Friday, 21 June 2019

3 pts win SOUTHERN FRANCE 9/2 (almost all firms)
Hardwicke Stakes

After his St Leger run, followed by a crack at the Cesarewitch, it seemed this one was considered an out and out stayer and one who you'd have expected to line up in something like the Queen Alexandra. However, his Yorkshire Cup run has changed the whole perspective. He threw in a dangerous looking challenge to Stradavarius but was unable to get past. That run makes him an interesting proposition stepped back to twelve furlongs, and he looks sure to give an excellent account of himself.

1.5 pts win SANDS OF MALI 14/1 (at least four firms)
1.5 pts win BOUND FOR NOWHERE 14/1 ( almost all firms)
Diamond Jubilee Stakes

Sands Of Mali has had two runs at this venue both at G1 level; narrowly beaten in the Commonwealth Cup at this meeting last year, then when beating Harry Angel in the British Champions Sprint in the Autumn. In his two starts this season he was behind Blue Point at Meydan, and dissapointed behind Brando in a conditions race up at Hamilton. He'll be back to his best here.

US challenger Bound For Nowhere raced alone in the centre when third in this event last year. The fact that connections,who are not in the habit of wasting their journeys, have chosen to return for another challenge raises the prospects of him putting in another bold showing.

3 pts win TIS MARVELOUS 22/1 (at least seven firms)

Is a bit of an inand out performer but ran a blinder to finish a close fourth in this last year. He won at this venue later in the season and did not get the rub of the green at Goodwood last time. Off only a 2 lb higher rating than last year, and with the stable in fair form, there are far worse propositions at the odds available and he makes some appeal.

Thursday, 20 June 2019

3 pts win PONDUS 11/2 ( at least seven firms)
King Edward V11 Stakes

This highly promising, progressive colt is certainly a good deal better than what he's been able to show on weights and measures. He appeals as one who will have a prominent second half to the season and his yard do not have the firepower to put block entries in the G1 races, so his King George entry here next month indicates how high regard he is held in.

Lost - 3 pts

3 pts win FUJAIRA PRINCE 13/2 ( at least three firms)
Duke of Edinburgh Stakes

Only five races under his belt but is really coming of age now. Ran a cracker in a hot York handicap, narrowly beaten by a Gosden horse who is almost certainly Group class. He is 4 lb higher in the ratings here but that is fair. There is plenty more to come and he can confirm the form with the horses who finished behind him at York.

Lost - 3 pts

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

2 pts win CAP FRANCAIS 16/1 (at least three firms)
1 pt win GETCHAGETCHAGETCHA  50/1 ( at least three firms - bigger on exchanges)
Hampton Court Stakes

Cap Francais travelled like a decent horse but never got home behind Anthony Van Dyck in the Lingfield Derby Trial. It goes without saying the drop back intrip should be ideal and he must enter the reckoning.

Getchagetchagetcha's odds do not do him justice. It was a decent little conditions race he won at Leicester last time, he does not have that much to find on the ratings, and hails from a shrewd set up who are always worthy of respect.

Lost - 3 pts

3 pts win AWE 16/1 (at least three firms)
Britannia Stakes

The ground is going to dry but by how much is anyone's guess - as is whether the stand side will have the same advantage as on Wednesday. If the advantage swings to the other side with the ground drying it won't be the first time this has happened and it will increase confidence in Awe from his five berth. He looks a conceivable winner of this, and one who could develop into a Group horse in time. The stable is flying and Kerrin McEvoy aboard is another bonus.

Lost - 3 pts

3 pts win SINJARRI 6/1 ( almost all firms)
King George V Stakes

Another from the Haggas yard that is hard to get away from. Narrowly beaten in a Newbury handicap jam packed with promising sorts, the step up in trip should bring about further improvement which will be required to come home ahead here. Appeals as the most likely winner of this.

Lost - 3 pts

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

3 pts win WESTERN AUSTRALIA  4/1 (almost all firms)
Queen's Vase

This one really takes the eye here given that the ground has eased and he improved a stone on his fifth and final run as a juvenile when running a cracker in the Futurity with give underfoot, splitting both subsequent Guineas winners and the St James Palace winners. He won well when upped significantly in trip at Navan last time and looks sure to give an excellent account of himself.

Lost - 3 pts

3 pts win I CAN FLY 5/1 (Hills and Boylesports)
Duke of Cambridge Stakes

The standout piece of form is this one's close second to Roaring Lion here in the QE11 on soft ground last Autumn. Admittedly, some finished close up behind that maybe should not have been so close but the winner was a colt out of the top draw and this filly has been shaping recently like one promising to return to her peak. Sure to take all the beating.

Lost - 3 pts

2 pts win KYNREN 14/1 (at least four firms)
1 pts win RED STARLIGHT 40/1 (at least six firms)
Royal Hunt Cup

Your hardened handicappers win these events more than your touted potential Group winning horses in disguise nowadays, and Kynren is at home in thse big fields and is in his element with give in the ground, which he never got in this event last year. Everything to like about his chance.

