Thursday, 28 July 2011

Bank = 76.2pts

14:15 Goodwood Boogie shoes 4pts win 10/1

Roger Varians yard is currently in very good form and I’ve been impressed with this one on all four of his starts to date. Improved markedly when stepped up to today’s trip on reappearance at Salisbury back in May, travelled very well finishing strongly to win that race comfortably. Finished 3rd in a strong race when sent of favourite at Epsom lto wandered slightly towards the finish and didn’t look fully comfortable handling the final turn. Bigger field here should help him to focus and I think his notable galloping power will see him bang in the mix at the end if Neil Callan can find him some cover in the early stages.

Race comment: chased leaders, effort on inside over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not pace to challenge ##6th sp - 8/1

15:05 Nottingham Go nani go 5pts win 5/1

A decent horse as a two year old and hasn’t been without his problems with injury. Put in some good efforts against better company then this last season. Showed signs of returning to form lto at Doncaster travelled well but had knowere to go in the closing stages finishing close up in second full of running. With the likes of Grudge and Baby queen setting a decent early pace this should set the race up for the selection who likes to be help up. Was racing off a mark of 84 this time last year goes off 72 today, this onelooks ready to go in.

Race comment: in touch in rear, headway on outer over 1f out, led inside final furlong ##WON sp - 9/4

20:40 Epsom Regal Approval 5pts win 9/2

Ran some good races last year including a very good effort on handicap debut at York finishing 41/2 lengths back to some useful types off a mark of 81 despite being unlucky in running (this race much easier today). Will have needed the run on reappearance last April and has since put in two decent efforts despite being unsuited to the drop back to 5f lto. Back up to preferred 6f here off an attractive mark of 76, will handle the track and goes from a good draw. I’ll take the selection to catch Roodie queen and Welsh inlet (who I expect to make the running) on the run in.

Race comment: restless in stalls, slowly away and outpaced in rear, never a factor ##last sp - 7/2

Bank = 92.2pts

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Bank = 83.2pts

20:05 Sandown Lady Gabrielle 4pts win 4/1

With Tameen, Mystic edge and flying phoenix non runners I think Lady Gabrielle can take this. The in form filly has warmed to her task well since switching to handicap company on her reappearance last month, has showed a good attitude and travels well, I can see their being no strong contestants for the lead which should suit as she like to race prominently and could dictate. Hunter forward is interesting as she’s come in for support this morning but has only won a weak 5f maiden in Australia and alto Cummani does well with these types she’s been off the track since last October so I’ll oppose her here at such a short price on yard debut.

Race comment: chased leaders on outside, ridden 3f out, hung right under pressure and weakened over 1f out ## 7th sp - 11/4

20:35 Sandown Blazing field 3pts win 16/1

An improving filly who travelled well and shown good speed to finish 3rd over 12f lto, should come on for that run and the step up to two miles is interesting as she looks a decent staying type and is bred for todays trip. Memory lane is likely to be popular after winning his last two starts but he now looks exposed and doesn’t fit the profile of one of Prescott’s better improvers. Mango park didn’t show a great deal of speed lto in what was a weak race so one to oppose for me, so I’ll take the selection to get involved at in what\t could be a very generous opening mark.

Race comment: chased leader, led over 3f out, hung right from over 2f out, ridden and joined when edged left over 1f out, headed and no extra final 150 yards ## 2nd sp - 16/1

Bank = 76.2pts

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Bank = 68pts

14:35 Goodwood Highland castle 2pts e/w 20/1

Strong well balanced sort from a shrewd yard who caught the eye when showing his battling qualities to win over 10f on his second start at Windsor. Started slowly and didn’t travel well when upped to today’s distance on his handicap debut lto at Haydock. I think he was probably unsuited by the quick ground that day. However I was impressed with the way he responded in the final few furlongs showing good speed to get in front from a long way back, which was even more commendable given that the pace was muddling throughout, also hung slightly towards the end. I think that there could be plenty more to come from him today if Dane O’neill can get him settled early with the likes of Dordogne and Moriety likely to set an honest pace and the ease in the ground helping.

