The final day of the jumps season and it has been another rewarding one. Our summer campaign starts next week, more on that later.
Two races from Sandown for us to briefly look at this afternoon. The going is now Good to Soft.
1.50 2m bet365 Novices’ Championship Final Handicap Hurdle (Class 2) (4yo+)
A maximum of twenty runners entered for the opener.
Ar Mest is fairly handicapped in a wide open race. He is expected to appreciate conditions and should figure.
Currently a general 14/1. Some firms are offering to pay quarter odds the first five.
2.25 2m6½f bet365 Oaksey Chase (Grade 2) (Class 1) (5yo+)
All of these have something to prove after being below form of late.
A top form Top Notch would be very difficult to beat.
I price the leading contenders as follows:
Top Notch 13/8
Art Maures 4/1
Double Shuffle 4/1
The books have Top Notch in at around 5/4 with Double Shuffle second best at 11/4.
Latest news & Summer campaign
Both our strongest bets so far this week have been successful including our only bet yesterday, a lay of odds-on favourite Samcro. On my ratings I could not have Samcro at odds-on. He has all the makings of a top class performer but the short price on offer was based on potential and maybe too much hype rather than a record of form shown at the very highest level. Thankfully both Samcro and Melon were fine after their falls and so were the riders.
Our five month summer season gets underway next week. During the summer I concentrate on higher quality flat and summer jumps. Last year between May and September we recorded a profit on stakes of over 50% on all bets. For more details and membership options take a visit to my website: www.slh.co.uk
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As I reported last week, this blog will now be taking a break. My thanks for your visits over the past months.