Newmarket 3-40

Alanbrooke 7 16 16 12
Yes Mr President 8 20 31 16
Darley Sun 10 7 WON 9/2f
Aaim To Prosper 14 50 bet 50/1 early bpg 7/32 33/1
Swingkeel 15 12 24 14
Nanton 18 25 9 28
Royal Rational 18 16 17 16
Sweetheart 18 18 12 18
Electrolyser 20 18 22 16
Mamlook 20 16 2 14
Ajaan 22 28 5 20
Judgethemoment 22 40 11 33
Wells Lyrical 22 18 19 20
Sereth 25 16 3 16
Raslan 25 50 27 40
Fair Along 30 14 25 12

34 runners so an early start and still didn’t make the bookies for opening time! My initial bet was to have been Callisto Moon, 14/1 on my book and 66/1 at Corals – in the event a non-runner. The bookie told me they had had a profit warning about him as well, it certainly was a big price in my reckoning.

So, Aaim To Prosper is next in line. I don’t normally ‘do’ first time blinkers but will take a chance here given he has had a couple of decent runs recently and also a change of stable. He missed last season but has done well in this. I get the impression that the break and the changes somewhat hide the potential and like this kind of ‘positive uncertainty’.
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Aaim To Prosper came 7/32 at 33/1. SL comments: soon tracking leaders, led over 4f out, headed over 2f out, soon one pace opened 50/1 touched 50/1. Beaten 12+ lengths, nevertheless not a bad result in such a competitive race and I am pleased with the bet which also beat SP nicely.

The winner was the heavily touted favourite Darley Sun, a 3yr old which bucks the age trends for this race. He was no way a bet at 9/2 though despite being 12lbs ‘well in’. Barney Curley’s Sereth was a respectable 3rd at 16/1, the bookies taking no chances on a possible betting coup from this notorious stable.

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