Eric's Weekly Round Up: Central City 6/5 - Signore Piccolo 5/2 - Pearl Acclaim 20/1 + FC £224.76

Thursday, 31 May 2018

2:30 Hamilton - Highly Focussed Eye Watering at 8/1

Hamilton Racecourse 2018
HAMILTON 2.30
HIGHLY FOCUSSED 97 DAPPER MAN 80 LEXINGTON PLACE 79 JABBAROCKIE 78
I can virtually halve this field of 7 as I've marked 3 to lay and 4 that have some degree of winning, if HIGHLY FOCUSSED 8/1 can repeat its time from its last run where it was running on good to firm going for the 1st time it would win this race comfortably but the time might have been a one off, Jabbarockie has a significant jockey booking as she’s won 3-15 for this stables older horses but its 4th best 1lb below Lexington Place who could lead if nothing else wanted to but Jacobs Pillow is usually ridden from the front so may sit handily instead here, 1lb higher in 2nd spot is Dapper Man who likes to track the leaders, I will have just one bet on the selection and hope it wasn't a fluke time last time out.

Highly Foussed 8/1 5th
WOLVERHAMPTON 2.50
BIG TIME MAYBE 85 NEWSTEAD ABBEY 75 LIBERATUM 68
I'm usually wary of races where there's some 3 year olds are entered but in this case its a 3 year old I'm putting as the selection, 3rd top rated is a hold up type while the 2nd top likes to chase the leaders but there's only BIG TIME MAYBE 5/4 known as a front running type and if getting the pace right could lead all the way here and the jockey booking looks a positive as he has a 17% win rate for this stable.

Big Time Maybe 5/4 2nd
HAMILTON 3.00
STRAIGHTOTHEPOINT 89 LOGI 83 COBALTY ISLE 77
A race with no known pacesetters which is always a worry for me when analysing a race and holds back the strength of my stakes but all of my top 3 have decent trainer/jockey stats, I will go with the top rated STRAIGHTOTHEPOINT 4/1 as the selection, it usually tracks the leaders as do a few others in this race but then it will hopefully be staying on the stronger at the finish.

Straightothepoint 4/1 2nd
CHELMSFORD 6.40
SOMETHING LUCKY 99 CROSSE FIRE 96(2016) TOP BOY 88
Zac brown could be the one to set the pace but there's is 2 others that have been known to lead but I think it will set the race up for a finisher, Crosse Fire may be 2nd top rated on 2016 times but didn't reach the same level last year, Top Boy may need this run for fitness after a break since December like it usually does although it does have good trainer/jockey stats, my top rated SOMETHING LUCKY 6/1 hasn't got any negatives on stats and it likes to track the leaders and from stall 2 it could get on the rail just behind the leaders waiting to pounce nearing the finish.

Something Lucky 6/1 3rd