Saturday, 31 October 2015

3pts win BALLYNAGOUR 6/1 ( at least 7 firms) Charlie Hall Chase

This one travels like a class act and you get the feeling that if they could go back a few years and start all over with him again, he'd have had a more lucrative career - he clearly is not the easiest to train. He goes well fresh, is pretty versatile regarding the ground - he's fully capable of an optimum performance in today's conditions, and he'll surely get involved here.

Lost  - 3pts

Saturday, 17 October 2015

3pts win TERRITORIES 12/1 (Betfair) Queen Elizabeth 11 Stakes

With no worries over the easy ground, this ultra reliable sort has excellent prospects of turning around the Guineas form with Gleneagles, whose connections have avoided this ground with him but will let their charge take his chance here. Territories came up against a top class mare in the form of her life last time after previously winning the Prix Jean Prat cleverly, with Kodi Bear over eight lengths in areas. He is sure to run his race and is the value call here.

Lost - 3pts

3pts win G M HOPKINS 11.5/1 (Betfair) Balmoral Handicap

Is 6lb higher than when winning the Hunt Cup but his run off the same mark last time, when finishing  a good sixth in the Cambridgeshire after being hampered suggests that his new rating is fair. He leaves the impression that there could be further progress left in him, he'll not be compromised by the ground, and all in all he looks a very likely winner of this.

Lost - 3pts

Saturday, 10 October 2015

3pts win SPECIAL SEASON 8/1 (at least 6 firms) Vision Autumn Stakes

This one put up a taking visual performance on his debut at Sandown in August, marking himself as an interesting short and long term prospect. In light of that his defeat at Newbury was a let down, even taking into account that the horse that beat him looks a very useful prospect himself. It just may be that he isn't as good as he looked at Sandown - indeed the few that immediately followed home have been beaten since though the sixth home won next time. However, at the price he is worth taking a chance with to confirm the impression he gave om his debut.

Lost - 3pts

1.5pts win HIGH SECRET 29/1 (Betfair) Betfred Cesarewitch
1.5pts win ANGELGABRIAL 39/1 (Betfair) Betfred Cesarewitch

High Secret has shorter priced stable companions in the race but that should not deter from his own credible claims to this. He ran a cracker last time on his stiffest task to date when fourth in the Old Borough Cup. Ideally, a longer trip suits him and though he hasn't gone this far before, the signs are that it should suit him fine and allied to the prospect of further improvement he is worth support.

Angel Gabriel is a hardened campaigner, proven in this sort of sphere. He ran an excellent race here in Listed company last time but is proven off todays sort of mark in handicaps after running a terrific race when attempting to win the Pitmans Derby for the second year running - today his mark is only 1lb higher.

Lost - 3pts

Sunday, 4 October 2015

3pts win FREE EAGLE 16/1 (at least 5 firms) Qatar Prix De L'Arc De Triomphe

This is an immensely interesting runner here. Looking a star from the moment he made his debut as a juvenile,he hasn't been the easiest to train, having just six runs under his belt in his three seasons racing. However, there is no doubting his ability and he lines up here fresher than most and can turn the Leopardstown form around with Golden Horn and Found - the former has had some hard races recently and added to this Free Eagle clearly would have been closer to without the interference. On the basis that horses can't produce their optimum every time, there is a niggling worry over Treve, who hit right on the optimum button last time. New Bay has had the perfect preparation for the race but at the odds, and even allowing for the unknown about the extra two furlongs, Free Eagle is the value call.

Lost - 3pts

3pts win FUN MAC 8/1 (at least 3 firms) Qatar Prix Du Cadran

Strictly on the book, the pull this reliable sort has with Clondaw Warrior on Royal Ascot running should be enough to turn the form around. However, that was also the case when they re opposed in the Doncaster Cup but there were mitigating circumstances there - it can be dangerous to class horses as unlucky but he wasn't given the best of rides that day and with the right sort of pilot on today for Longchamp, and with no worries about the trip or ground, Fun Mac should give an excellent account of himself.

Lost - 3pts

Saturday, 3 October 2015

3pts win CABLE BAY 8/1 (at least 9 firms) John Guest Bengough Stakes

Interesting that this one reverts back down to 6f for the first time since finishing a close fourth in the Gimcrack over two years back, He's only won once since; a G3 at Haydock this spring , but has consistently faced stiff tasks and has overall been acquitting himself well. The fact that his trainer has been excelling with his handling of his sprinters makes the decision to take the drop in trip more significant than it would normally be and he is a very tempting proposition here.

Lost - 3pts

3pts win GABRIEL'S LAD 14/1 (Lads,Betfred,Bet365) Totescoop Challenge Cup

A setback delayed this ones reappearance until last month when he only beat a sole runner home here. However, he shaped far better at Newbury last time giving the impression all the ability is still there. His rating is now back down to only 2 lb higher than when comfortable winning last year's Victoria Cup, and the two results over this C&D yesterday at the very least indicate that his chance will not be compromised by his 1 draw. Makes plenty of appeal.

Lost - 3pts