Newmarket and the Cambridgshire

Not a bad day at Newmarket yesterday with the nap (CHIGUN 5-1) coming in together with CERTIFY who looks one hell of a prospect. I can't remember the last time I picked the winner of the Cambridgshire, and I'm not sure I ever have. I hoping today is the day that changes as my nap is in the race! Three Lucky 15's for you all today. Enjoy the racing aswell as the Ryder Cup!
 
Lucky 15 No.1
 
RASAMAN 2.35 Haydock
KYLEAKIN LASS 3.15 Haydock
ANTA CHIGURH 5.30 Haydock
SEAL ROCK 3.30 Chester
 
Lucky 15 No.2
 
MISS CAP ESTEL 4.40 Chester
BAILEYS JUBILEE 2.25 Newmarket
SMALIB MONTERG 2.10 Market Rasen
REBEL DU MAQUIS 2.40 Market Rasen
 
Lucky 15 No.3
 
AL WAAB 1.55 Newmarket (nb) (3rd 4-1)
BEAUTY PARLOUR 3.00 Newmarket
SWIFTLY DONE 3.40 Newmarket (nap)
JOHNNY CASTLE 4.50 Newmarket (iwac)
 
 
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Newmarket Friday

If anyone can pick the winners of the several huge handicaps on Friday and Saturday then they have achieved some feat! Friday is a great meeting with some class horses on display and some old favourites too. Here are my selections for Newmarket tomorrow :
 
1.15 POWER OF LIGHT (4th)
1.45 CHIGUN (nap) (WON 6-1)
2.20 MOST IMPROVED (nb) (7th)
2.50 CERTIFY (WON 4-6)
3.25 MANDY'S BOY (14th)
4.00 ARCTIC COSMOS (LAST!)
4.35 DHAULAR DHAR (IWAC) (19th)
5.10 EXNING HALT (2nd)
 
 

Ayr Gold Cup day

I really do enjoy big handicap races, as a betting spectacle they are so tough and the bookies must make a fortune. Yet trying to pick a winner in a 27 runner field is one hell of a job but I love the challenge. Lets hope the ones I've picked come in today! I have to stick with the old boy BORDERLESCOTT today who won well for me the other week in the Beverley Bullet. He's a class horse and looked like he had a bit more in hand that day, you have to follow a sprinter in form! The jump season isn't far away now and can't wait for it to start! There is still some class flat races to go yet though. Enjoy the racing today and I hope I get you a few winners.
 
Ayr
1.45 ROKER PARK (nap) (4th)
2.20 ADVANCED (8th)
2.50 CITY GIRL (4th)
3.30 BORDERLESCOTT (nb)
4.05 TOP NOTCH TONTO (WON 11-1)
4.40 OPERA GAL (WON 8-13)
5.15 ROGER SEZ (Last)
5.45 STOCK HILL FAIR (6th)
 
Newbury
1.30 PIVOTAL MOVEMENT (6th)
2.05 COQUET (3rd)
2.35 HEAVY METAL (IWAC) (5th)
3.10 EXPENSE CLAIM (9th)
3.45 DESERT LAW (6th)
4.20 BRIGHT STRIKE (2nd)
4.55 DOMINATE (5th)
5.30 DARE TO DREAM (3rd)
 

Sunday tips

Yesterday wasn't the best of tipping days but still found TORONADO (11-4), MISS CAP ESTEL (4-1) and COPPERWOOD (11-2). If my near misses on PASTORAL PLAYER and NASEEM ALYASMEEN had come in things would have been a whole lot brighter.
 
Here are Bath and Ffos Las for you :
 
Bath
2.10 SAINT IRENE (2nd)
2.40 BARISTA (IWAC) (8th)
3.10 JUBILEE DIAMOND (WON 2-5)
3.40 PERLACHY (8th)
4.10 JAMES POLLARD (5th)
4.40 ROGER RAMJET (6th)
5.10 SANGFROID (nap) (5th)
5.40 SOVEREIGN WATERS (7th)
 
Ffos Las
2.30 POLISH CROWN (3rd)
3.00 FROSTED OFF (2nd)
3.30 SECRET SIGN (nb) (3rd)
4.00 FILLIONAIRE (3rd)
4.30 BATHWICK BEAR (3rd)
5.00 FINESSE (WON 1-2)
5.30 RED RHYTHM (7th)

Saturday tips

Again I had another decent day on the blog with two winners at Doncaster CERTIFY (4-6) and DICK DOUGHTWYLIE (7-2). Plus a treble at Chester courtesy of DAAREE (11-8), EVERLONG (13-8) and FERDY (2-1). I also managed to shop one at Sandown through GLODEN TEMPEST (5-1). However both my nap (FIRST POST) and nb (HENRY ALLINGHAM) were both pipped into second.
 
