Saturday, 31 August 2019

2 pts win ARCANADA 9/1 ( almost all firms)
1 pt win PENWORTHAM 20/1 ( half a dozen firms)
Sportpesa Handicap

Arcanada is in fair form of late, has won for today's rider, and the drop back down in trip should not inconvenience. Should be prominent form a favourable draw beinvolved in the finish.

Like many in theis field Penwortham has plenty of experience around here. Ran better than the distance beaten would suggest last time and is worth small stakes at the odds available.

Lost - 3pts


1.5 pts win SOLID STONE 13/2 ( at least four firms)
1.5 pt win MORDIN 15/2 ( at least five firms)
Betway Heed Your Hunch H'cap

Solid Stone had some fancy entries earlier in the season and it was no doubt probably hoped by connections that he'd be operating on a higher tier by now. Nevertheless, he still has time to go on an upward curve has strong enough claims here back up intrip.

Last season's Cambridgeshire runner up Mordin has had some stiff tasks this season but showed himself in good heart last time. He is interesting with his promising 7 lb aboard.

Lost - 3pts


3 pts win ORNATE 7/1 ( almost all firms)
William Hill Beverley Bullet Sprint Stakes

Very speedy sort who has run well when facing some incredibly stiff tasks. Goes well here and there is ever reason to believe that he'll give a very good account of himself today.

Lost - 3 pts

Saturday, 24 August 2019

3 pts win LAND OF OZ 9/1 (at least three firms inc PPower and Bet 365)
Skybet Melrose Handicap

Has reeled off four in a row since the second week in July, managing to keep ahead of the handicapper. This is by far his stiffest task to date but there could still be plenty more to come and the Heath House yard have for a few decades been adept at developing animals with this sort of profile.

Lost - 3 pts


1.5 pts win DRAMATIC QUEEN  26/1 ( Betfair Exchange)
1.5 pts win WEEKENDER 29/1 (Betfair Exchange)
Skybet Ebor Handicap

Dramatic Queen has escaped the attention of her heavily backed stable companion but her own chance should not be overlooked. Won a G3 over course and distance in May then followed up with another good effort in the Lancashire Oaks. Her run last time was too bad to be true and she merits serious consideration.

Weekender races off a similar rating to when he finished runner up in this last year. Has showed this year that he retains all of his ability, will be at home in a true run event at a track that suits him. and the fact that Dettori is on the stable companion is nothing to fret about, and actually adds a few points to his price.

Lost - 3 pts


Thursday, 22 August 2019

3 pts win CARADOC 15/2 ( at least this price with five firms)
Skybet Handicap

This lightly raced Camelot colt knows to get his head in front and catches the eye trying this trip for the first time under a  penalty for his recent Windsor success, The form of that event has already received a boost with the third horse home winning since, and it will be surprising if Caradoc does not carry on progressing.

Lost - 3 pts


3 pts win BIOMETRIC 10/1 ( at least five firms)
Nationwide Accident Repair Services Handicap

It's perhaps best to ignore this one's last run. It cannot be blamed on the fact that it was a G3 as he was never looking like a contender from an early stage, plus the task was probably really not much harder than the Royal Ascot one. Back in handicap company he looks on the face of it to have a stiff task off a 9 lb higher mark than that career best Ascot victory which came with give underfoot, coming from off the pace. However, he had previously been progressing well on faster ground, racing up with the pace, tactics that will suit him here. Could eventually be a proper Group horse and is worth supporting to get his career back on track.

Lost - 3 pts

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

2 pts win UNDER THE STARS 9/2 ( two firms inc PPower)
1 pt win CELTIC BEAUTY  14/1 ( almost all firms)
Skybet Lowther Stakes

Under The Stars passed cheaply through the sales ring as a yearling but looked a good prospect when ridden confidently to win the Princes Margaret. She is in all the sort of races that a winner of this would expect to be entered in and is from a yard that has upgraded itself.

Celtic Beauty's Albany form gives her prospects here. She won her maiden in clear cut style last time looks a few point too long.

Lost - 3 pts

3 pts win PETRUS  14/1 (almost all firms)
Clipper Logistics Handicap

Has improved from being gelded and has developed into a very useful handicapper this season. Ran a fine race in a competitive Sandown event last time and races off the same mark here. Very much in the mix and is worth a go.

