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12 June 2024
20:25 8:25 Hamilton

Sound Reason

Daily Racing

50 WINNAP

@4.50

Lose

-50

Sound Reason continues his drift down the ratings and drops a further two pounds after his fourth placed effort last week. He was caught on the wing that day and got absolutely no cover. Hopefully Mark Winn will get him in behind some others today which should allow him to produce a strong finish up the hill. He's undoubtedly more than capable of winning this race, things just need to fall right for him.
18:20 6:20 Hamilton

Mr Trevor

Daily Racing

50 WINNB

@4.00

Lose

-50

I think we should ignore Mr Trevor's last run at Catterick as he seems better on stiffer tracks like Hamilton. The booking of the very experienced amateur Serena Brotherton can only enhance the chances of the selection.
09 June 2024
15:42 3:42 Perth

Saint Arvans

Daily Racing

25 EWNAP

@12.00

Lose

-50

In the hope that all eight of them stand their ground I think Saint Arvans is a fair each way shout. He doesn't always run his race but he has some good runs in the book and does like Perth. He ran a promising race at Uttoxeter three weeks ago and Maurice Barnes most recent runners have gone well. He gets in this race, against opponents who mostly have questions to answer, off a very light weight and could go close.
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08 June 2024
18:10 6:10 Catterick

Music Society

Daily Racing

50 WIN

@6.50

Lose

-50

Most of these are only moderate and unreliable. Tim Easterby's veteran Music Society is one who is well capable of winning at this level and he can generally be relied upon to run his race. He's got course form and looks generously priced at 11/2.
17:05 5:05 Catterick

Tatterstall

Daily Racing

50 WIN

@5.00

Win

200

Tatterstall has become very difficuly to win with but he's run quite well the last twice. This is a drop in grade for him so hopefully he will be able to out class this field.
16:30 4:30 Catterick

Knights Affair

Daily Racing

50 WIN

@6.50

Lose

-50

Quite a few dodgy characters in this handicap and it is likely the winner will be the one that is in the best mood on the day. Knights Affair from the in form O'Meara yard is one of the very few who may be open to some improvement and the useful Mark Winn might just about be able to coax him home.
16:00 4:00 Bangor on Dee

Clararose

Daily Racing

50 WIN

@2.50

Lose

-50

Clararose won very nicely at Warwick a month ago and, with the Skeltons in red hot form, she can take this prize. The trainer is very adept at placing his fillies and mares and this looks like another potentially successful play.
15:35 3:35 Haydock

Witch Hunter

Daily Racing

50 WINNB

@6.00

Lose

-50

This Group 3 has mostly top handicappers trying to bridge the gap to Pattern success. One of them might be good enough to do just that but I would prefer to stick with a proven Group performer. Witch Hunter won the Group 2 Hungerford at Newbury last season and has performed well so far this year. The Hannon team are in good form so a bold show can be expected.
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15:15 3:15 Beverley

Zapphire

Daily Racing

50 WIN

@10.00

Lose

-50

This is a very open looking handicap and the selection is the lightly raced Julie Camacho filly Zapphire. The trainer is excellent at showing patience with her horses and is often rewarded when they hit the track. This filly has shown some spirit at times but more importantly has shown ability. Hopefully she will get some cover down the hill and be able to produce a winning run up the stiff home straight.
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14:50 2:50 Bangor on Dee

Maxcel

Daily Racing

50 WINNAP

@9.50

Win

425

Mel Rowley has been doing very well with her string lately and Maxcel could be up to winning this competitive handicap. He ran well for a long way following a long absence at Huntingdon last time, only tiring in the final quarter mile. The trainer has given him time to get over that and hopefully will be repaid today.
14:15 2:15 Bangor on Dee

Getaway Glory

Daily Racing

50 WIN

@4.00

Lose

-50

Getaway Glory comes from a yard in tremendous form and can get back to winning ways here. He's only five and has the potential to find more improvement. Although some of the others have fair form they look pretty exposed and could be vulnerable against an improver.
13:50 1:50 Haydock

