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Erik to paint Beverley red

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
The Jeffrey Ross Racing Special

Count yourself lucky to have a good betting proposition among five dross meetings today; talk about overwhelming it’s madness, day in, day out, but the daily patent continues to serve our needs and that should be the case in the Maiden Stakes over nine furlongs of good ground Hamilton tonight.

The fact punters keep coming up for (more!) air is incredible, how can they continually lose money and surface?

Bookmakers have this racing game well and truly stitched up, we hear of very few able to keep their heads above water, never mind winning, and it’s due to the constant battering which precludes serious study; there aren’t enough hours in the day.

A good reason why I’ve long believed that ‘less bets, less debts’ is the answer and by selecting only three horses every day it’s possible to make it pay, in the long term. Monthly is the target and set-weight races have proved best; Count Montecristo is an excellent example.

Kevin Ryan’s charge has been second three times consecutively and was heavily-backed last time only to find Richard Hannon-trained Tashaar and Frankie Dettori too strong in a similar race at Haydock on a perfect surface.

Tashaar surprised the champion trainer, scooting more than four lengths clear in a strongly-run race; Count surely won’t encounter anything like him this time and star stable-apprentice Shane Gray is entrusted to recoup recent losses on a French-bred colt which is definitely worth backing, and following.

Earlier, Ryan journeys Erik The Red to Beverley for the six-runner Maiden Stakes over an extended seven furlongs of good to firm ground; look no further for the winner, a shoo-in and another attempting to redress the balance having left it behind last month.

Be ready for a Miracle in the Maiden Stakes over a mile at Haydock where it’s also forecast good to firm!

Keep checking on for updates at a time of year when consistency can be achieved with Royal Ascot just around the corner.


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