Saturday, 30 May 2015

3pts win EMELL 20/1 ( 3 firms inc Hills and PPower) Timeform Jury Stakes

Only has a career strike rate of 2 from 23 but is a talented sort who rarely does anything wrong - just one of those who falls between handicapper and proper established  Group horse. He's in very good heart since the blinds were fitted - winning a valuable handicap here in decisive style in April, before acquitting himself well in Goodwood and Ascot handicaps. He doesn't have much to find with these and in a race with question marks hanging over a few of these, he is cracking value at present odds.

Lost - 3pts


3pts win GREEN DOOR 11/1 ( at least 6 firms) Titanbet Spring Sprint

Olly Stevens has his horses in good form at the moment and Green Door appeals as a likely winner of this event. Although he hasn't won since September 2013 and has never won in handicap company, he ran an excellent race off this rating at Newbury last time under today's rider and has the blinds on for the first time this year - in which  two of his three wins have come in.Seems sure to give an excellent account of himself.

Lost - 3pts


Saturday, 23 May 2015

3pts win FLASHY MEMORIES 12/1 ( at least 11 firms)  Betfred Silver Bowl

Mutarakez is up 10 lb in the ratings for his Sandown success and is plenty short enough. Elsewhere, you can make some sort of case for most of them and one that catches the eye at the price is Flashy Memories. Out of a Lowther winner, he looked better than your average Redcar maiden winner when successful on his debut at that venue on easy ground last Autumn. The two that followed him home have since franked that form. In his two starts since, he ran well when runner up on the AW on his seasonal debut before acquitting himself better than the weights and measures suggest on firm ground at Newmarket. He has ground to make up on the winner here but will appreciate the give underfoot and the yard is in healthy form at the moment.

Lost - 3pts

Saturday, 16 May 2015

3pts win SPACE AGE 9/1 ( Corals, Bet 365 and Betfair)  Al Zubarah London Gold Cup

Went up to Beverley on the last of his three starts last season to lose his maiden tag and taking into account his pedigree built the profile of one who would develop into a very useful handicapper this season. His yard continues in cracking form and while its guesswork as to how much he has progressed through the winter, he has been given a King Edward V11 entry and hindsight may show how well he was in here off a rating of 85

Lost - 3pts


3pts MOOHARIB  12/1 ( Generally available) Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes

Appeals very much as one who is now massively improved and given the visual impression created at Ascot last time it would be no total surprise if he could leap up from listed to Group 1 company in one go. There is also  some substance to that form as well -  the runner up had acquitted himself well against Custom Cat last Autumn. Although a top grade event the first two in the forecast may be vulnerable on the seasonal debuts and all in all Mooharib is irresistible at the odds available.

Lost - 3pts


Saturday, 9 May 2015

3pts win WAR SOUND  11/1 ( Ladbrokes and both Exchanges)Pertemps Network H'cap Hdle

The ground has now turned officially soft which will help this ones chances while compromising a few others who were expecting Spring conditions. He looked very promising when winning on his debut at Exeter in January, and returned to form two outings later when again winning comfortably, when re-united with today's rider. He could never get into the race at Aintree on Good ground last time and that run can be forgiven - an unexposed type with any amount of improvement left and the type Hobbs does well with, he should give an excellent account of himself here.

Won  + 33pts


2pts win RUSSIAN REALM 14/1 (Generally available) Totescoop Victoria Cup
1pt win PROFESSOR 28/1 (Betfair) Totescoop Victoria Cup

Though nowhere near living up to his pedigree, Russian Realm still turned in to a useful sort for his old yard, but one who was always looking as though he could go on a sudden upward curve if they found the missing key to him. - if one existed. With the original owners keeping hold of him, he is of massive interest on his first run for O'Meara . The booking of  Richard Hughes, a rider rarely used by the yard, also heightens interest.

Professor had a fruitless campaign in Dubai but returned looking none the worse when running a fine race in a valuable Haydock handicap. On his two starts at this venue , he's won over C&D and finished second in last year's Wokingham off a 6lb higher rating than todays. Not one to dismiss lightly and catches the eye at the odds available.

Professor NR, R Realm lost  - 2pts

Sunday, 3 May 2015

2pts win HUNTSMAN'S CLOSE 12/1 (Generally available)  Havana Gold H'cap
1pt win EASTERN IMPACT  23/1 (Betfair) Havana Gold H'cap

Huntsman Close races off a 7 lb higher rating than when winning the Ayr Gold Cup on his last appearance last September but appeals very much as one who has yet to reach his ceiling. The Charlton yard has a good record with this sort of animal and the horses are running well at the moment which indicates that this one won't be needing this. Another positive is that Doyle is two from three on  him and all in all he is a feasible winner of this.

Eastern Impact also makes his reappearance but runs well here and he's likely to be spot on condition wise and the  5 lb claimer aboard today has won on him the only time they partnered up. He's another who should get better with age and still strikes as one who could have a fruitful future in Group races.

E Impact won + 20pts


3pts win MALABAR 10/1 (Generally available) Quipco 1,000 Guineas

This Raven's Pass filly can finally give his trainer a winner of the classic that he has threatened to win a few times in the past. She belongs in this grade and plenty went wrong for her when stepped up to a mile for the first time in the Marcel Boussac, when she was value for finishing a lot closer than her placing suggests. A true run race at this trip will be ideal as she'll probably stay two furlongs further and a big run should be forthcoming today.

Lost - 3pts


Saturday, 2 May 2015

3pts win EDUCATE 7/1 ( 3 firms and both exchanges) Makfi Suffolk Stakes

Is back down to the same rating as what he won the Cambridgeshire off 18 months ago. Has been hard to place since but all the ability appears still to be there, He ran a reasonable race in the Earl of Sefton here last time out and as there is nothing to be over scared of in this field, he catches the eye at the odds available.

Lost - 3pts


3pts win TAMASHA  12/1 ( at least 10 firms) EBF Stallions Daisy Warwick Stakes

The Ralph Beckett yard is in excellent heart at the present and this augurs well for the condition that Tamasha will in up in on her first appearance of the season.It's a guessing game as to the level of her ability - she disposed of her field comfortably in an ordinary Salisbury maiden before never really getting a blow in in a Listed AW event. However, her trainer excels with his fillies and mares and it would be no surprise if she was up to winning this. certainly worth chancing at the price.

Non Runner