Red Starlight has been runing consistently well, acts with ease underfoot, and has run well at this venue more than once. Will need to improve further to win but the Cheveley Park owner bred fillies that stay in training beyond three tend to progress, many taking their form to a higher tier.

Lost - 3 pts

Monday, 17 June 2019

1.5 pts win LE BRIVIDO  13/2 ( at least three firms inc P Power)
1.5 pts win HAZAPOUR   9/1 ( at least a dozen firms)
Queen Anne Stakes

The subject of much hype, Le Brivido has now drifted to his right sort of price and all in all, has strong claims. Narrowly beaten in the French Guineas two years ago before winning the Jersey here, he encountered a setback that halted his career for a while before switching to Ballydoyle from where he's had two eyecatching runs. It's no secret he's been prepared to peak for this and looks sure to give an excellent account of himself.

Last year's Derby fifth Hazapour has been reprofiled and looked a useful miling prospect when winning a G3 at the Curragh last time. He is unexposed at this trip and in a far from vintage renewal of this event, it would be no surpise to see him go close.

Lost - 3 pts

3 pts win GUILDSMAN 7/1( at least ten firms)
Coventry Stakes

Created a fine visual impression when winning on his sole start at Goodwood in easy ground earlier this month. The form has not been tested but the race was won by the subsequent Albany winner last year and he appeals as the value call holding, at this early stage, as much promise as any of his rivals.

Lost - 3 pts

1.5 pts win SHAMAN  11/1 ( at least four firms inc Hills)
1.5 pts win CIRCUS MAXIMUS  14/1 ( Ladbrokes, Victor, Coral)
St James Palace Stakes

The three year old colt miling division has a bit of a jumbled look about it and it could be that we don't get one horse stamping his authority on the season. Shaman ran a cracker in the French Guineas, looks to be getting better, and this right handed circuit with give underfoot presents the platform for him to produce an optomum performance.

Circus Maximus was is an interesting additon to this, brought markedly back in trip after his Derby run. He was close behind the two Guineas winners in the Futurity last backend and the fitting of the blinds allied to taking up this engagement suggest connections believe there is another undiscovered angle to him.

C.Maximus Won + 19.5pts

Saturday, 15 June 2019

1.5 pts win DESERT SKYLINE 14/1 ( almost all firms)
1.5 pts win GOLD MOUNT 14/1 (almost all firms)
Skybet Race to the Ebor Cup

Desert Skyline has drawn a blank since winning the 2017 Doncaster Cup but has been up against it being campaigned in the best staying races since. He was below form in the Yorkshire Cup here on his seasonal debut but this event is more open than first appears and he is worth chancing at the odds available.

Gold Mount has his first run for the Ian Williams yard having been based in Hong Kong since leaving Alan King in 2017. He was not disgraced behing Cross Counter at the Dubai Festival and is worth a second look here.

G. Mount Won + 19.5 pts

1.5 pts win LUXOR  18/1 ( almost all firms)
1.5 pts win FIRELIGHT   28/1 ( at least five firms)
Pavers Foundation Catherine Memorial Sprint

Luxor has a hyped up stable companion in this but his own chance should not be overlooked. He looked an interesting prospect when winning a backend Nursery at Newbury on easy ground. He was plum last on his reappearance but that his accounted for in his odds. The stable continues in healthy form and the excellent Kerrin McEvoy is aboard, who rode this track well in his Godolphin days.

Firelight shaped well enough on his seasonal debut at Windsor last month. He ran a cracker in the Lowther here last year, is effective with give, and the owner/breeders stock do tend to train on from two to three.

Lost - 3 pts

Saturday, 8 June 2019

1.5 pts win SPEEDO BOY  13.5/1 ( widely available on exchanges)
1.5 pts win MELTING DEW 15.5/1 ( widely available on exchanges)
Bernard Synley Memorial H'cap

Ian Williams yard is returning to form after a lean spell and Speedo Boy is very much one to consider here. A versatile sort, he races off a 2 lb lower rating than when sixth in the Cesarewitch last Autumn and appeals as the value call in the race.

Melting Dew remains in the Stoute yard, is sure to be a different proposition than when finishing last on his seasonal debut, and a repeat of his cracking run in a valuable handicap at the big Goodwood meeting off a 5 lb lower rating than todays, would be good enough to go very close in this.

Lost - 3 pts

3 pts win DREAM SHOT  5/1( at least four firms -bigger on exchanges)
Truckingby Brian Yeardly Conditons Stakes

James Tate has been upgrading his status in the training ranks and this colt showed a good attitude when winning on his only start at Goodwood a couple of weeks back.  It was only an auction event and the form has so far not been tested, but the horses he beat were from the right sort of yards and the form could look better than the norm for that sort of event in time.

Lost - 3 pts