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Articles by Andrew Mount

Track Bias Diary - Wednesday 31 July

Andrew Mount 7:23pm, Tue 30 Jul 2019

image-left-align track-bia14s-diary-v2When I first got into horse racing in the late 1980s and early 90s there was no internet, so I had to read newspapers and magazines (ask your parents) to get my ‘fix’. One of those magazines was called ‘Odds-On’ and one of the regular pro-punter columnists, Steve Lewis Hamilton, used to describe first-time blinkers as a ‘universal negative’.

Track Bias Diary - Monday 29 July

Andrew Mount 5:29pm, Sun 28 Jul 2019

image-left-align track-bia14s-diary-v2Some trainers specialise in scoring with new acquisitions, David O’Meara for example has won with 14 of his 99 ‘switchers’ (horses he takes over from other yards) since 2017 (14.14% strike-rate) for a profit of £87.88 to a £1 level stake at SP. Mick Appleby also has a fine record under these conditions, recording a huge profit of £293.00 at SP since he started training..

Track Bias Diary - Friday 26 July

Andrew Mount 8:40pm, Thu 25 Jul 2019

image-left-align track-bia14s-diary-v2There are good quality cards at Ascot, Newmarket and York today and I'm heading to the Knavesmire for the first of two bets. It's possible the forecast rain won't emerge in time for this 12-1 course expert but he was withdrawn here ahead of his last intended start because of quick ground and I imagine he'll be taken out again if connections deem conditions too lively.

Track Bias Diary - Tuesday 23 July

Andrew Mount 7:47am, Tue 23 Jul 2019

image-left-align track-bia14s-diary-v2RED SKYE DELIGHT (stall one of 14) caught the eye in a 7f Chelmsford novice contest last December, finishing a 25-1 sixth from a poor draw when not given a hard time on what was her second career outing. The five that finished in front of her are now rated 86, 66, 62, 63 and 58 and a mark of 53 could underestimate her chance in the 6f Hills Prospect Simply The Best Apprentice Handicap when she returns to Chelmsford this evening (5.20). She’s had excuses since – failing to cope with the step up to 1m2f next time, a run she needed for a handicap mark, proving unsuited to Tapeta when a front-running sixth at Wolverhampton and getting no cover from wide draw in a 7f handicap at Kempton last time. She’s well drawn tonight, trainer Luke McJannet went close with a 25-1 shot at Newmarket on Saturday and it’s interesting to see her also entered up at Lingfield later this week.

Track Bias Diary - Monday 22 July

Andrew Mount 7:09am, Mon 22 Jul 2019

image-left-align track-bia14s-diary-v2SWEET PURSUIT tends to peak in high summer, recording form figures in handicaps in July and August of 311311146 (5-9). The fourth place came in a 16-runner contest and the sixth place can be excused, as it came on her belated reappearance this year. It’s possible that she’ll need another run before reaching peak fitness but she's still worth chancing in the 6f Download The Marathonbet App Fillies’ Handicap at Windsor on Monday (6.50).

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