Race comment: held up in rear, took keen hold, ridden over 2f out, hung right over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never near leaders ## 5th sp - 16/1

15:20 Beverly Johnny lesters hair 1.5pts e/w 9/1

Tends to run well around this time of year and showed signs of a return to form when finishing 3rd at Newcastle last month. Disappointed lto when backed at Ripon, probably given too much to do that day and will be better suited to the steadier pace I predict here today, the step down in trip should be ok as this is a stiff mile and he does finish strongly on best form. Back down to a decent mark in a race that should be run to suit I think he can go close.

Race comment: with leader, led 5f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on well ## WON sp - 6/1

Bank = 83.2pts

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Bank = 78pts

14:45 Yarmouth Miss Villefranche 2pts win 16/1

Will handle the soft ground here today, most likely needed the run on reappearance at wolvs over 9f in May, also tried in the first time head gear that day. 12f furlongs was a step to far lto and the step back to a mile here should suit. Willing to give her another chance as looks like a decent enough sort and the type to improve at 3, Michael Bell does well with these types here and this looks like a good opportunity to get off the mark.

Race comment: disputed lead until led over 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace ## 4th sp - 14/1

16:00 Muss Hurlingham 2pts e/w 14/1

At his best on soft ground, proven tricky to get right (not won for 29 races) but his win and place record stands at 24% all of which have come in races of better quality then this, only last year he was running of a mark of 70, Races of a career low mark of 53 today and his last to races have been encouraging ,with the exception of Pokfulham who is far too short at 3/1 this is a race full of out of form horses, and with very little pace expected if Graham Gibbons can get him out in front early, I think he has a chance.

Race comment: held up towards rear, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on ## 4th sp - 14/1

16:15 Yarmouth Jack my Boy 4pts win 13/2

Chiefdom Price is currently odds on, but I remain unconvinced, looks like a fragile sort and although his campaign got of to a good start winning a decent Maiden last April he looks like a firm ground horse to me, didn’t show a great deal of speed lto and has a tendency to hang, I feel this race with just 6 runners could be a step back for him today. I prefer to side with Jack my Boy, has yet to fire this year but showed signs of a return to form when backed at Pontefract lto when leaving the blinkers off, With the return to a small field no problem (3 wins and 2 places from 8 races with 9 runners or less) and 1st time visor helping to focus him I feel he could have the rest in his pocket if reproducing the sort of the excellent speed he showed over 6f last year.

Race comment: led after 1f, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace ## 4th sp - 10/1

Bank = 68pts

Monday, 18 July 2011

Bank = 82pts

17:00 Ayr Lady del sol 2pts e/w 25/1

Showed some decent ability last year and 6f looks to be her trip. Showed a return to fitness and looked welllast month over 6f at Doncaster travelling well if not a little freely at times. Didn’t settle in 1st time blinkers lto over 5f, but connections have stuck with them, Return to good ground is an advantage and I think if settling out in front early today in a race which I predict little pace she may prove hard to pull back.

Race comment: held up mid-division, ridden and weakened over 1f out ## last sp - 33/1

Bank = 78pts

Friday, 15 July 2011

Bank = 85pts

No time for a write up on this one.

Newbury 16:15 Lucy limelights 3pts win @ 10/1

Race comment: soon led, driven over 2f out, narrowly headed 2f out, still pressing leaders under pressure over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong ## 5th sp 8/1

Bank = 82pts

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Bank =89pts

19:45 Epsom Swindy 4pts win 6/1

Caught the eye on his reappearance at Kempton back in April, looks a class sort with an excellent action. It’s interesting to see connections keep him at 10f as I think he will go on to improve over further but I think epsom’s demands on stamina could play into his hands today and suit his style of running. I think he will set a gallop that will prove too strong for the opposition. Outclassed lto at Newmarket 7 days ago and will appreciate the return to this smaller field here. One to follow I expect he has great potential and is capable of plenty more.

