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Tuesday, September 07, 2021

Doncaster St Leger Festival Day One (Wed Sep 8th )

Day one of Doncaster's St Leger festival ,with the feature race the group three Sceptre Fillies at 3.25.

Japan Racing Association Sceptre Fillies' Stakes (Group 3) (Class 1) (3yo+) Winner £45,368 12 runners 7f6y Good To Firm SKY (STALLS Centre)
 
race conditions  £80,000 guaranteed For  3yo+ fillies & mares Weights  3yo 8st 12lb; 4yo+ 9st 2lb Penalties  after March 31st, 2021, a winner of a Group 3 race 3lb; of a Group 2 race 5lb; of a Group 1 race 7lb Weight for age  3yo from 4yo 4lb Entries  25 pay £400 Penalty value  1st  £45,368.00 2nd  £17,200.00 3rd  £8,608.00 4th  £4,288.00 5th  £2,152.00 6th  £1,080.00 
 
 Just Beautiful heads the market at around 4-1 ,though was slighty disappointing in France last time when beaten odds on favourite at Deauville over mile in group three contest,should be suited by return to 7f ,though will still need career best to land this stronger looking group three contest .
 
The fast improving HIGHFIELD PRINCESS should go well after finishing excellent second in group two City Of York Stakes last time .That was career best effort, finishing 1.5 lenghs behind the useful Space Blues in what looked fair group two contest .Has been in good form this season ,winning three times ,including winning Buckingham Palace stakes at Royal Ascot on fast ground .Odds around 4-1 look fair value .
 
Of the others Double Or Bubble is very consistent filly ,only finishing outside the first two ,once in nine starts ,including finishing decent 2nd at Goodwood last time in group three company,should be thereabouts, though has to reverse Chelmsford form with Highfield Princess .
 
The Irish raider Wren's Breath looks the dark horse of the race ,after winning 6f Listed race at Naas on only her second start , looks open to plenty improvement over this longer trip ,with Hollie Doyle looking interesting jockey booking ,though will probably need improve around 10lb to land this group three contest .
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DONCASTER  SELECTIONS :
HIGHFIELD PRINCESS 3.25 DONCASTER SCEPTRE STAKES G3
1PT WIN @ 4-1 BET365 * 
(FOURTH SP 4-1 LOSS £100.00)

Friday, August 27, 2021

Celebration Mile Preview Goodwood Sat 28th Aug

Another busy Saturday with six cards in UK ,featuring seven stakes races ,though going concentrate on the feature race of the day the group two Celebration mile from Goodwood .

tote Celebration Mile (Group 2) (Class 1) (3yo+) Winner £70,888 9 runners 1m Good ITV4 (STALLS Inside)
 
race conditions  £125,000 guaranteed For  3yo+ Weights  3yo colts & geldings 8st 12lb; fillies 8st 9lb; 4yo+ colts & geldings 9st 4lb; fillies 9st 1lb Penalties  after 2020, a winner of a Group 2 race 3lb; of a Group 1 race 5lb Weight for age  3yo from 5yo+ 6lb pay £300 Penalty value  1st  £70,887.50 2nd  £26,875.00 3rd  £13,450.00 4th  £6,700.00 5th  £3,362.50 6th  £1,687.50

9 runners go to post for interesting group two contest .Which sees the return of triple group one winner Benbatl after nearly year off the track .The 7-Y-0 Started off 2020 in good style winning two group 2 contests at Meydan ,though hasn't been seen since finishing third in G2 Joel Stakes at Newmarket last September behind Kameko .On official ratings is clearly the one to beat ,though coming back from injury unlikely he will be fully wound up on his belated seasonal reapperance .

The Richard Hannon trained CHINDIT looks interesting returning to group two company ,had some useful form as two-year-old ,winning 3 out 4 ,including the G2 Champagne Stakes at Doncaster last season .Not been quite up to group one level this season ,though finished creditable fifth in both 2000 Guineas & St James Palace stakes .Also ran fair 3L fifth behind Palace Pier in Jacques le Marois at  Deauville last time.Will be suited by this drop in class .Odds around 3-1 look fair value

Of the others Perotto has possible each-way claims ,after finishing fair third behind Megallan in Sovereign Stakes at Salisbury last time ,goes well here at Goodwood winning twice at the track,though will need career best to land this group two contest 

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CHINDID 3.35 GOODWOOD CELEBRATION MILE                                                                  1PT WIN @ 10-3 BET365*                                                                                                       (FOURTH SP 16-5 LOSS £100.00)


Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Glorious Goodwood Day two Preview (One Bet ) Wed 28th July

Small profit on day one at Glorious Goodwood with Trueshan winning Goodwood Cup for £120 profit on the day . 

