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  1. A decent day with two nice winners at 14/1 (10p R4) and 17/2 (BOG) for a profit of 15.42 points. Hope everyone’s found a winner or two today.
  2. A tiny wining day with two winners at 7/2 (10p R4) and 5/2.
  3. The Curragh 1.35 A small but select field of seven go to post for the Group 2 Beresford Stakes to be run over a mile for two year olds. Aidan O’Brien has an exceptional record in the race and saddles Adelaide River and Continuous here. With Ryan Moore at Newmarket Wayne Lordan comes in for the ride on Adelaide River and looks the most likeliest winner. A winner on the all weather at Dundalk on his racecourse debut he stepped up from that effort when runner up at Longchamp a month later. ADELAIDE RIVER 1 point win @ 7/4 bet365 Newmarket 1.50 A small field of only four go to post for the Group 2 Royal Lodge Stakes run over a mile and it’s impossible to oppose the warm favourite Flying Honours trained by Charlie Appleby and ridden by William Buick. He should win comfortably and it’s a no bet race for me. Haydock 2.05 A one mile class 2 handicap is next and with the ground appearing to be on the slow side I’ll be looking for horses that enjoy getting their toe in. William Haggas’s Montassib won’t mind any cut in the ground and wasn’t given the best of rides I thought at the Shergar Cup. He’s worth a saver with my main bet being on the Charlie Hills trained, Shadwell Stud owned Wanees. He looked a horse to follow when winning the Esher Cup at Sandown on his re-appearance back in April and wasn’t disgraced when 6th in the Britannia Handicap at Royal Ascot 55 days later. He may not have stayed when upped to 10F at Goodwood when running too bad to be true and now gelded is worth another chance to prove his ability. He won on soft ground as a two year old and looks good each way value. WANEES 1 point each way @ 14/1 bet 365 1/5th 1234 MONTASSIB 1 point win @ 9/2 bet365 Newmarket 2.25 The Cheveley Park Stakes is a Group one contest for two year old fillies and is run over 6F of the Rowley Mile course. Aidan O’Brien brings over Meditate who bumped into a smart one last time out but must have a big chance here. Her main danger is the Richard Hannon trained Flying Childers winner Trillium who’s chasing a four timer. They look the pair to concentrate on with slight preference for the Irish raider who will be ridden by Ryan Moore. MEDITATE 2 points win @ 9/4 BetVictor Haydock 2.40 A sixteen runner 5F sprint class 2 handicap which has as one would expect an open look about it. Equality ran well at Windsor last time when well backed and was possibly a tad unlucky not to win. He’s been raised 4lb for that effort but makes the short list here. Count D’Orsay bounced back to form on soft ground in the Portland Handicap last time when third beaten a length and a half by Chipstead and although he’s been shunted up 3lb for that effort is still on a winnable mark. Those two are my pair against the field and I’ll Dutch the pair just win only. COUNT D’ORSAY 1 point win @ 7/1 bet365 EQUALITY 1 point win @ 5/1 bet365 Newmarket 3.00 Next up is the Middle Park Stakes a Group 1 contest for two year old colts run over 6F. Aidan O’Brien’s Blackbeard sets the standard with an official rating of 115 which is 2lb superior to Karl Burke’s Marshman who was runner up in the Gimcrack to Godolphin’s Noble Style. Godolphin saddle their improving Mischief Magic who’s steadily progressed throughout the season and might be the value bet here under William Buick. MISCHIEF MAGIC 1 point win @ 7/2 bet365 Curragh 3.20 The 7F Goffs Million is a sales race for two year olds with prize money of 1.2 million euros. Ger Lyons’ Hellsing looks the one to beat having already won two of his three starts here over 6F and a listed contest at Tipperary over 7 1/2F in August. He sets the standard with those efforts and it’s interesting that his sharp trainer stated after he won his maiden here in May that ‘he was bought with the Goffs Million in mind’, so has no doubt been trained with this race in mind. The best of the English visitors (there’s ten of them) may well be Edward Bethell’s Oviedo who was third beaten 3 3/4L to Chaldean in the Group 3 Acomb Stakes at York’s Ebor fixture. HELLSING 2 points win @ 3/1 William Hill Newmarket 3.40 A bumper field of 29 go to post for this year’s renewal of the Cambridgeshire handicap run over 9F of the Rowley Mile course. William