Wednesday Tips

Not a bad start back to blogging with KHIONE (15-8) being the winning nap and DOTTY DARROCH (11-2) coming third. Very sad news today to hear that Campbell Gillies has lost his life. Such a promising young jockey who rode such a cracker on BRINDISI BREEZE at Cheltenham. Thoughts are with all those who know him.
 
 
Wednesday’s tips are :
 
EURYTHEUS 2120 KEMPTON – (nap) was progressive last season and won at Windsor. Had a pleasing comeback at Goodwood and is still relatively unexposed. Chance!
 
NORSE BLUES 1625 SALISBURY – (nb) has been running well this term and just didn’t get the run or room last time at Epsom. Ground is a bit of a worry, but must have a chance.
 
CELESTIAL DAWN 2040 BATH – (treble) has been running well of late including a convincing win here last time. This is tougher but she has got more to offer!
 
 
Stats as of 26/6/12

WINS 59/335 = 17.6%
NAPS 22/89 = 24.7%
PLACED 81/335 = 24.1%
WIN OR PLACED 140/335 = 41.7%

Tuesday Tips

Right, my blog returns after a few days off. Had an ace time over the weekend with the lads. Golfing at the excellent Matfen Hall Golf Club and then a spot of mountain biking around Kielder water on the Sunday.
 
I’ve only just seen the Black Caviar run and the near fatal error of her jockey, huge relief on his part. The horse that impressed me the most throughout the week (other than Frankel) was NEWFANGLED. One for the notebook there.
 
So, back to the blog, and another fantastic photo courtesy of Emma. Here are my best three for Tuesday.
 
KHIONE 2035 NEWBURY – (nap) (Won – 15-8) won well first time out at Nottingham on soft ground and the form got franked big time with impressive victory of CHIGUN last week who was second to the tip at Nottingham.
 
DOTTY DARROCH BEVERLEY 1700 – (nb) (3rd – 11-2) drops down to this grade and with conditions to suit should be dominant and the winner.
 
ROYAL DEFENCE 1615 BRIGHTON – (treble) (unplaced) is handicapped to go close after a good second last time here. I’m hopeful that the run last time will have woken him up abit more to take this.
 
 
Stats as of 26/6/12

WINS 59/335 = 17.6%
NAPS 22/89 = 24.7%
PLACED 81/335 = 24.1%
WIN OR PLACED 140/335 = 41.7%
 

Royal Ascot Day Friday and Saturday

A good winner with PRINCESS HIGHWAY (17-2) and a great second from STIPULATE (11-1) who’s quickly becoming one of my favourites! I can’t do a blog for Saturday as I’m away with the lads but have put my tips at the bottom.
 
Here are Fridays tips :
 
MIAS BOY 1735 ASCOT – (nap) has been placed here before in a big field and has form on soft ground. His last run was an improvement and I hope he can come out of the pack late and get up.
 
NEWFANGLED 1435 ASCOT – (nb) was very impressive when winning on her debut. May be difficult to beat again.
 
IRISH HISTORY 1545 ASCOT – (treble) was a very impressive winner first time out at Windsor and was hampered badly last time at Sandown. Could be really good with a clear run.
 
Here are the rest of Ascot :
 
NOBLE MISSION 1505 has real battling qualities and will be too strong for these on this ground.
 
QARAABA 1625 has some great form this year and this while being another step up is within his grasp.
 
YAZDI 1700 looked a real staying type in his two year old runs and could be a good horse. Will relish this trip.
 