Moving on to day two at Glorious Goodwood ,we have three stakes races, with feature race the group one Sussex Stakes at 3.35,though for todays bet going concentrate on the G3 Oak Tree Stakes at 2.25 .

 

Whispering Angel Oak Tree Stakes (Group 3) (Fillies & Mares) (Class 1) (3yo+) Winner £45,368 15 runners 7f Soft ITV (STALLS Inside)
 
race conditions  £80,000 guaranteed For  3yo+ fillies & mares Weights  3yo 8st 10lb; 4yo+ 9st 3lb Penalties  after 2020, a winner of a Group 3 race 3lb; of a Group 2 race 5lb; of a Group 1 race 7lb Weight for age  3yo from 4yo+ 7lb Entries  28 pay £800 Penalty value  1st  £45,368.00 2nd  £17,200.00 3rd  £8,608.00 4th  £4,288.00 5th  £2,152.00 6th  £1,080.00 
 
 
This looks competitive fillies & mares group three contest, with 14 runners going to post on ground described as soft . 
 
The Andrew Balding trained filly BOUNCE THE BLUES  looks intresting returning to 7 furlongs ,with both career victories coming over trip on soft/yielding ground .Has been running consistently this season ,including finshing close second in group three Chartwell Fillies stakes at Lingfield in May on soft ground .Also finished solid third in strong mile listed contest behind Century Dream at Windsor last time .Should go well with ground conditions in her favour, with Oisin Murphy back in the plate .  .
 
VALUE GUIDE PRICE 11-2 OR ABOVE .
 
Of the others the three-year-old filly Vadream looks the main danger ,after finishing creditable third in Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot in June ,that was decent effort behind Creative Force .Also finished fair second last time in 6f Summer Stakes at York ,when not getting best of runs .The return to 7 furlongs should suit .
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GLORIOUS GOODWOOD DAY TWO SELECTIONS :
 
BOUNCE THE BLUES 2.25 GOODWOOD OAK TREE STAKES G3
0.50 PTS EACH-WAY @ 6-1 BET365. WILLIAM HILLS (1/5 ODDS 4 PLACES )   
(UNPLACED SP 10-3 LOSS £100.00 ) 

Monday, July 26, 2021

Glorious Goodwood Day one Preview (Two Bets ) Tue 27th July

Day one at Glorious Goodwood ,we have three stakes races ,including the group one Goodwood Cup at 3.35 ,with over inch rain falling on Sunday ground conditions will be testing .

Unibet Lennox Stakes (Group 2) (Class 1) (3yo+) Winner £102,078 14 runners 7f Soft ITV (STALLS Inside)
race conditions  £180,000 guaranteed For  3yo+ Weights  3yo colts & geldings 8st 10lb; fillies 8st 7lb; 4yo+ colts & geldings 9st 3lb; fillies 9st Penalties  after 2020, a winner of a Group 2 race 3lb; of a Group 1 race 5lb Weight for age  3yo from 4yo+ 7lb Entries  23 pay £600 Penalty value  1st  £102,078.00 2nd  £38,700.00 3rd  £19,368.00 4th  £9,648.00 5th  £4,842.00 6th  £2,430.00 
 
Good turn out for Lennox Stakes with 14 declared for this group two 7f contest 
 
.Last years winner Space Blues ,will be popular for inform Charlie Appleby stable ,had some very useful form last season ,winning 4 out 4 ,including winning this race in style and landing group one Maurice de Gheest at Deauville in August ,though was disappointing on his last start in 6f G1 AL Quoz Sprint at Meydan in March ,only finishing 9th when short price favourite ,will be suited returning this longer trip and handles cut in the ground ,though odds around 9-4 look short enough for horse returning from 4 month break after disappointing run.
 
Stablemate CREATIVE FORCE looks intresting runner here, after finishing creditable fifth in July cup last time at Newmarket ,finishing strongly after not getting best of runs .Will be suited returning to 7 furlongs after winning the Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot on soft ground .Looks open to further improvement over this trip ,and gets handy 7lb off his older rivals .
 
VALUE GUIDE PRICE 3-1 OR ABOVE 
 
Of the others Safe Voyage has fair each-way claims ,after returning to form last time at Chester in 7f Listed Stakes ,had some decent form last season ,including winning both the group two City York Stakes & Boomerang Mile at Leopardstown.Best form on soft ground ,so wouldn't mind any more rain.
 