Live In The Dream

Daily Racing

50 WIN

@1.91

Lose

-50

It's very hard to look beyond Live In The Dream. Adam West's top class sprinter has form way beyond any of this field and should be able to come out on top. He shaped well on seasonal debut last time and will be 100% ready for today.
13:40 1:40 Bangor on Dee

Chantico

Daily Racing

50 WIN

@6.50

Lose

-50

It's long been my habit of opposing short priced Donald McCain favourites as they do come unstuck. He's a good trainer and his charge here may well win but at odds on he can be opposed. He did win with authority at Aintree but that might have been a right egg and spoon race. The selection hasn't raced over hurdles yet but is at least race experienced from the flat. His trainer Aidrian Keatley is enjoying a good spell currently and can easily ready one first time up. Definitely worth a couple of bob.
06 June 2024
14:55 2:55 Hamilton

Sound Reason

Daily Racing

50 WINNAP

@9.00

Lose

-50

On his very best form Sound Reason looks very well in however his most recent performances do give cause for some doubts. He has run well here before and good ground shouldn't be a problem. He can be slowly away but does appreciate stiff finishes like the one at Hamilton. Definitely worth taking a chance on at the price.
05 June 2024
19:55 7:55 Ripon

Bay Breeze

Daily Racing

50 WINNB

@6.50

Lose

-50

Here's another Tim Easterby runner who warrants respect. Bay Breeze has won here four times already and could be ready to win again after two runs this season. He probably wasn't fully wound up when beaten a fair way first time out and although he finished last of four behind Dakota Gold at Redcar he wasn't beaten that far and it was a better race than this. He tends to be better with some cut in the ground but has won on good ground in the past.
19:25 7:25 Ripon

Garden Oasis

Daily Racing

50 WINNAPNOTEBest Odds Guaranteed SP 4.33 used instead of 4.00 takenBOG

@4.33

Win

166

Tim Easterby has a few good chances on this card and given his recent form he shouldn't be ignored. Garden Oasis is very much a veteran however he still retains plenty of ability. He has a good track record here at Ripon having won multiple times. As long as the ground is good or quicker this looks a good chance of another win.
03 June 2024
20:45 8:45 Windsor

Intercessor

Daily Racing

50 WINNAP

@7.00

Lose

-50

If you were to ignore Intercessor's latest run at Redcar he would most likely be favourite here. He got very badly bumped at the start that day and he was always fighting a losing battle after that. Granted some better luck here he should take all the beating, The stable are in fantastic form currently which just adds to the confidence in his chances.
02 June 2024
18:10 6:10 Hamilton

Ziggys Queen

Daily Racing

50 WINNAP

@6.00

Lose

-50

I don't fancy the favourite at all in this three year old sprint although that doesn't mean it won't win. Ziggy's Queen looks a very fair price as an alternative. She ran well enough at York on her re-appearance and should come on for that. I think Hamilton will suit and I can see her coming from off the pace to take teh prize. Richard Fahey is very canny and he may well have had this race as a target for Ziggy's Queen given the prize money on offer.
17:10 5:10 Hamilton

American Affair

Daily Racing

50 WINNB

@4.50

Lose

-50

This is a better race than American Affair won at Musselburgh but he won with a huge amount in hand that day and could well be up to taking this big pot. He's been kept for this as it looks like he's trying for the three race wins bonus in the Sunday Series. Given a decent passage I think he'll win.
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31 May 2024
21:00 9:00 Catterick

Mister Sox

Daily Racing

50 WINNAP

@4.75

Win

187

David Allan has a few decent chances on this Catterick card and I hope Mister Sox will give him a winner. There are several dodge pots in this and hopefully course winner Mister Sox can run up to his form at Beverley last time. If he does I think he wins.
30 May 2024
16:20 4:20 Ripon

