Fancy A Punt?

21/08/13 -- There's racing again at York today I see.

I've not had much chance to look at the form yet (only got back from holiday on Monday - so still busy catching up).

However the first race (1.55) is a big sprint handicap, which conforms to my requirements.

The two that immediately catch the eye are ABOVE STANDARD as I won on him using the same recently mentioned high draw system here a few meetings ago. He's got trap 18 of 20 today.

The other one that also catches the eye in this race is BOGART as he was very prominent in another sprint handicap here at York at the last meeting only for his saddle to slip and his (lady) jockey fall off.

The thing that I noticed/heard about him then was that he'd just been gelded before that run. Sometimes a horse can improve significantly after being gelded (and the way he was running last time he looked like he had improved) as it takes their mind off "other things" so to speak. Because the jockey fell off he doesn't get penalised today based on the fact that he might have won last time or at least been very close. Today he has the decent male jockey Kevin Ryan on board. He's drawn 15 of 20.

The horse drawn 16 is a non runner (which puts BOGART in with the high drawn horses) so I suggest chucking these two in with SECRET ASSET (20) and TAX FREE (19) in the same multiple straight forecast bet as last time. Four horses to finish 1st and 2nd in any order = 12 bets.

A certain Cargill gentleman well known to many of you picked up a 215/1 forecast using the same system at the last York meeting a couple of weeks ago. He still hasn't hit the buy Nogger a beer button incidentally yet either. No surprises there then!

I think I will also be doing BOGART to win as well as the forecasts. He's currently on offer at around 8/1 as a win only bet.

There's also a 17 runner sprint handicap for the last race (4.55), I've not had chance yet to look at the form at all yet, but it could be worth doing those drawn 14,15,16 and 17 in the same multiple forecast bet just for a punt: FLYING BEAR, LES GAR GAN, TIGER TWENTY TWO and BANAADEER.

T & C's apply, always read the label etc...