Friday, 19 August 2011

Bank = 74.5pts

14:00 York Lady Chaparral 3pts win 12/1

A smart filly who has put in several decent efforts this year, including a very good performance here over 14f last month when she set a quick tempo travelling impressively throughout but failing to see out the extra two furlongs. She has had a tendency to race keenly at times but now seems to be getting the hang of things showing a good attitude when winning at Carlisle lto over 11f, I was impressed with the way she travelled that day as she has a powerful stride, this is a stronger contest albeit one that should be run to suit as I don’t think the pace will be particularly strong and if Sanders can get her to settle up front early her travelling speed will see her at the business end as 12f certainly looks to be her trip with no worries about the ground I believe she could be open to further improvement today.

Race comment:keen in touch, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out ## 12th sp 10/1

15:40 York Requinto 6pts win 7/1

Hoof it deservers respect particularly with his last performance in the stewards cup but he drops back in trip and steps up to group company for the first time today so 5/2 is far too short, I was hugely impressed with Requinto’s performance when he showed excellent speed to win the Morecombe stakes lto(almost setting a new course record on similar ground to today’s), he’ll relish the quick pace on offer here today and being drawn close to the favourite should help as Lordan will want to keep tabs on him to know when to produce his run, which I believe off this flyweight will see him superior to Hoof it over this trip.

Race comment:raced stands side tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong ## 13th sp 5/1

19:35 Salisbury Swindy 10pts win 6/1

I’ve been following this one since backing him at Epsom two races ago and have waited to see him stepped up to a mile and a half, Backing him for reasons stated in previous write up’s, I firmly believe this race is ideal for him and taking into account opposition and conditions I fully expect him win this, a change of tactics to bring him into to a prominent position early on would be welcome, In which case I can see him winning on the bridle.

Race comment:prominent, led after 3f, swerved badly left and ran out over 6f out ## Ran out sp 9/2

Bank = 55.5pts

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Bank = 78.5pts

15:30 Nottingham Crème Anglaise 4pts win 5/1

Ivan Vasalavich, Polperro and Traffic sister should set a decent pace in this, of which could set up the race for Crème anglaise from the in form Bell yard, she caught the eye when racing over today’s trip at York lto, in a race which had plenty of pace, Hayley turner had to get to work early but by the time she responded it was too late however she came from a long way back without having the smoothest of passages finishing 3 ¼ lengths back to improving Prescott filly Tenby Lady, I think she's potentially well handicapped coming into this and will also appreciate the faster ground here today which she hasn’t met since winning impressively two races ago.

Race comment:prominent 1f, held up, switched right 3f out, chased winner over 1f out, 1/2 length down when stuck on nose by rival jockeys whip towards finish, held after ## 2nd sp 11/2

Bank = 74.5pts

Monday, 15 August 2011

Bank = 88.5pts

17:00 Kempton Ugalla 2pts e/w 10/1

Needed the run on reappearance over 12f at Doncaster last month, forgiven for her next run when upped to 14f at Salisbury when she was badly hampered as the rest of the field were asked to quicken. Finished 5 ½ to the improving Final Liberation lto shaping as if step up was needed
Ridden the wrong way last two starts as the key to this one is getting her to race out in front well drawn I can’t see them going a particularly decent gallop here which should play into her hands. Looks a decent staying type, showed decent ability as a 3yo and it’s interesting to see him switched to this surface and up in trip as trainer places them well here and yard are coming into form.

Race comment:took keen hold in touch, pushed along 6f out, weakened inside final 2f ## 5th sp 14/1

19:10 Windsor Sure Route 6pts win 7/1

Ran a good race at Newbury over 7f back in may, travelled well and finished strongly to finish 2nd, She was then too keen in an 8f contest at Sandown and didn’t look to appreciate the rapidly softening ground that day. Slightly out of her depth last time out over 7f but not as bad as result suggests as she travelled well but met traffic problems and missed her chance. Looks like a miler and returns too favoured ground today, down in class and if Dobbs can get her prominent early on I believe she has an excellent chance.

Race comment:held up towards rear, not clear run over 2f out and soon switched left to outside, stayed on to 2nd approaching final furlong, no chance with winner ## 2nd sp 5/1

Bank = 78.5pts

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Bank = 92.5pts

19:55 Sandown Mattoral 4pts win 9/1

Race comment: dwelt, soon in touch on outside, pushed along over 3f out, hung right under pressure and weakened over 2f out ##6th sp 4/1

Bank = 88.5pts

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Bank = 96.5pts

15:10 Pontefract Jade 4pts win 9/2

Camberley two warrants respect having won his last 4 starts, had things his own way in what have been relatively weak contests and goes under a penalty today, certainly odds on is far too short and I’d like to take him on with Ollie pears’s filly Jade, has shown ability and is yet to get off the mark in handicap company, She has put in decent efforts however particularly when 3 ½ lengths back to improving Pepper lane in may and in a in a decent contest here last month over 6f, showed good speed but just failed to get her head in front of improving horse Louis the Pious, didn’t act on the softer ground when stepped up to 7f at Carlisle after that and her last two runs over 7f were on softer ground then she would have liked, she did put in respectable efforts though and didn’t get the smoothest passage on both occasions, shaping on both occasions as if the step up to a mile should suit. Steady pace on offer will help; down in grade and back on preferred ground I think she’ll take some beating.

Race comment: chased winner throughout, ridden and tried to close over 1f out, driven and no impression final furlong ## 2nd sp 7/2

Bank = 92.5

Monday, 1 August 2011

Bank = 92.2

19:40 Windsor Pats legacy 2pts e/w 16/1

A few with claims in this, however I do believe the way this race will be run should work heavily in the selections favour. , Has shown good speed on previous occasions, Likes to get out in front early and if doing so today could be hard to catch as with the exception of Osgood the rest like to come off the pace which I can’t see their being a great deal. Osgood doesn’t seem to act on this ground and would appear outclassed, had a race just 2 days ago and is better over a couple of furlongs extra, I think this in effect will leave him back with the rest of the group as he’ll struggle to maintain his speed. 3 times winner over in the states and now campaigning for up and comming trainer Jo hughes with this being his third start for the new yard. The selection put in a good performance when winning over this trip at Chepstow last month on g/s ground, showed a good attitude and speed controlling the race from the front. Outclassed lto under a penalty also on g/s ground with 1st time blinkers not helping causing him to burn up too early. The blinkers are left off today and back down in grade will be interesting as he will appreciate the faster ground, talented jockey Josh Baudains takes off a useful 7lbs.

Race comment: took keen hold, chased leading pair, not much room and squeezed through inside final 2f, ridden to lead inside final furlong, headed and not pace of winner final 100 yards ## 2nd sp - 5/1

Bank = 96.5pts