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Navajo Chief will always be of interest at York but this is ultra competitive and his rise in the weights from last time may
be enough to hold him. The 2 I like are both 4 year olds and both relatively progressive. Dusky Queen was staying on
here last time and a winner here the time before, both over 7 furlongs and both with Ryan Moore in the saddle. She should
be favourite and will get a mile at 6/1. Royal Rascal is not guaranteed to get a mile on breeding but the way
he was finishing behind Almargo, especially given the time of the race, suggests he will handle the extra furlong. Any rain
will not inconvenience and he has a great record here. 14/1 will not last.
York 13.40 - Royal Rascal 1pt e/w
York 13.40 - Dusky Queen 1pt e/w
Pace as follows for the Ascot sprint handicap…2, 3, 5, 9, 12, 19, 20. Good ground tends to favour the higher numbers on the straight track and I'd lean high but it's not certain. It's difficult to make all in the open heats and Demora has a tough task, as does the likely patiently ridden but equally progressive Robot Boy. I'll go for a couple of more experienced sorts that have dropped to handy marks. Barnet Fair wants decent ground and likes it here. He's back to his last winning mark and has the excellent Cam Hardie on top taking off 5. That's a notable booking and he's a decent price at 12/1. Worth a nibble is Racy who is just a pound higher than when 2nd in this last year and 6 didn't suit last time. He wants a proper test at 5 and should have that today at 25/1.
Ascot 13.55 - Barnet Fair 1pt e/w
Ascot 13.55 - Racy 0.5pt e/w
16 line up in the mile handicap but a few are sure to come out. If that affects the pace then Examiner may not get the test he needs but he is a threat on turf off this mark and will love the ground on breeding. Idea should be favourite and he too should relish some cut given how his relations went on it. He ran no race at Ascot but is better than that and the ground may have been a bit quick. Crystal Lake probably has the best form on offer given the 1st and 2nd from last time went on to win off higher marks. He was beaten 4 lengths but staying on and soft ground will be ideal on breeding. It all comes down to price though and the 16/1 about the Haggas runner is worth taking.
Newmarket 14.05 - Examiner 1pt e/w
Clever Cookie loves York and Farraaj is progressive but both are high enough in the weights now. Tarikhi very nearly gets the nod but both he and Chancery, very likeable, are a similar price to Tahira and I much prefer her chances. She was a real eye catcher last on British debut over course and distance when not getting a clear run and had similar trouble last time when well supported at Chester. I'm not sure that track suited but it does here and 12/1 is a bit of a steal. The yard are flying and she'll go close with a little more luck this afternoon.
York 14.55 - Tahira 1pt e/w
Favourites don't have the best record in the Bunbury Cup but it's hard not to like Abseil's claims. Headgear is a touch worrying and the ground is an unknown but it should mean we see a far better Absolutely So. I liked his chances at Ascot but felt 6 furlongs may be a touch sharp on quick ground. He was backed off the boards but this trip with some cut will be ideal and he's 10/1. Of the bigger prices Hoodna could outrun her odds and looks worth a go at 7. There's not much pace on but Ertijaal is keen going and he comes out of 17. That will suit Georgian Bay at 16/1 who I was sure would go close at Ascot. He met trouble but would never have won. However, that ground was on the quick side and he's by Oratorio out of a dam related to loads of soft ground winners. He'll go close this afternoon for a yard and jockey in fine fettle.
Newmarket 15:15 - Absolutely So 1pt e/w
Newmarket 15:15 - Georgian Bay 1pt e/w
I was going to leave this alone but can't believe York Glory is a 14/1 shot back in Listed company. He's likely to find it happening too quick and may just be running on for place claims but this horse went off a 7/2 shot on reappearance in Listed company for a race the yard openly said he wasn't ready for. This track over 5 can suit a pacy sort and I think the 1-2-3 could be G Force-Kingsgate Native-and 1 at double figures. That one has to be York Glory and he may just cause an upset. Spencer gets on well wit him but he is at Newmarket riding Hot Streak and Philip Makin can give him a different sort of ride. He wants quick ground and has won over course and distance so that price looks way too big.
