York 1-40 Class 2 Hcp, £12.95k win, 4yo+

Horse Value Price Early Price Result SP
Indian Days 5.5 8 2 7
Forte de Marmi 6 9/4 4 9/4f
Changing The Guard 10 12 6 9
Imposing 11 4 WON 7/2
Tartan Gunna 11 8 3 15/2
Spectait 12 14 9 20
Recession Proof 13 16 5 12
Sand Tiger 13 16 8 14
Saga de Tercey 14 33 bet 7 14

York 3-10 Group 2 Stakes £57k 6f 3yo+

Horse Value Price Early Price Result SP
Main Aim 5 3f 3 5
Showcasing 5 4 2 4jf
Starspangledbanner 7.5 5 5 4
Mullionmilesanhour 8 8 11 15/2
Sayif 9 9 9 13/2
Inxile 9.5 10 6 9
Anglezarke 10 20 bet 10 16
Prime Defender n/c 20 WON 20

Indian Days ran well and would have been a value bet at 8/1. I didn’t particularly note the winner Imposing, but at 11/1 value, 7/2 sp he clearly wouldn’t have been a bet. Selection Saga de Tercey tracked the clear leader until about 3f out then was swallowed up. It was a good run though, first time out this season and one to watch for. Backed on course, the sp was 14/1, I took 33/1 this morning.

My ‘main’ bet today is Anglezarke, a no-brainer given the 20/1 best price this morning against my own 10/1. She was also tipped by a couple of RP columns. Her second run for R A Fahey (who trained last year’s winner in this), she came 3rd last summer in a Group 1 at Ascot. Upped now from 5f to 6f, some money on the exchanges this morning, looks a good bet so far.
Note to self, managed to rated the second of these in under 20 mins – good.
Managed to dismiss the winner of the sprint Prime Defender as a non-contender. 20/1 sp so not the only one to overlook him. He had won a class 2 just 4 days previously but otherwise looked outclassed in this. Still, a bit premature, such recent winning form seems to have been the factor to note. That said, he would not have been a bet at the early price.

Anglezarke also seemed outclassed in the event, just behind leading group then left out of it approaching a couple of furlongs out. Ran well, so to speak, just not up to this class.

I had Main Aim as a possible in a forecast but wasn’t convinced enough to bet that (came 3rd at 5/1); in fact none of the touted ‘class’ horses did very well and the market was not exactly rushing to back any of them.