Saturday, 24 September 2011

2pts win MAN OF ACTION 10/1 ( 3 firms inc Lads and Hills) Betfred Camebridgeshire
1pt win MARKAZZI 27/1 (Betfair) Betfred Camebridgeshire

Man of Action had this race all over him when winning last time in the style of an animal who has suddenly found his feet.Of course, his style of racing means he needs things to fall his way but these types often follow up after everything has come together and if he reproduces the Doncaster run over this extra distance, a 4lb penalty will not stop him.

Markazzi followed a career best performance in winning at Haydock with a run of similar merit at York. He's fine in big fields, is steadily progressive and catches the eye at the odds available.

Lost - 3pts

2pts win MASHAAREF 7/2 (Generally available) Best Football Prices at VC H'cap
1pt win WEAPONS OF CHOICE 11/2 (Betfair) Best Football Prices at VC H'cap

Mashaaref was beaten by a very decent looking animal last time but had the rest of the field well beaten off and looks a very likely winner of this. He had previously run another good race in an Ascot handicap,certainly has further improvement left in him, and provided there is no further rain and the ground continues to dry, the one main concern about him is greatly reduced.

Weapons of Choice is in excellent form and the market at the moment is starting to suggest that he is the main Koukash hope. Definitely worth back up support.

Lost - 3pts

Saturday, 17 September 2011

1.5pts win CROISULTAN 16/1 ( 3 firms including Hills and Ladbrokes) William Hill Ayr Gold Cup
1.5pts win OUR JONATHAN 20/1 ( 3 firms including Hills) William Hill Ayr Gold Cup

Croisultan hasen't won a handicap since his Nursery days and it is a concern that he is on the face of it running well in G3's but disappointing in competitive handicaps. However, that worry is overidden by the fact that he is one of only a few is fully proven in heavy ground, and the ability to go throught this ground allied to racing in the right group ( he appears fairishly drawn) will be the deciding factor here.

Our Jonathan is a thoroughly likeable sort who is probably going to be able to run to his best in these conditions.Still off a winnable mark, he has one of these events in him and today could be his day.

Our Jonathan won +28.5pts

3 pts win BEAUMONT'S PARTY 11/1 ( Ladbrokes and Exchanges) Dubai Duty Free Handicap

This is a consistent performer who in line with his pedigree is getting progressively better. It would be folly to downgrade his chance on accout of Fallen Idol's poor run at Doncaster; and off a 3lb higher rating than that lifetime best run he has a major chance of taking this. He acts with give underfoot and given a strong gallop up front, he should be able to settle a bit better and Fortune teaming up with him again is a plus.

Lost - 3pts

Saturday, 10 September 2011

1.5pts each way BAJAN TRYST 16/1 (Generally available) Ladbrokes Portland

Only 3 lb higher in the ratings than when runner up in this last year, this gelding lines up fresher than most with just three runs under his belt this season. He can step up on his run on the AW at Dundalk and holds a major chance here. He hails from yard that is having its best season for many years and one which tagets this event above most other handicaps.

Lost - 3pts

3 pts win CENSUS 13/2 (3 firms and exchanges) Ladbroke St Leger

There is no reason why this highly progressive colt should not continue to get better and it will be a surprise if he does not turn around Newmarket form with Masked Marvel and confirm Newbury form with Brown Panther. Sea Moon was visually magnificent York but Seville and Namibial ran levels below their best and the extra two furlongs can and has brought down genuine 12f G1 performers in this race in the past.

Lost - 3pts

Saturday, 3 September 2011

1.5pts win TOMINATOR 8.2/1(Betfair) Betfred Old Borough Cup
1.5pts win SHERNANDO 10/1(Betfair) Betfrad Old Borough Cup

Tominator is 10lb higher in the ratings than when successful in the Pitmans Derby but only 3lb higher than his Chester run last time when he ran a cracker in a race just about as competitive as this. There are no worries if the ground eases and he should put in a bold show.

Shernando's pedigree suggests this distance will suit and it is quite probable that it wasen't the trip that beat him when he tried it at Salisbury a couple of outings back. He is on a roll at the moment, his chance will not be compromised if the ground eases slightly and is a big danger to all.

Lost - 3pts

2pts win SOCIETY ROCK 8.4/1 (Betfair) Betfred Sprint Cup
1pt win BEWITCHED 12/1(Generally available) Betfred Sprint Cup

Society Rock is now an established G1 performer, can be relied upon to run his race and may even have some improvement left in him. He's versatile to ground conditions and will give a very good account of himself.

Ignoring the Ascot run, Bewitched had progressed up the ranks and looked ready to take her chance in this company. Best to draw a line under that run and give her another chance.

Lost - 3pts