TV TIPS (FRIDAY)

TV TIPS (FRIDAY)

13:50 Newmarket
Charlie Appleby is operating at a 40% winning strike rate over the last two weeks and has always performed consistently well at Newmarket. His runner here is Sound And Silence who won over course and distance on debut and beat today’s main rival Abel Handy a shade cosily when the pair last met, despite the official winning distance only being half a length. He also beat Mokaatil and To Wafij earlier in the season and should be able to confirm the form against both again today, while Battle Of Jericho will likely be popular for the prolific pairing of Aidan O’Brien and Ryan Moore however I’m not convinced the drop to the minimum trip will suit.
Sound And Silence (WIN)

14:25 Newmarket
Anna Nerium has a course and distance victory to her name and won a Group 3 at Salisbury last month but giving 3lbs away to the rest of the field won’t be an easy task.
Special Purpose was only a half length behind Anna Nerium last time out but should benefit from the extra furlong she encounters here and could well reverse that form, while I Can Fly could also enter the frame if handling the switch from the all-weather to turf.
Gavota and Dark Rose Angel have both placed in Group 2 races in recent weeks and are both in with a real chance again, however I’m opting for Expressiy who takes a big jump in class but has won her last two over seven furlongs and although may not have the scope of some of her rivals she looks to be progressing nicely and could sneak a place at bigger odds.
Expressiy (E/W)

14:45 York
Zabeel Prince is two from two this season, winning by over three lengths despite being eased down on both occasions, and although steps up in grade off a 10lbs higher mark he looks like a potential Group performer so it would be disappointing if he couldn’t bring up the hat-trick here.
Highland Colori has only won two from twenty over a mile but his last victory came over course and distance off a mark of 95 so he warrants consideration racing off a mark 10lbs lower today.
Of the remainder, Zwayyan arrives on the back of a victory over One Word More but it would be no surprise to see that form reversed here, while Home Cummins has made the frame in three from five over track and trip and can get involved again here.
Zabeel Prince (WIN) – NAP

15:00 Newmarket
Frankie Dettori has ridden the winner of this race for the last two renewals and is today partnered with Dabyah who is unbeaten in three over the trip. She hasn’t been seen since coming fourth in the Coronation Stakes at Ascot in June but has won three times on return from a break so looks to have a great chance of another victory today.
Limato has been running consistently well without winning this season but has won over this trip at the highest level so cannot be ruled out, while Dutch Connection has won five from eight over this trip and Gifted Master has an excellent record at Newmarket so both add more spice to an open looking race.
Dabyah (WIN)

15:35 Newmarket
Aidan O’Brien has an excellent strike rate and level stakes profit record at Newmarket, has won this race for the last three years and goes in search of his twenty fourth Group 1 win of the season by saddling Happily, Magical and September here. Jockey bookings, early odds and the form of the Moyglare all suggest that Happily is the one to beat although it would be no surprise to see either of the other two come out on top either.
Magic Lily deserves her chance up in grade following an eight length demolition of her rivals over course and distance last month but I’m sticking with Laurens who won the Group 2 May Hill Stakes on first run over a mile and is yet to finish outside the top two in three career runs to date.
Laurens (E/W)

15:55 York
Stall six has provided us with the last two winners of this contest and is today occupied by Brimham Rocks who has already won three times this season. He steps up in trip for today’s race but would be in with a chance if staying the extra distance.
Joshua Reynolds was well beaten of his current mark at Haydock last month but that was on heavy ground and had earlier recorded two victories on good-to-soft ground so with the conditions expected to suit today he isn’t passed over lightly, especially with both trainer and jockey in good recent form.
Gold Star has won his last two and looks to be improving with each run but at slightly bigger odds I’m opting for Star Rock who also arrives on the back of two victories including when beating a subsequent winner on return from a four month break last month.
Star Rock (E/W)

16:10 Newmarket
Torcello carries a 6lbs penalty for a three length course and distance victory last month but had finished behind First Nation, Melting Dew and Duke Of Bronte when sixth at Ascot on penultimate run.
First Nation has so far been seen to best effect over a shorter trip while Melting Dew has only just failed to gain victory in three of his last four runs although has been raised 5lbs and Sir Michael Stoute has struggled to find winners in the last couple of weeks so preference is for Duke Of Bronte who has won his last two over today’s trip and although has also been raised 5lbs looks capable of further progression and looks a decent each way play at early double figure odds.
Duke Of Bronte (E/W)

RACE PREVIEW & TIPS (THURSDAY)

RACE PREVIEW & TIPS (THURSDAY)

14:30 Ayr
This is something of a race for rogues and trusting any of the runners with anything other than minimal confidence would be foolish, that aside it has caught my attention in the last few weeks that Linda Perratt has taken a couple of similar looking contests. Represented by Stardrifter today it would appear he will unlikely find another race as bad as this and given he’s threatened in similar company already, he is handed a most speculative vote at decent odds. Mischief Managed has only had the handful of runs and looks sure to be popular in the betting, quite what his form adds up to is debatable but he has time on his side. Be Bold, Ingleby Angel and Highway Robber all have claims of sorts in what is a truly woeful contest.
STARDRIFTER (E/W)

