Saturday, 29 September 2012

2pts win MIJHAR 14/1 ( 2 firms including Hills) Betfred Cambridgeshire
1pt win MAN OF ACTION 22/1 ( 4 firms and exchanges) Betfred Cambridgeshire

It's 15 months since Mijhar line up in the King Edward on the back of a Haydock maiden sucess. At the time he promised to be a classy middle distance performer. He finished fourth behind Nathanial and what has happened since has made things are not much clearer. He's been tried between 8 and 12 furlongs in his five races since, acquitting himself well in all apart from when stumbling badly in the John Smiths, and now is the time for him to deliver as a fast run 9 furlongs on turf looks ideal for him.

Everything that could have gone wrong went wrong for Man of Action in this race last year. Admittedly, he is a frustrating animal to follow as he never seems to build on his promising efforts, but at the odds available he is worth small support as there is no doubt that he has the raw ability to win this.

Lost - 3pts

Saturday, 15 September 2012

1.5pts win PRODIGALITY 11/2 (Generally available) Ladbrokes Portland
1.5pts win REX IMPERATOR 7/1 (Generally available) Ladbroke Portland

The front two in the market have very strong credentials here and it's hard to be drawn away from them.
Prodigality has just scraped into the race.He is firing  at the moment, was the moral winner of the Great St Wilfred and todays ground will be more ideal for him than then narrowly beaten last time.

It's debatable how many chances you give to Rex Imperator to confirm the impression he gave when winning at Windsor in June and it is possible that he could prove to be one of those costly horses to follow, where things never fall right. However, he is worth at least one more chance and it would be no surprise to see him win this in good style.

Lost -3pts

1.5pts win MAIN SEQUENCE 13/1 (Betfair) Ladbroke St Leger
1.5pts win THOUGHT WORTHY 16.5/1(Betfair) Ladbroke St Leger

Main Sequence's run in the Grand Prix de Paris indicated that he had progressed again from Epsom and though clearly outpointed in the Derby, the extra two furlongs could prove to be a great leveller. Thought Worthy finished behind him at Epsom then held on to beat him at York when having the run of the race. He is certain to appreciate the extra two furlongs but if the Lannigan runner stays he is the pacier of the two.

Lost - 3pts

3pts win AIKEN 6/1 ( 2 firms and exchanges) Gain Horse Feeds Irish St Leger

Freshened up by the break since Royal Ascot, Aiken still looks capable of further improvement and is a mighty interesting proposition stepped up in trip and a cracking price to boot. There is nothing really too much to be scared of here - especially with Fame and Glory now more liable to throw in a stinker.

Lost - 3pts

Saturday, 8 September 2012

3 pts win MARTIN CHUZLEWIT 14/1 (Generally available) Ladbrokes Mobile Handicap

This is a ferociously competitive handicap and very easy to make a case out for many of the contenders. Those at the front end have form lines tied in together and you can go round in circles trying to guess who out of Gospel Choir, Stencive, Sun Central and Ahzeemah will come out best. Out of the three Stoute runners, Opinion is weak on the exchanges and with Gospel Choir priced up as short as he should be, it may be worth chancing Martin Chuzzlewit. Robert Ogden has invested heavily in horses with top middle distance pedigrees with mixed results - Thomas Chippendale probably being the best. Martin Chuzzlewit is a level or two below that but he ran a very encouraging race in an all aged handicap at the Ebor meeting last time, narrowly failing against the back to form Kirthill. If the visor works again for the second time he should be involved here.

Lost - 3pts

Saturday, 1 September 2012

1.5pts win LABARINTO  19/1 (Betfair)Piper Heidsieck Champagne & Levy Board Handicap
1.5pts win MAN OF ACTION 15/1 (Betfair) Piper Heidsieck Champagne & Levy Board Handicap

Stoute is second to none at managing horses kept in training after three and there is reason for believing that Labarrinto can return to form here. He is only 2 lb higher in the ratings than when winning at Goodwood last July - at the time of which he looked sure to develop in to a Group class horse. He only appeared once more after that until returning in the Spring, throwing in two below par performances. The yard however was enduring one of it's worse runs ever at that time and it would not surprise in the slighest if he went close today.

Man of Action is another who really catches the eye at double fig odds. He looked to be requiring a step up in trip when staying on well  in midfield in the Hunt Cup and that impression was confirmed when he was switched up to this trip last time, running arguably a career best under top weight. He should give another very good account of himself again.

Labarinto won 15/1( inc deduction for NR)  + 21pts