17th June 11.52 Craon
I thought I would do something a little bit different today to erm "showcase my talents"! This is what actually goes into finding each bet and is what is behind just a simple one line Tweet. Admittedly I don't normally commit things to paper like this but this is the thought process and the price after each horse is what I make it to a 100% book. If you can think of anyone that would like this sort of content than give me a shout, always open to freelance work
Butterfly du Mou 9/2 Admirably consistent but has only won two of last eleven Cross Country races (including here) over the past two years often finding one or two too good
Bipbip des Brieres 14/1 Finally got his head in front again at Durtal in April but this is a stronger race and often has his limitations exposed
Catsou des Maj 25/1 Just the one win in 15 attempts in this discipline means he is readily passed over
Bingo de L’Aunay 8/1 Got his head in front in a weaker race at Vichy last month and the fact that Felix de Giles keeps the ride is a positive
Doralou des Bordes 7/2 Has taken really well to this discipline with three wins from seven attempts including a similar race over C/D a year ago. Showed his well being with a victory at Le Pin au Haras last month after a six month break
Cap Mix 6/1 A solid Cross Country performer and has shown he retains much of his ability this year after a long break. With top jockey Reveley in the saddle he should be thereabouts
Shine Baby Shine 20/1 Won his first Cross Country at Senons last month but overall level of form leaves him with a bit to find
Unbrin de L’Isle 50/1 Now aged 13 and with a ten month break to overcome it is possible his best days are behind him
Doux Dingue 20/1 Formerly a decent grade steeple chaser but in two attempts at this discipline he hasn’t really shone
Don du Ciel 50/1 Not very consistent and hasn’t shown anything in three runs here at Craon over the years
Noir des Carnettes 10/1 Ran well enough in his only race in 2020 when 2nd here on his first attempt at Cross Country and has improved on each start this year, place chance
Vletcher 200/1 12 years and old and no wins in 37 races just about sums up his chances
Doralou des Bordes is taken to maintain the form he showed when winning last time out at Le Pin au Haras on a course he clearly likes. Cap Mix and Butterfly du Mou are the two main dangers as they show great consistency in this discipline whilst Noir des Carnettes could fill minor honour.
I have had a decent e/w bet on Doralou des Bordes @ 4/1 - sometimes happy to take a small hit on the place part. There is every chance it will drift nearer the off but I wanted to get this little piece up on site today.