The blog continues on the 'easy list' for a couple of weeks, but when the all-weather sparks into life, as on friday with four meetings, at Lingfield, Wolverhampton, Jebel Ali and Dundalk, will continue to update.
It's the last two meetings that attract me betting wise, with a Maximum bet at the Irish venue.


SARBOLA (Jebel Ali 12.55) with the excellent James Doyle booked, can take the final race on the Jebel card. A winner of two races after a break last November by 4l and 7l, the 5yo can defy a higher mark against a modest enough bunch. Race three is a Conditions event, in which several old rivals clash and is a Listed Event in all but name with almost everything rated 100+. Not much betwen them but marginal preference to a small stake is for ATLANTIC BRAVE (Jebel Ali 11.25) which has twice been narrowly behind Mujaazef but the selection goes well fresh and the yard is back in form after a poor season last year.

At Dundalk, MONAKOVA (Dundalk 6.00) shoud score at the expense of likely danger Queen of the Sand. Was unlucky in a nursery last time and finished fast having been almost brought down early in the race, (Longfield Lad looks held) whereas Queen of the Sand was dropped 2lbs for being beaten in a maiden and could be high enough rated on the back of that evidence.

At the other end of the card, EDGE OF SANITY (Dundalk9.25 and a bit) is the likeliest winner having run in to the likes of One Fine Day and Athens in the past, however it's a race not to get too heavily involved in with several capable hurdlers lurking, most notably Fairview Star. i would want at least 7/2 on the selection.

Two potentially cracking bets though on the card, in the 8.00 I spotted If Per Chance finishing fast from a totally impossible position last time, and if the horse does get in (first reserve) it would rate a danger to the otherwise very confident selection which is BEAT THE BALLOT (Dundalk 8.00) NAP and MAX Bet. Fourth to the massively progressive Paene Magnus last time was a fine effort in a fast run race coming from the rear, the latter which itself runs in the Listed race an hour later (good chance too). This is a weak contest, with several lacking a recent run or out of form. Winning Impact has been running round in decent turf races on bad ground and is capable of better but hasn't shown a lot here in the past and Beat the Ballot is readily preferred after a light season. The close second to Our Conor particularly catches the eye and young Megan Carberry is another fine recruit from the famous family.

Finally, I've been waiting for BENSOON (Dundalk 8.30) and this I think is another excellent bet for me. In a 47-65 here, and while stall 10 is irritating, the speed figure i have for this horse when coming from last to be second to Atmospheric High would entitle the horse to be running in a much higher grade, but the unchanged mark of 65 means Micky Halford has got the horse into this race and I will be looking to take advantage 'in the ring'!
Atmospheric High ran well off a 7lbs higher mark next time in what was a very warm contest. last time out winner Balmont Flyer is going to find this tougher and Micky Halford's other runner, Saint By Day looks a bigger danger, indeed on a line through Atmospheric High, there will be little between the pair with Bensoon being the more progressive and younger of the pair.

Thanks for being patient, as i mentioned earlier will be updating whenever attractive looking all weather bets appear on the radar.