Printer Friendly

Wishfull a diamond buy to outclass Kauto Stone; SPREAD BETTING.

Wishfull Thinking 3.05 Sandown Buy at 2 in a match bet with Kauto Stone Philip Hobbs's gelding was bitterly disappointing when a tailed-off favourite in the Paddy Power at Cheltenham on his reappearance last month and this represents a gamble dropping him back to 2m for the first time over jumps.

But he was reportedly thick in his wind after that contest, in which he surely set too strong a pace after taking it up early on, and despite the fact he stays 2m4f-plus well, he's always been a keen sort who might do just as well over a strongly run 2m, which he should get this afternoon.

His wins at Aintree and Punchestown last season were verging on top-class and it's not difficult to forgive one poor run.

Unlike Wishfull Thinking, Kauto Stone couldn't have been more impressive on his reappearance when winning a Grade 2 at Down Royal, but there was nothing of the calibre of today's opposition in that race and he was only left in this race in case something happened to the stable's main hope Tataniano.

That doesn't inspire confidence in Paul Nicholls' half-brother to Kauto Star and he still has plenty to prove.

Pietro Innocenzi 2.10 Aintree Sporting (50:30:20:10) 9-12 Niche Market, Another Palm, 8-11, Rare Bob, Always Waining, Hello Bud, Shalimar Fromentro, 7-9 Nicto De Beauchene, Abbeybraney, 6-8 Swing Bill, West End Rocker, 5-7 Mad Max, 4-6 Ballyvesey, 3-5 Merchent Paddy, Max Bygraves, 2-4 Pak Jack.

Match bet 0.5-2 Niche Market/Hello Bud.

3.20 Aintree Sporting (50:30:20:10) 14-17 Frankie Figg, 12-15 Stewarts House, 10-13 Nikola, 9-12 Santa's Son, Linnel, 8-11 Buffalo Bob, 7-9 Fine Parchment, 5-7 Nomecheki, The Sawyer, Pilgrims Lane, 3-5 Sun Tzu, No Panic, 2-4 Got Attitude, High Jack. Match bet 0-1.5 Stewarts House/Santas Son.

3.05 Sandown Sporting (50:25:10) 26-29 Sizing Europe, 19-22 Wishfull Thinking, 18-21 Kauto Stone, 8-11 Gauvain, 4-6 I'msingingtheblues, 3-5 Cornas, 5-2 Fix The Rib.

Match bets 2-3.5 The Field/Sizing Europe, 0.5-2 Wishfull Thinking/Kauto Stone Today's Pycatchers Safran De Cotte 1.25 Sandown Richard's Sundance 2.05 Chep Aviador 2.40 Chepstow Aintree (good to soft ground or better) Fine Parchment 3.20 Stewarts House 3.20 Frankie Figg 3.20 Aintree (soft ground or worse) Reindeer Dippin 12.35 Master Of The Hall 2.45 Buffalo Bob 3.20 Frankie Figg 3.20
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2011 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Title Annotation:Sports
Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Dec 3, 2011
Previous Article:Centur y man Kirby continues to show right spirit.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2018 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters