Sunday, 28 August 2011

2pts win LIBRANO 4/1 ( 2 firms and exchanges) Supreme Stakes
1pt win HOORAY 7/2 (Generally available) Supreme Stakes

These two have major chances here and are hard to get away from. Librano mostly runs to a level that would see him go very close here - he was up against it in Deauville last time and should bounce back to his best here. As Cheverley Park winners go, Hooray is one of the more forgettable ones. However, she is still extremely useful and the stable is going well right now.

Librano won + 7pts

Saturday, 27 August 2011

3pts win OPERA GAL 9/2 (Generally available) Totexacta August Stakes

Elusive Pimpernal looks to be returning to something near his best but although lightly raced, still has failed to win a race since his Craven victory and is short enough here. Opera Gal tends to be vulnerable to something with a turn of foot but she is reliable and ran up to her very best last time. The give underfoot will not hinder her and she is sure to put in a bold showing.

won + 13.5pts

2pts win PRINCIPAL ROLE 7/2 ( 2 firms and exchanges) Totepool Winter Hill Stakes
1pt win PRINCE BISHOP 11/2 (Generally available) Totepool Winter Hill Stakes

Principal Role may not have been flattered by her cracking run in the Nassau last time as she had looked much improved on her previous starts this term and it may be best not to complicate things and take the last run for granted. Needless to say she is the one to beat here and is fairishly priced up.

Prince Bishop has been absent since the Meydan festival but developed into a genuine G2 performer with Andre Fabre last backend. He goes on an easy surface and will prove troublesome if fully wound up.

Lost - 3pts

Friday, 19 August 2011

1.5pts each way THUBIAAN 14/1 (Generally available) Betfred Melrose Stakes

The Haggas horses are running very well at the moment and this late maturing Dynaformer colt is of particular interest here. He wasen't far behind the more experienced Parlour Games at Ascot last time and looks sure to appreciate the extra two furlongs, will not be inconvenienced if the ground stays on the easy side,and should figure in the shake up.

Lost - 3pts

2pts win BLISSFUL MOMENT 11/1(Generally available) Betfred Ebor
1pt win SIRVINO 64/1 (Betfair) Betfred Ebor

Another Dynaformer with a progressive profile and being stepped up to 1m 6f, Blissful Moment has as good as chance as any provided the extra distance suits him, as the visuals suggest it probably will. He is only 2lb higher in the ratings than his fine run at the Royal meeting and is likely to run a big race from a prominemt position.

Former John Smiths Cup winner Sirvino returned to the winners enclosure for the first time when storming home at Windsor in June. He ran well at Goodwood last time when tried at this trip for the first time, has half a chance and is worth a point at the odds available.

Lost - 3pts

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

2pts win PINTURA 8/1 (Generally available) Addelshaw Goddard Stakes
1pt win LEVIATHAN 22/1 (Betfair) Addelshaw Goddard Stakes

Pintura is better than ever this year and in a field appearing to hold no obvious potential Group types, his credentials are as good as anything else. He ran a blinder in the Totesport Mile last time, has run two excellent races here in the past, and off a 2lb higher rating than Goodwood should give a very good account of himself.

Leviathan catches the eye at double figure odds and if the ease remains in the ground he is capable of surprising.

Lost - 2pts (Leviathan NR)