York 15.30 - York Glory 1pt e/w
Couple more for this crazy Saturday…at prices. Moviesta is never a 40/1 poke and I'll have a nibble on this Group 2 winner. The yard are in much better form now than they were a few months ago but he ran with serious credit at Newmarket behind Sole Power, shaping as if 6 was needed. He handles cut and his run last time was too bad to be true. Progressive last term, he can shake this up. I do think Slade Power will win in this ground but would not back him at 5/2 in a race where favourites don't have the best record. Cougar Mountain is tempting but very inexperienced and better ground would probably suit. Astaire was well fancied for the DIamond Jubilee and ran a decent race but was taken on up top. That may happen again with the likes of Noozhoh Canarias in the field and Hot Streak but he is a little away from them and the near side rail could help. Most importantly I think he's a better horse with cut underfoot and he has that today at 22/1. I love Noozhoh but he may just be short of Group 1 company and 11/2 is too short to find out.
Newmarket 15:50 - Astaire 1pt e/w
Newmarket 15:50 - Moviesta 0.5pt e/w
The rain really has put a dampener on the July Festival and there have been a host of NRs. I like Nakuti in the first
but she wants a decent pace at this trip and with a smaller field that's not certain. Either way she is the play at 6/1
but it's not one to go crazy with, though conditions will suit. She traveled so well on juicy ground behind Night Of Thunder
last year and her Wee Jean form now looks pretty good. That was off 3lb higher and we can forgive her Ascot run when out of
the handicap and on quick ground. I like the favourite but this is a tough ask for a 9/4 shot. She should like the ground.
1pt win - WON @ 7/2
Purr Along is an inferior filly to 2 of these but can't really go unbacked on soft ground. It's not that she doesn't handle better ground but she is more at home on soft than the others. Conditions will inconvenience Integral and Sky Lantern and the latter may not run. I also feel that there's a chance the higher profile camps will not want to leave races behind on this sort of ground. I know it's a Falmouth but serious Group 1 campaigns lie in wait for the top 2 fillies and that will be at the back of the teams' minds. If it was good ground I'd have Sky Lantern to reverse form with Integral but Purr Along is worth a nibble at 6/1 in these conditions.
1pt win - U/P @ 9/2
Charles Molson is at the top of the shortlist for the big handicap but there are a few at more tempting prices and he is becoming that dangerous 'unlucky' horse. Kickboxer is 14/1, well drawn in amongst the main pace and will love the ground. I also like the other Channon horse Divine who is well handicapped but may not like conditions. Kickboxer is worse off with a few of these but a straight 6 with cut is his trip and 7 at Chester didn't suit last time. At a bigger price it's worth having a nibble at Supplicant and certainly Suzi's Connoisseur whose Epsom run has worked out well (it will look even better if Nakuti wins earlier on the card). He is well worth a go back at 6 as he faded in the Britannia, though he was drawn the wrong side and that form took a boost yesterday. He is a Listed winner and the yard are going well. The ground is a concern and he'd be happier if it were good to soft but his dam liked cut and he's worth a go at 33/1.
Kickboxer 1pt e/w - U/P @ 9/1
Suzi's Connoisseur 1pt e/w - U/P @ 25/1
One from a tricky little card at Epsom this evening is Mindurownbusiness for David Simcock. He is still unexposed
and worth a go over a little further having made his last 3 starts at a mile. The yard think plenty of him and a good test
at this trip should suit. He was impressive on penultimate start and a 5lb rise should be within him on just his 5th run.
The Britannia last time was a non race for him given he raced prominently far side but this is much more feasible. There's
a few that like to go forward which may scupper the likeable Sir Guy Porteous' chances, who would be a big danger if allowed
to dominate. The selection should be vying for favouritism for me so 5/1 looks worth taking and Jim Crowley back on,
who has won on him before, is a big plus.
2pt win - WON @ 5/2
John Gosden wins the Bahrain Trophy for fun and I'd have the unexposed Forever Now as favourite this afternoon. He has been placing his unexposed 3 year olds this year in Group company and they keep winning. His strength in depth is scary. 10/3 isn't to go mad with but this boy will get the trip and is completely unexposed. The ground is the big plus, though if we get rain have a look at Vent De Force and Windshear. The latter is very likeable but a touch vulnerable to the unexposed Gosden runner. He will handle the step up in class and will stay but I do think he wants a little cut. I don't think Hartnell is good enough to beat all of these, though will likely make the frame. It's worth noting that this race doesn't generally do surprises.
