Saturday, 21 January 2012

A Dangerously Handicapped Horse?

No bet again yesterday after another 2nd on Thursday. With Haydock surviving the heavy rain all three meetings have survived and the selection comes from Wincanton.
P&L at advised prices since 24/8 +18.48 2012= -2.94

Wincanton 2.45 Shuil Royale 1/2PT WIN and 1/2PT E/W @7/2Various 1st (5/2F)
Dare I say it but I think Shuil Royale is dangerously handicapped. A dual bumper and novice hurdle winner last season he started the season off a mark of 120 and last time out at Ascot was seen doing his best work at the end of the race in a class 3 hurdle behind the highly regarded Our Father and Shoreacres (was a very good 2nd last time out). With the very useful Tom Cannon claiming 5lb Shuil Royale today runs off 110 and I would consider him “thrown in” if the David Arbuthnot stable was in winning form(not had a winner since August) but there was encouragement in the way a runner from the stable ran earlier in the week, hence the unusual 1 and 1/2 total stake today. Well backed and won comfortably like a dangerously handicapped horse, I expect him to progress on to much better things now.


  1. Spot on handicapping..and a nice winner added to the profit total. Selectivty and hard work analysis pays in the long-term,

    best of luck


  2. Hey Kev

    Your beginning to make getting back into the winning enclosure a regular thing again mate.

    Well done.


  3. Jake,Mark,

    Thanks for your comment. I feel my luck is turning just hope I can turn some more of my 2nd into winners and hopefully I'll be ok.