 
And here is Saturday :
 
MOVE TO STRIKE 1435
AIKEN 1505
PASTORAL PLAYER 1545
PALACE MOON 1625
HARLESTONE TIMES 1700
OVERTURN 1735

 
Stats as of 21/6/12

WINS 58/332 = 17.4%
NAPS 21/88 = 23.8%
PLACED 80/332 = 24%
WIN OR PLACED 138/332 = 41.5%
 

Royal Ascot Day 3

Not the greatest day on the blog for day two of Royal Ascot with just CARLTON HOUSE and one of my best three CRITICAL POINT placing at 3-1 and 14-1 respectively.
Here are Thursday’s best three and Royal Ascot :
TRADER JACK 1625 ASCOT – (nap) (unplaced) ran really well when second at Goodwood last time over 1m 2f. The drop back to a mile will suit as will the better ground. Great chance.
AZULADA BAY 1945 FFOS LAS – (nb) (unplaced) is in great form with good runs at Warwick and then impressive last time at Fontwell. The ground suits and despite a higher grade race I’m sure he’ll hold his own.
MORAWIJ 1435 ASCOT – (treble) (unplaced) ran well on debut and has scope to improve. Could be anything, chance.
Here is the rest of the Royal meeting :
PRINCESS HIGHWAY 1510 (WON – 17-2) two good runs over 10f including a group three. The step up in trip should help and we may see an even better performance as the rest set this up for her.
FAME AND GLORY 1545 (unplaced) has made this staying circuit his own and won this impressively last year. Can’t see anything beating him.
STIPULATE 1700 (2nd – 11-1) form is good and the better ground really helped last time at Sandown. Tom Queally deserts him but he’s a real battler.
MOLDOWNEY 1735 (unplaced) had to wait forever to get a gap and a run last time but then got home. A clear run could result in a win going away, this horse could be anything.
Stats as of 21/6/12

WINS 58/332 = 17.4%
NAPS 21/88 = 23.8%
PLACED 80/332 = 24%
WIN OR PLACED 138/332 = 41.5%
 

Royal Ascot Day Two

What a first day at Royal Ascot! Mainly due to one supreme animal……FRANKEL! How impressive was he again, I always used to listen to commentators and presenters talking about Dancing Brave and Shergar aswell as other greats and thought I wish I’d seen them run. Now we are lucky to have the greatest horse ever in my opinion! In the years to come I can remember this awesome horse and tell others about him too!
 
The first day on a betting front was ok with the nap MOST IMPROVED coming in at 9-1. The rest (apart from Frankel) never got near. Let’s hope day two brings another feast of racing.
 
VALBCHEK 1430 ASCOT – (nap) (unplaced) won very well earlier on the season at Newmarket and is still unexposed and could be anything. I think he will get better and will take this comfortably. While Jeremy Noseda is a bit of a monkey, he has a good record in this too.
 
FADE TO GREY 2040 KEMPTON – (nb) ran well here under Kieren Fallon in May over two miles. He can put a poor run over hurdles behind him and bounce back here.
 
CRITICAL POINT 1645 HAMILTON – (treble) (3rd – 14-1) you have to fear a horse with limited form entering a handicap trained by Sir Mark Prescott who has a 42% strike rate at Hamilton.
 
Here are the rest of Royal Ascot :
 
CAPTIVATOR 1505 (unplaced) caught the eye again when second to Izzi Top last time after impressing at Kempton over a mile on her first start. The drop back to a mlie will help and I really fancy her to run well.
 
CARLTON HOUSE 1545 (3rd – 7-2) good comeback run in the Brigadier Gerard and he will be fitter and ready for this, So You Think is beatable and will be here!
 
MABAIT 1625 (unplaced) is very well handicapped on his old form when with Luca Cumani. Ran better last time and the drying ground will help. Has to be an each way chance!
 
BAILEYS JUBILEE 1700 (unplaced) I’m going to give this one another go. Ran very well on the first two runs and then has been poor since. However, a quick pace and leading here will give her a chance. The better ground should play to her strengths too.
 
ELECTRELANE 1735 ran very well in defeat at York ealier in the season and then went on to win the German guineas. The drying gorind isn’t ideal, but she has the class to win this.
 
 
Stats as of 19/6/12
WINS 57/317= 17.9%
NAPS 21/86 = 24.4%
PLACED 77/317 = 24.2%
WIN OR PLACED 134/317 = 42.2%

Remember if you are having a wager to bet within your means. These are my selections and I am not suggesting you follow my advice, I only do this for a bit of fun!