Haggas saddles a brace of fancied runners in the favourite Mujtaba who impressed when winning here 17 days ago for which he carries a 4lb penalty but actually goes up 7lb in future handicaps so is 3lb well in. Any rain that falls will suit him. Protagonist is the other Haggas runner who arrives in decent form chasing a hat trick and also has claims. There are many others with chances including Roger Varian’s Kitsune Power who sports first time cheek pieces and Sean Woods’ Savvy Victory and it’s the latter that appeals to me most. His form ties in with Protaganist and with Ryan Moore on board he’s the selection here with a small saver on Kitsune Power. SAVVY VICTORY 1 point each way @ 9/1 bet365 1/5th 123456 KITSUNE POWER 1/2 point each way @ 16/1 BetVictor 1/5th 123456
  4. Haydock 1.30 A eight runner class 2 5F nursery kicks today’s terrestrial racing off. Four of the eight participants are making their handicap debuts with the most interesting the top weight Al Dasim who’s joined George Boughey since he last ran. The one I feel they all have to beat is the Tom Clover trained Rogue Spirit who should appreciate dropping down to the minimum trip having showed up well in a decent nursery over 6F last time out. 7lb apprentice Connor Planas retains the ride and he should be thereabouts. ROGUE SPIRIT 1 point win @ 7/2 bet365 Newmarket 1.50 Eleven fillies and mares go to post for the listed Rosemary Stakes run over a mile. The race features two improving three year olds who are stepping out of handicap company and the race revolves around that pair. Harry and Roger Charlton saddle Whitebeam who’s chasing a four timer and should be thereabouts although my personal preference is for the Sir Michael Stoute filly Crystal Caprice who is also chasing a four timer under Ryan Moore and can take this in her stride. CRYSTAL CAPRICE 2 points win @ 5/2 Coral Haydock 2.05 A fourteen runner class 3 one mile handicap is up next. It has a very open look about it and stakes should be kept to a minimum. Making their handicap debuts are Moon Watch from the John and Thady Gosden stable and Vintage Choice from William Haggas’s yard. Delorean from Ralph Beckett’s won a handicap over course and distance last time and is also interesting All three are of interest and it will be interesting to see how they go in the market. I’ll take a chance each way with the latter. DELOREAN 1 point each way @ 5/1 1/5th 1234 Newmarket 2.25 The Group 3 Dubai Stakes run over a mile and a half for fillies and mares may be fought out by William Haggas’s Sea Silk Road and Charlie Appleby’s Eternal Pearl. Preference is for the latter to turn the tables on his rival having been beaten half a length by her and 3lb worse off today. She’s improved since winning three times and with the Appleby operation in such excellent form can take this under William Buick. ETERNAL PEARL 2 points win @ 5/2 bet365 Haydock 2.40 An open looking three year old only 1m 6F handicap which can go to the Hughie Morrison trained Speycaster who was a fancy of mine here in a Sinai or race when well backed but was pulled out due to the fast ground. Conditions are likely to suit better and he looks a good each way bet here. SPEYCASTER 1 1/2 points each way @ 9/2 William Hill 1/5th 123 Newmarket 3.00 Fourteen go to post for the 7F Group2 Rockfel Stakes for two year old fillies. John and Thady Gosden’s Commissioning heads the market having looked a smart sort when bolting up on her debut here at the July course back in July. The form of that contest looks a bit mixed although the 5th and 9th have both won since. There’s a lot to like about her except the price and for that reason alone I’ll take her on. Irish challenger Olivia Maralda brings the best form to the table with her second to Mediate last time out and she looks great each way value for the in form Michael O’Callaghan stable. OLIVIA MARALDA 1 1/2 points each way @ 5/1 bet365 1/5th 1234 Newmarket 3.35 Seven go to post for the Group 2 Joel Stakes run over a mile. The highest rated in the field is the Archie Watson trained Tempus who’s chasing a four timer and looks the one to beat under Hollie Doyle. Sir Michael Stoute’s Potapova bounced back to form last time and has claims along with the two Charlie Hills runners Mutasaabeq and Pogo. TEMPUS 1 point win @ 3/1 bet365
  5. Morning Sam and welcome to the PL Forum. Always good to have new contributors. I look forward to reading your tips/thoughts.