Lets hope some of this form continues into the final day of the Leger meeting with the big one itself. I used to go every year to the Leger but since we've now got 2 little kiddies it's a bit difficult. So I'll be sat on the settee watching.
 
Here are Saturday's tips :
 
Bath
1.45 BLANC DE CHINE (14th)
2.15 ISHEGUNNAEATIT (6th)
2.50 TOTALIZE (2nd)
3.30 KITTENS (3rd)
4.00 VOLCANIC JACK (2nd)
4.40 ZUZU ANGEL (5th)
5.10 PANETTONE (6th)
5.40 THE NAME IS FRANK
 
Chester
1.40 SONKO (13th)
2.10 VIVA RONALDO (9th)
2.40 NASEEM ALYASMEEN (nb) (2nd)
3.20 ESTIFZAAZ (4th)
3.55 MANDY LAYLA (Last!)
4.30 ILLUSTRIOUS PRINCE (6th)
5.05 MISS CAP ESTEL (WON 4–1)
5.35 COPPERWOOD (WON 11-2)
 
Doncaster
1.50 MIAS BOY (Last!)
2.25 TORONADO (WON 11-4)
3.00 ANCIENT CROSS (nap) (5th)
3.40 MICHELANGELO (3rd)
4.15 PASTORAL PLAYER (2nd)
4.50 EXCELLENT MARINER (9th)
5.20 MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT (6th)
 
Newcastle
1.30 ICY REPLY (Last!)
2.00 AUTO MAC (3rd)
2.35 WHATS FOR PUDDING (6th)
3.10 BARKSTON ASH (4th)
3.50 MITCHUM (6th)
4.25 GOLDENVEIL (7th)
4.55 MAYBEAGREY (4th)
5.25 ALNAIR

Friday tips

Thursday was another successful day with the nap NOVIRAK (7-2) winning and the nb WILD COCO (7-4) winning too. There were also wins for HEADING NORTH (10-11) and ROYAL BOX (8-1) and VETURIA (3-1) also obliged! Hope you were on a few of them.
 
Here are Friday's selections :
 
Chester
1.40 DAAREE (WON 11-4)
2.10 DOUBLE YOUR MONEY (5th)
2.45 EVERLONG (WON 13-8)
3.20 DEAUVILLE FLYER (6th)
3.55 IDLER (7th)
4.25 CLON BRULEE (3rd)
5.00 FERDY (WON 2-1)
 
Doncaster
1.15 HOYAM (5th)
1.50 CARAVAN ROLLS ON (5th)
2.20 HIGH JINX (2nd)
2.55 CERTIFY (WON 4-6)
3.30 ONE WORD MORE (3rd)
4.05 JOHNNY CASTLE (3rd)
4.35 DICK DOUGHTYWYLIE (WON 7-2)
 
Sandown
2.00 PEARL BRIDGE (3rd)
2.30 DUROBLE MAN (12th)
3.05 HENRY ALLINGHAM (nb) (2nd)
3.40 GOLD SCEPTRE (7th)
4.15 ICEBUSTER (5th)
4.45 GOLDEN TEMPEST (WON 5-1)
5.15 FIRST POST (nap) (2nd)

Thursday tips

Well the tips throughout the cards worked on Wednesday with JOSHUA THE FIRST (14-1) winning at Carlisle. SOLE POWER (5-2) at Donny and the first four at Uttoxeter – BOYFROMNOWHERE (3-1), STAGE ACCLAIM (11-8), LARKS LAD (4-1) and TRACKMATE (9-2). Hope some of you were on!
 
Here are Thursdays selections :
 
Chepstow
2.10 HEADING NORTH (WON 10-11)
2.45 SHALEEK (2nd)
3.20 WE ARE CITY (3rd)
3.55 WORDSAPLENTY (8th)
4.25 BELLE PARK (2nd)
5.00 ROYAL BOX (WON 8-1)
 
Doncaster
1.15 STEER BY THE STARS (5th)
1.50 MISS WORK OF ART (last!)
2.20 PARLIAMENT SQUARE (5th)
2.55 WILD COCO (nb) (WON 7-4)
3.30 CAPE OF HOPE (9th)
4.05 DICKIES LAD (14th)
4.50 SPECIFIC GRAVITY (4th)
 
Epsom
2.00 VETURIA (WON 3-1)
2.30 HOUSE OF ORANGE (4th)
3.05 BRIMSTONE HILL (3rd)
3.40 NOVIRAK (NAP) (WON 7-2)
4.15 LEADENHALL LASS (5th)
4.45 AVONROSE (7th)
5.15 AUBRIETIA
 

Thursday tips

Well the tips throughout the cards worked on Wednesday with JOSHUA THE FIRST (14-1) winning at Carlisle. SOLE POWER (5-2) at Donny and the first four at Uttoxeter – BOYFROMNOWHERE (3-1), STAGE ACCLAIM (11-8), LARKS LAD (4-1) and TRACKMATE (9-2). Hope some of you were on!
 
