3.40 York – Nunthorpe Stakes
The Race Of The Day is based on the most valuable race from Today’s Horse Racing Meetings and we deliver Horse Racing Tips from each blogger to see if we can come to an agreement on a selection. The statistics for today’s Race Of The Day can be seen below, apart from Overall, Month and Day all data supplied is based on either flat or jumps racing depending on the daily race, all odds are based on SP.
We have a new selection process for our bloggers, instead of relying on someone to add the selections we now have an automatic process in which when a blogger has a selection he/she can now add it to the post themselves which means you get the selections as they are ready, this means that the post is now put up without any selections in order for it to be available for the bloggers to add them.
Also because there is not always someone around to edit the post with the selections we will now leave this up to you to work out, it is simple enough, when the stated closing time has passed then you can decided whether there is a bet or not, each runner will have the number of selections next to it and for each pick it is clear then that is a 1pt stake, so a runner with 3 picks and then two runners with 1 pick apiece would be a 2pt win, if there is not outright pick then it is deemed a No Bet. We advised all bets of £10 per tip clear, so a 2pt win would be a £20 win.
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2013 Nunthorpe Stakes: Slade Power (1pt Win) was last year’s outright pick but only managed 15th at 8.12 whilst Ladies Are Forever (7th at 50.48), Rosdhu Queen (11th at 21.23) and Moviesta (17th at 9.62) all received one pick apiece.
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Zipster – Pearl Secret (1 Picks)
This race really has me stumped for a selection! Pearl Secret is a dual C&D winner but was well beaten in this race in 2012 and did not seem at his best in the Kings Stand last time out, on his day last year’s runner up Shea Shea is capable of winning this but has a lot of ground to make up on Sole Power, Hot Streak is not out of it on his run in the Kings Stand but the question is whether anything can compete with Sole Power here today, he is 0-3 when runner off 9-11 and only 1-7 from breaks of 31-90 days, I am going to take a chance with dual C&D winner Pearl Secret who on his day is capable and a switch in the saddle may just be what he needs today with Oisin Murphy coming in for the first time.
Darylrogerson – Sole Power (1 Picks)
Sole Power has met today’s field 29 times in his career (UK/IRE races) and beaten them home on 26 occasions which includes 11 from 11 since his 3rd in this race last year.
I’m therefore struggling to see anything beating him on form and by only concern would be if the race itself pans out for him. He needs fast ground and a strong pace, both of which he’ll get today. The ground is still advised as good, but considering two track records have been set this week I’m taking that with a dose of salt and with the likes of Take Cover in the field we’ll get a decent gallop.
It’s been said that York favours the front runners which won’t suit Sole Power, but Timeform have conclusively argued that’s not typically the case at this course and this week we’ve not seen many if any go pillar to post with a deal of success. Further more, Sole Power has ran here four times with a win and a 3rd in this race. He was also 3rd over 6 furlongs in the juvenile Yearlings Stakes and his only blot so to speak was when trying to follow up this race in 2011. I’ve watched the race again and consider jockey Wayne Lordan never got another sit on him as a relatively good conclusion.
He was third in this last year flashing home just too late to catch Jwala and Shea Shea but that was on good to soft ground which was unsuitable for him. I genuinely can’t see a negative here for him, other than he might not be fully fit according to some, but I dare say his trainer wouldn’t bring him here if he didn’t think he could win.