Daily Review

Review of Newton Abbott Saturday 1st September 18 and Worcester 2nd September 18

03-September-2018 8:02
in General
by Admin

Saturday 3.10 Newton Abbot 2m 5f C2 Hcp Hdle

Serosevsky was our selection and having watched the race a few times over and reviewed the form,  there is nothing we missed or should have done different on reflection. 

A slow early pace probably didn’t help at all but that isn’t an excuse, always in the front rank, Noel Fehily tried to put pace to the race but, it was probably too late at that point, the others had all filled up behind him and in some form or another were going to finish the race. It’s too our selections credit he didn’t give up, as the two stable mates drew clear in the final furlong I always felt the winner was going that bit better to be fair but I didn’t expect that horse to find a finish in truth, but he did, although I felt he was beginning to wilt, and together with fractional better momentum away from the final flight on a very short run to the line ( as is the way with Newton Abbot), well that was the nail in our selections coffin.

All we can do, is watch the race again review the form.

Have we missed anything ? no is the answer to that.

Would we have made that selection again with that value before the race ? Absolutely.

So we move on 1 point to the worse.


Sunday 4.15 Worcester 2m 4f C3 Handicap Hurdle

Talent to Amuse was our selection and there was frankly, nothing amusing about it, never put in the race with a chance, never at any point looking like he was going to challenge. John Hunt on ATR commentary reckons he was an eye catcher finishing the race in the final furlong.

I am not so sure, to be honest and I only have three ways of looking at it :-

1)  He needs further than this and ran like a real stayer over hurdles, no finishing kick just stamina

2)  Something was amiss

3)  They were on a fact finding mission first time in a handicap hurdle and he is being primed for something down the line

You have to say the winner had been primed for this and was impressive to say the least so there is something to take from the race and that horse goes in the tracker.

With Talent to Amuse, under the right circumstances, I am prepared to go in again heads down. He remains in the tracker, we are fairly confident that he will prove profitable down the line and the small loss is only lent. 

 We move on


Pete Ingram (BumperToJumper on Twitter) 




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