Saturday, 20 October 2018

3 pts win HAPPILY  10/1 ( at least this price with four firms - 12/1 with Ladrokes & exchanges)
Queen Elizabeth 11 Stakes

One mile on soft ground are the ideal conditions for this filly who looks to be coming to her very best and has a terrific chance of reversing the Newmarket form with Laurens. Roaring Lion has some niggly question marks hanging over him in the context of this event but creates plenty of value elsewhere, and despite it being a little off-putting that the blinds are back on, this one catches the eye at the odds available.

Non Runner

3 pts win CRYSTAL OCEAN   11/4 ( over three-quarters of all firms)
Quipco Champion Stakes

A thoroughly likeable character who won the Gordon Stakes in soft ground last year and is much prefered to the over-hyped Cracksman whose attitude has rightly been called into question. At 11/4 there is not much room for accepting negatives and there is indeed every reason to confidently expect Crystal Ocean to come out on top here.

Lost  - 3 pts

2 pts win RAISING SAND  6/1 (at least five firms)
1 pt win SHARJA BRIDGE 11/1 ( this price at least with four firms)
Balmoral Handicap

A three-time winner at this venue, Rising Sand looked in terrific heart when winning with plenty enough in hand last time out. This was on the back of an excellent run in the Cambridgeshire and there is every reason to expect another forward showing here.

Sharja Bridge also acquitted himself with credit in the Cambridgeshire. He is lightly raced but this distance appeals as the ideal trip for him and he is one to add to the portfolio.

S.Bridge Won  + 9 pts