2pt win - U/P @ 2/1
Nothing really grabs me in the feature handicap but Ivawood looks a worthy favourite for the July Stakes. The yard have a top record in recent years in the race and this son of Zebedee looks an absolute beast. He won on debut in a good time over 5 and should relish the step up to 6. His sire gives him the speed but there's plenty of stamina on his dam side and that will come in useful given the pace on. The only niggle is his draw as the pace is high but class should prevail and I'm surprised he's a s big as 3/1.
2pt win - WON @ 3/1
Haggas has a couple of 3 year olds that I like at Yarmouth but the filly (Lily Junior) is now too short and the gelding (Examiner)
is a non runner! That latter race could be tactical and that may suit the pacier Enobled but it is trappy and I'll leave alone.
At Kempton I like the chances and prices of another Haggas runner, Brown Eyed Honey, and Roger Charlton's Be Seeing You.
The former has Nathan Alison on top which will help as her mark is stiff enough but she will appreciate the drop in trip.
Be Seeing You is that little better drawn in a race where there may not be a huge amount of pace, though the bottom 3 on the
card will help with that. He too will appreciate the drop in trip and his course and distance form at the end of last term
could hardly be better. There should be improvement to come from his reappearance last time and he should be shorter than
1pt e/w - U/P @ 15/2
The last at Uttoxeter is a good betting heat and I'm surprised to see Thoresby as big as 20/1. He will likely
find something too good and a strong pace raises doubts about him getting the trip but he should be half that price. Sent
off 4/1, 6/1 and 11/4 on his last 3 starts and running respectably in each of them, he is back off his last winning mark and
benefits form a little break between his races. A couple of others are of interest and none more so than 21 race maiden Kalamill.
He has run his best races over this trip on good ground and would probably have won at Taunton in December off 1lb lower but
for unseating his rider at the last. He's a risk but he's not a 9/1 shot in a race where a few look unlikely to get
Thoresby 1pt e/w - U/P @ 8/1
Kalamill 1pt e/w - U/P @ 10/1
Pavlosk is a warm favourite for the Listed race at Pontefract tomorrow and it's not the classiest of fields. She is the pick on form based on her Group 3 run last time but still has to prove she gets a strongly run mile and I'm not a backer at 5/2. I prefer Masarah, just ahead of Butterfly McQueen, but also think Stellar Express has been underestimated. She'll unlikely be able to get to the front from stall 8 given Amulet is drawn inside her. Boonga Roogeta will also want to go forward but that should mean a proper gallop and Stellar Express wants ever yard of this trip. If willing to give away a lead, and she doesn't have to dictate, she can outrun her 14/1 price. She was badly drawn last time at Chester but was beaten just a nose over course and distance on reappearance, in a good time, and Mick Appleby is training out of his skin.
1pt e/w - U/P @ 8/1
The staying chase at Newton Abbot has so many that could win it and it's hard to narrow it down to one. Both Top Smart and
Western King are big prices and well treated on old form. I think I'll have a little on Top Smart who looks every bit the
stayer. The winner will have to get home as there are so many front runners and it's certain to be a proper test. Ballybough
Gorta will likely stay but will not have it his own way up front. Sheriff Hutton is very likeable but susceptible to a younger
improver and that could well be Well Mett who has a good record with today's jockey on top and who looks a young marathon
trip runner in the making. He has contested Hunter Chases on his last 2 starts but looks well treated for his return to handicaps
and should be improving, He wants good ground and is a nice price at 10/1 for a yard in form.
1pt e/w - U/P @ 13/2
Whereas there is plenty of pace in the previous race, there is very little in the 2 mile 1 furlong handicap hurdle and that must mean that 2 time course and distance winner Tamarillo Grove has a better chance than 14/1 would suggest. He wants quick ground and the forecast could spoil things but rain is not guaranteed and I'l take the chance at the prices. He made all to win this last year in a par time off 7lb lower and comes into this off the back off 2 respectable efforts. Macarthur will be placed and there are a couple of likeable shorties at the head of the market. Grey Blue could be anything but you're backing him because of connections and Gracchus will find this a different test to last time, though I do like his chances. I'm going to have a saver on Decoy who has the tongue tie on, which often works well for well handicapped Pipe horses.
1pt e/w - WON @ 9/2
Market Rasen is gearing up for their big summer meeting and today has a decent National Hunt card. The most open handicap
has a few at a price worth noting but so many have something to prove and there's only 1 bet I want to have. That's The
Society Man at 8/1 who is off the same mark as when staying on at Southwell on penultimate start over 2 furlongs
further and has to be of interest back in handicap company. He was badly off at the weights last time in a hot contest but
didn't run badly and this will suit much better for a team that sent out a big priced winner recently. He's won at the track
before over hurdles too, off 1lb higher. Spoil Me and Theatrelands are from notable yards and have similar profiles but are
still shorter than they should be on form.