  6. I'm afraid I don't know him but he obviously has very good taste 😉
  7. Just back from a rare day watching my beloved QPR and catching up with todays racing. Just a couple of winners at 12/1 and 11/10 for a small loss of 3.6 points. Could have been much worse.
  8. Ayr 1.20 A competitive fourteen runner one mile class 2 handicap with likely favourite being George Boughey’s three year old Koy Koy who should be thereabouts but is short enough for a horse that took a keen hold last time and wears a first time hood today. I’ll take him on with a couple of course specialists. Redarna arrives in good form and has a record here of six wins from nine starts for trainer Diana Sayer. Runner up in a handicap at the Shergar Cup meeting at Ascot last time she can be competitive. The other track specialist is Katie Scott’s Gweedore who’s record at the West Scotland track reads 64211151. He too arrives in good recent form having been runner up at Musselburgh and races today off of the same mark. Hard to split them so with enhanced places I’ll Dutch the pair to small stakes each way. REDARNA 1 point each way @ 9/1 Betfred 1/5th 1234 GWEEDORE 1 point each way @ 12/1 Betfred 1/5th 1234 Newbury 1.40 Nine have declared for the group 3 Dubai Duty Free Legacy Stakes, run over 1m 3F it was formerly known as the Arc Trial (though only in name!). The highest rated in the race is the Saeed Bin Suroor trained Dubai Future who was a Royal Ascot winner back in June. He maybe be the biggest threat to my selection Siskany trained by Charlie Appleby like Bin Suroor at Newmarket. He’s not been seen since finishing third at Riyadh last February but the vibes are strong for the Godolphin gelding who’s won 5 of his 11 career starts. He’ll be ridden today by Adam Kirby with William Buick in Canada to ride for the Godolphin team. Last years winner Solid Stone is also in the field but has to shoulder a 5lb penalty here. Two three year olds line up in the shape of Lysander and Stay Alert with preference of that pair lying with the latter who if settling better can be a player at a price. SISKANY 2 points win @ 10/3 bet365 Ayr 1.55 The 10F Doonside Cup Stakes is a listed race for three year olds and their elders and features a warm favourite in James Horton’s rapidly improving three year old Phantom Flight. He’s hard to oppose here having bolted up in a York handicap when last seen in August winning by five lengths. He’s the highest rated here some 2lb higher than Ed Walker’s Stormy Antarctic who prefers softer ground and 3lb ahead of the likely danger Royal Champion trained by Roger Varian. Euchan Glen has a question mark over him dropping half a mile in trip whilst Chichester is held by the confident selection. PHANTOM FLIGHT 3 points win @ 7/4 bet365 Newbury 2.15 Thirteen go to post for this Group 3 5F Dubai International Airport World Trophy Stakes. The highest rated of the bakers dozen is Clive Cox’s Tis Marvelous who did us a nice turn last time out in the Beverley Bullet, winning well for the second year in a row. He was third in this last year but I think he can go two better here today under Paul Hanagan who rode him last time. John Ryan’s Manacan is favoured of the pair in the early betting but I would have Tis Marvelous favourite here and he looks sure to run a big race. Mitbaahy, like Manacan, is a three year old who can play some part in the finish although he will have to put a below par effort at Goodwood behind him. TIS MARVELOUS 2 points win @ 4/1 BetVictor Ayr 2.30 A maximum field of 25 assemble for the 6F Silver Cup, a race that should give us some clues as to where you want to be drawn for the Gold Cup an hour later. There’s one horse here that’s 6lb ahead of his mark is drawn up against a rail arriving in good form with his latest effort being a career best. Archie Watson’s Emperor Spirit is the horse who seemed to improve for the application of cheek pieces at Ffos Las three weeks ago when going down by a head to Tammawway despite hanging left throughout. Drawn