Don Poli’s half-brother can impact his brand
Return Dalamoi @ 13/2 at 2:50 p.m. in Warwick
Back with the sweaters for Thursday and printing Dalamoi has created so far in his embryonic career has been supportive, and I can’t wait to see how he fare with a decent 13/2 on Thursday.
He ran some great runs in his first two starts in bumpers – especially forming well on decent ground at Cheltenham last October during a BSP of 28.01/27. Dalamoi was not beaten by far in fifth position, but seemed to be the best going up the field on the straight. He probably got a bit of a toe grab, and it’s possible he was put at a disadvantage by the way the race went, as it suited those coming from further afield. Although the second and third have faded.
I had a very positive view of this race, as two of the riders who filled the podium for silver and bronze both won at Listed level in bumpers, while the fourth Risk-Free recently won the Sussex Champion Hurdle. Three other riders behind Dalamoi all won as well.
It’s encouraging that he had that kind of effort in him on a real good pitch, because he won’t face a wintry surface today at Warwick. Indeed his last two starts he’s been soft and heavy and he ran a respectable race at Sandown last time out.
His coach Tim Vaughan is 4-18 over the past two weeks and sneaking in that 0-120 from a mark of 119 gives the 5-year-old a real chance. His half-brother and the famous Don Poli loved good ground, although Dalamoi looked a little faster than the Don, although many horses could claim that particular nickname.
I’ve backed Petticoat Lucy before and she’s expensive, but she suffered from an irregular heartbeat last time out in Wincanton and better watch her for now.
Fate seems a crazy bet for a return to Scotland
Back Cracking Destiny @ 8/1 in the 15:15 in Perth
The River Tay Handicap Hunt Hopefully Coach Carter returns after Wednesday’s effort on the track, because his inclusion makes the eight dead if you play the multiple on the Sportsbook either way.
crack fate has mixed him in good company this season, but with his Perth record he can be a player here if King Of May falters.
He ran a super race at Wetherby in October behind Good boy Bobbyand traveled quite smoothly in this Listed race at huge odds at a BSP of 23.01/22. He was tied in the loss finishing second at around 5/2.
The 9-year-old didn’t quite finish his effort last time out, but that was November and he’s had a 159-day break since then. He made a mistake early on, and for a fairly tough and resilient hunter, it was a real day off.
A drying ground will be a plus, just like a switch to forced tactics because he can be a bit sharp in front. Indeed, his best effort was winning at Perth on CD in 2020 by nearly 10L as he enjoyed a genuine purple spot.
I’m far from convinced there’s anything in the peloton that’s massively progressive away from Alnadam, and his tenacity and taste for Scottish locale should give him a chance.
April Single Bet Winners
They don’t know 15/2 Placed
Bay Breeze 8/1 Won
Quiet night 7/2 won
Fate is All 15/8 Won R4
Hammersmith 7/2 placed
Entropy 11/1 placed
Star Of Lady M 17/2 Won
Boardman 20/1 placed
Drombeg Banner 6/1 won
Magic Haze placed 9/2
March Single Bet Winners:
Dream life 13/8 won
Happy Mistress 13/8 Won
Ruby Island 5/2 Won
Bandinelli 11/8 won
Skontonovsky 10/1 Won
Very Excellent 9/1 Won
Banbridge 12/1 Won
Love Sending 10/1 Won
Lady Alavesa placed 16/1
Merry Secret placed 5/1
Tyche placed 8/1
Gin Coco 9/4 Won
Faithful Epsom 10/3 earned
We were all caught 7/2 Won
Red showgirl placed 9/1