Royal Ascot Day One

Royal Ascot is here again! What a way to kick things off with this boy above. Frankel is back and bids for his eleventh straight win and seventh Group One! Can’t wait to see this majestic animal in full flow again! As with most major meetings I will cover every race, every day and see how well we do. Saturday may be a problem though as I’m off on a lads weekend to Bellingham!
 
Anyway here are my best three tomorrow :
 
MOST IMPROVED 1545 ASCOT – (nap) (WON – 9-1) highly regarded horse that suffered a setback earlier in the year. Was one of the worst hampered in the French Derby just as he was getting going. GABRIAL ran a stormer last time, but I’m not sure he’s up to this, but will have an each way saver on him.
 
HONEYMEAD 1525 THIRSK – (nb) (unplaced) has been running well lately and appreciates the cut in the ground. Running in this race against her own sex must give her a sterling chance!
 
SIR PRANCEALOT 1625 ASCOT – (treble) (unplaced) was very impressive at Sandown last time and has also won on good ground. Richard Hannon has a cracking record in this race and his two year olds are just getting going.
 
Now here are the rest of Ascot :
 
FRANKEL 1430 (WON – 1-10! WHAT A HORSE, THE BEST EVER!) who is going to stop this horse? It certainly won’t be any of this lot! For an each way squeak at a big price I’d also go for WORTHADD who ran poorly at Epsom and the drop back to a mile may help.
 
HAMISH MCGONAGALL 1505 (unplaced) ran second in his only group one race in the Nunthorpe last year and is always knocking on the door. Has won 4 on good to soft and been placed three times in the past season on it. Will also give TANGERINE TREES (unplaced) a go. Won the Abbaye last year and has been a smart sprinter, the ground at Haydock last time was too firm. Both of these each way!
 
SENTRY DUTY 1700 (unplaced) has been out of form lately but will have much better ground for him in the race. Fallon is a master at getting these old dual purpose horses around and I fancy him to do it well.
 
PARLIAMENT SQUARE 1735 (unplaced) was a costly purchase and was well beaten on ground that was softer than ideal. The ground should be better here and you can’t ignore an O’Brien juvenile at Ascot. Decent price too!
 
 
Stats as of 19/6/12
WINS 57/317= 17.9%
NAPS 21/86 = 24.4%
PLACED 77/317 = 24.2%
WIN OR PLACED 134/317 = 42.2%


Remember if you are having a wager to bet within your means. These are my selections and I am not suggesting you follow my advice, I only do this for a bit of fun!

Monday tips

Another decent day on the blog with the nap CHIGUN (9/4) romping home by 10 lengths and DEFINIGHTLY (9-2) running another good race. I am really going through a decent patch, and with Royal Ascot two days away I’m excited and looking forward to seeing Frankel, Black Caviar and the many other awesome horses on display.
 
One day to go before then though. Here are Monday’s selections :
 
MID MON LADY 1955 WARWICK – (nap) (3rd – 7-2) ran an absolute cracker to finish second in the Zetland Gold Cup on her debut run for connections. Will relish the ground and will hopefully take this.
 
NEW DRAMA 1530 WOLVERHAMPTON – (nb) (2nd – 11-2) ran creditably in third on her debut at Newcastle on soft ground. Her family always improves with runs so could have enough to overturn SAVIDA.

SUPREME QUEST 1700 WOLVERHAMPTON – (treble) (unplaced) ran well on debut and then chased home an odds on shot last time. Has scope to improve and she should get her head infront today.


Stats as of 18/6/12
WINS 55/310 = 17.7%
NAPS 20/85 = 23.5%
PLACED 77/310 = 24.8%
WIN OR PLACED 132/310 = 42.5%


Remember if you are having a wager to bet within your means. These are my selections and I am not suggesting you follow my advice, I only do this for a bit of fun!

Sunday tips

Not a bad Saturday again on the blog. Three winners were given CELESTIAL DAWN (11-2), NAVAJO CHIEF (6-1) and TULLIUS (8-13). I’m starting to try and get my head around the Ascot runners ready for next week. I’ll do a blog for everyday including every race. It has to be the best racing action anywhere in the world.
 