in one and the mount of Rossa Ryan he’s the selection in a wide open renewal. There’s many dangers including Tim Easterby’s course winner Snash and Antony Brittain’s Asadjumeriah but I’m with Emperor Spirit each way with the enhanced places. EMPEROR SPIRIT 1 point each way @ 16/1 bet365 1/5th 123456 Newbury 2.50 A small but select field of seven go to post for the Group 2 Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes for two year olds run over 6F. A warm favourite is the impressive Haydock winner from 16 days ago in Sakheer trained by St Leger winning trainer Roger Varian. He was visually very impressive that day coasting home by 6L but will face much stronger opposition today in the Hannon duo Shouldhavebeenaring and Wallop. The former is currently rated 101 having won a valuable sales race at York’s Ebor meeting and the listed Champion Two Year Old Trophy at Ripon (beat Bolt Action a neck who races at Ayr Friday afternoon) and will be a tough opponent. Hannon’s other runner is Wallop and interests with the firms paying three places in the seven runner contest (Betfred and bet365). He ran an eye catching race on his debut at Newmarket when third to subsequent Gimcrack winner Noble Style and the useful Mill Stream only going down by a length and a quarter, that was a hell of a debut run and I would have him clear third favourite here so will back him each way with a win only bet on Sakheer. WALLOP 1 point each way @ 16/1 bet365 1/5 123 SAKHEER 2 points win @ 11/10 Coral Ayr 3.05 A dozen two year old fillies go to post for this Group 3 Fifth Of Clyde Stakes. Kevin Ryan has his team in good shape having the first two winners of the Western meeting on Thursday and saddles the warm favourite Queen Me here. She followed up her debut Haydock victory with an excellent neck second to Swingalong in the Lowther Stakes at York a month ago. That’s by far the best piece of form in the race and she’ll be very hard to beat if reproducing that form. The Crisford’s All The Time went down by a neck in the Group 3 Dick Poole at the beginning of the month (Maria Bramwell and Poetic Union behind and held) and maybe the best of the opposition. Clive Cox’s Bonny Angel ran away with a nursery last time but that was off of only 77 and will need to improve plenty to take a hand in the finish. QUEEN ME 3 points win @ 11/8 Boylesports QUEEN ME & PHANTON FLIGHT 1 point win double 11/8 & 7/4 Boylesports Newbury 3.25 Next up is the Dubai Duty Free Handicap run over 10F and has attracted thirteen runners. Charlie Appleby could be in for another good day and can strike with his first string here Warren Point who is a rapidly improving three year old who can take this before stepping out of handicaps. He’s been raised 8lb for his latest victory at Goodwood when heading his stable mate Blue Trail close home winning by a neck with just over three lengths back to the remainder. With William Buick away in Canada Adam Kirby comes in for the ride and can make it a winning one. Appleby also saddles handicap debutant Ottoman Fleet who will be ridden by Pat Dobbs. The father and son team of Simon and Ed Crisford run Sea The Casper, an improving gelding who’s up 5lb for his latest victory at Kempton on the all weather and has claims along with Hamaki from team Haggas who arrives in search of a hat trick following wins at Haydock and Ascot rising 9lb for that brace of victories. WARREN POINT 2 points win @ 10/3 William Hill WAREEN POINT & SISKANY 1 point each way double 10/3 & 5/2 William Hill 3.40 A maximum field of 25 go to post for the latest renewal of the Ayr Gold Cup run over 6F. The weights are headed by Michael Dod’s five year old Comanche Falls who comes her in excellent form having backed up his Stewards Cup victory with a good second to Summerghand at York who reopposes today on 2lb worse terms. He was 7th in this last year and is one of many with a chance of sorts. Also high on the short list is last years emphatic winner Bielsa. He came storming home on the near side