15:35 Ayr
Dark Devil arrives here in good heart and his recent second at Chester last time intimated he was ready for a step back up in trip, proven on the ground and likely to get a decent pace to aim at, all things point to a big run. Prying Pandora is a stablemate of the aforementioned Dark Devil, in decent form herself you rather suspect she will give it a good go though presumably Hanagan had the choice of ride. Jay Kay finally cashed in on a falling mark last time and he’s a danger if getting another soft lead however, Dark Devil gets the nod.
DARK DEVIL (WIN) – NAP

RACE PREVIEW & TIPS (WEDNESDAY)

RACE PREVIEW & TIPS (WEDNESDAY)

16:10 Towcester
Trainer Paul Webber has been grabbing winners in the past two weeks and clearly has his stable in fine fettle. He sends Copperfacejack into battle once again but after twenty starts this seven year old is yet to taste victory. I just hope that with Richard Johnson in the saddle this can finally be his day to finish first past the post.
Fled Or Pled loves it here at Towcester and is unbeaten at the course however connections persist with a chasing career despite recent lacklustre efforts and a marked change will have to have happened to gain success today.
At a bigger price Frank The Slink offers a decent each way alternative for punters looking for bigger odds and is worth noting after a break.
COPPERFACEJACK (WIN)

20:25 Kempton
The penultimate race on the card from tonight’s all-weather meeting at Kempton is the scene for our bet of the day.
Top jockey Silvestre De Sousa takes the ride on trainer Charlie Hills only runner this evening. Exquisite Ruby may not have been victorious in her career to date but some consistent efforts recently shows she’s more than capable and connections may have found the perfect opportunity for her to finally make her way into the winners enclosure.
The biggest threat looks to be former course and distance victor Noble Deed who sits on a very low handicap mark and if returning to anything close to his best will put up a great showing.
EXQUISITE RUBY (WIN) – NAP

RACE PREVIEWS & TIPS (TUESDAY)

RACE PREVIEWS & TIPS (TUESDAY)

15:15 Brighton
Lexington Grace has won two on the bounce since stepping up to seven furlongs, forging clear in the final furlong to win with some authority at Epsom last time out. With the runner up winning twice since a 6lbs rise should prove manageable and she is taken to notch the hat-trick.
Saeed Bin Suroor has an excellent strike rate at the course and his runner Moseeb will be a danger if seeing out this longer trip, while Chai Chai was a winner at Chester when last seen and could be capable of more despite a 5lbs rise.
Lexington Grace (WIN)

15:55 Leicester
Blakeney Point could afford to be eased down close home when winning at Newbury when last seen and has only been raised 3lbs, which looks pretty lenient considering the runner up Danehill Kodiac beat Waldgeist in a Group 3 at the weekend.
Minotaur hasn’t raced on the flat in over a year but his last flat run was a victory over todays’ trip in a listed contest and he has won his last two over hurdles so looks to be the main danger if fully tuned up following a four month break.
Previous course and distance winner Dance The Dream could fight it out for minor honours along with Soldier In Action who actually beat our selection a couple of runs back but has disappointed since.
Blakeney Point (WIN) – NAP

RACE PREVIEWS & TIPS (MONDAY)

RACE PREVIEWS & TIPS (MONDAY)

17:40 Musselburgh
The penultimate race on the evening card at Musselburgh looks competitive enough but we hope to have unearthed an outsider that may have been overlooked by many.
Trainer Linda Perratt tends to have her yard running well at this time of year and often bags a few big winners across Scotland and the North of England. She’s entered a five year old by the name of Let Right Be Done who, despite lacklustre recent efforts, on his best form can trouble today’s opposition. A return to seven furlongs looks more suitable and as he now resides off a very low handicap rating (he’s won with twenty pounds more weight before) has a very good chance to go close.
The Keith Dalglish pair of Bonnie Gals and Quiet Moment should do well after decent runs last time and with Hitman dropping down in grade he’s likely to be in contention as well.
LET RIGHT BE DONE (WIN) – NAP

SUNDAY WEEKENDER

SUNDAY WEEKENDER

15.05 Navan
The Waterford Stakes is a listed sprint over the 5f minimum trip, but the Navan track places an emphasis on stamina over this trip and that may just suit one horse in particular.
The horse in question is the J Stack trained Son Of Rest who already has some smart form in the book including last time out when 2 & 1/2 lengths third to the mighty Caravaggio. There is nothing near that level of horse in this field and this looks a good opportunity for him to get back to winning ways here so he gets the nod. The main danger, as always, will likely come from the Aiden O’Brien yard who send the duo of Cougar Mountain and Alphabet here in opposition.
SON OF REST (WIN) – NAP

15.50 Kelso
This Kelso Novices Hurdle is one set to be contested by the usual contenders on the northern national hunt circuit with Malcolm Jefferson, Brian Ellison and Rose Dobbin all having strong contenders here. The one to be on however, looks like being the entrant from the Malcolm Jefferson yard, Mayo Star. The mount of the talented Brian Hughes, this horse was a winner of a bumper at Newcastle back in December and there was a lot of positives to take from his hurdles debut back in April. He is likely to find the ground a lot more favourable now and with the application of the first time hood likely to bring more improvement, he gets the nod to land the spoils. Rose Dobbin has booked Colin O’Farrell for the ride on her Coole Hall and he went close at Perth on hurdles debut so looks most likely to pounce if selection falters.
MAYO STAR – (WIN)

