Thursday, 31 May 2018

2 pts win MAGIC WAND  9/2 ( at least this price with all firms)
1 pt win PERFECT CLARITY 7/1 ( with a least over half a dozen firms)
Investec Oaks

Magic Wand looked a conceivable winner of this when never looking in much danger in the Cheshire Oaks. Her stable companion runner up went into everyone's notebook that day but you'd expect the form to be confirmed. Magic Wand's improved performance came on better ground but that may just be incidental as most of her dam's progeny have gone in the soft.

Perfect Clarity beat a hyped up, albeit useful Ralph Becket filly in the Lingfield Oaks Trial.  Again, that came on fast ground but her pedigree indicates she will act on the ground and she has prospects of giving her progressive yard a classic success.

Lost - 3 pts

Saturday, 26 May 2018

3 pts win COMPLETION  7/1 ( at least a dozen firms)
Amix Silver Bowl H'cap

A double figure draw has been no bar to winning this in the past and provided he gets the rub of the green, this one looks a likely type to take this. He put up an improved performance on his first turf start when winning a handicap at Redcar earlier this month. The form now looks much better than it did at the time with the runner up winning on his next start then going on to finish second in a valuable Newbury handicap last weekend. Confidence is increased by the excellent current well being of the yard's horses.

Lost - 3 pts

Saturday, 19 May 2018

2 pts win YAFTA 9/2 ( at least three quarters of all firms)
1 pt win CHAGATAI  14/1 ( at least a dozen firms)
Betway Handicap

These two both ran in the same Newmarket handicap won by Tribal Quest, a race in which the form should work out well over the next few weeks.Yafta finished runner-up, and races off a 4 lb higher rating today but appeals as one who will end the season better than a handicapper, even though he holds no fancy entries at the moment. Chagatai did not help his chance by taking a tug and has a hood fitted today. Clearly much better than what he showed and remains interesting in this sort of event.

Yafta Won + 8 pts

Saturday, 12 May 2018

3 pts win SILVER STREAK 7/1 ( over a dozen firms)
Pertemps Swinton Hurdle

Looked like an animal on a rapid upward curve when winning a handicap at Chepstow in October, then followed up by finishing runner up in a fiercely competitive handicap at Ascot in December off a rating just 2 lb lower than he runs off today. The two runs since can be ignored and he lines up here relatively fresh, appealing as the likely winner of this.

Won + 21 pts

Sunday, 6 May 2018

3 pts win RESHOUN 12/1 ( over a dozen firms)
Qatar Racing H'cap

This one appealed as one who would pay to follow blindly this season when taking a Doncaster handicap in visually commanding style last backend. That was on ground on the easy side but he did win on fast ground in the French provinces so the improvement may have been just incidental. The performance put him in the picture for the November Handicap but he never took his place in the line up, the race eventually falling to a stable companion in the same colours. His fitness is albeit taken on trust here but he's too tempting to resist.

Lost - 3 pts

3 pts win LIQUID AMBER 12.5/1 (Betfair Ex and Betdaq Ex)
Quipco 1,000 GNS

Won a G3 at the Curragh last August in the style of a top class performer, easily disposing of A P O'Brien and Bolger animals. The filly that followed her home, while not anywhere near the top of the Ballydoyle pecking order, was however lining up on the back of a Listed race success. Of the runners in today's field, Liquid Amber is one of just a few those potential ceiling cannot be measured. She already has smart form but could be out of the top tier and is worth taking aboard at the odds available.

Lost - 3 pts

Saturday, 5 May 2018

3 pts win GULF OF POETS  15/2 ( at least a dozen firms)
Totesport Hunt Cup

This one has never been in better form and his victory at Haydock last time strongly suggested there was more to come. A few useful sorts followed him immediately home, with the runner-up sure to go on and win a decent handicap or two himself. Gulf of Poets races off a 7lb higher rating today but he had plenty in hand at Haydock and is sure to give an excellent account of himself.

Lost - 3 pts

3 pts win EXPERT EYE 12/1 ( at least six firms)
Qipco 2,000 GNS

Created a massive impression when winning the Vintage at Goodwood last season, stamping himself as a conceivable winner of this. He blew out in the Dewhurst, a run too bad to be true and he had clearly gone for the season by then, but shaped pleasingly in the Greenham when clearly in need of the outing. Michael Stoute will have him absolutely spot on today and it will be disappointing if he doesn't figure in a big way, though it is a little worrying that there is not much market confidence behind him so far this morning.

Lost - 3 pts