stands rail from stall 25 to take the race apart off of 98 and although he’s yet to repeat that form since has fallen back down to a mark of 99 and with the Kevin Ryan team in good form can go well from stall 17. Mr Wagyu has kept his form all season and should run his race for the in form John Quinn yard whilst Vadream bounced back to form last time and is one of two that Charlie Fellowes runs here, Chiefofchiefs being the other. William Haggas took this event with a lightly raced sort in Nahaarr back in 2020 and has the favourite here in the similar type, if year younger Khanjar. A Haydock winner last time he shoulders a 5lb penalty and if there one horse that could blow the field apart it could be him but at the likely odds of around 9/2 I’m happy to look elsewhere. Bielsa is the one that attracts me most and I’ll play him each way with the additional places. BIELSA 1 point each way @ 10/1 bet365 1/5th 123456
  9. A couple of winners today (5/1 & 15/8) plus a couple of places for a loss of 3.725 points.
  10. A bumper afternoon’s racing on Sunday with ten races on ITV’s schedule. The ground in Ireland at The Curragh will be soft and pretty testing whilst in Yorkshire the ground will be on the slow side with the current going description reading good to soft (soft in places) which with showers forecast can only worsen. Good luck everyone finding a winner or two and here’s my thoughts - Doncaster 1.35 Only eight go to post for the Flying Childers, a group 2 contest for two year olds run over 5F. The front two in the market have the best form although neither have raced on softish ground. The Platinum Queen looked all speed with victories at York and Goodwood prior to an even better effort when runner up in the Nunthorpe at York behind sprinting sensation Highfield Princess. All three of those runs though were on rattling fast ground and how she will cope with easy ground no one knows. The same applies to Richard Hannon’s Trillium who took the group 3 Molecomb Stakes at their big meeting in good style from Rocket Rodney (beaten since). The former has the better form credentials but I am worried of the ground for her. I’ll take a chance with Jessie Harrington’s Funny Money Honey who will need to improve to take this but won’t mind the soft ground and looked all about speed last week at Salisbury where he led the field for 5F before weakening quickly. Hollie Doyle retains the ride and she’s worth a small each way bet. FUNNY MONEY HONEY 1/2 point each way @ 22/1 William Hill 1/5 123 Curragh 1.50 The Group 2 Blandford Stakes will be run over 10F and is for three year old and older fillies and mares. Paddy Twomey’s La Petite Coco is the highest rated of the thirteen strong field and will be hard to beat on ground that should be in her favour. Penalised 3lb for her Group one victory in the Pretty Polly over course and distance in June, her first since winning this very race a year ago by a short head from Love she will be ridden, as per normal, by Billy Lee. Nine three year olds take her on here with the best of them the Ryan Moore ridden Above The Curve who we haven’t seen since May when winning the Group one Prix Saint Alary at Longchamp. Joseph O’Brien’s filly has to shoulder, like La Petite Coco, a 3lb penalty but looks the biggest threat to the selection. LA PETITE COCO 3 points win @ 15/8 William Hill Doncaster 2.10 A maximum field of twenty two go to post for this year’s renewal of the 5F 143 yards Portland Handicap. Favourite Whenthedealisdone won with his head in his chest a week ago at Ascot and although a 10lb rise was high enough he should run well on ground that should suit Roger Teal’s four year old. Teal also saddles Chipstead but he may not be as well suited by soft ground as his stable mate. Tim Easterby’s bottom weight Count D’Orsay was third in this last year and off of a handicap mark 8lb lower can run well along with Karl Burke’s Significantly who’s effort last time at York can be forgotten as he was given a nasty bump a couple of