Nice 6-1 winner on Monday for the blog ,with Creggs Pipes winning 1 mile listed race at Killarney . Landing nice touch 6-1 into 11-4 for £216.00 profit .
Moving on to Saturday ,we have decent looking card from Newbury, with the feature race the group three Hackwood Stakes, looking the most interesting contest on the card .
13 runners declared for decent looking group three sprint ,on ground described as good/firm .The three main contenders look to be Charming Thought , The Tin Man & Ibn Malik .
CHARMING THOUGHT : Decent 2-Y-0 back in 2014 ,winning 3 out 4 ,including winning the group one Middle Park Stakes at Newmarket .Returned after 20 month lay off to finish promising fourth in Cathedral Listed stakes at Salisbury,staying on nicely at finish .Should improve for the race .
THE TIN MAN : Useful 4-Y-0 Gelding,winning 4 out 8 ,including winning three times in 2015 ,though produced career best effort, when finishing 4TH in G1 British Champion Sprint at Ascot in October .Also made winning reappearance in May,winning 6F listed race at Windsor.Made no show in G1 Diamond Jubilee stakes last time at Royal Ascot ,though will be suited by this drop in class on faster surface .
IBN MALIK :Decent Sort over 7 furlongs ,winning 2 out 6 .Had some useful form as 2-Y-0 ,including finishing 2ND ,behind Galileo Gold in G2 Vintage Stakes at Goodwood .Made winning reappearance in the Free Handicap at Newmarket in April .Making all ,off mark 107 .Another fair effort last time ,finishing 4TH in Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot .Drops back to 6F for first time.
VERDICT :THE TIN MAN will need to bounce back ,after below par effort last time in group one company ,though had previously looked useful sprinter .Would take plenty of beating on pick last years form .Will also be suited by dropping down to group three company on a quicker surface .Odds around 3-1 look fair value .
Charming Thought looks the main danger , especially if reproducing the pick of his two year old form ,though will need step up on his 4TH in listed company last time .
THE TIN MAN 3.35 NEWBURY
£60.00 WIN @ 3-1 WILLIAM HILLS & BET365
(WINNER SP 11-4 PROFIT +£180.00)