Saturday, 25 August 2018

3 pts win SENIORITY 6/1 ( at least fifteen firms)
Sky Bet and Symphony Group Strensall Stakes

Lord Glitters is becoming a tad frustrating for his followers but creates value elsewhere and Seniority may be capable of making the transition to Group company. He took his form to a new high when winning that fiercely competitive Goodwood handicap last time. The form received a boost yesterday and he should be a big player provided he adapts to what may be a moderately run event.

Lost - 3 pts


1.5 pts win SEA THE LION 16/1 ( at least a dozen firms)
1.5 pts win SAUNTER  18/1 ( almost all firms)
Sky Bet Ebor Handicap

This race has gone to older Irish runners four times in the past nine years and there is plenty to like about the chances of Sea The Lion. He is a hardy sort whose six career victories have all been by no more than half a length. On a roll at the moment and can cap an excellent week for his sire.

November Handicap winner Saunter got back on the winning trail last time and is one to be very much interested in. Although he races off a 10 lb higher mark than the Donny race his able trainer should be able to conjure up further progression out of him.

Lost - 3 pts


3 pts win BANDITRY 7/1 ( at least seven firms)
Sky Bet Handicap

This ones' C&D form from May is up in lights now after the exploits of Thundering Blue and Titus this week. He throws in some indifferent runs but all of his four wins on the level for his present yard have come at distances around todays and he appeals as a very likely winner of this.

Lost - 3 pts

Friday, 24 August 2018

2 pts win APPEARED  16/1 ( at least six firms)
1 pt win MUKHAYYAM 25/1 ( at least six firms)
Sky Bet H'cap

Appeared has been disappointing since finishing runner up in last season's Duke Of Edinburgh off the same mark he runs off today. He flattered to deceive when finishing fourth in the same race on his seasonal debut this year and keeps doing enough to make you think all is not lost. May not now be the most genuine of performers but on his best form he has strong claims and the odds are big enough to cover the negatives.

Mukhayyam has an excellent record at this venue. Will always be vulnerable to an improver but arrives here in good heart and it would be no surprise to see him run a big race.

Lost - 3 pts


2 pts win CRACK ON CRACK ON  5/1 ( at least four firms inc Victor and Bet365)
1 pt win MYSTIC FLIGHT 10/1 ( almost all firms)
Nationwide Accident Repair Services H'cap

Crack On Crack won't want to be getting too far off the pace on this track as they won't be coming back to him as quickly as at many other venues. However, if you are of the opinion that he is going to be a successful Group class horse then he has to be supported again off a 5 lb higher mark than last time.

This is Mystic Flight's first venture into handicap company but there are reasons to believe he has a chance off a mark of 95. The race conditions of the novice stake he finished second in last time meant his previous victories deemed that he was giving a stone away to the eventual winner who is now rated 89 himself after winning on his next outing.

Lost- 3 pts

Thursday, 23 August 2018

2 pts win SILVER LINE 20/1 ( at least this price with almost all firms)
1 pt win MYTHICAL MADNESS  50/1 ( at least fifteen firms)
Clipper Logistics Handicap

Silver Line ran a very encouraging race at Sandown on his first run back from a Meydan campaign. He then was buzzy when upped in trip at Goodwood, finishing well beaten in the end. Reverting back in trip he is worth another chance at the odds available to confirm the Sandown promise.

Mythical Madness catches the eye at massive odds. Admittedly he's been around for a while, is not getting any better and does no more than win in turn, but he's run some decent races lately and appeals as one who will outrun his odds.

Lost - 3 pts


3 pts win PREENING  13/2 ( with at least eight firms)
British Stallion Studs EBF Fillis H'cap

This one has performed credibly in two listed events since winning a Sandown handicap convincingly off a 14 lb lower rating that she runs off today. A keen sort, the step down in trip may bring about further improvement and there is every reason to believe she will give a really good account of herself here.