Loyal Touch

Daily Racing

50 WINNAP

@3.50

Lose

-50

Loyal Touch has been running consistently well all year so far and there was nothing to be ashamed about in his last run at York. That was a much better race than this and I think he can take advantage of some unpredictable and inconsistent opponents. He hasn't race at Ripon before so that could be the one negative as some horses just don't act on the track. I expect and hope that Joe Fanning tries to win this race off the front as that is usually the best way to approach races on the round course here.
14:50 2:50 Lingfield

Poetic Force

Daily Racing

50 WINNB

@2.38

Lose

-50

I'm not sure backing 10 year olds on the flat shows much sense but Poetic Force has been offered a very winnable opportunity in this poor Claimer. He can usually be relied upon to try his best which is something it's hard to say about the rest of them. He's also a proven winner at the track and looks a very likely winner.
29 May 2024
16:20 4:20 Hamilton

Havana Rum

Daily Racing

50 WINNAP

@7.00

Lose

-50

There's quite a few in form runners here and it looks a very competitive sprint. Richard Fahey is racking up the winners just now and Havana Rum won with a fair bit in hand at Ripon last time. He looks a four year old on the improve and has a very decent chance in this. I think the stiff finish will suit and he won't have any issue with the ground.
27 May 2024
16:05 4:05 Cartmel

Boombawn

Daily Racing

50 WINNAP

@2.75

Lose

-50

Boombawn was an impressive winner at Warwick on his chasing debut and can surely go close here. The Skelton yard are going very well just now which also bodes well for this ones chances. Cartmel doesn't suit every horse but I could see Boombawn sitting just off the pace and coming down that long straight very strongly.
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25 May 2024
18:50 6:50 Cartmel

OFaolains Glory

Daily Racing

50 WINNAP

@4.00

Lose

-50

Like the previous race we have a horse who looks very likely to attempt to dominate from the front. He did that at Downpatrick last time and if he stays the extended trip should finish in front again. The opposition look very weak so domination might not be that hard to achieve. At 3/1 he looks a very sound investment.
18:15 6:15 Cartmel

Salamanca Bay

Daily Racing

50 WIN

@4.50

Lose

-50

On the face of it this looks quite an open little race but on closer inspection I can see reasons to question most of them. I think Salamanca Bay is very likely to try to make all and if he puts pressure on the others jumping he could easily have them in trouble a long way from home. He looks to be ideally suited at this trip and might be able to coast home up the fearsome final straight at this unique track.
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15:30 3:30 Haydock

Law Of The Sea

Daily Racing

50 WIN

@5.50

Lose

-50

Law Of The Sea is a very difficult horse to win with but has lots of ability who goes well on easy ground. He ran well in the Chester Plate last time, only beaten by the two Tony Martin Irish invaders. His fourth, on soft ground, in last season's Chester Cup suggests that he is well up to winning this much easier looking race. Ian Williams is a fine trainer whose runners are all going well at the moment.
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15:00 3:00 Haydock

English Oak

Daily Racing

50 WINNOTETip made at odds of 3.00 on 24/05 at 21:270.15 deduction for Metabolt@6.00 withdrawn at 06:35R4 Adjusted Odds = 1 + 2.00 x (1-0.15) = 2.70

@2.70

Win

85

If the ground at Haydock was good or quicker I would be exceptionally keen on English Oak's chances. He is the one horse in the race who looks to have the potential to find further improvement. He ran a very fair second at Newmarket behind a decent Godolphin horse and should be able to build on that here. Ed Walker is getting lots of winners just now and English Oak should add to his tally.
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14:55 2:55 Chester

Dreams Adozen

Daily Racing

50 WINNB

@4.00

Lose

-50

This is a far more sensible target for Dreams Adozen compared to her seasonal reappearance in the Cup here a couple of weeks ago. The two furlong shorter trip on much easier ground are definite positives. Franny Norton has the ride, she's drawn in stall one so he will surely bounce her out and attempt to make all. Those tactics worked when she won here last season and a repeat looks quite possible. Charlie Johnston is hitting a bit of form so, all in all, this looks a very good opportunity for this filly.
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14:45 2:45 York

