Tanya Stevenson's Racing UK Blog
|Friday 19th April 2014|
It is Time to Crack this Scoop6
No horses jump out at me on April 19, forgive the Easter pun.
After the frenetic onslaught of massive Saturdays there is a more relaxed feel to Easter racing, yet there is a massive Scoop6 rollover, which adds extra spice. Before wrapping myself up in the complexities of permutations and mixing it with both Flat and Jumps codes let us look back on a Thursday at Newmarket.
Toormore’s performance was excellent, he led virtually from the start and excelled in the final furlong.
He dominated a field he should have dominated and set a relentless gallop.
There’s a healthy disparity between bookmaker opinion and I wonder what they would have come up with if Kingman wasn’t around.
I was taken by Richard Hannon’s wry smile when Lydia Hislop questioned him over Spirit Of Xian, the winner of the 1.45 maiden on the card and she looks to have a promising future, and I want to follow her wherever she goes.
Next week sees the first meeting of the season at Epsom where I’m sure we’ll see True Story go in June for the Investec Derby; here’s hoping the weather holds up for Wednesday, but at this stage rain is forecast which will help nearby Sandown for their Saturday fixture and may confirm Sire De Grugy for the bet365.com Celebration Chase. The parade of National Hunt heroes is bursting with talent.
There has been be plenty of deliberation over what races to include in the Scoop6 at Totepool HQ. My straight line picks are below.
Tanya Stevenson's Saturday Scoop6 perm:
2.05 Haydock: Beforeall
2.20 Kempton: Ayaar
2.40 Haydock: Heath Hunter
3.15 Haydock: King Massini
3.30 Kempton: Loving Spirit
3.50 Haydock: Benny's Well
Tanya Stevenson's Saturday pointers:
Jamie Spencer has a 50% strike rate (six from 12) at Kempton this year
Ryan Moore has a 38% strike rate at Kempton in 2014
Keith Dalgleish’s runner Santefisio in the 3.30 Kempton will have to travel 392 miles to Kempton in contrast Bravo Echo (2.20) will only have to go ten miles to the course
Roger Varian and Andrea Atzeni have teamed up for seven winners from their last 24 runners this year.
Zurigha is two from two at Kempton and runs in the 2.55 there.
Hayley Turner is three from three aboard Ribbons, who also rubs in the 2.55 Kempton
Compton Bird, who also runs in the 2.55 Kempton, has run 14 times at Kempton to four wins, two seconds and a third
Nine of the last ten winners of the 2.55 Kempton came from the first three in the betting
Seven of the last eight winners of the 3.30 Kemptoncarried 9st or more to victory
Donald McCain has had seven winners, two seconds and three thirds from his last 20 runners
Noel Fehily has won three times from just five rides on Bold Chief, who runs in the 2.05 Haydock
Dr Richard Newland has a 45% strike-rate so far in April
Denis O’Regan is two from two on Keel Haul in the 2.40 Haydock
Cloudy Bob has finished third six times in his last seven races and runs in the 3.15 Haydock
Beforeall has finished in the first two in all eight races this season for four wins and four seconds and runs in the 2.05 Haydock
Jonathan England has ridden Bennys Well eight times to three wins and three seconds