furlongs out which put paid to any chance he had at the time. The handicapper kindly dropped him 4lb to 96 which is the same mark as he last won off of (Ascot last Summer) and as a Royal Ascot winner last year on heavy ground won’t mind the softening conditions. At a big price he’s worth backing each way along with Count D’Orsay. SIGNIFICANTLY 1 point each way @ 33/1 bet365 1/5th 123456 COUNT D’ORSAY 1 point each way @ 12/1 bet365 1/5th 123456 Curragh 2.25 Highfield Princess did us a nice turn when winning the Nunthorpe at York 23 days ago and looks the one they all have to beat in the Group one Flying Five Stakes for the Yorkshire stable of John Quinn who does well with his forays over the Irish Channel. She appears to handle any ground and must go well although at round the 7/4 mark has been well found in the market. She is worth a small stakes saver against Adrian McGuinness’s A Case Of You who is officially rated only 3lb behind the favourite but can be backed at around the 9/1 mark currently. She was a 33/1 chance when runner up in the contest a year ago when going down by a half a length to the re-appearing Romantic Proposal and followed that excellent effort up by winning the Prix de L’Abbaye on Arc day on bottomless ground. Following a successful stint at the Meydan Dubai Carnival where he won the group one Al Quoz Sprint he’s yet to hit top form but the drop to the minimum trip and soft ground should bring about the requisite improvement needed and he can be played each way. A CASE OF YOU 1 point each way @ 9/1 bet365 1/5th 12345 HIGHFIELD PRINCESS 1 point win @ 7/4 bet365 Doncaster 2.45 It’s hard to oppose favourite Trueshan in this 2m 2F Doncaster Cup where the more rain that falls the better for Alan King’s mudlark. He’s head and shoulders above his opponents here and with his likely optimum conditions impossible to oppose. Andrew Balding’s Coltrane maybe the one to chase him home but I fully expect Trueshan to win comfortably. At the odds I don’t see a bet unless you want to play the winning distance markets. Curragh 3.00 The 7F Moyglare Stakes is a group one contest for two year old fillies and features the smart Aidan O’Brien trained Mediate who’s bidding to keep her unbeaten run in tact having won all four of her starts including Group 3’s at Naas and Royal Ascot and a Group 2 over course and distance in August. She looks smart and will be hard to beat but if there is one horse who might be top class then surely it’s Dermot Weld’s Tahiyra. She looked useful when winning on her debut in a 7F Galway maiden when pushed out to put 5 1/2L between herself and the subsequent winner Dower House on rain softened ground. She’s owned by the Aga Khan and is a half sister to the great Tarnawa, one of my all time faves (though don’t talk to me about last year’s Arc!). Mediate will probably win but I can’t resist a small each way play on Tahiyra to prove she’s useful. TAHIYRA 1 point each way @ 5/1 bet365 1/5th 1234 Doncaster 3.20 Nine go to post for the 7F Group 2 Park Stakes for three year olds and older. Kinross will appreciate the rain softened ground having won a similar contest at York last time although does have to shoulder a 3lb penalty today. These are his optimum conditions mind so he looks sure to run a big race. The soft ground appears to have gone against the likes of Sacred, Double Or Bubble and Jumby and the best each way value against the favourite who looks skinny enough at around 7/4 may well be Charlie Hills’ Garrus. This will be only his second attempt at 7F but was staying on again when an excellent third in the 6 1/F Group one Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville last time behind two subsequent Group one winners in Highfield Princess and Minzaal. A reproduction of that effort would put him right in the mix so let’s go each way with him in the hope the extra half a furlong brings out more improvement. GARRUS 1 point each way @ 11/2 Betfred 1/5th 123 Curragh 3.35 A small but select field of six go to post