Here are my three for Sunday :
 
CHIGUN 1525 SALISBURY – (nap) (WON – 9-4) ran a cracking race in second at Nottingham last time on soft ground. A repeat of that should result in his first victory.
 
TWO PANCAKES 1500 DONCASTER – (nb) (unplaced) ran a good debut in third in May at Ripon and the form has been boosted a few times too. Will enjoy the ground and Declan Carroll is my trainer to follow and a few of his have been running well again lately.
 
DEFINIGHTLY 1600 SALIBURY – (treble) (3rd – 9-2) ran well in second place on his return in a Group 3. The trip and ground are idel for him to come home infron today.
 
 
Stats as of 17/6/12
WINS 55/307 = 17.9%
NAPS 20/84 = 23.8%
PLACED 75/307 = 24.4%
WIN OR PLACED 130/307 = 42.3%

Remember if you are having a wager to bet within your means. These are my selections and I am not suggesting you follow my advice, I only do this for a bit of fun!
 

Saturday tips

A couple of thirds yesterday on the blog, with Charminster (5-1) and SOHRAAB (6-1). The soft ground is back with avengence again today. Below are my best three and a few more for today. I will do a tip for every race at Royal Ascot next week. Can’t wait for it!
 
ROGER SEZ 1510 YORK – (nap) (unplaced) won a group 3 at Ayr last year and has disappointed since. He must have a chance in this class and he will definitely have the soft ground. Each way selection though!
 
TAKEITFROMALADY 1420 SANDOWN – (nb) (unplaced) has been running consistently well and did the same again last week. Must have a chance again on ground that won’t be a problem.
 
TULLIUS 1545 YORK – (treble) (WON – 8-13) is getting better with every run. Will enjoy the ground and I can’t see him getting beaten.
 
As it’s a Saturday I’m also going to have a bet on these extra ones :
 
ODIN’S RAVEN 1405 YORK E/W (unplaced)
NAVAJO CHIEF 1435 YORK (WON – 6-1)
GO GO GREEN 1715 YORK E/W (unplaced)
CELESTIAL DAWN 1620 BATH (WON – 11-2)
COOL MARBLE 1615 YORK E/W (unplaced)
PENINSULA 1700 SANDOWN (unplaced)
TIP TOP GORGEOUS 1630 SANDOWN E/W (unplaced)

Stats as of 16/6/12
WINS 54/304 = 17.7%
NAPS 19/83 = 22.8%
PLACED 74/304 = 24.3%
WIN OR PLACED 128/304 = 42.1%
TREBLES LANDED = 2

Remember if you are having a wager to bet within your means. These are my selections and I am not suggesting you follow my advice, I only do this for a bit of fun!
 

Friday’s tips

The first blog back since my little break proved to be a productive one with my nap FARANG KONDIEW (3-1) winning and the impressive BILIDN (11-10) who notched up her five successive win. Ive landed 3 out of the last four naps, hope it continues!
 
The latest batch of photos are courtesy of Emma. You can find more of her photos and her tips here
 
Here are my three for tomorrow :
 
SPITFIRE 1815 GOODWOOD – (nap) (unplaced) one of my old favourites and I’ve been waiting for him to run again. The bonus here is he wins over 6f, will like the ground and the yard is flying!
 
CHARMINSTER 1900 AINTREE – (nb) (3rd – 5-1) is raised only 3lbs for a very impressive front running win at Warwick last time. Must have a great chance and his record is 2 from 3 in hurdles.
 
SOHRAAB 1610 YORK – (treble) (3rd – 6-1) was unlucky in the Epsom dash last time and ran on well. Is knocking at the door and Ryan Moore is a positive jockey booking.
 
Stats as of 15/6/12
WINS 51/294 = 17.3%
NAPS 19/82 = 23.1%
PLACED 74/294 = 25.1%
WIN OR PLACED 125/294 = 42.5%
TREBLES LANDED = 2

Remember if you are having a wager to bet within your means. These are my selections and I am not suggesting you follow my advice, I only do this for a bit of fun!