Cork Sunday 4th November
PLACESPOTTER - Cork 3.15 RAZ DE MAREE + FOREVER GOLD 1/2 POINT EACH WAY EACH (SEE TRICAST at end of write up)
The key ingredient on this tough track is STAMINA and for that reason hard to look past the proven stamina of FOREVER GOLD + RAZ DE MAREE - with rain about the latter should be able to run on in to a place and FOREVER GOLD who usually needed a run effectively ran runner up first time out last season after falling at the first on seasonal debut. Both of these horses know how to run well in this type of race and are on decent marks despite high in the race weights. Of the rest OUT SAM is due one of these but usually needs the run first time up and Rogue Angel does not look to have sufficient stamina to me in a truly run race (massive danger if there at the turn and full of running). Poormans Hill/Draycott Place and Nobody Home would not be surprise winners, Georges Conn could outrun odds but I will play RAZ DE MAREE and FOREVER GOLD and add Out Sam and Georges Conn to a few random Tricast lines.
PLACESPOTTER - Cork 3.50 BYE BYE O BYE + WHOYAKIDDING 1/4 point each way each .
A 24 runner Handicap, rain expected later on the Card and but for that would be backing SMITHSCORNER with confidence. (If rain does not arrive heed that suggestion). However, BYE BYE O BYE has run 2 good races for us recently, the last placed at nice Odds and I again expect to be bang in contention here. Of the remainder the rain is also a worry for Arctic Light but WHOYAKIDDING might just be a well handicapped and improving horse ready to strike at a nice price. (I will again play the other 2 named in a few Tricast lines)