It’s saturation, and I’m not talking about the weather!
14 June 2012
3.25 NEWBURY: INCHINA
3.50 YARMOUTH: WAHYLAH
Check out how much racing is going on today! Seven meetings! I know three are afternoon and four are in the evening but that is saturation and this time not by the weather. That comes tomorrow! More front page pictures of Black Caviar, at least Frankel gets a look in, forgive me as I said yesterday but are there any other horses running at Royal Ascot?!
Colleague Nick Lightfoot was up at silly o’clock this morning with many other eager journalists and racing news crews as part of the Royal Ascot International runners press conference, getting those sought after shots of Black Caviar.
Pendragon proved too good for selling company at Hamilton last night for the blog and if any of you grabbed the 11-10 well done.
I’m hoping Inchina’s run at Chester was just a blip and too bad to be true. Prior to that she won at Newbury and returns there this afternoon in quite a hot race, which makes her price attractive. Clive Brittain was our Morning Line guest on Saturday, proving very popular to all those watching. His Wahylah at Yarmouth this afternoon can make up for being hampered last time
Euro 2012 continues to be awesome. I can’t remember a football tournament with so many goals and so much open play and so enjoyable. I can’t wait to see the Italians this evening against Croatia. I thought they should have beaten Spain, so they should beat Croatia.
Donald McCain has had 9 winners from his last 17 runners
David Barron has had eight winners and two seconds from his last 21 runners
Nicky Henderson has had four winners, three seconds and a third from his last eight runners
William Buick has had nine winners from his last 20 rides
Fascinatingly eight of the last ten winners of Nottingham’s 4.45pm have been second favourite
Five of the last ten favourites have won Yarmouth’s 4.55pm
Alan King has a 38% strike rate with his chasers at Hereford
Julia Feilden has won Newbury’s 5.35pm, three times with her last seven runners
Uttoxeter’s 9.00 has been won by either the first or second favourite