Daily Digest: Back to reality

Seamster

THE racing community is still purring over the record-breaking performance of Enable in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. She became the first British or Irish trained three-year-old filly to win Europe’s most prestigious race, succeeding where the likes of Diminuendo, Salsabil, User Friendly, Ouija Board and Taghrooda all failed. But it was the ruthless manner of her success that got the juices flowing. The next big question is whether she will stay in training next season. God, I hope so. She has been a shining light in an otherwise mediocre year for the three-year-old Classic generation. Elsewhere today, it’s back to reality with a bang: but Newton Abbot has been given the go ahead following a morning inspection…

Today is typical Monday fare. But don’t let that put you off having a punt. For those who like placing a regular life-changing multiple-style bet you can take heart by reading about the Sky Bet punter who placed a 5p Lucky 63 and won £20,000 for just a £3.15 stake. He didn’t even have six winners, just five of them won. Read it here. There is hope for us all!

On the tipping front, trying to find something appealing today is a bit like pulling teeth. However, I have a soft spot for that hardy little sprinter Seamster (3.15 Bath). He turns out for the 27th time this calendar year. He has only won once but has run well on countless occasions. What appeals today is that he likes it at Bath and his jockey Laura Coughlan gets on with the old boy well. In a hands and heels race, he might just pop up at a decent price. He is 8/1 with Paddy Power at the time of writing. Over the jumps, Braavos (4.00) (a general 3/1 shot) makes his chasing debut at Stratford and should take some beating if he takes to fences, while the chasing debut of Emerging Talent (2.20) is well worth a watching brief at Newton Abbot as the National Hunt season begins to wind into gear. Be lucky!

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