Saturday, 26 September 2009

2pts win BIG NOISE 20/1 ( 2 firms and exchanges) Chalenge Cup
1 pt win SONNY RED 54/1 (Betfair) Challenge Cup

Big Noise ran really well in a similar race here last July and looked the type who would have won one of these events by now. He disappointed in this last year but lines up here today on the back of a very light campaign, and from an encouraging run at Doncaster last time. He is in with a realistic chance and is worth a go at his odds.

In another existence Sonny Red chased home Adagio in the Craven. In recent times he's been campaigned almost exclusively over sprint trips and has been acquitting himself well.He ran a cracker last week in the Ayr Gold Cup and off the same mark here, he is worth risking a point on, on a rare return to this sort of trip.

Lost - 3 pts

Saturday, 19 September 2009

1.5pts win EVERYMANFORHIMSELF 31/1(Betfair) Wiliam Hill Ayr Gold Cup
1.5pts win ZIDANE 26/1 (Betfair)William Hill Ayr Gold Cup

Running off the same mark as when arguably producing a career best in the Portland last week, Everymanforhimself lines up here with stronger claims than most,and certainly no less than nearly all of them at half his odds.Year in year out the predicted draw bias fools in these races and it's probably best to leave that factor aside and that's what is hopefully making him a bit too longer than he should be on the exchanges at the moment.

Zidane does not win too often nowadays and it was encouraging that he got his head back in front two outings ago. Even the anti-profile brigade amongst us cannot deny that animals with this sort of profile do tend to win again within the next few outings and there is no doubting that he has the raw ability to run these close, granted of course, that he gets the gaps opening from the far rail.

Lost - 3 pts

1.5pts win CHARM SCHOOL 15.5/1(Betfair) John Smith's Stakes
1.5pts win CILL RIALIAG 14/1 ( Betfair) John Smith's Stakes

Plenty to consider here and well worth taking a chance with a couple of the longer priced contenders.

Charm School may have his quirks but in the past Gosden has produced the goods with these ' soon to get rid if' types, and arriving here on the back of his first win since his racecourse debut in March, he is mighty interesting at the odds available. He's still a relatively unexposed sort, particularly over this sort of trip, so we cannot be sure that the handicapper has him covered. The one niggling doubt is that he may ideally want to get his toe in.

Cill Rialaig knows how to get her head infront and beat a reliable yardstick at Epsom last time who has since followed up. She's the type to keep ahead of the handicapper and although this event if far more competitive than the ones that she's been successful in,her price more than compensates for the doubts.

Lost - 3 pts

Saturday, 12 September 2009

1.5 pts win VISCOUNT NELSON 4.1/1 (Betfair) DFS Champagne Stakes
1.5 pts win LAYALI AL ANDALUS 5.8/1(Betfair) DFS Champagne Stakes

Poet’s Voice ran a cracker in what is looking a good renewal of the Acomb; however he’s up against couple who are almost certainly better than the ratings they’ve returned and the way this is priced up there is an irresistible temptation to take him on.

Rock of Gibraltar excepted; Ballydoyle tend to run one of their support division in this. However, such is their strength that Viscount Nelson, who could end up being literally anything from a humble listed performer to a G1 horse, is worth taking aboard at the price. Similar remarks could also apply to Layali Al Andalus and he too is worth a guess at the price.

Lost - 3 pts

1.5 pts win JOHANNES (Betfair) Ladbrokes Portland
1.5 pts win PAVERSHOOZ 8/1 (Generally available) Ladbrokes Portland

Johannes is up a further 7lb from his latest victory but is on a roll at the moment and has become ultra reliable in one of the most unpredictable spheres since moving to Fahey. The one niggling doubt is that his record indicates that he’d ideally want an extra half furlong.

Pavershooz has been running out of his skin this year. He’s had a break since his latest outing and has clearly been targeted at this and has fair prospects of defying a lifetime high mark.

Lost - 3 pts

3 pts win MONITOR CLOSELY 4.6/1 (Betfair) Ladbrokes St Leger

In a rock bottom renewal it may pay to accept he visual impression given by this colt at York that the extra couple of furlongs here will not be a negative. He’s already outrun his pedigree staminia wise and in such situations is probably best to with what you see. Despite having the run of the race at York, he appeared to win fair and square and the form is as good as anything on offer here.

Lost - 3 pts

2 pts win WE’LL COME 5.8/1 (Betfair) Doncaster Premier Inn Table H’cap
1pt win TARTAN GIGHA 20/1 (Betfair) Doncaster Premier Inn Table H’cap

After all this time they’ve finally found the tactics that are the key to We’ll Come and this gelding has fine prospects of taking this event. Admittedly, he’s on a lifetime high of 108 but you have an inkling that he has the raw ability of a genuine G3 performer and he must go close here.

On the book the pull in the weights will not be sufficient for Tartan Gigha to turnaround Ascot form with We’ll Come. However, though campaigned aggressively as is typical from one from his yard and appears to be covered by the handicapper, he appeals on the grounds of his price allied to the fact that one or two below par performances from others will put him bang in the picture.

Lost - 3 pts

Saturday, 5 September 2009

2 pts win MAIN AIM 5.4/1 (Betfair) Betfred Sprint Cup
1 pt win JJ THE JET PLANE 16/1 (Generally available) Betfred Sprint Cup

Main Aim proved in the July Cup that he belongs at this level.There appears genuine excuses for his disappointing run at Goodwood behind Finjaan and we can trust that he has since pleased connections for him to be allowed take his chance here.He ideally wants some give and with conditions turning in his favour, he can reverse the Newmarket form with the Noseda filly.

JJ The Jet Plane finished third at Newmarket. He came over here at the beginning of the season with a big reputation and has shown that he is up to this grade.He has won on easy ground in South Africa but it appeared that his former trainer considered him ideally suited by a sound surface. Nevertheless, we can't be sure about ground issues and now officially in the care of Hannon, with Jim Crowley aboard, he is too tempting too ignore at his present odds.

Lost - 3 pts