Saturday, 29 September 2018

3 pts win UAE PRINCE  17.5/1 (available on all exchanges)

This is an animal who has been hyped to a certain extent from the early stages of his career, always being included in lists of horses to follow, always about to do something big. It's never really happened but you just feel there is a big race in him and this could be his day. He often travels like a good horse in his races and a fast run race in a large field at this trip may just be the platform he needs to produce an absolute optimum performance. He's tried in pieces and will be spot on despite his absence since the Spring.

Lost - 3 pts

Saturday, 22 September 2018

1.5 pts win ACES 14/1 ( at least a dozen firms)
1.5 pts win GOLDEN APOLLO 16/1 ( at least a dozen firms)
Ayr Gold Cup

Twice a winner in the mud when trained in France, Aces has won two of his four starts for Ian Williams. There is a lot more to work with and further overall improvement can be expected. He has the stamina to see this trip out better than most in these conditions and he is a must for any short list.

Golden Apollo is versatile regarding ground conditions, was not disgraced in the Portland last time and his yard has had a winner at this meeting with plenty of the others running well too.

Lost - 3 pts

Saturday, 15 September 2018

3 pts win D'BAI  9/2 (over a dozen firms)
Alan Wood Park Stakes

Useful and generally consistent at this sort of level, with three of his five victories coming over this specialist trip, this gelding arrives here with as strong as claims of any of today's rivals. His stable continues to hold its forms well and there is every reason to believe he'll give an excellent account of himself here.

Lost - 3 pts

3 pts win KEW GARDENS  7/2 ( at least 4 firms inc Hills, Ladbrokes and Coral)
St Leger

Now stands at a fair and backable price. Genuinely good ground will not bother him and he has actually won in the soft, and not disgraced himself on his other two runs with give. His Voltigeur run was a traditional 'looking to Doncaster' performance and although he'd previously won the Grand Prix de Paris over twelve furlongs, this trip ideally suits him better as his stamina is assured.  Has more solid, proven credentials than Lah Ti Dah's visual in the listed Galtres.

Won +10.5 pts

Saturday, 8 September 2018

3 pts win RESHOUN  13/2 ( at least seven firms)
32 Red Casino H'cap

This one has ease in the ground for the first time since running out a convincing winner of a Doncaster handicap last October. He has cheek pieces on for the second time after being fitted with them when never getting into the race last time. He's been strong in the market this morning and is of interest off a 4 lb higher rating than the Donny win.

Won + 19.5 pts

Saturday, 1 September 2018

1.5 pts win MOUNTAIN ANGEL 9/1 ( at least seven firms)
1.5 pts win RESTORER 16/1  ( almost all firms)
Best Odds Guaranteed 188 H'cap

Mountain Angel is 2251 with the word 'soft' in the going description and there is evidence that the step up in trip may suit. The furthest he ran over was a furling short of today's trip at Newmarket last backend, where he ran a fine race to finish fifth in a contest that now looks very hot.

Restorer has soft ground winning form and is racing off a mark only 3 lb than his last victory at Chester in the spring. Very much comes into the equation here.

Lost - 3 pts