Lost - 3 pts

3 pts win MAGICAL 4/1 ( at least five firms)
Darley Yorkshire Oaks

Rocket science not needed here. Has run Enable to less than a length twice and has three weeks extra recuperation from the Eclipse while the Gosden mare, visually, appears to have had the hardest race of her life in the interim period. Logic says there is a bit of value in the price on offer

Lost - 3 pts

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

3 pts win PERSUASION 7/2 ( at least half a dozen firms)
Tattersalls Acomb Stakes

Charles Hills has won this twice in the past five years and this Dewhurst entry looked a potential top class colt when winning at Goodwood. Indications are that the form of that race will work out really well and Persuasion looks certain to give an excellent account of himself here.

Lost - 3 pts


3 pts win JAPAN 6/1 ( PPower and Betfair Sportsbook)
Juddmonte International Stakes

Was rumoured to be the best of the Ballydoyle Derby hopes during the winter but met with a setback and needed the run here in the Dante before running a highly promising race at Epsom. He really looked the business in the King Edward but was more workmanlike in France. Looks to be plenty more to come though, the drop back down may not inconvenience, and he is the value call.

Won + 18 pts

Saturday, 17 August 2019

2 pts win LAKE VOLTA 8/1 (at least half a dozen firms)
1 pt win  GUNMETAL 18/1 ( Betfair and Betdaq Exchanges)
William Hill Great St Wilfred

Lake Volta is a hardy sort who wins in turn. This is less competitive than the task he faced in the Stewards Cup where he ran a cracker too finish seventh. He acts in today's ground and should give a good account of himself.

Last year s winner Gunmetal has won in easy ground in his days with Charlie Hills but is not proven on a surface as testing as todays, something which will have added a couple of points to. A repeat of his sixth in the Wokingham would see him go close here.

Gunmetal NR, L Volta Lost - 2 pts

Saturday, 3 August 2019

3 pts win DESERT SKYLINE 9/1 (at least half a dozen firms)
Qatar Summer H'cap

Ran his best race of the season by far when finishing third to King's Advice at Newmarket last time. The stable has finally shown signs recently that it's out of the doldrums and has already bagged a valuable prize at this meeting. This one is very much one for the short list here.

Lost - 3 pts


3 pts win KHAADEM  11/2 (at least three firms)
Unibet Stewards Cup

A real dilemma with this one in the sense that his profile blindly draws you in, and these types have burnt multitudes of fingers down the years. However, sometimes they are as good as they seem and given Charlie Hills handling of his sprinters in recent years, the fact that he has an entry in the G1  Haydock sprint, plus his run last time where he never got the rub of the green but left the impression that he could be be top notch, means it could pay to pile into this colt today as if he is up to G1 level, he'll win this off today's rating of what is a G3 one at best of 107.  Has a favourable draw too, just a little worry about the hustle and bustle big field experience, and there must be little in negativity to take this sort of price, for those who have missed the larger prices earlier.

Won + 16.5 pts


Friday, 2 August 2019

3 pts win BIOMETRIC  13/2 ( at least five firms)
Bonhams Thoroughbred Stakes

There is a little concern for this one if it turned tactical here and he's not likely to be asked to come from so far off the pace at at Ascot and hopefully will settle not too far off as in his earlier races. His overall profile is a very pleasing one, with there being no knowing what the level of his ceiling will be. Should give a good account of himself here.

Lost - 3 pts


3 pts win INDEED  11/1 (almost all firms)
Unibet Golden Mile Handicap

This lightly raced gelding landed on thr ground running when arriving form France and has looks to have one of these top showcase handicaps in him. His Newmarket victory was quite taking, with the first and second pulling away and him giving the impression that he had more left in the tank. Has an eyecatching chance here with a 3 lb penalty . He could however be better drawn - though his berth is not a line through chance one.

Lost - 3 pts

Thursday, 1 August 2019

3 pts win SINJAARI 4/1 ( at least five firms)
Unibet Handicap

With hindsight the tactics used on this colt at the Royal meeting did not further his chance. If prepared to forget that run then he remains an animal with immediate prospects of plenty to come and has a lot less on his plate here.

Lost - 3 pts


3 pts win SPANISH MISSION 5/1 (almost all firms)
Qatar Gordon Stakes

This one took the Bahrain in good style last time,  which is now a much better race since the prize money boost and reduction in distance. This is slightly shorter and though shaping like a real stayer, should have enough pace to figure in a big way here.

Lost - 3 pts