Friday, 25 September 2015

3pts win MY DREAM BOAT 23/1 (Betfair) Betfred Cambridgeshire

On the face of it, a 9 lb rise in the ratings for his win last time might just put him out of this but there are reasons to believe that might be at least fair. Although the victory was unexpected ( he started 33/1) there was no fluke about it. He won in visually convincing style and the runner up has since come out and won a Listed event at Newbury.The extra furlong should not prove a problem, neither the deadened ground; he looks to have definite improvement still left in him, is housed in a shrewd set up,and warrants support.

Lost - 3pts

Friday, 18 September 2015

2pts win HIGHLAND ACCLAIM 12/1 (Generally available)William Hill Ayr Gold Cup
1pt win HOOF IT 25/1 (Betfair) William Hill Ayr Gold Cup

Highland Acclaim again showed his current well being when running a cracker to finish fifth in the Portland last weekend. That was a fourth consecutive  run bordering on optimum and reappearing here off the same mark, over a trip that will assist, he should give another excellent account of himself.

On his 24th run since winning the Stewards Cup four years ago, Hoof It finally got his head back infront last weekend, when dropped to his lowest mark for five years, and 20 lb lower than his Goodwood winning mark. He is an interesting runner under his penalty and is not one to rule out lightly.

Lost - 3pts

Saturday, 12 September 2015

2pts win HIGHLAND ACCLAIM 11/1 ( at least 9 firms) Ladbrokes Portland
1pt win FAST TRACK 14/1 (generally available) Ladbrokes Portland

Highland Acclaim arrives here in terrific heart after running big races on his last three starts. He remains on a competitive mark, will not be compromised by the projected easing in the ground, and it's worth noting that the stable had the first two home in the spring handicap here on Thursday.

Ease in the ground will likewise not minimize the chance of Fast Track who has some smart form in the book and is open to further improvement, not having much mileage on the clock for a four year old racing in this sphere. It's a little concerning that some of the fancied runners from the yard have been disappointing recently but one of the two runners ran really well here yesterday and he is one for the short list.

Lost - 3pts

Friday, 4 September 2015

3pts win TOTALIZE 16/1 ( at least 7 firms)  Betfred Old Borough Cup

A talented but relatively lightly raced dual purpose performer, Totalize ran a cracker on his reappearance at this venue in May, chasing home a better fancied stable companion. On his only run since he was well beaten in the Pitman's Derby in which the two horses that finished immediately behind him here finished third and fifth, highlighting the strength of that race. He's versatile regarding distance and ground, the yard is in fairish enough form and all in all he appeals at a nice price.

Lost - 3pts