Friday, 3 December 2021

3 pts win HIGH MOON SP

11.45 Aintree


This son of Midnight Legend gives the impression he'll stay all day and the step up in trip should be ideal. He hails from an inform overall progressive yard and catches the eye on his first run in a handicap after two good runs in decent Carlisle novice events.


3 pts win RUN TO MILAN SP

1.22 Chepstow 


A son of Milan who has only half a dozen runs under his belt over fences but has the profile of one who his yard excel with and looks the type to win one or two nice staying handicaps. Ran a highly encouraging race on his seasonal debut and is a big player here,


3 pts win IL RIDOTO SP

1.50 Sandown 


A son of Kapgarde who was very impressive to the eye when disposing of his rivals in an all aged handicap at Newbury last week. Now up against at least one genuine Arkle hopeful in the best 2m novice chase this side of the Irish Sea so far this season, he arrives here with an unorthodox profile but looks smart and should run a big race.


3 pts win MAC TOTTIE SP

2.40 Aintree 


On the face of it this Midnight Legend gelding has a much stiffer task than when winning here last time, racing off a 7 lb higher rating. However, looking through this field there is not as much depth as first appears with niggly question marks hanging over many rivals, he's not been stopping at his attempts over 3m thus the trip should pose no problems, and his present well being is assured. No good reason to desert.

Thursday, 2 December 2021

3 pts win RECTORY OAK  SP

12.25 Exeter 


An Oscar gelding who cost £60,000 as a store. No need to add that any progress would have been halted by the form of the yard last season and he's come out and run a reasonable race on his reappearance in strong Wincanton novice hurdle. Will appreciate the step up in trip and this won't take the world of winning.

Lost - 3 pts 


3 pts win BOTHWELL BRIDGE SP

1.50 Sandown


A son of Stowaway who has had a wind op since disappointing on his final start last season in the big staying novice hurdle at Aintree. Chasing was always going to be his game and he can make a winning start at a venue where the yard's runners demand plenty of respect.

Won 11/4 + 8.25 pts


3 pts win GUNSIGHT  RIDGE SP

2.40 Exeter 


A son of Midnight Legend who shaped extremely well in a novice handicap at Aintree a few weekends back on a track a shade too sharp and over a distance that will is short of his optimum. Off the same rating here, track and trip will be more to his liking and he will take plenty of beating.

Lost - 3 pts 


1.5 pts each way THE LATE LEGEND SP

3.15 Exeter


This Midnight Legend gelding races off the same rating as when successful at Doncaster in January when in a rich vein of form. He was below form on his next two outings but has reappeared this Autumn in two hurdle races and could go very well on his return to fences.

Lost - 3 pts 


3 pts win GIOIA CIECA SP

6.15 Newcastle 


A lightly raced Kitten's Joy colt who opened his account at this venue earlier in the year before going on to. progress on the turf. Last seen when narrowly beaten in a handicap at the Doncaster September meeting and will go very close here if in the same type of form.

Lost - 3 pts 


Wednesday, 1 December 2021

3 pts win LOUNGE LIZARD SP

1.22 Market Rasen 


A son of Kayf Tara who cost 65,000 as a store. Made a very encouraging hurdling debut, travelling for a long way like he was going to get involved before fading, most likely due to lack of full fitness. Should be spot on here and appeals as the likely winner of this.

Lost - 3 pts 


3 pts win WESTERN VICTORY SP

1.30 Clonmel


Quite a likeable Westerner mare, effective over both hurdles and fences and at a variety of trips. Is in good  spirits at the moment and with the front two in the market no doubt using this as a stepping stone to returning back to fences, she could really stretch them and seems certain to give a very good account of herself.

Won 85/40 + 6.37 pts


3 pts win LARGY G SP

2.07 Leicester 


A very cheaply bought daughter of Shantou who is already looking a bargain based on her two promising runs over hurdles. Plenty of improvement left and is very interesting on her handicap debut.

Lost - 3 pts 

Tuesday, 30 November 2021

3 pts win NED TANNER SP

1.30 Haydock 


This is going to be a real slog and this Milan gelding looks an ideal type for it, keeping on up the hill at Carlisle to finish third on his hurdling debut, looking as though he'll already be suited by this step up to 3m. 

Lost - 3 pts 


3 pts win EQUAL SHARE SP

2.30 Lingfield 


The daughter of Australia shaped well in a fair Salisbury maiden almost three months ago. Interesting that she's not been put away for the Winter yet and unless any of the newcomers are more than useful she should be opening her account here.

Won 11/8 + 4.12 pts 


3 pts win LAKE VIEW LAD SP

2.50 Haydock


A likeable son of Oscar who has retained his ability into the veteran stage. Has won around here, stays very well and loves testing ground. Added to this he goes well fresh so it's all positives and even off top weight he is hard to resist in a race that looks made for him.

Lost - 3 pts 


3 pts win ENDURED SP

6.30 Kempton SP


A son of Shamardal who cost 190,000 as a yearling. Gelded after third start and moved yard but has only five races under his belt and appeals as the type who could get much better before perhaps a move to the far east. Was drawn 11 out of 11 last time and was out on the outside throughout, this after a promising first run for his new yard which suggested he'd be winning again soon.

Won 11/4 + 8.25 pts 

November Results

Total Staked = 258 pts

Total Returned = 269.5 pts

Profit of + 11.5 pts

Cruising away halfway through the month only to hit the buffers towards the end.

Monday, 29 November 2021

3 pts win DANIEL DERONDA SP

5.15 Newcastle


This Siyouni gelding needs things to fall his way, and those ahead to come back to him but he has won  and run other good races in defeat at this venue. Shaped well at Wolverhampton last time and with the yard in good form he appeals as a very possible winner of this.

Lost -3 pts 


3 pts win MORTY SP

5.45 Newcastle 


Another from the O'Meara yard to be interested in. A son of Kingman, he is on a quick six day hatrick here and there is a strong likelihood he'll be up to defying a double penalty given the fine heart he is in at the moment.

Non Runner


3 pts win ALPHONSE LE GRAND SP

7.15 Newcastle 


This Sea The Stars gelding is no great shakes but has acquitted himself respectably on all three Nursery starts, suggesting that he'll be getting his head in front very soon. Though he already looks one who needs the cards to fall right for him, there must be surely some improvement left in him, given his group winning dam progressed through her juvenile year.

Lost - 3 pts 

Sunday, 28 November 2021

1.5 pts each way BLAKERIG SP

1.05 Ayr


A son of Presenting who is thrown in on his best form of a couple of a couple of seasons back. Showed enough last time to indicate plenty of ability is still there and his yard are masters at keeping spark in those entering the veteran stages.

Lost - 3 pts 


3 pts win CORRIGEEN ROCK SP

1.40 Ayr


This Westerner gelding made an encouraging start over hurdles when making all at Kelso last month. This looks a stiffer task but the step up in trip will suit and he could be more than useful.

Lost - 3 pts 


3 pts win POMELO SP

6.00 Wolverhampton 


Both the Dubawi fillies catch the eye here and both were last seen in the Sandringham at Royal Ascot, A'Shaari coming out much the better in fifth. However Pomelo was clearly more inconvenienced by the unseasonably testing conditions and had previously looked promising when winning at this venue. She is the preferred option.

Lost - 3 pts