Copper Knight

Daily Racing

25 EWNOTEBest Odds Guaranteed SP 23.00 used instead of 17.00 takenBOG

@23.00

Win

85

At 16/1 Copper Knight looks a fair price for an each way dabble. He ran pretty well here last week only fading out of things in the final furlong. This appears to be a slightly weaker sprint and he will doubtless try to make all. He has no weight and Amie Waugh takes a useful five pounds off to bring him into the handicap. She is very experienced and has seen success on a number of Jim Goldie sprinters so she can be relied upon to give the old boy every assistance.
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24 May 2024
20:45 8:45 Pontefract

Ventura Express

Daily Racing

50 WINNAP

@4.00

Win

150

Ventura Express favours Pontefract more than any other track and can make a winning reappearance this evening. He's landed the plum draw in one, his trainer is amongst the winners and jockey David Nolan is having a tremendous purple patch currently. All looks set for a bold show.
17:10 5:10 Goodwood

Fair Wind

Daily Racing

50 WINNB

@8.50

Win

375

This is a better race than Fair Wind finished second in at Ascot on his seasonal debut however that was quite a promising return and I think he can be competitive here. The first two at Ascot were well on top of the others suggesting they were better than the grade of race that day. Fair Wind was progressive last year and that last run proves that the improvement mat still have a way to go.
23 May 2024
20:42 8:42 Sandown

Classic

Daily Racing

50 WINNAP

@10.00

Lose

-50

The rain has changed the going dramatically at Sandown and has taken away some of the lustre of this excellent card. Classic has wining form on soft ground and has won on the course which, along with some decent form from last season, gives him a winning chance tonight. Richard Hannon is going well just now and can ready one for a bold first run of the season.
21 May 2024
17:58 5:58 Hexham

Balkotic

Daily Racing

50 WINNAP

@7.00

Lose

-50

This isn't a great race and I'm going to side with the only course and distance winner in the field. Micky Hammond, who is in good form, is very adept at placing his horses to achieve their best results and this could be Balkotic's chance to win again.
20 May 2024
16:00 4:00 Redcar

Pisanello

Daily Racing

50 WINNAP

@11.00

Lose

-50

Pisanello is a decent enough handicapper who at his best is fully capable of winning this. He wasn't disgraced in the Thirsk Hunt Cup last time and is likely to come on for that run. Interestingly he won his only race last season after running in the Thirsk Hunt Cup. He was second in it last year and there were excuses for him this year after not getting the clearest of runs. I think he's a big looking price at 10/1 and he won't be far away.
19 May 2024
16:35 4:35 Stratford

Thewaitingisover

Daily Racing

50 WINNAP

@4.00

Lose

-50

Napping debutants in bumpers doesn't seem the most sensible thing to be doing but I'm doing just that here. Thewaitingisover comes from a yard, Jamie Snowden, who have a fair record in this type of race and the opposition looks very ordinary. Thewaitingisover is selected primarily because of the stable but she does look very well bred for this game and if she's fully wound up for her debut she should win.
15:15 3:15 Ripon

Glorious Angel

Daily Racing

50 WINNB

@4.50

Lose

-50

Horses with course form are generally at an advantage on the straight course at Ripon and that is one of the positives regarding Glorious Angel's chances in this fillies handicap. She won here the last time she appeared and has been highly tried since. This is a more winable opportunity and I expect her to take it.
18 May 2024
18:02 6:02 Thirsk

Prospect

Daily Racing

50 WIN

@7.00

Lose

-50

This race should probably be ignored as it's full of very moderate and unreliable sorts but like the moth to the flame I can't resist. Prospect in one of the more consistent horses in the line up, has won over course and distance, comes from a stable just coming into form, has the very good Jason Hart on board and wears a visor for the first time. Lots of positives so hopefully a nice winner.
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17:05 5:05 Bangor on Dee

