It was a tough week in Eskilstuna, where we picked four legs and two outright winners (should have had four but I got cute) and so turned a might have been profitable week into a sour one.
We picked Claes Boko in the first at $2.54 and Maverick Man at $2.88 in the last but they were favourites and we only got $10.84 from our $14 single wager spend. If I’d gone with the other first pick runners that we had in Legs 4 and 5, who both got home at $4.08 and $6.58 we would have been $21.76 better off, which would have come in handy offsetting our two blanks in Paris.
Anyhoo we pick ourselves up again and dust off with this week’s racing at Enghien, France and Romme Sweden.
V75-1 Bronze division 2140m: From this draw BBS Sugarlight (3) looks an obvious anchor in this after starting off the year with four impressive wins on the trot in this company. Selection 3
V75-2 Klass II 2140m: I left this race until last to select because it was so open. Venkatash (8) is a good horse but I don’t like the draw, and so I think he can be beaten. Borga Effekt (5) with Bjorn Goop aboard is my win selection but I’m also going to throw in Chippen As (1) Rigatoni (2) and Peking Duck (11) on to my ticket. Selection 8-5-1-2-11
V75-3 Rommeheatet - Olympiatravet, (Gold) 2140m: Elitloppet winner Nahar (3) will be getting serious with the big races coming into view and will be ready for this, his second start back from a Winter break. World record holder Digital Ink (7) and reigning Swedish champion On Track Piraten (8) are two seriously good horses and will have a say in this, so this is a three-way for mine. Selection 3-7-8
V75-4 Coldbloods, 2640m: Manprinsen A.M. (10) and Stamping (12) are the two early favourites and these usually win in coldbloods and I’m going for the latter as my win pick. Selection 12 (10)
V75-5 Elite mares 2140m: Caramella B.F (3). from the inside draw looks the one to beat but Hankypanky Pagan (7) and Blended Bellouet (8) from the outside and Xena Brick (14) from the second line look like they can get in the play here. Selection 3-7-8-14
V75-6 Silver division 1640m: The promising Prey Frontline (2) and the impressive last start winner Utility Bus (9) are the two that stand out in a strong field. Our two in that order. Selection 2 (9)
V75-7 Klass I 2640m: We have to find an anchor somewhere with our system, and although this is no certainty, we will have to keep our fingers crossed that Asterix Hornline (1) keeps up his win streak. He’s got a great draw and three wins in a row although gate speed a worry. Selection 1
R: 7 Prix de l’Atlantique (UET Masters) Group I, 2150m: Super field here with the likes of the world’s best mare Roxane Griff, rising French stars Tiego d’Etang and Univers de Pan (the early favourite) , and the French trained European imports Pascia’ Lest (Italy) and Caballion (Sweden) fronting up at Paris’ second track. But Enghien is flat, and this is the realm of Timoko, who will have had an early morning exertion at stud prior to this race, although I’m sure he can handle it. Timoko it is at nice odds $5 and I’ll take that thanks. Selection: 2
TOTAL COMBINATIONS 60 – Cost $5, +1 alternate $10, + 2 alternate $20
SINGLE WAGERS $2 Saturday
R7: Timoko (2)
Race 5 BBS Sugarlight (3)
Race 6 Borga Effekt (5)
Race 7 Nahar (3)
Race 8 Stamping (12)
Race 9 Caramella B.F (3).
Race 10 Prey Frontline (2)
Race 11 Asterix Hornline (1)