Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Cheltenham update

Wow how good was Sprinter Sacre today, surely one of the best performances in modern times, seriously impressive. Let's hope he has the potential to be a horse the public at large can latch onto, though whether he ever has enough races for that to happen remains to be seen.

As for us, it was never going to be easy following up yesterday's 25/1 Day One winner, and unfortunately it didn't happen, although 40/1 shot Orsippus ran well for a good while in today's Coral Cup before ultimately fading out of things. Let's hope we can have another crack tomorrow.

Our latest results round-up starts on Monday where we had:

TIME     COURSE            SELECTION              0.5pt/1pt/2pt win    Bookmaker(s) / Price(s)

3.10        Plumpton               Chilworth Screamer       1pt                        8/1 Hills/Lads/PP
4.10        Plumpton               Al Shababiya                 1pt                        12/1 Hills/StanJames 11/1 generally bog


3.40 Plumpton Mr Muddle 3/1
3.50 Taunton Mobaasher 8/1
4.40 Plumpton Whitcombe Spirit 10/1
5.10 Plumpton Little Roxy 4/1

Chilworth Screamer looked a lively contender for a good while, before being a little one paced as things really got serious. He wasn't beaten far though, 3 1/2 lengths, and ran well on this drop in trip, after going off at 6/1.

Al Shababiya went off at 16/1, hitting a lot bigger on the exchanges before being backed in again. Thought beaten quite far in third, she didn't disgrace herself and might pop up somewhere in the future.

As for the mentions, Mr Muddle won at 9/4, while Little Roxy came second.


TIME     COURSE            SELECTION              0.5pt/1pt/2pt win    Bookmaker(s) / Price(s)

5.15         Cheltenham          Rajdhani Express           0.5pt                      25/1 Hills/Lads/BetVictor


2.05 (originally 1.30) Cheltenham Champagne Fever 13/2

A brilliant day here, thanks to Rajdhani Express' superb win in the getting out stakes on the first day at Cheltenham. Always jumping nicely, he was given a superb ride by Sam Waley-Cohen, taking up the lead approaching the last and staying on really well up the hill to record a brilliantly game triumph. Superb. He went off at 16/1./

The only other mention on Tuesday, Champagne Fever, won the Supreme Novice at an SP of 5/1. 


TIME     COURSE            SELECTION              0.5pt/1pt/2pt win    Bookmaker(s) / Price(s)
2.55         Hunt                    De Waiting Game                   1pt                  14-1 Tote, BSquare, SpOdds, 12-1 Hill,s B365, PPower
4.00        Chelt                   Orsippus                                 0.5pt               40-1 Lads, B365, 33-1 others


2.40 Chelt  Houblon Des Obeaux 10-1

Not so good today then, with De Waiting Game pulling up after going off at 20/1 at Huntingdon. 

In the Coral Cup, Orsippus went off at 33/1 and for a decent while looked to be going along very well, but a slightly slow jump just as the pace quickened didn't help and he couldn't go with the leaders and he finished in midfield. 

The "mention" horse, Houblon Des Obeaux stayed on in the RSA but was never going to get there

Summary of Results:

Monday 11th March 2013:

Chilworth Screamer, 3rd/7, 8/1 --- 6/1
Al Shababiya, 3rd/7, 12/1 --- 16/1

Tuesday 12th March 2013:

Rajdhani Express, 1st/20, 25/1 --- 16/1

Wednesday 13th March 203

Orspippus, 15th/28, 40/1 --- 33/1
De Waiting Game, PU/8, 14/1 --- 20/1

Another brilliant day of action tomorrow then, and we'll be doing our level best to find a winner or two.

Have a good one

Sam and The Market Examiner team

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