Architect Tips shares his Tote Placepot tips for today's racing at Warwick.
Leg 1 Selections: Dollar Bae
Jonjo O’Neill has a very nice mare on his hands in the form of DOLLAR BAE, who won her only point-to-point start and having made a sparkling bumper debut success back in February, she’s ran two solid races in defeat since. She shaped much better than the beaten margin indicated when fourth at Cheltenham back in April and while she’s not been seen for 168 days, she has the potential to surpass this sort of level. Her breeding suggests she’ll be even better in this sphere than bumpers, so even though her trainer isn’t in the greatest of form at the minute, this mare appeals as the type to win this race.
Leg 2 Selections: Itso Fury
ITSO FURY displayed a lot of ability in bumpers, making the frame all four times, and this son of Fame And Glory is bred to do very well in this sphere. He’s a strong traveller, who has the physique and potential to rank higher and this longer trip on his hurdles debut looks a positive move. Harry D’Alene ran well last time but I wasn’t convinced by his head carriage and the way he conducted himself under pressure last time. With this in mind, I fancy the former to successfully make a winning hurdles debut and complete a double for the Jonjo O’Neill.
Leg 3 Selections: Geromino
Donald McCain’s GEROMINO is a chaser going places, who’s dominated small-field affairs in winning his last three races and while he’s been put up another five-pounds, there’s every possibility he’ll be able to dominate his two rivals. He is a short-priced favourite and we know what can happen in three runner events, especially with the outsider of the field, but he brings the best form to the table and is taken to complete the four-timer.
Leg 4 Selections: Glimpse Of Gala, Dagueneau
GLIMPSE OF GALA wasn’t able to hold her prominent position in a much more difficult race at Ayr when last spotted but she’s proven at this level and has a pretty decent record fresh. She is a course-and-distance winner and handles most ground, so under a likely positive ride, she could take some passing.
DAGUENEAU has a bit to prove at present but his last two wins in this code were off 124 and 126, so he’s become dangerously well-treated off 119 and a first-time tongue tie will be applied. He will have needed his latest return to action and his fitness should now be assured. I can see him going well at large odds.
Leg 5 Selections: Somekindofstar
SOMEKINDOFSTAR has produced a couple of solid efforts in defeat the last two times, especially last time in a higher graded race, and will find this race easier. The nine-year-old is on his last winning mark and gets on well with Jack Quinlan, so while the favourite Dindin might prove tough to beat, Charlie Longsdon’s charge, who goes well fresh, has to be considered as a leading contender on stable debut here.
Leg 6 Selections: Yvette Guilbert, Progressive
YVETTE GUILBERT is getting her act together and ran her best race to date when third at Taunton last time. That race has produced a few subsequent winners and she remains of interest on handicap debut for the Skelton’s. I can see PROGRESSIVE going well too, who is a pound below her last winning mark and ran a fair race when third last time. She should make an impact with that run under her belt.