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Al Shaqab Goodwood Cup Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series) (Class 1) (3yo+) Winner £294,183 11 runners 2m Soft ITV (STALLS Inside)
 
race conditions  £500,000 guaranteed For  3yo+ NOTE: Horses will only be eligible to run in this race provided that they have a current BHA Handicap Rating of 80 or higher at midday of the confirmation stage. Horses which do not qualify for a rating may also be eligible providing the BHA Handicapper is satisfied that the horse's racecourse performances up to and including the day before confirmation merit a provisional assessment of 80 or higher. Horses which have not run will not be eligible. Weights  3yo colts & geldings 8st 8lb; fillies 8st 5lb; 4yo+ colts & geldings 9st 9lb; fillies 9st 6lb Entries  13 pay £2,100 Penalty value  1st  £294,183.12 2nd  £111,531.24 3rd  £55,817.50 4th  £27,805.00 5th  £13,954.38 6th  £7,003.13 
 
 
Staying superstar Stradivarius bids to land the Goodwood Cup for fifth time in row for John Gosden,though this looks much stronger race than previous years.The seven-year-old ,hasn't looked quite as good this season , though wasnt given the best rides by Frankie Dettori in Ascot Gold Cup last time ,though probably would only been second at best.Looks worth taking on .
 
The Alan King trained TRUESHAN will relish these conditions ,having been withdrawn from Ascot Gold Cup when the ground was too firm ,had some useful form last season ,including winning the G2 Long Distance Cup at Ascot by 7 lenghs on soft ground ,though only 6th Northumberland Plate was only beaten under 4 lenghs giving lumps weight away .Has been very well supported in market for this race  ,though could well go off clear favourite .9-4 still rates as fair value .
 
VALUE GUIDE PRICE 2-1 OR ABOVE .
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GLORIOUS GOODWOOD DAY ONE SELECTIONS :
 
CREATIVE FORCE 3.00 GOODWOOD LENNOX STAKES G2
1PT WIN @ 3-1 BET365
(SECOND SP 2-1 LOSS £100.00)
 
TRUESHAN 3.35 GOODWOOD CUP G1 
2PT WIN @ 9-4 BET365 
(WINNER SP 6-5 R4 40P IN £ TO EARLY PRICES 
PROFIT £270.00 ) 
 
0.50 PT WIN DOUBLE @ 12-1 BET365.
SECOND & WINNER LOSS £50.00 
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TOTAL PROFIT £120.00   

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Hackwood Stakes Preview (Saturday 17th July 2021 )

On Saturday we have six stakes races, going contentrate on the group three Hackwood Stakes at Newbury .

bet365 Hackwood Stakes (Group 3) (Class 1) (3yo+) Winner £39,697 7 runners 6f Good ITV (STALLS Centre)
 
race conditions  £70,000 guaranteed For  3yo+ Weights  3yo colts & geldings 9st 2lb; fillies 8st 13lb; 4yo+ colts & geldings 9st 7lb; fillies 9st 4lb Penalties  after 2020, a winner of a Group 3 race 3lb; of a Group 2 race 5lb; of a Group 1 race 7lb Weight for age  3yo from 4yo+ 5lb Entries  10 pay £600 Penalty value  1st  £39,697.00 2nd  £15,050.00 3rd  £7,532.00 4th  £3,752.00 5th  £1,883.00 6th  £945.00 
 
Last years winner TABDEED should go well,after encouraging return in Chipchase stakes at Newcastle last month, running on nicely to finish never nearer 2l fourth to Chil Chil in good looking group three contest on All Weather .Has decent strike rate on turf (5 out 8) should be spot on after that seasonal reappearance three weeks ago,following similar path to last year when winning the race after finishing placed at Newcastle.

VALUE GUIDE PRICE 3-1 OR ABOVE .
 
King's Lynn looks the main danger after finishing close third in Wokingham handicap at Royal Ascot last month on soft ground, that was fair effort after not getting best of runs .Had previously won listed race at Haydock ,though will need career best to land this group three contest .
 
Of the others Happy Romance looks interesting, after finishing staying on third in G3 Coral Charge at Sandown last time over 5f,won on this card last year in Super Sprint over C&D ,also group three winner over 6f last season,though not always the most consistent sort .
 

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RECOMMENDED BET FOR SATURDAY 17TH JULY
 
TABDEED 3.00 NEWBURY HACKWOOD STAKES G3 
1PT WIN @ 10-3 BETVICTOR* 
(THIRD SP 10-3 LOSS £100.00 )