Commanding View

Daily Racing

50 WINNB

@4.50

Win

175

Mel Rowley advertised the wellbeing of her string at Aintree last night saddling two winners. She sends Commanding View here with what looks a winning opportunity. He finished a good second at Market Rasen last time following a break and that should have teed him up nicely for this race. Charlie Deutsch rode one of the trainers winners yesterday and is booked again.
16:10 4:10 Newbury

Wiltshire

Daily Racing

50 WIN

@2.88

Lose

-50

Wiltshire beat a lot of hardy and exposed handicappers here on his first run of the season with plenty in hand. This is a better race than that but if Wiltshire confirms the promise of that last run he should easily be up to winning again. William Haggas has been having a good week and this one could add to his joy.
15:15 3:15 Newmarket

Hes A Gentleman

Daily Racing

25 EW

@13.00

Lose

-50

He's A Gentleman caught a bit of a tartar in Divine Libra at Chester last week but was clear on the rest by some way. He was likely to have been aimed specifically at that race given the connections however if he has held his form he should go well at a fair price today. At the price he can be played each way.
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15:10 3:10 Thirsk

Tatterstall

Daily Racing

50 WIN

@9.00

Lose

-50

Based on last season's form Tattertall is surely capable of taking a leading role here. He had a wind operation prior to his last run and didn't shape too badly. Michael Dods's team have started to fire and Tatterstall looks one to be on today.
15:00 3:00 Newbury

Kings Gambit

Daily Racing

50 WIN

@4.50

Win

175

This is always a very strong handicap filled with progressive types, many of whom will win races as the season goes on. King's Gambit is having his seasonal debut on the only course he has raced on to date. All three of his two year old runs were decent and he looks sure to improve further. The horse he was narrowly second to on his final start was second in the Dee Stakes last week so that may be a good omen for King's Gambit's chances.
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14:40 2:40 Newmarket

Gorak

Daily Racing

50 WINNAP

@10.00

Lose

-50

I quite fancy Gorak in this valuable handicap. He shaped with lots of promise at the Craven Meeting in a race where the form is working out very well. The second, Percy's Lad, was a good winner at Chester last week and the fourth, Northern Express, was just touched off at York on Thursday. On the asumption he can take a step forward on that run Gorak looks sure to be in the firing line today.
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15 May 2024
14:45 2:45 York

Lakota Blue

Daily Racing

25 EWNAP

@21.00

Lose

-50

Lakota Blue comes from a stable that are in very good form and this one has run well on the Knavesmire previously. I think the high draw is likely to be a positive and hope that he gets away to a good start which would stand him in good stead. It's a typically tough York handicap and each way must be the way to play.
14 May 2024
15:45 3:45 Beverley

Sound Reason

Daily Racing

50 WINNAP

@4.00

Lose

-50

Interesting to note that Sound Reason has switched from Kevin Ryan to David O'Meara this season. The latter trainer has a good record of improving horses from other yards and maybe he'll do it here. Sound Reason is a fast five furlong sprinter at his best and has a preference for the stiff uphill tracks like Beverley so things are in place for a good showing.
13 May 2024
15:47 3:47 Catterick

Golden Gal

Daily Racing

50 WINNB

@9.00

Lose

-50

Golden Gal reared in the stalls last time and all chance was gone at that point. She's generally quite reliable and consistent in these sort of low grade handicaps and I could see her performing better than she has so far this season.
15:17 3:17 Catterick

Keldeo

Daily Racing

50 WINNAP

@5.50

Win

225

Keldeo improved for her seasonal re-appearance when she finished a close up second at Musselburgh last week and she could go one better in this similar type race. She showed enough at two to suggest she might be slightly better than this grade and might prove that here.
12 May 2024
16:17 4:17 Newcastle

