Well we picked the first leg and the last leg as single wagers last week at Axevalla, but we would have dropped money – with $7.20 back from a $14 investment. We only got three of the seven legs, so no luck there.
But we pick ourselves off the floor, dust ourselves off and try again this week, with the added bonus of a great two races in France on Sunday.
V75-1 Silver division 1640m: Looks like a race between By Air (6) and Chapeau (2). From the draw Chapeau looks the one to beat, but By Air is tough and should be your alternate. Selection 6 (2)
V75-2 Mares race 2140m: Bjorn Goop’s Blended Bellouet (14) is getting all the early money, and does look a very good chance here, even off the 20m mark. Selection 14
V75-3 Gavle Stora Pris (Gold) 3140m: Amaru Boko (8) streeted them last start in winning his third on the trot. Outside draw should not hinder him. Selection 8
V75-4 V75-Klass II 1640m: Bjorn Goop has another up and coming prospect in Tintin (4) who has won 4 of his 6 starts and can be forgiven his last start failure from the outside barrier. This time he is drawn perfectly to get the lead and stay there. His biggest opposition Highspirit (8) has a poor draw but perhaps should be kept safe as an alternate. Selection 4 (8)
V75-5 Mitt Media 2140m: This is a coldblood race and my rule here is to stick to the favourites. There are three that stand out Stamping (11) Hallsta Lotus (14) and Faksen Jr (15). Selection 11-14-15
V75-6 Klass I 2140m: This is always a tricky class with 10 of the horses having won a race in the last two starts, and five having two out of three. Mr Miles (1)Tricky Track (4) Kebnekasje (6), Poisson (8) and Finish Future (10) are my five but in truth it could have been another three just as easily. Selection 1-4-6-8-10
V75-7 Bronze division 2640m: Castor Boko (9) steps up in class after 4 wins in a row but has a tricky draw. Trailing Edge (8), Rooibos (10) and Vacqueras (12) are tough competitors but also don’t have the greatest draws. I think this set up for Verymuchkiss Karsk (2) and I’m going to pick him first and drop Vacqueras. Selection 2-9-8-10
R4 Grand Prix de Paris 4150m: This is effectively the staying championship of the world. Twice around Vincennes, twice up the hill and in around 2min time, it needs stamina above all else. Swedish-bred Yarrah Boko (13) is due a big one, and is as tough as they come, Roxane Griff (15) is a former winner of this in a top form, while Tiego d’Etang (12) was runner up last year and Up And Quick (11) is the rising champion. I think it will be between these in a great field. The class of 2005 have won everything so far, and so I ‘m going for the grand mare Roxane Griff from Up And Quick.
R6 Prix Paul Bastard (monte) 2700m: Jean Phillipe Dubois’ Vision Intense (7) is a class above any in her age group. If she doesn’t gallop, which she can do, she wins.
TOTAL COMBINATIONS 60 – Cost $5, +1 alternate $10, + 2 alternate $20
Also here are my win wagers from Gavle.
SINGLE WAGERS $2
Race 5 Chapeau (2).
Race 6 Blended Bellouet (14)
Race 7 Amaru Boko (8)
Race 8 Tintin (4)
Race 9 Hallsta Lotus (14)
Race 10 Finish Future (10)
Race 11 Verymuchkiss Karsk (2)
R4 Roxane Griff (15)
R5 Vision Intense (7)