1pt e/w - 2nd @ 13/2
Gold Futures has been kind to this page, winning both times this season, and I fancy him to make it a treble this afternoon in a race which should be run to suit. Nicky Richards has continued in decent form since this 5 year old has been enjoying a mini break and I get the impression he thinks the horse is special. Gold Futures is up in class and up 10lb but the way he wins his races suggests there's plenty more to come. The way he is ridden too, Brian Harding so calm and patient, suggests there's a real engine there and this could be set up for him. Three of the five may not get the trip and 2 forward going sorts suggest it will be a decent test. That will suit the patiently ridden 13/8 favourite.
3pt win - WON @ 11/8
I'm tempted by one of the 3 year olds in the Sandown sprint but fancy they may just come up short. It's worth noting that
the Classic year have a good record in the race though. Green Door could come on for the run at Ascot and will appreciate
rain but I want blinkers on again. Wind Fire is a course and distance winner but is badly drawn and this is tougher. Best
bet is probably Steps who will relish the rain and I'm certain he and Fallon have a Group race in them. He was squeezed
out at the start of the Kings Stand and, though I backed Ahtoug that day, fancy form can be reversed given the easing ground.
He's a solid option at 6/1.
1pt e/w - U/P @ 4/1
The shortlist for the Coral Challenge consists of Velox and Gabrial's Kaka but on the chance that the expected rain is not that bad, the latter is pick at the prices. If the rain arrives then it'll be a worry but he is surely a Group horse in a handicap and has had excuses of late. A strongly run mile will suit and I can see Frankie giving him a hold up ride which hopefully results in him being produced at the right time. It should be run to suit and he's a good bet at 10/1. Velox was to be the selection but I'm not sure he should be 6/1. He was unlucky at Epsom, when tipped up here, but was beaten at the time of interference and he's well found.
1pt e/w - 3rd @ 7/1
Seal Of Approval will be tricky to beat if it comes up soft but I'd still rather back Sultanina at 13/2 in the Lancashire Oaks after her course and distance win in the Pinnacle Stakes. We just don't know how good she is and Gosden is good at placing these unexposed sorts in Group company. The time wasn't great last time but respectable for juicy ground and any improvement for just her 3rd start will se her go close. I like the way she battled for such an inexperienced filly last time and get the impression the trainer thinks this unbeaten 4 year old is pretty capable.
1pt e/w - 2nd @ 9/2
I hope it's not a day for favourites because I like the look of Radiator to beat Queen Catrine at Sandown in the Distaff. Charlie Hills' filly was unlucky last time and perhaps should be favourite but this is a different test to coming from the back in a big field Ascot handicap and rain is not ideal. Radiator was sent off favourite for the Oh So Sharp stakes last term, solid form though she was well beaten, and has improved with each start this year. It was a muddling Coronation Stakes but she ran well, easily finishing best from the back, and this looks plenty easier. I'm really not sure we've seen the best of her and that Lingfield romp, however long ago, suggests she has oodles of class. The yard won this last year and 7/2 is bigger than it should be. I really fancy her.
2pt win - U/P @ 3/1
Normally I wait until having been through the whole field before typing tips for a race but Quiz Mistress is going up no matter what. She is back in a handicap for the first time in nearly 2 years and is 16lb higher than her last win, though she wasn't beaten far behind Tominator on that last handicap start off 94. She has run well over course and distance before and her mark has now dropped below 100. De Sousa shows profit when riding for the yard in the last 5 years and they are going well. A strong pace looks likely and she'll get every yard at 12/1. 3 make appeal for the next choice. Havana Cooler may not want rain but will not want it too quick or he'll be outpaced. Either way 9/2 s short. Magic Hurricane won here over course and distance last month in a good time and is probably still ahead of his mark. He's 6/1 in an open race though, his toughest yet, and the 14/1 about De Rigueur is of more appeal. He is 2 form 2 here, one over course and dsiance, the other over 2 miles, and his win last time out was worth marking up given he flew from the rear off a modest pace. Stronger will suit today, as will the forecast overnight rain, and Andrea Atzeni has a good record with him.
