Saturday, 27 August 2016

3 pts win REX IMPERATOR 14/1 ( at least 5 firms including Ladbrokes, Victor and SkyBet)
Goodwood Revival Stakes

Still in many minds after the impression he created when winning a handicap at Windsor  when with Roger Charlton four years ago. He's had 30 runs since that day, winning only three times but amongst those was a Stewards Cup. Now 7 years old, he's performing at around a stone below the level of his peak and is racing at a trip that he's never won over. However,his seven starts at 7f  have produced 2234033 - and two outings ago he ran a cracker over C&D, narrowly failing to win. He's 4lb higher in the ratings today ( he ran another fine race over 6f at Ripon last time) and if he continues to produce hos present level of form he will go very close. It's a years since he last won - but that doesn't sound too bad when you consider it was only five outings back.

Lost - 3pts

Saturday, 20 August 2016

3 pts win JAAMEH 11/1 ( at least 7 firms)
Melrose

Was one of a handful of today's field who contested this events equivalent at the big Goodwood meeting and has a big chance of coming out top today. Unlike a typical runner from his yard he was held up in the rear that day, running on well to finish a close fourth. Although his sire's best progeny are speedier types, Jaameh looked as though he would be interesting stepping up in trip and invariably runners from this yard tend to outstay their pedigrees. He's fully effective on all ground, his price is holding up well, and should be involved in a big way.

Lost - 3pts


2 pts win KINEMA 10/1 ( at least 14 firms)
1 pt win TAWDEEA 19/1 ( Betfair Ex)
Ebor

Kinema has improved in the region of a stone since joining Ralph Beckett in the Spring and appeals as the winner of this. After winning at this trip at Goodwood in May in the style of an improved animal, he reverted back to twelve furlongs to win an up to standard Duke of Edinburgh in gritty style after coming from a long way back. His Goodwood Cup run can be forgiven - the fact that it was his first attempt at that trip on his 27th career start indicates there must have been doubts about him staying. This easy 1m 6f with some ease underfoot should be fine.

Tawdeea has been below par in his two outings since winning the Old Newton Cup. He was never able to get close to the leader when stepping down in trip for the John Smith's here, and was always in the rear at Goodwood last time. Today he'll have the ease underfoot that suits him so well and the way he won at Haydock suggested he would be interesting at this trip.

Lost - 3pts

Friday, 19 August 2016

3 pts win STARS OVER THE SEA 7/1 ( at least 16 firms)
Sky Bet First Race Special Stakes

Has been put up 7 lb in the ratings after running his rivals into the ground at Pontefract earlier this month but is in the form of his life at the present. That run came on the back of an excellent third in a race every bit as competitive as today's at Goodwood. He has always been very useful -  was tried in the Chester Vase as a 3 year old and also has some quality form over hurdles - notably when not beaten far when fourth in the big juvenile race at Aintree. Although his recent form has been on a quick surface he is equally effective with some give so there is no need to worry about the effect of the forecasted rain - unlike some of his rivals.His price his holding up well this morning and he looks set to run a big race.

Lost - 3 pts


2pts win PROFITABLE 13/2 ( 4 firms inc Coral and Victor - and both exchanges)
1 pt win SILVER RAINBOW 45/1 (Betfair Exchange)
Coolmore Nunthorpe

Profitable has developed in a genuine top class sprinter, a much different horse than the one who finished mid-div in this last year, and looks a very likely winner of this. He ran a fine race to be fourth in the July Cup last time on fast ground but will be ideally suited by the revert back to five furlongs with give underfoot and the rain looks certain to get into the ground by the time this race is run.

Silver Rainbow has been on a roll since getting in foal, chalking up a hatrick, the first of which in an ordinary handicap off 84, the last coming in a Listed event Deauville when she beat a 109 rated horse with ease. Further improvement is needed to figure here but the gap is bridgeable and she could surprise at big odds.

Lost - 3 pts


Thursday, 18 August 2016

3 pts win FIRMANENT 10/1 ( at least 12 firms)
Clipper Logistics H'cap

Has run well on all six starts since joining O'Meara last December. Admittedly five of the runs have been on the AW but he was not disgraced in the only turf run in the sequence when fourth to Franklin D at Newmarket. There is some imagination needed here as he is yet to prove himself in a fully competitive field of this size and quality.However, he did create a good visual impression when winning at Chelmsford last time and there is substance in the performance too as per the decent quality field that he beat.The stable won this two seasons back and he is worth a go.

Won + 30 pts


Wednesday, 17 August 2016

3pts win HARRY HURRICANE 12/1 ( Generally available)
Symphony Group Stakes

Is only 1 lb higher in the ratings than when winning a similarly competitive event over C&D  in May. He was disappointing on his next two starts but ran well last time when fifth to Boom The Groom at Goodwood. It's all come right for him today; the ground will be ideal and he is re-united with Winston who was on him here in May. This is more of a specialist track than first appears, and it's a big advantage to be able to hold your place and race close to the leaders. and this one will be able to do this again and is a must for any short list.

Lost - 3pts


3 pts win WINGS OF FREEDOM 11/1 (Generally available)
Juddmonte International

This Dante winner was at the time a shade disappointing when finishing fourth in the Derby though when the dust settled it was overall a very good performance from one with bags of improvement remaining. His effort in the King George was a cracker, just being outstayed by Highland Reel after having every chance. The step back to this trip should be ideal and he has a good opportunity of reversing that form and should give an excellent account of himself.

Lost - 3pts

Friday, 12 August 2016

3 pts win KIMBERELLA  8/1 ( at least 13 firms)
Great St Wilfred

Renews rivalry with stable companion Orion's Bow but never had the rub of the green in the Stewards Cup, racing in a disadvantaged part of the track and ran much better than the bare 13th finishing position suggests.He'd looked one very likely to win again soon when winning in taking style the previous week at York. He is albeit 6 lb higher in the ratings than at York but created a fine visual impression that day and loves to hear his feet rattle, and it could pay to stick with him here.

Lost - 3pts