Roll It In Glitter

Daily Racing

50 WINNAP

@15.00

Lose

-50

Lots of very competitive races on this Newcastle card but whether it really qualifies as a genuine "Premier Raceday" is very debatable. Roll It In Glitter did quite well last season winning a couple of times . He may well come forward again and his very shrewd trainers will surely find one or two winning opportunities. He was given a gentle re-introduction at Ayr on seasonal debut and is likely to be straighter for that run. It's not a deep race for the money and he might reward us at a fair price.
11 May 2024
20:05 8:05 Warwick

Boombawn

Daily Racing

50 WIN

@4.33

Win

166

Everything in this Beginners Chase has some sort of question to answer so finding the winner looks no easy task. However I would be happy to go with the Skelton trained Boombawn who is a multiple hurdle winner going chasing for the first time here. The trainer loves getting winners at his local track and has been amongst the winners this week which confirms the well-being of his string.
17:45 5:45 Hexham

I Am Max

Daily Racing

50 WIN

@3.00

Lose

-50

Here's another Sandy Thomson runner with a very good chance of keeping the good run going. I Am Max has won both his starts to date and pleasingly the form of both races appears to have some substance. This stiff track should suit perfectly well and I think the hat trick bid should be successful.
16:55 4:55 Ascot

Mister Bluebird

Daily Racing

50 WIN

@15.00

Lose

-50

Heather Main is a very under-rated trainer who has a very deft touch with her string. Over the last few years she has improved the quality in the yard and is always to be respected. Her horses very often go off at bigger prices than they should and that is down mainly to the fact she is not seen as a major player. Mister Bluebird won this race previously and generally goes well at Ascot. He made his seasonal debut in a five furlong handicap last week and was just done for toe in the final furlong that day. Back to his optimum trip of six furlongs he looks sure to be bang there at the business end of the race.
16:20 4:20 Ascot

Turn Up The Heat

Daily Racing

50 WIN

@4.33

Lose

-50

Turn Up The Heat could easily be better than the mark she races off in this fillies handicap. Ralph Beckett does especially well with the fairer sex and he has shown plenty of patience with this one. That patience can be rewarded here and the booking of the excellent William Buick is very positive.
16:00 4:00 Hexham

Whosmydaddy

Daily Racing

50 WINNB

@3.00

Lose

-50

I plan to continue to follow Sandy Thomson in the short term as his horses are bang in form, three winners in the last few days. This is a very poor looking race with some very uninspiring sorts involved. Whosmydaddy is only six, has won his last two races with something in hand and looks a very good bet to go in again.
15:50 3:50 Haydock

Indian Run

Daily Racing

50 WIN

@11.00

Lose

-50

This race features a right mixed bag of runners coming at it from differing progressions. The favourite from the bang in form yard of Karl Burke has to be respected but this looks a fair jump in class for him. Indiam Run was an impressive winner of the Acomb at the Ebor Meeting last year and wasn't good enough when sent to the Dewhurst. This grade is likely to suit better and I think, despite running against these older rivals, he could be up to causing a minor upset.
14:40 2:40 Ascot

Hickory

Daily Racing

50 WINNAP

@10.00

Lose

-50

James Fanshawe is a trainer I have the greatest respect for. He's shown over the years that he can train his horses to get the absolute best from them. He is very patient and never pushes too hard when the horse isn't ready for the challenge. That has brought many great results and he can take the Victoria Cup with Hickory. Hickory is six now and has only been on course eleven times. The peak performance was in the International here last season and a repeat of that should see him play a major part in this similarly tough handicap. He had a pipe opener at Kempton last month where he was quite fresh and keen. That race will have just about brought him to his best.
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13:35 1:35 Haydock

Lord Snootie

Daily Racing

50 WIN

@10.00

Lose

-50

Lord Snootie was well behind the winner at Aintree last time but he had a very strong field behind him which gives me encouragement for a good run here. He's still only seven so could easily have further improvement in him in these long distance handicap hurdles.

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