Saturday, 15 October 2011

3pts win TIMES UP 3.3/1 ( Hills and Exchanges) Qipco British Champions Lomg Distance Cup

Times Up, out of a prolific winner producing dam whose progeny and herself all raced under Dunlop, is in the form of his life right now and is difficult to oppose. He created a taking visual impression when winning at Newmarket at his first attempt at this trip and is sure to go close, irrespective of whether Fame to Glory returns to form or not.

Lost - 3pts

2pts win CRYSTAL CAPELLA 8/1 (Generally available) Quipco British Champion Fillies and Mares Stakes
1pt win BIBLE BELT 20/1 ( 3 firms including Ladbrokes) Quipco British Champion Fillies and Mares Stakes

Crystal Capella clearly ran a level below her best in the Yorkshire Oaks and if she returns to the form she was in when winning at Newmarket in July she should turn York form around with Vita Nova and will just about win this.

Bible Belt ran too bad to be true last time after she had been progressing into a very useful performer. She is bred to be suited by this step up in trip and could surprise.

Lost - 3pts

3pts win MIDDAY 7/1 (Generally available) Quipco Champion Stakes

You have to think that if she'd delayed her challenge longer this likeable mare would have added the Coronation Cup and Juddmonte to her roll of honour. She renews rivalry with her York conqueror Twice Over today and has every opportunity to settle the score.With So You Think being beatable and the form of Nathaniel's King George being highly suspect, she makes fair appeal at the odds available.

Lost - 3pts