Saturday, 20 October 2018

3 pts win HAPPILY  10/1 ( at least this price with four firms - 12/1 with Ladrokes & exchanges)
Queen Elizabeth 11 Stakes

One mile on soft ground are the ideal conditions for this filly who looks to be coming to her very best and has a terrific chance of reversing the Newmarket form with Laurens. Roaring Lion has some niggly question marks hanging over him in the context of this event but creates plenty of value elsewhere, and despite it being a little off-putting that the blinds are back on, this one catches the eye at the odds available.

Non Runner

3 pts win CRYSTAL OCEAN   11/4 ( over three-quarters of all firms)
Quipco Champion Stakes

A thoroughly likeable character who won the Gordon Stakes in soft ground last year and is much prefered to the over-hyped Cracksman whose attitude has rightly been called into question. At 11/4 there is not much room for accepting negatives and there is indeed every reason to confidently expect Crystal Ocean to come out on top here.

Lost  - 3 pts

2 pts win RAISING SAND  6/1 (at least five firms)
1 pt win SHARJA BRIDGE 11/1 ( this price at least with four firms)
Balmoral Handicap

A three-time winner at this venue, Rising Sand looked in terrific heart when winning with plenty enough in hand last time out. This was on the back of an excellent run in the Cambridgeshire and there is every reason to expect another forward showing here.

Sharja Bridge also acquitted himself with credit in the Cambridgeshire. He is lightly raced but this distance appeals as the ideal trip for him and he is one to add to the portfolio.

S.Bridge Won  + 9 pts

Saturday, 13 October 2018

3 pts win MASSAM 12/1 (almost all firms)
Godolphin Autumn Stakes

On the face of it this colt appears more exposed than some of his rivals, taking until his fourth start to lose his maiden tag in a Newcastle nursery. He followed up in facile style in a Yarmouth nursery last time when having little to beat. Nevertheless, he was impressive and he looks to have got his act together. Many from his yard climb high from humble beginnings he is worth a go at double figure odds.

Lost - 3 pts

2 pts win STARS OVER THE SEA  28/1 ( at least seven firms)
1 pt win STANLEY 100/1 ( Betfred, Hills, Bet 365)
Dubai Cesarewitch Stakes

Stars Over The Sea slipped his field in the trial race for this here three weeks ago. To view it as a fluke may not be the right approach to take though as his yard are able to conjure up notable improvement from many of their acquisitions ( that was his fourth run for them) who look to have hit their ceiling, and on the facts, the performance on weights and measures was a career best and his 4 lb penalty still puts him 'well in' when set against his future hike.

Stanley, also by Sea The Stars, doesn't have too much mileage on the clock for a five-year-old. This will be the furthest he has raced but has been stepped up in trip for his last three starts with the form shown level with his best. Not ideally drawn but catches the eye at massive odds.

Lost - 3 pts

Friday, 12 October 2018

3 pts win UAE PRINCE  9/2 ( at least 14 firms)
Racebets Moneyback H'cap

Anyone on this rather frustrating animal in the Cambridgeshire must surely be interested in him again off the same mark in a race with much less depth. He ran a cracker to be fifth at Newmarket in a renewal that looked above standard and where the form should be advertised in the next few weeks. The drop back in trip will be fine for this one who travels well and will be racing close to the pace here.

Lost - 3 pts

2 pts win ANGEL'S HIDEAWAY  7/1 ( at least 9 firms)
1 pt win EMERALD APPROACH 66/1 ( at least 3 firms inc PPower and Bet 365)
Godolphin Oh So Sharp Stakes

Two one raced winners who could be anything head the market here and at the odds the value call is taking aboard Angel's Hideway who has a relatively exposed profile but is a proven Group winner who is indicating that the step up in trip will be to her benefit.

Emerald Approach has it all to do on form but hails from a shrewd set up who don't tilt at rainbows. She is priced up on the level of her form but needless to say is open to any amount of improvement and is clearly much better than what she has shown on weight and measures.

Lost - 3 pts

Sunday, 7 October 2018

2 pts win KEW GARDENS 10/1 ( at least half a dozen firms)
1 pt win CLOTH OF STARS  28/1 ( at least eight firms)
Prix de l' Arc de Triomphe

If Crystal Ocean ran to his best at Kempton then Enable will have shown herself to be as good as ever. However, there are niggly doubts, particularly as she was the sidelines for so long and she could be worth taking on as she creates value elsewhere.

Kew Gardens won the Grand Prix de Paris here in the summer is fully effective in a true run race at this distance. He looks to be still progressing, is wholly reliable, and should be thereabouts.

Cloth of Stars was runner-up last year and this will be the first time since that he is back in the large field, full on pace, scenario which clearly suits him ideally. He will not be far away.

Lost - 3 pts

Saturday, 6 October 2018

3 pts win LAUGH ALOUD  9/2 ( at least 14 firms)
Neptune Investment October Stakes

Has the beating of these on her best form and although she has run a few lengths of her best in all three starts this season, she ran her most encouraging race last time, going deeper into the race before succumbing. Her yard remains in cracking form, pointing to her giving an excellent account of herself here.

Lost - 3 pts

Saturday, 29 September 2018

3 pts win UAE PRINCE  17.5/1 (available on all exchanges)

This is an animal who has been hyped to a certain extent from the early stages of his career, always being included in lists of horses to follow, always about to do something big. It's never really happened but you just feel there is a big race in him and this could be his day. He often travels like a good horse in his races and a fast run race in a large field at this trip may just be the platform he needs to produce an absolute optimum performance. He's tried in pieces and will be spot on despite his absence since the Spring.

Lost - 3 pts

Saturday, 22 September 2018

1.5 pts win ACES 14/1 ( at least a dozen firms)
1.5 pts win GOLDEN APOLLO 16/1 ( at least a dozen firms)
Ayr Gold Cup

Twice a winner in the mud when trained in France, Aces has won two of his four starts for Ian Williams. There is a lot more to work with and further overall improvement can be expected. He has the stamina to see this trip out better than most in these conditions and he is a must for any short list.

Golden Apollo is versatile regarding ground conditions, was not disgraced in the Portland last time and his yard has had a winner at this meeting with plenty of the others running well too.

Lost - 3 pts