Tuesday, 30 July 2019

2 pts win DESERT ICON 8/1 (Betfair Exchange)
1 pt win DUBAI TRADITION 14/1 (Betfair Exchange)
Unibet Three Year Old H'cap

Desert Icon's Salisbury victory looks even better now in light of the three that finished immediately behind him all acquitting themselves well since. There looks to be plenty more to come from him.

Dubai Tradition has a St Leger entry and appeals as one who will show himself much better than the weights and measures do so far. Nevertheless, he battled out his Newmarket victory and one from a line through a Varian horse, if believed, puts him in with a similar chance to Desert Icon.

Lost - 3 pts

Monday, 29 July 2019

2 pts win SETTING SAIL  4/1 ( at least four firms)
1 pt win JOHNNY DRAMA 11/1 ( at least these odds with five firms)
Unibet H'cap

Setting Sail deserves the 4 lb rise for his fine run in the John Smith's Cup last time. That was on quick ground but he's won in the soft so the predicted weather should not be offputting. Has a first rate chance here.

Looked as though he did not get home over a true run twelve furlongs in the Duke of Edinburgh. Reverts down in trip and has his first run for Andrew Balding. Very much one to consider.

Lost - 3 pts

Saturday, 27 July 2019

3 pts win WINGS OF TIME 9/2 (almost all firms)
Porsche Handicap

Looks to have bags of improvement left in him and showed a good attitude when winning at Newmarket last time. His trainer is quoted saying that he was going to step him up to ten furlongs but this trip with give should be fine for him - he's yet to race on ground with ease but plenty of his sire's progeny handle it well.

Lost - 3 pts


3 pts win FANAAR 10/1 (almost all firms)
Moet and Chandon International Stakes

This one ran a cracker in the Britannia, not getting the rub of the green despite racing on the favoured side. The ease in the ground will be ideal and the drop back in trip will not hinder, in fact he'd run another excellent race over this trip on his previous outing and everything could just fall into place for him today.

Lost - 3 pts

Saturday, 20 July 2019

3 pts win KHAADEM  7/1 (almost all firms)
Bet 365 Hackwood Stakes

Charlie Hill's excels with his sprinters and this Dark Angel colt looks another potential high class performer to be produced from his yard. Khaadem's Carnarvon win here earlier in the season has been boosted by the third going on to win the Jersey, and it may pay to cross out his disappointing Commonwealth Cup run - he's won with give so you can't put it down to the ground. Appeals as the value call here.

Lost - 3 pts

Saturday, 13 July 2019

3 pts win KODITIME 16/1 ( almost all firms - bigger on exchanges)
Berfred Heritage H'cap

Both of Clive Cox's runners are worthy of respect in this and the temptation must be to side with the value call in this one who should outrun his price. Considered classy and forward enough to run in the Norfolk here in his juvenile days, a couple of long absences have limited his appearances but he ran a cracker on his reappearance at York and conditions are ideal for him today.

Lost - 3 pts


3 pts win MOUNTAIN ANGEL 6/1 ( at least three firms - bigger on exchanges)
John Smith's Diamond Jubilee Cup H'cap

You can search through these and consider those with a half chance at bigger odds, but balancing it all out, it's so hard to get away from this one who has turned into a tip top handicapper, and who ran a very credible race in the Listed Hampton Court last time when not getting the rub of the green.He's 5 lb higher in the ratings than his last handicap appearance at Epsom but gave the impresion there was more left in the tank that day.

Lost - 3 pts

Thursday, 11 July 2019

3 pts win OUTBOX  7/1 ( at least half a dozen firms)
Bet 365 Trophy

Difficult not to take an interest in this top grade handicap and Outbox is hard to veer away from. He finished lasr season with a highly progressive profile and began this campaign with a pleasing effort over at Chantilly last month. Has an Irish St Leger entry, is open to further improvement, and his ceiling could be 10 lb better than his present rating of 102.

Lost - 3 pts

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

1.5 pts win GABRIAL THE WIRE 14/1 ( at least this price with ten firms)
1.5 pts win RATHBONE 16/1 (at least ten firms)
Bet 365 Handicap

Gabrial The Wire won in the style of one with plenty more to come at Chester last time. The step back down in trip will not inconvenience, the fast ground is ideal, and he looks a likely type for this with a competent 3 lb claimer aboard.

Rathbone travelled like a likely winner at one stage in a fiercely competitive York handicap but did not pick up and finished behind a couple he reopposes here. Back on faster ground, he has prospects of reversing that form and going close. Worth taking onside.

Lost - 3 pts

3 pts win BAGHDAD 13/2 ( at least this price with four firms)
Princess Of Wales Tattersalls Stakes

On the face of it this one has a massive task on his place stepping up in class and does not fit the profile of most past winners of this. In reality however, it only takes a couple to be below par to put him bang in this. The jury is still out on whether Masar will be the same horse he was before his setback, while Mirage Dancer is not an insurmountable opponent. Baghdad is in fine heart at the moment and makes plenty of appeal at the odds available

Lost - 3 pts


Saturday, 6 July 2019

3 pts win GREENSIDE  15/2 ( at least six firms)
Coral Challenge

Has not been the easiest to train but as a result has plenty of mileage left for one of his age. Has been in fine heart this season and his performance here last time must be upgraded with the ground turning against him. Plenty in his favour here and can turn that form around.

Lost - 3 pts


3 pts win REGAL REALITY 9.5/1 (Betfair and Betdaq exchanges)
Coral Eclipse

Enable has to be taken on first time back and stepping down in trip. Regal Reality looked to be going places when winning the Brigadier Gerard last time and fits the profile of numerous performers from the Stoute yard in the past four decades plus, who have stepped up and held their own in the very highest grade when kept in training past three.

Lost - 3 pts