Race comment: held up in rear, headway 3f out, squeezed through rivals over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on towards finish ## 2nd sp 7/2

Bank = 85pts

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Bank = 61pts

15:50 Catterick Cadeaux pearl 4pts win 7/1

Shows excellent speed over 5f, 1st time blinkers took effect when storming out in front on less then ideal ground at Windsor last month, burned up too early getting caught late on. Again looked to burn up t0o early in a hot contest at York lto showing excellent speed and travelling well only to again fade late on, outclassed that day and should be more then capable mixing it in today’s company. I think his running style will lend itself well to the downhill nature of this track. Back in this smaller field form a good draw I feel he will dominate the field from the front with his trademark rapid pace and the rest will be playing catch up, but by then it will be too late.

Race comment: made all, clear 3f out, driven and stayed on well final furlong ## Won sp - 6/1

16:20 Catterick Kodicil 3pts win 5/1

Needed run on reappearance, when a little awkward leaving the stalls finishing ¼ length back over 10f furlongs at Bev, Improved when dead heating lto over 10f at bev despite getting hampered, 3 of the top 4 from that race have gone on to win, stayed on well that day and looked as though one and a half miles would suit him. Bred to stay improving and looks well handicapped, trainer has a good record in these sorts of races and yard are showing signs of hitting form. NR

bank = 89pts

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Bank = 65 pts

16:40 Brighton Loose quality 2pts e/w 25/1

Didn’t show much ability as a 2yo but has looked the type to mature slowly. Not disgraced on reappearance over 6f at Doncaster in April, ran on towards the finish after getting slightly hampered to finish 3rd. Met traffic problems on his next run over 6f at Nottingham whilst being held up(needs to race prominently) on his handicap debut. Sold from the Tate yard after that but showed he settled into his new surroundings when putting in a good effort lto at kepmton,over 7f this time racing from the front, travelled well and stayed on finishing 4th denied a clear run towards the finish. The step up to 8f today looks to suit and will hopefully get up front early from a good draw. Keniry also rides well round here and I think this nicely bred type is potentially well handicapped

Race comment: chased leaders 5f ## 10th sp - 16/1

Bank = 61pts

Monday, 11 July 2011

Bank = 73pts

15:00 Ayr Chosen one 2pts win 15/2

On best form is a much better horse then these. Hasn’t really got going this year but showed signs of returning to fitness lto, when despite a poor start and the jockey virtually motionless throughout finished 6 1/4 lengths back to the in form your gifted over 5f at haydock 10 days ago, this is a horse that needs to be wound up and would appear turning out quickly. At his best on g/f ground which he gets today, this is a less competitive line-up then his usual races and with the yard going well and plenty of doubts for me over the rest he can get in front today.

Race comment: with leader, ridden over 1f out, weakened final 50 yards ## 5th sp - 9/2

19:20 Wolverhampton Rasteau 1pt e/w 33/1

Needed the run on reappearance over 1 mile back in may never really got going and eased down as a result. Didn’t look to appreciate the ease in the ground when upped to 10f lto at Leicester, again heavily eased that day. Interesting to see him upped to 14f today (in a race when all three market leaders are unproven over this trip) as he has always looked like an out and out stayer, has been slightly outpaced on previous two runs but I can see them going a steady gallop and it will help if the selection can get cover on the rail throughout,helped by his low draw. Yet to show his hand and races off a dangerously low mark from a yard who does occasionally land one a big odds. Worth some e/w interest.

Race comment: led, headed after about 3f, tracked leader, pushed along over 6f out, ridden over 4f out, soon weakened ## last (vitually pulled up) sp - 50/1

20:40 Windsor Novel Dancer 4pts win 9/1

Well balanced type, travelled well finding one too good over 10f at Bath last month, Stretched by the trip lto but again travelled well only too fade in the final furlong his rider not reaching for the whip. The return to 10f should suit and the likes of One lucky lady and Circus star should ensure a decent pace, of which could set up the selection from his good draw. Jockey has been riding well lately and takes off 5 lbs, that together with Hannons very good record with 3yo’s here and 9/1 looks generous.

Race comment: held up in 7th, pushed along over 3f out, effort on outside and ridden over 2f out, wandered under pressure and no impression over 1f out ## 5th sp - 8/1

Bank = 65pts

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Bank = 76pts

21:20 Kempton Ermyntrude 3pts win @ 7/1

Race comment: raced wide mid-division, ridden over 2f out, ran on final furlong, not reach leaders ## 3rd sp - 15/2

Bank = 73pts