One of the main reason’s for setting up this blog at the outset was to leave an historical record online for coursing from one year to the next. Very often information I’d love to be able to get my hands on is buried in the archives of the Sporting Press or the National Library. Hopefully I’ll be able to get into a bit more of that over the summer but for now I’d like to be able to document the ante-post markets for both Derby and Oaks as they develop.
The present Oaks market has been a little unsettled lately with the various Puppy Stakes leaving things fairly unclear. Trying to pick through the form hasn’t been easy but keeping a record of the advertised prices over the last couple of weeks as unveiled a few interesting moves. 6 of the top 8 have shortened in the last week, with Turbo Julie reported to have changed kennels since her Trial Stake win, currently leading the market.
All prices quoted were taken from the Bet Browne website and to the best of my knowledge correct at the time of publishing. Boyles prices unavailable at present with meetings ongoing at present.
Yellow indicates price shortening. Orange indicates prices has gone out.
|Bank Perspective||Westmeath United||14|
|Call Her Dresden||Kilflynn||14|
|Careful Betty||Killimer/ Kilrush||14|
|Needham Pine||Wexford & Dist||14|
|Windgap Breeze||Johnstown & Urlingford||14|
|Ballarue New||Co. Carlow||16|
|Great Ability||Galway & Oranmore||16|
|Ocean Hannalora||Limerick City||16|
|Skellig Blues||Miltown Malbay||16|
|Chubbys Vanilla||Crohane & Killenaule||20|
|Marshals Bridie||Clonmel & Kilsheelan||25|
|Sand Sea Model||Co. Kerry||25|
|Thats My Ruby||Knockgraffon||25|
|Abbeyglen Gra||Ardpatrick & Kil||33|
|Fancy Rae Baker||Edenderry||33|
|Flagfield Dash||East Donegal||33|
|Floating Cove||North Kilkenny||33|
|Lochbo Diva||Fermoy and Grange||33|
|Final Date||Dundalk & D’Hill||40|
|Glowing Ambition||South Clare||40|
|Oh Lookit Here||Old Kilcullen||40|
|Upup And Away||Ennis & Clarecastle||66|