for the Group one National Stakes run over 7F for two year olds. The Futurity Stakes run over course and distance three weeks ago is the go to form line with Aidan O’Brien’s Aesop’s Fables coming home 2 1/4L ahead of stable companion Hans Anderson and there appears no reason why the latter should turn the form around. Just behind in third that day was Joseph O’Brien’s Proud And Regal and once again will need to improve to turn the form around. English challenger Marbaan was last seen winning a weak Group 2 at Goodwood and will likely have to step up again on ground he’s never run on as yet. I wouldn’t be shocked if Johnny Murtagh’s Shartash out runs his odds now he’s stepping up a furlong on ground he’s proven on and is worth a small saver. AESOPS FABLES 3 points win @ 5/6 William Hill SHARTASH 1 point win @ 14/1 BetVictor Doncaster 3.55 This year’s St Leger has a bit of a sub standard look to it with just the nine going to post. A warm favourite is the Charlie Appleby trained New London who steps up to 1m 6F for the first time but won’t get beat through lack of stamina having finished strongly when winning the Gordon Stakes at Goodwood last time. That form had worked out remarkably well with the runner up Deauville Legend winning the Group 3 Great Voltigeur since, the 3rd and re-opposing here Hoo Ya Mal landing the odds at Goodwood in a Group 3, the 4th Jack Darcy finishing runner up in a Deauville listed contest, the 5th Cresta winning a listed race at Windsor by 6 1/2L and the 6th West Wind Blows winning a Group 3 at Longchamp. Red hot form and New London will be hard to beat. Current second favourite is Roger Varian’s Eldar Eldarov who won the Queens Vase at Royal Ascot but flopped in France last time. The supplemented Haskoy looks a a smart filly but lacks experience having won a Wolverhampton novice stakes and a listed contest at York, this represents a big step up in class. I think New London will probably win but would prefer an each way bet on Hoo Ya Mal who was runner up in the Derby this year and although has 2L to make up with New London on Goodwood form did push him all the way and his new owner (soon to be trainer) Gai Waterhouse was very bullish about his chances on a recent Nick Luck podcast stating she expects him to win ! He’s off to Australia after this race to be trained for the Melbourne Cup and looks an each way bet to nothing to my eyes though whether he can topple the favourite is another matter. HOO YA MAL 1 point each way 7/1 BetVictor 1/5th 123 Curragh 4.10 Kyprios is a warm order for Aidan O’Brien and Ryan Moore to take the Irish St Leger run over 1m 6F for three year olds and upwards. He’s unbeaten this season in four starts at Navan (listed), Leopardstown (group 3), Ascot (Gold Cup) and Goodwood (Goodwood Cup) with all four of those success’s coming on good fast ground. His three worst RPR’s in his career have come on soft ground although he did win a weak maiden on his debut at Galway on heavy and it might just be that he’s a better horse on decent ground. Certainly at around the 4/7 mark I don’t want to pay to find out and I’m happy to take him on each way with the English raider Hamish. Trained at Newmarket by master handler William Haggas he has undoubted talent especially when the mud is flying with his form figures on ground with the word soft in the title reading 112441. He’s seemingly quite a hard horse to train as we don’t see much of him nowadays but you can be sure Haggas has him ready for this and he can overcome a 129 day absence and run a big race under Richard Kingscote. Search For A Song has to be mentioned also as she won the 2019 and 2020 runnings of this and her stable is in buoyant form. HAMISH 1 point each way @ 10/1 bet365 1/5th 123
  11. Will be surprised if the meeting goes ahead which is a shame.
  12. The greatest supporter of our wonderful sport. RIP Your Majesty, 😔
  13. Disappointing day - just the one place for a loss on the day of 13.20 points. Think I got the ground all wrong today.
