Friday 28th June, 2013

I have decided to have a small stake play in the big sprint at Newcastle tomorrow evening where we have a lot of exposed handicappers running against each other.

Betfred Gosforth Park Cup (Handicap) (CLASS 2), 7.45 Newcastle


Confessional 1 point win at Betfair odds or 12/1 various and Ancient Cross 1 point win at Betfair odds or 8/1 various

Race Analysis:

Jiroft is likely to vie for favouritism here as he has won at Listed level in Italy and Robert Cowell has been very good with sprinters in the last couple of years.  He has talent but is still finding his feet in the UK and has a lot of weight to shoulder.

Stone of Folca really should win this but only two career wins does not inspire confidence and he is most likely to place here especially if the ground softens up which is likely.

Magical Macey is outclassed here and would need a lot of improvement to win this against horses with experience in a higher class.

Confessional and Ancient Cross are trained by two branches of the Easterby family and both are on winning marks and are at reasonable odds.  Ancient Cross is being heavily backed and you should take a price with bookmakers offering best price guarantees as soon as possible.  He was 10/1 less than 30 minutes ago!  Confessional has the class to win here and will in all likelihood swoop late and collar the leaders close home.

Back tomorrow evening with a couple of selections for Saturday including a decent priced bet in the Northumberland Plate.

Good luck and a warm welcome to our new members