Early Bird – 14thSeptember

A touch of Seconditus at the moment as Strict Tempo almost landed us a double figure priced winner. Denied a clear run it flew when got out but couldn’t reel in the winner. The pair look worth following. Makitorix was poor though I suspect all was not right as there was steady money for it.

 

Tips

 

2:40 Listowel – Rattling Jewel – 1.5pt win @ 9/2 Skybet and BetVictor

 

3:00 Doncaster – Nakeeta – 1pt e/w @ 14/1 1/5th odds 4 places widely available

Just In Time – 1pt win @ 11/1 Paddy Power

 

 

Analysis

 

2:40 Listowel – Rattling Jewel – 1.5pt win @ 9/2 Skybet and BetVictor

 

Runner up on four of its last five runs so a bit of a risk from a win only perspective. However, not really doing much wrong and ran a cracker last time when runner up in a field of 30. Draw was an important factor. Was the only horse to finish in the first 8 who was drawn in the widest 15 stalls and that was from number 27. The three to finish nearest to it came from stalls 3, 4 and 6. Has form on soft ground and set amongst the field here. Hopefully if getting the breaks then it can get its reward.

 

 

3:00 Doncaster – Nakeeta – 1pt e/w @ 14/1 1/5th odds 4 places widely available

Just In Time – 1pt win @ 11/1 Paddy Power

 

Nakeeta is a horse who thrives at this time of year. Three of its five career wins have come in September, the other two in July and August. Its record during August and September on good or softer and in handicap company reads 3122111 though improves to a perfect 111 when solely looking at those September runs. Not disgraced therefore on last couple of runs on ground faster than ideal. Only 3lb higher in the weights than when winning the Ebor last year, if the ground doesn’t dry out too much then it has the experience to go well.

I also want a saver on Just In Time who is still very unexposed. Record in handicap company on turf reads 21111 and is another that seems best at this time of year. Also seems to be improving, romping away to win a competitive handicap at Goodwood when last seen. Up 10lb but handles any ground and though this is a significant step up in class its hold up style should be well suited to race conditions.