Saturday, 30 July 2011

1.5pts each way PETARA BAY 14/1 (Generally available) Toyo Tires Summer Stakes

This gelding hasen't won for over four years but is evidently extremely difficult to keep sound and has been lightly raced in recent times. However,what is clear is that he retains all of his ability. He ran a cracker here at the end of April on his first run for nearly a year and followed up with a big run in the Pitmans Derby.The yards only runner so far at the meeting ran really well earlier in the week and this one looks set to figure today.

Won + 26.25 pts

1.5pts win TIDDLIWINKS 21/1 (Betfair) Blue Square Stewards Cup
1.5pts win KANAF 29/1 (Betfair) Blue Square Stewards Cup

Kevin Ryan is enjoying a good season and Tiddliwinks is one of the more interesting ones in the line up. He ran well in the other race here last year and has been running some fine races in Group company since - most notable in the Duke of York when he did not appear to be flattered by his finishing position.This is the highest rating he's ran off in handicap company but he is now an improved performer and is not handicapped out of it.

Kanaf put in a career best last time and he appeals as the type who will improve further. Doubts have been raised about the suitable of the gradients of this track ( he's ran here once before)but that is complicating things without solid evidence and arriving here in the form of his life he has to be considered.

Lost - 3pts

Thursday, 28 July 2011

1.5pts each way CAMPONOLIGIST 14/1 ( 2 firms) Coutts Glorious Stakes

It might be worth taking a chance that this horse will return to his best here. He's been on his travels during his career but hasen't won since winning a G1 in Cologne a year ago, which followed on from him taking a G1 in Hamburg, with Jukebox Jury finishing behind him. Though no match for So You Think at the Curragh in the spring he had a useful yardstick in Famous Name behind him that day who has gone on and won two G3's in convincing style since. Though running poorly since the Suroor horses are in decent form at the moment and there cannot be much excuse for another poor run here.

Lost - 3pts

1.5pts each way CAE SHEN 14/1(Generally available) Totesport Mile

There is no need to delve too much into his last run when he tried to make all in a tactically run small field affair - fact is he showed himself to be at home in the big field scenario when winning the race on his side in the Brittania, but narrowly failing to catch Sagramor. He is fairishly drawn, can be ridden any way, is reliable and still has an overall progressive profile. From a stable in the best of heart at the moment he holds a first rate chance and is arguably the value call at the odds available.

Lost - 3pts

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

3pts win LABARINTO 11/2 ( 3 firms and exchanges) Betfred Bonus King Stakes

The Stoute horses are running really well now and the yard has a big chance of striking here with this colt. He ran well when not getting the run of the race in a Newmarket handicap that should work out really well and with a pull in the weights has a chance of turning the form around with the Cumani horse.Though there are lots of possibilities here there are no issues over ground or trip, and in a reasonable berth he looks sure to run well and is fairishly enough priced.

won + 15pts (Sagramor Nr)

1.5pts each way OVERTURN 16/1 (Generally available) Artemis Goodwood Cup

The ground wasen't ideal for this admirable sort when trying to win the Pitmans Derby for the second year running but he ran well enough in the circumstances and is just the type to bounce right back to his best here. Though on bare form he has a few pound to find on Opinion Poll and Manighar, the former ideally wants soft ground while Manighar's programme is being geared towrds another Australian campaign. There is nothing else to be really scared of and a good run is exepected here.

Lost - 3pts

Monday, 25 July 2011

1.5pts each way DORDOGNE 25/1 (Generally available) Bet 365 Gordon Stakes

Fiorente is going to go off far too short on account of the Nathaniel form and has plenty of dangers and half dangers to contend with. From a value perspective none appeals more than the Lingfield Derby trial victor Dordogne. Although evidently not the stables first string, De Sousa was always likely to be teamed up again with Namibian after their Queens Vase success, but it will not be a surprise to see Dordogne bounce back from his Newmarket run and return to top form here, and on what these have done, his top form is up with the best on offer here.

Non runner

3pts win DELEGATOR 3/1(Generally available) Bet365 Lennox Stakes

A quality sort and admirably consistent to boot, Delegator stands out here, is far more likely to run his race than Strong Suit, and at around the 3/1 mark is a cracking price as he is sure to take all the beating.