TV TIPS (SATURDAY)

TV TIPS (SATURDAY)

13:50 Ascot
John Gosden has his stable in fantastic order at the moment and looks to have a great chance of another big Saturday winner with Waady. He has been racing with credit at the highest level for the last couple of seasons and will benefit from the drop back in class here. A winner of six from eleven over the minimum trip he looks tough to oppose in the TV opener.
That said, the shortest price winner of this race in the last ten years was 9/2 last year so the likes of Kyllang Rock and Mirza, who both have decent strike rates over five furlongs, cannot be discounted, while Sire Robert Cheval has made the frame in four from seven at the course and was only just denied over course and distance last time out so has place claims again.
Waady (WIN)

14:05 Newmarket
Marie Of Lyon defied a 6lbs penalty to record a quick-fire double last month but has a further 5lbs to contend with here. The booking of Ryan Moore suggests another big run could be on the cards but regardless I’m happy to look elsewhere.
Kassia had a fantastic 2016 and although is yet to scale the same heights so far this season she hinted at a return to form with a solid second last month and looks a decent each way option at early double figure odds.
Eartha Kitt has made the frame in all five runs over today’s trip and is unlikely to be too far away, while Gravity Flow needs to improve on recent runs but has dropped to just 2lbs above his last winning mark and is another with a great record over six furlongs.
Kassia (E/W)

14:25 Ascot
Waldgeist sets the standard having won a Group 1 race last Autumn and has come very close in a couple this season but, despite the drop to a Group 3 for today, he didn’t totally convince he stays this trip last time out and comes up against a couple of rivals in Secret Number and Great Hall who have solid course and distance form.
Secret Number has won 50% of all races over twelve furlongs, including this race in 2013, and his trainer Saeed Bin Suroor has won this race again last year so it would be no surprise if he were to emerge victorious again today.
That said, I am opting for Great Hall who is two from two over track and trip and deserves to take his chance at this level following three impressive victories under Fran Berry in recent months.
Great Hall (E/W)

14:40 Newmarket
Aidan O’Brien and Ryan Moore teamed up to win this race with Alice Springs last year and attempt to emerge victorious again with tough filly Roly Poly. Twice a Group 2 winner in the summer, she finished behind rivals Persuasive and Qemah when slightly disappointing last time out and could be feeling the effects of the seven group races already ran this season.
Aljazzi was less than a length behind Qemah in the Duke Of Cambridge and improved to beat Nathra by three lengths next time out, whereas Qemah has lost twice since but wasn’t beaten far in either and both look capable of getting involved.
Preference is for Persuasive who won her first five career races and has only been narrowly beaten in three Group 1’s since stepping up to the top grade. She was narrowly denied by an Aiden O’Brien runner in each of these three and should gain compensation here.
Persuasive (WIN) – NAP

15:00 Ascot
Another short-priced favourite greets us at Ascot and it would be somewhat of a surprise if Blue Point didn’t line up in the winners’ enclosure after the race. A winner of four from eight over the trip and having beat Harry Angel earlier in the year he brings the best form to the table and should get back to winning ways here.
Magical Memory has a decent record over the trip and having won in all types of ground conditions he may be the biggest danger to the favourite, especially if we see a fair bit of rain on the day.
Second Thought has done all his winning on the all-weather so far but with three wins and a second from four over the trip he could also make his presence felt if transferring this form to the turf.
Blue Point (WIN)

15:20 Redcar
With twenty-three runners and winners coming in at odds of 12/1, 20/1 and 40/1 over the last ten years this looks to be a bit of a lottery of a race for punters. We’ll begin by looking at Never Back Down who stayed on well to beat four subsequent winners when last seen in April. The break since is a bit of a concern but with both trainer and jockey in good form he could be capable of collecting place money.
Richard Fahey sends eight runners with Darkanna the early favourite following an excellent fifth in the Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket last week. On the back of that run you can see why he’s at the head of the market but it’s a big ask to put in another performance in a tough looking race so soon after racing in a Group 1.
Red Roman is proven over the trip and won’t mind a bit of rain while Chatburn is proven at the course but both victories came over the minimum trip.
Never Back Down (E/W)

15:35 Ascot
Mojito has won his last three and has a 50% winning strike rate over today’s trip but has been hit with a 9lbs rise which could leave him vulnerable.
Lord Glitters makes his debut for David O’Meara following two victories over a mile in France while Burnt Sugar, Makzeem and Johnny Barnes also arrive in decent form but at the foot of the weights I’m opting for Raising Sand who has made the frame in all three previous visits to Ascot, winning twice, and finished strongly over seven furlongs off today’s mark last time out. Despite a poor start he was gaining on the leaders with every stride inside the final furlong and looks to have a great chance of making the frame with a better start here.
Raising Sand (E/W)