At least once a year I will taste some French racing like a connoisseur tastes French wine, with a sense of appreciation but with the gusto of a true enthusiast. It’s the time of year that I turn my attention to a few overseas Racing markets.
On Friday, I traded the ‘evening’ racing at Moonee Valley in Australia and returned in the early hours of this morning to have a look at some of the other group racing in Australia. It’s with a view to gearing up to the Melbourne Cup Carnival.
Over the course of the year, opportunities do pop up on other markets around key periods. Australian racing provides the broadest mix as from September to April there is plenty of action, apart from the peak of summer.
Meydan kicks in during January and peaks in March, but just in front of us, we have a flurry of activity. We have good quality stuff today and tomorrow at Chantilly, group racing in Aus this morning and tomorrow and then as we head to end of October we end up in the US for the breeder’s cup.
I don’t tend to trade on Sunday’s, or on French racing, but the richest race in Europe always draws my attention as it and the companion races are nearly always an opportunity.
Today starts the two-day meeting at Chantilly, Saturdays are intermingled with some quality in the UK and don’t tend to yield that much. But on Sunday we have had the big stuff and that tends to trade fairly well. Most of the surrounding card in the UK is not the greatest quality, so I’ll tend to do some other things, then trade in between that.
Good luck if you give them a go. I’ll be here be there on Sunday to see what I can squeeze out of the card.