Before we get into the main event, I ran the trends for the Strensall but it was hard to split between Ghostwatch, Coolongolook and Candidate – all 3 are worthy of closer inspection. I'm liking the 16/1 about GHOSTWATCH for Godolphin with Buick perhaps able to take advantage of stall 1. Looks worth an e/w wager at those odds.
The Ebor is much more straightforward, only one strong selection with WHISKEY SOUR who represents a solid each-way bet at 9/1 for Mullins and Buick. Hits all the key trends where none of his other rivals do.
These were easy to find using GeeGeez Trends and their Gold Racecards – took less than 10 minutes. There have been a number of updates to GeeGeez since I've been away travelling, read all about the awesome new features here.
I am in Thailand at the moment, enjoying spending my winnings from a few big-priced trends winners this season and from the last decade of betting. I had a spare 15 minutes so took a look at the Golden Jubilee and Wokingham Stakes this Saturday using the trends elimination method and GeeGeez Gold racecards. It took me 15 minutes and here they are.
This will be the last trends post for a while as I am off travelling for a few months. However, I have outlined how I do the elimination method with the GeeGeez Trendsand Racecards, so you can do them yourself to arrive at selections within a few minutes. I've done a brief video below showing how quickly you can shortlist contenders.
A non-runner and a loser on Thursday but we should all still be well ahead this year on trends. Friday is a bit quieter and I am out all day. The trends are all over the place for the Yorkshire Cup, so I've just taken a look at the big handicap and there is a clear trends pick.
Nice profit on Wednesday thanks to Hamada scoring at 5/2 for the 2pt win bet. So far I am really happy about the trends performance. There are a couple of decent events on Thursday and I've run the trends and arrived at a few nice selections and an ante-post Derby Punt. All I ask is you check out GeeGeez Gold as there are profits like this to be found every day using their tools and racecards.
YORK 2:20 ORIENT CLASS 1pt e/w @ 28/1
The Dante at 3:30 is reduced down to Crossed Baton, Mildenberger and Nordic Lights. Although I like the look of the Nordic Lights, I'm going to go with the Gosden runner CROSSED BATON due to the yard's recent record in the race (2 of last 3) and his decent win last time out in the Epsom Derby Trial. In fact, given that the Dante winner has placed 8 times from 16 in the Derby and 4 have won, I think it's worth an each-way punt for that race too.
I like this style of bet as if Crossed Baton flops, then we likely lose 3pts, worse case scenario. If he wins the Dante but loses the Derby then we make some money, if he wins the Dante or runs very close and places in the Derby we make profit and if he wins both races, we are quids in…it's a calculated risk but he has some trends in his favour and I also like the breeding and the combo of Gosden/Dettori team as I think they feed off each other.