Monday, 30 July 2018

1.5 pts win DARK RED 8/1 ( at least ten firms)
1.5 pts win SILVER LINE 9/1 ( at least half a dozen firms)
Matchbook Betting Exchange H'cap

Dark Red races off a 10 lb higher rating than when passing the post first in this last year. However, he is capable of winning off this sort of mark as demonstrated by his cracking efforts in the Balmoral last backend, and his most recent runner-up finish at Newcastle.

Silver Line caught the eye when finishing in pleasing style at Sandown last time. That was his first run since being campaigned at the Meydan meeting and there is still plenty to find out about this one time useful juvenile who looks set for a good second half to the season in valuable handicaps.

Lost - 3 pts

3 pts win IDAHO  10/1 ( at least five firms inc Hills and Bet 365)
Qatar Goodwood Cup

Although plenty from the yard have been running some way below expectations recently, this one is far too big to ignore here and his best pieces of form make him a match for any of his opponents in this. True, it is worrying that he's been below his best on three of his four starts this year and there is the concern that he may be falling out of love with the game, but maybe it will all click back into place trying this sort of trip and he is a fascinating contender.

Lost - 3 pts