De Rigueur 1pt e/w - WON @ 9/1
Quiz Mistress 1pt e/w - U/P @ 7/1
The opener on the Sandown card has a couple of likely sorts near the top of the market and I like both Tagula Night and New
Fforest. The former loves it here and is well drawn. He looks progressive enough to defy a penalty and Ryan Moore booked
has to be a plus. It's the slightly bigger price about the latter that makes him a bet though and the fact that Oisin Murphy
still has that 3lb claim. He gets on very well with the horse and is also well drawn to get out and race prominently off a
likely decent pace. It's hard to see him out of the top 3 at 6/1. Milly's Gift would be pick at the prices but she
does have to prove she has the speed for this drop to 5 furlongs.
1pt e/w - U/P @ 7/1
I'm tempted by Snap Shots in the Dragon Stakes but whether he's value is debatable and Mukhmal may be better suited to this smaller field than he faced at Ascot. Beacon could be too good for the both of them. The Gala Stakes has a likeable sort as favourite but he did worry me at Epsom in a race he should probably have done a little better in. Perhaps the return to 10 furlongs will suit but he has just won 1 race in 10 and preference at the prices is for Educate at 7/2. Rated 4lb superior to Windhoek, he goes well on quick ground and will find this easier than the Group races he was contesting in Dubai. A modestly run 10 should suit and he goes well after a break.
1pt win - U/P @ 9/2
Warwick hosts a modest card in truth but there are a few bets to be had and a cheeky one is Orient Sky at a price on handicap debut. Cheekpieces are tried after a forgetful run at Doncaster in March but that came on soft ground in a race won by That Is The Spirit and this 3 year old is not of that class. A poor handicap off an opening mark of 57 is more feasible though and the ground will suit a little better. His last start in 2013 was behind the likes of Group winner Supplicant and a handicap winner off 78, whilst those closer to him in the field won off 60 and 54 so his mark is feasible. He was also hampered at the start in that race and may have finished closer otherwise. He may find a few too good but it is a race lacking depth and 16/1 is worth a go.
1pt e/w - U/P @ 10/1
A couple of 3 year olds have won the 6 furlong handicap at Haydock in the last 10 years and I fancy another will today. Of
them, whilst Foxy Clarets looks progressive, he will unlikely be able to dominate and a few could cancel each other out here.
Dreams Of Reality could be a little above these and she will be able to sit handy of a decent pace which will certainly
suit. The eye shield has made all the difference and she can be marked up more than 5lb on the strength of her win last time
out given she had to race wide. The same may happen today but tucking in behind some proper pace should be no worry and looks
the best course of action. 4/1 is fair in a race where some have a point to prove now and she should be just as effective
on turf. It looks between her and Holy Angel.
1pt win - U/P @ 9/2
The final race on the card sees course specialist Chosen Character line up but you'd expect Multi Bene to reverse the form of their recent run now on better ground. The one I think is worth a go is Life Partner at 11/2 who looks to be crying out for a return to a mile. Heavy ground put paid to his chances off this mark on reappearance whilst cut wasn't ideal on penultimate start in a race won by a very progressive sort. He gets his ground today and did best of those form the back last time out when shaping as if needing an extra furlong. I'm wary of Balducci but am not sure he should be favourite.
1pt win - U/P @ 3/1
Victory Laurel is interesting on British debut for Robert Cowell. The first time visor could just ignite that spark which
saw him win an Italian Group 3 and he 's a worthy favourite. Tangerine Trees is 4 from 4 here and this is easier than his
last 2 starts but he does look out of form. So too Hopes N Dreams at 10/3 who is 5 from 6 here and has Paul
Mulrennan back on top and they are 2 form 2 together, both at this track. Tangerine Trees has not led of late and if the mare
can get a lead she could be hard to peg back. A bit of company will be fine as she has done all her winning at 6 and she's
not badly off at the weights given her sex allowance.
1pt win - WON @ 7/2
Master Bond will be tough to beat today if returning in the same form as when beaten at York over 6 last time. He shaped nicely and a drop to 5 looks about right. The worry is the ground and it could be a problem for a few of them. One that will like the drying conditions is Ingenti at 8/1. The yard haven't had a winner in some time but they don't have many runners and this one is back off his last winning mark. Two efforts this term have come on softer than ideal and he's a course and distance winner with Kevin Stott on top. There's not a great deal of pace on either and there's a chance that something dropping in trip may not get the required test.
1pt e/w - U/P @ 7/1