Lost - 3 pts

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

3 pts win TIS MARVELOUS 10/1 (at least five firms)
Sky Bet and Symphony Group Handicap

Was disappointing in the Stewards Cup after running a cracker in the Wokingham but returned to his best last time when winning a handicap back at Ascot. He races off a 5 lb higher rating here but you feel he has plenty more to offer and is worth taking on board here.

Lost - 3 pts


3 pts win SAXON WARRIOR 6/1 ( at least five firms)
Juddmonte International Stakes

Not going to be the supreme animal that is was hoped he would be but he is still a stonewall solid top class performer who may or may not have been compromised by the overall indifferent wellbeing of the horses in his yard. He faces Roaring Lion for the fifth time, there is very little between them, but he has to be the value call today and is sure to give a very good account of himself.

Lost - 3 pts

Saturday, 18 August 2018

3 pts win YAFTA 9/1 (almost all firms - 10's with two)
Ladyswood Stud Hungerford Stakes

A stonewall reliable colt who has progressed throughout the season to be worthy of his place in this sort of field, having won a G3 last time out. He stayed this trip well enough when narrowly failing to give weight plenty of weight away to the winner in a Newmarket handicap three outings back, while as regards the ground, his dam acted well on an easy surface. There is a worry about the combination of the two in relation to his stamina, but at the odds available there has to be at least one question mark. Hard to resist here.

Lost - 3 pts

Saturday, 4 August 2018

3 pts win BOY IN THE BAR 8/1 (at least nine firms)
Stewards Cup Consolation

The booking of  Ryan Moore takes a few points off the price but there are solid foundations for believing he is the one to beat. He is now racing off a rating lower than his last winning mark, has winning handicap form at this venue, and although never getting involved at York last time his overall recent form indicates he retains all of his ability.

Lost - 3 pts


1.5 pts win TIS MARVELOUS 10/1 ( at least half a dozen firms)
1.5 pts win GEORGE BOWEN 14/1 ( at least four firms inc Hills and PPower)
Stewards Cup

These two both ran cracking races in the Wokingham and have strong claims in this.

Tis Marvelous hasn't been seen since the Ascot race. He finished fourth, a length off the winner and though 2 lb higher in the ratings today he is relatively lightly raced for a four year old racing in spring handicaps and is almost certainly not at his ceiling yet.

George Bowen was a head behind Tis Marvelous. He is an improved performer this year and there may be more left from him as a regular handful of these sprinters seem able to take their level of form to a new height when most have passed their peak. After Ascot he went on and won convincingly at Hamilton. Not one rule out lightly.

Lost - 3 pts


Thursday, 2 August 2018

3 pts win SHADY McCOY 22/1 ( at least nine firms, 25/1 with three)
Golden Mile H'cap

This one ran a meritable race at Ascot on Saturday, finishing second in the group racing on the far side, after being settled out at the back. He clearly remains in excellent heart and given the rub of the green you require to win this, he could figure and catches the eye at the odds available.

Lost - 3 pts


3 pts win HEARTACHE 14/1 ( almost all firms, 16/1 with two)
King George Qatar Stakes

Last year's Queen Mary and Flying Childer winner, she showed enough when seventh in the Commonwealth Cup last time to indicate that she has trained on. The drop back to the minimum trip should be ideal and she could surprise some of the better fancied contenders.

Lost - 3 pts

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

2 pts win AL JELLABY 5/1 (at least nine firms)
1 pt win COMPLETION 11/1 ( at least eight firms)
Matchbook Best Value Exchange H'cap

Al Jellaby's ran two crackers on both starts this season and appeals as one who will be suited by the step up in trip. His yard is in healthy shape right now and he is very much the one to beat here.

The value of Completions runner-up finish to Crack On Crack On at Haydock was given a boost at the weekend and he can bounce back to form after finishing well beaten in the Britannia.

Lost - 3 pts


3 pts win KONCHEK  5/1 ( at least eight firms)
Qatar Richmond Stakes

Clive Cox has a massive chance of taking this event as well. This ones's effort in the July Stakes was a  further improvement on his good Royal Ascot run. Dunkerron went and highlighted the quality of the Newmarket race yesterday and Konchek will take all the beating here.

Lost - 3 pts