Here are Thursdays selections :
 
Chepstow
2.10 HEADING NORTH
2.45 SHALEEK
3.20 WE ARE CITY
3.55 WORDSAPLENTY
4.25 BELLE PARK
5.00 ROYAL BOX
 
Doncaster
1.15 STEER BY THE STARS
1.50 MISS WORK OF ART
2.20 PARLIAMENT SQUARE
2.55 WILD COCO (nb)
3.30 CAPE OF HOPE
4.05 DICKIES LAD
4.50 SPECIFIC GRAVITY
 
Epsom
2.00 VETURIA
2.30 HOUSE OF ORANGE
3.05 BRIMSTONE HILL
3.40 NOVIRAK (NAP)
4.15 LEADENHALL LASS
4.45 AVONROSE
5.15 AUBRIETIA
 

Wednesday tips

Having a stab at some tips for every race at all day meetings in GB today. Hope it chucks out a few winners!

Carlisle

1.50 MAJESTIC JESS (NR)
2.20 JOSHUA THE FIRST (WON 14-1)
2.50 ALZAVOLA (7th)
3.25 ALLNECESSARYFORCE (6th)
4.00 ORIONS HERO (NR)
4.30 MASTER OF ARTS (2nd)
5.05 RESTAURATEUR (3rd)
5.35 RIVER DRAGON (NR)

Doncaster

2.00 HIPSTER (7th)
2.30 RIBAAT (3rd)
3.05 SOLE POWER (WON 5-2)
3.40 SAVE THE BEES (7th)
4.10 CAI SHEN (2nd)
4.45 COMPTON (10th)
5.15 EXCEL BOLT (NAP) (13th)

UTTOXETER

2.10 BOYFROMNOWHERE (WON 3-1)
2.40 STAGE ACCLAIM (WON 11-8)
3.15 LARKS LAD (WON 4-1)
3.50 TRACKMATE (WON 9-2)
4.20 ALAZAN (NB) (2nd)
4.55 LAVA LAMP (8th)
5.25 RANTHAMBORE (6th)

Enjoy the days racing if you’re going anywhere. Particularly the Uttoxeter Twitterati!

Sandown, Chester and Beverley

Love this photo of Frankel taken by Emma. Loads more of her excellent work here. Glad to hear that connections have not bayed to public pressure and have opted for the Champion Stakes as his swansong.
 
Onwards to todays events. Here are my selections for today.
 
DIAMOND BLUE 1545 BEVERLEY (nap) – (unplaced) her last course and distance win was impressive and the form has held up well with the second horse being placed and the third winning. Hope the ground isnt too tacky though!
 
BORDERLESCOTT 1615 BEVERLEY (nb) – (WON – 8-1) what can't be said about this old boy! tough as old boots and has been a real stable star. Didn't manage to get in to the Nunthorpe last week so goes here instead. Must have a great each way chance and is a real battler.
 
HASOPOP 1450 SANDOWN (treble) – (unplaced) has really impressed me with his gutsy wins. This is another step up but I think he has the quality. 7f should suit with his battling qualities.
 
I am also having a wager on the following :
 
MOHEDIAN LADY 1430 CHESTER -(unplaced) been running in better quality races than this. Prescott is a handicap genius over distances like this.
CATFISH 1415 SANDOWN – (unplaced) again another who has been running in better races and is taken to finally get his nose up on the line.
VIVA RONALDO 1505 CHESTER – (unplaced) is a course specialist and that is needed at Chester. Won here off same mark in May. Great each way chance!
EXCEL BOLT 1620 CHESTER – (unplaced) has a decent draw and I've followed him all year. Has bags of ability, needs things to drop right though!
CAPTIVATOR 1525 SANDOWN – (unplaced) ran well in the Spring winning for Fallon at Kempton and then unlucky at Newmarket too. Ignore last run – should be back to best.
LATE TELEGRAPH 1600 SANDOWN – (unplaced) is down in trip and a massive 12lbs lower than his last run. With that in mind he is taken as a positive each way chance.
BEACON TARN 1540 CHESTER – (unplaced) a risky bet. Well bred and comes from a yard that knows how to get winners here. Interestingly comes here for a debut rather than a maiden.
 
If you're having a bet – good luck and bet within your means!
Enjoy the day – hopefully a few winners here!