  14. There was a terrific thunder burst just a after the last race on Wednesday which deposited 2mm of rain on Town Moor but with a dry night the ground is still being called good (good to soft in places). There are more showers forecast so I’ve looked at Friday’s races with cut in the ground. Here we go then ~ Doncaster 1.25 A thirteen runner 1m 6F 115 yard class 2 handicap starts proceedings today. Top weight Mahrajan has to carry a welter weight of ten stone two pounds but has obvious claims here having run a blinder over 12F last time at York. He stays this trip well and has to be on any short list. Plenty of others come here in good form including HMS President under William Buick although he wouldn’t want the ground to soften and Sir Chauvelin who will appreciate stepping up to this trip having run well at Hamilton over 12F last time. The one I like is Alan King’s Inchicore who will love any cut in the ground and the trip and has Ryan Moore on top. A winner at this trip at Goodwood in May he followed that up with a staying on 4th, beaten 2L, in the Old Newton Cup on soft ground. He looks sure to be thereabouts and can be backed each way with additional places. INCHICORE 1 1/2 points each way @ 6/1 bet365 1/5th 1234 Doncaster 2.00 Sir Michael Stoute’s Nostrum will be a warm order in this fiver runner listed Flying Scotsman Stakes run over 7F of Town Moor. Impressive on his debut at Sandown in a maiden that’s worked out well with the 3rd and 5th winning since. He’ll be at short odds mind and I prefer his main danger Desert Order trained by Charlie Appleby and ridden by William Buick. He stepped up to win the most valuable maiden of the season at York three weeks ago, the Convivial Maiden which has yet to be tested although the runner up Glenfinnan runs later today. It may turn out to be a battle between the pair and at the likely odds I’ll chance Desert Order to take the spoils. DESERT ORDER 1 point win @ 11/4 BetVictor Doncaster 2.35 Only eight go to post for the Flying Childers, a group 2 contest for two year olds run over 5F. The front two in the market have the best form although neither have raced on softish ground. The Platinum Queen looked all speed with victories at York and Goodwood prior to an even better effort when runner up in the Nunthorpe at York behind sprinting sensation Highfield Princess. All three of those runs though were on rattling fast ground and how she will cope with easy ground no one knows. The same applies to Richard Hannon’s Trillium who took the group 3 Molecomb Stakes at their big meeting in good style from Rocket Rodney (beaten since). The former has the better form credentials but I am worried of the ground for her. I’ll take a chance with Jessie Harrington’s Funny Money Honey who will need to improve to take this but won’t mind the soft ground and looked all about speed last week at Salisbury where he led the field for 5F before weakening quickly. Hollie Doyle retains the ride and she’s worth a small each way bet. FUNNY MONEY HONEY 1 point each way @ 25/1 bet 365 1/5th 123 Doncaster 3.10 It’s hard to oppose favourite Trueshan in this 2m 2F Doncaster Cup where the more rain that falls the better for Alan King’s mudlark. He’s head and shoulders above his opponents here and with his likely optimum conditions impossible to oppose. Andrew Balding’s Coltrane maybe the one to chase him home but I fully expect Trueshan to win comfortably. At the odds I don’t see a bet unless you want to play the winning distance markets. Doncaster 3.45 A competitive fourteen runner 6F 111 yds class 2 handicap is up next. Charlie Hill’s Tanmawwy is the favourite and he has an obvious chance having led close home at Ffos Las last time although a 7lb rise for a head victory looks a bit extreme and I can happily let him go at around the 4/1 mark. Mums Tipple is 2lb well in following his neck second at Ascot last week and is a player for the Richard Hannon camp whilst Michael Appleby’s Juan Les Pins is chasing a four timer but may not appreciate any further showers. Top weight Shine So Bright is another one that wouldn’t appreciate any further easing of the ground and I’ll take an each way stab with James Horton’s Asjad. His form when the word soft is mentioned in the going description reads 111 and if we overlook his two recent efforts on ground that may well have been too fast and in top handicap company he has a decent chance. A winner at York in May he races today off of just a 2lb higher mark and could be the value play in an open handicap under PJ McDonald who is his regular rider. ASJAD 1 point each way @ 14/1 bet365 1/5th 1234
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