Racing Selections Wednesday May 21st

Racing Selections Wednesday May 21st

Take out your notebooks.

Pick up a pen.

Write down these names under your ‘ones to watch for next time out’ section.

I refer to the two newcomers I selected today. I was keen on both before their respective races, and I’m even keener now. Despite the fact that the win selection was just beaten into second (after starting slowly) and the each way selection was third (after getting stuck in traffic when looking to make a move).

Godolphin’s Fullah looked good. Being the first time in a race that one hesitated a little out of the stalls and that may have costed the filly victory on debut. Silvestre De Sousa encouraged her into the race and she very nearly won. Another furlong and she would have done so. She looks good, is well bred and now has racing experience behind her. If you spot her next race before me, let me know.

Later, at Warwick, the Mick Channon trained newcomer Dancing Moon was subject of a gamble throughout the day. The price of 8/1 available this morning came into as short as 5/2 at one point.

There had been a fatality in the previous race when Artful Lady slipped on a very wet ground. More rain fell thereafter. It’s possible the jockey on Dancing Moon, Willie Twiston-Davies, was told by Channon to take things gently. At one point Dancing Moon look poised to challenge for the lead, but met trouble in running and finished a strong looking third. So I got my stake back on the 8/1 each way plus a little bit of profit.

More importantly, Dancing Moon is another to watch out for next time on a racecourse.

Wannabe Yours won for us and, if you took the first price of 9/4, that turned out to be value.

The heavy rainfall did make a fool of punters up and down the country and the ground conditions changed notably at certain courses, especially Warwick.

There is very little racing on Wednesday that attracts me at a potential value price. Just a couple at Kempton Park in the evening.

Here they are. 

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Wednesday

Kempton Park

7.20

This looks a decent race and my narrow vote goes to Jazz Master.

The colt has won over course and distance more than once. The last outing saw him come second in a race of this class. The winner that day, Arab Spring, went on to win a much better, higher class of race since.

Back in fifth when Arab Spring came second at Doncaster was the re-opposing Magic Hurricane. That one is a couple of pounds better off today but has not raced over this far previously, unlike the selection.

The danger to all is the one making a handicap debut for trainer Sir Michael Stoute. That is Economy. An easy winner of a class 5 maiden, this is quite a step up in class but he could be good enough. The initial handicap mark looks a stiff one though.

Win Jazz Master 4/1

7.50

Lawmans Thunder is up a little in class, and big style in the handicap, but could still secure the hat trick of victories here. The last win was by a margin of over 4 lengths.

Silver Dixie and Self Employed are among the threats.

Win Lawmans Thunder 7/4

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That’s all for Wednesday.

Back with you in 24 hours.

Vernon

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