not. It should win plenty, obviously. But it should also not lose you money should you be able to back it an each way price. And if it consistently performs well at one particular racecourse, so much the better.
Step up Bondi Beach Boy.
He had a 100% record at Beverley prior to racing there on Wednesday. Now it is four from four. If you didn’t see the race live, try to watch it back.
From stall 6, Bondi Beach Boy was edged towards the rail to help him and, in a thrilling finish, the 11/2 shot (when selected for you the night before) showed guts and determination to preserve his perfect record at Beverley.
The second horse, Ypres, was drawn in stall 1.
Caranbola, meanwhile, could not handle the draw in stall 10 and was racing too wide, too early and for too long.
Some websites claim a high draw over five furlongs at Beverley is now more beneficial than it once was before placement of the stalls was changed a few years ago.
Based on what I saw in this one race, grabbing the rail is still all important.
Bondi Beach Boy is the type of horse I like. Honest, determined, reliable, consistent and a winner at a value price. Perfect!
Also on Wednesday Truth and Dare won. The early price of 6/4 again being a value one. The past the post SP price was a mere 4/5.
I write this before the two evening selections have raced on Wednesday.
So let’s see what is racing on Thursday when, so says the weatherman, the north of England will be wet while the south is largely dry but “dank.”