Wednesday 13th June
There are some decent Class 2 races today; that's the good news, the bad news is that they are all at the biggest dump on the Racing Circuit (Chelmsford) quite why the naffest of the naff AW tracks should get these races over long established and cracking Turf venues is beyond my comprehension, may be I am the dinosaur in the room and the "old git" but it is a worrying trend and another example of better quality races being dished out to M25 tracks who invariably have poor "walk up" crowds unless they make racing the secondary entertainment to "has been in some cases never were" former pop stars. Crazy imho. There is also Flat Turf Racing at Haydock; Hamilton and Yarmouth and more AW at Kempton Park - it is near mid June yet the race planners give us 2 x AW Fixtures, not as bad as the other week when we had 3 x NH Fixtures.
Of the others NEMEAN LION is definitely one to track I think; led and prominent for a long way at Southwell, it was eased when fading and that indicates to me it may be still needed the run and I would be very interested next time and if they find a race over 2 miles and 5 or 6 furlongs; one for the tracker, with Critical Data and Aleef the pair of non runners..
Tips today from Placepotter at Yarmouth and The Professor at Hamilton and a mention at Haydock and a few Tricast Perm suggestions.