Lost - 3pts

Saturday, 23 July 2011

1.5pts each way OUR JONATHAN 14/1 ( four firms inc Ladbrokes) Betfair Summer Double International H'cap

This reliable gelding ran a cracker here at the Royal meeting finishing second in his group down the centre. His Chester run, when not geting the rub of the green, has confirmed him to be in great heart and granted he does not find himself racing on a disadvantaged part of the track he will be involved here.

Lost - 3pts

2pts win CLASS IS CLASS 9/2 (Generally available) Skybet York Stakes
1pt win RANSOM NOTE 12/1 (Generally available)Skybet York stakes

Twice Over hasen't been the same since returning from Meydan and if he has lost interest in the game then Class Is Class is a very likely candidates to take advantage of the situation. Most of the older inmates that are kept in training with Stoute go on and justify the decision to some degree and with the stable having recovered from a slump, Class Is Class who ran a lifetime best when beating Tazeez by a commanding margin at Sandown last time, can follow up with his first Group race success.

Stable companion Eleanora Duse is alarmingly weak on the exchanges this morning and a better alternative is Ransom Note who has been sailing too high on his last two outings but had previously won the Earl of Sefton and cannot easily be ruled out.

Lost - 3pts

Saturday, 9 July 2011

3pts win BEACHFIRE 8/1 (Generally available) John Smiths Cup

Beachfire won the Wolferton in quite taking style, quickening up to catch Lost In The Moment after being given his customary patient ride. Green Destiny's disappointing run in the race should not be used to chip away at the form and there is every chance that the form will be confirmed today.With the overnight rain making the ground ideal for him, the Gosden colt is definitely up to defying his 5lb penalty if he turns up in the same mood again and is imposssible to leave him out of any short list for today.

Lost - 3pts

1.5pts each way FATHSTA 14/1 (Generally available)32Red Bunbury Cup

This one looks a very likely type here and granted that he does not end up racing in a disadvantaged group, he should be thereabouts.He has been around for a while and races of this value looked to be alluding him until he won the Coral Trophy last October.He has another one or two of these sort of races in him, is fully effective at this trip, will not mind any ease in the ground,proved his well being two outings ago with a good run in the Wokingham, and De Sousa partners him for only the third time - the two other times were when he won the Coral Trophy, and when beaten a SH at Haydock.

P + 3.75pts

Saturday, 2 July 2011

2pts win ELEANORA DUSE 6/1(Betfair) Bet 365 Lancashire Oaks
1pt win BILIDN 99/1(Betfair) Bet 365 Lancashire Oaks

Despite having an ordinary run of things, there are signs that the Stoute yard may be turning the corner. The horses have been running well in the past couple of days, including a winner yesterday, and Eleanora Duse, who is still relatively unexposed, can take an ordinary looking renewal of this event. She ran a fine race in a vintage Yorkshire Oaks least season, chasing home Midday and Snow Fairy with some useful performers behind her, then followed with a battling win in a G2 at ther Curragh. She never did much on her seasonal debut but two months on its likely that she'll be a different proposition and is sure to give a good account of herself.

Clive Brittain has never been afraid to pit his horses in at the deep end and every so often his boldness is rewarded and Bilidn is worth a second look. She showed signs of ability in the Cheshire Oaks and at the 100/1 available is worth a speculative punt.

Lost - 3pts

1pt win SHARAYEEN 8.6/1 (Betfair) Bet 365 Old Newton Cup
1pt each way KIDNAPPED 28/1 (5 firms including Hills and Corals) Bet 365 Old Newton Cup

Sharayeen was curbed by the handicapper after his impressive success at Newbury last season and he has been raised twice since through running well without winning. Fact is,without no obvious thrown in candidate in the race he is on a winning mark, will be ideally suited by this quick surface, and with the yard in OK'ish form, should run his race and put in a bold showing.

Kidnapped has been absent since the Dubai festival. He was a very useful performer in Australia and while there is no guaranteeing his condition today,he may not be badly treated off a mark off 108 as its likely that he's G3 class, and with the yard at least having had a few winners in the past week, he will hopefully run very well at a big price.

Lost - 3pts