Wednesday, 29 June 2022

Wednesday's Racing

Quick review of my last post. I did bet each way on the Karl Burke runner Poppy Carrew at Newmarket who was pretty keen and actually finished stone last, very disappointing to be honest. As for my other tracker Royal Dress, as per usual Pat Dobbs got into all kinds of trouble and flew late on, I'm pretty sure Royal Dress would have been challenging the winner at least, definitely keep an eye out for Royal Dress I'm not talking out of my pocket here either as I didn't bet on Royal Dress but Dobbs is one jockey who frustrates me at times. 

I've been waiting forever for Pure Dignity to run as I knew the Roger Varian filly was a good one. I mean the price tag alone was a give away plus nice pedigree and well entered last season. I don't normally bet win but I did on my 3yo to follow. The race started and Pure Dignity started well enough for her debut, the odds on favourite Light Of Peace led and looked to have it in the bag a furlong to go, fuck I thought money down the drain but Pure Dignity had other ideas as jockey David Egan got a great tune out of her and got up to win by a cosy length, get in you beauty! I'm looking forward to seeing where she goes next and how good she is. 

Other trackers:


Silencer should be winning soon after finishing second and odds on shot Clearpoint won easily enough for the Fahey stable.

Few trackers over the next few days.

Thirsk 13.50 29th June 

I've actually got in early with this £28,000 yearling. Jim's Cracker makes his second appearance after what I thought was a satisfactory debut at Doncaster 67 days ago, supported into 100/30 that day Jim's Cracker was away alright but got a bit outpaced at times until staying on steadily without challenging the leaders. The winner came fourth in the Norfolk and the third has won since. Personally anything over 9/2 is a negative for Jim's Cracker winning. I've actually took 11/2 each way but been well supported since that. 

Craven is an odds on tracker in the first leg at Thirsk. No bet at the price. 

I did have a couple of Irish trackers come through at Tipperary in the 18.10 called Vernet for Joseph O'Brien, who actually ran a decent race at Navan at the end of May. An amateur on board plus 12/1 at the minute has slightly put me off, we will see and the Aidan O'Brien favourite Hans Anderson is my other and could be very good. 

16.35 Bellewstown 

Another Irish tracker on Thursday called All Things Nice and again trained by Joseph O'Brien. You would think the Sioux Nation filly would have a chance here.

Thanks for reading and good luck.

Friday, 24 June 2022

Friday's Horse Racing (24th June)

It's been a while since I last posted, you know how it is when life gets in the way, work, drinking, sports and then lack of motivation hasn't helped but here I am ready to write about a few trackers that have come through.

17.15 Newmarket

Nice race coming up here and eleven go to post in what looks like an open contest with the current favourite Pureness 5/1 for George Boughey and William Buick. I have two trackers in this, first is Royal Dress for Richard Hannon the Night Of Thunder filly played up in the stalls before her debut at Haydock last month and probably blew any chance she had. That was a decent race to be honest so I wouldn't be so quick to write her off. My other tracker is the one I've had a small each way bet on. Karl Burke unleashed a lovely prospect at Royal Ascot last week when Holloway Boy won the Chesham Stakes on debut, I'm pretty sure they thought a lot of this Ulysses colt and wouldn't have been anywhere near Ascot if they didn't like him, anyway Poppy Carrew is the one I've been waiting for after a satisfactory debut at York earlier this month. A 62,000 euro purchase for owners Nick Bradley and E Burke, attracted some late support on debut and went off 13/2, a touch slowly away and outpaced for her first time on the racecourse and nudged along by Clifford Lee for most of the race, Poppy Carrew didn't give up and stayed on the best the final furlong making up ground on the winner Mersea. I'm hoping a bit more clued up at the start today and she can be in the finish. A few potential nice horses here so one race not to go mad on. Around 11/2 now but I've got 13/2, any drift would be negative.

18.25 Newmarket 

I just noticed one tracker I've been waiting a good while for. The Dubawi filly Pure Dignity makes her debut for Roger Varian. Very well regarded last year as a 2yo so I was expecting to see her in a few of the top races this season. Nice pedigree and comes with a hefty price tag, a cool 2,500,000 euros to be precise. A bit of a shame only five runners plus goes against the odds on Appleby filly Light Of Peace, but as Pure Dignity is one of my 3yos to follow I've had a go at 5/2 but around 2s now. 

A few tomorrow.

13.55 Chester

Odds on shot Silencer you would imagine to be good enough here but no bet for me.

13.25 Curragh

Should be more to Hermana Estrella's liking now she drops in class. NR

16.03 Newcastle

Clearpoint looks above average for Richard Fahey and has good claims despite a win penalty here. No bet but looking forward to seeing how good he is.

Thanks for reading and good luck.

Author: Craig Newton

Wednesday, 22 June 2022

Wednesday's Racing Tips (22nd June)

1:20 Carlisle - 

Interesting to see how Armour Propre goes dropping down in distance after showing very good pace on debut. Has recently been given a Class 2 entry and should go well. 2nd 

1:45 Salisbury - No great opinion. 

1:55 Carlisle - Novaportian has very good ew claims. 5th

2:45 Salisbury - No great opinion. 

5:30 Bath - Doesn't look the strongest race and with a short-priced favourite I wonder if Mick Channon's Sixties Chic has ew claims after a recent Class 2 stakes entry. 1st

6:20 Kempton - No great opinion. 

6:50 Kempton - Explicit continues his winning ways and seems even better for stepping up to six furlongs after his impressive Rouse Selling Stakes. 2nd


Main hope today is Novaportian if an ew price.

Author: Jason Coote

Thursday, 16 June 2022

5:20 Lingfield Racing Tips (16th June)

An intriguing race. 

A Class 5 race over 6f on Standard going. 

To be fair, this looks a half-competitive race. A field of nine two-year-olds take part, six with racecourse experience.  

The betting exchanges have been quite lively if not volatile with a handful attracting money and the natural ebb and flow of traders looking for a piece of the action. 

Kinta is making his debut for George Boughey. This son of Sioux Nation in the familiar silks of Mr and Mrs R Scott, a costly breeze-up purchase at 110,000gns. This bay filly, a February foal, has been entered for a couple of Class 2 races which I would take as an encouraging sign. Boughey hasn't achieve previous highs with his juveniles this season and his stats aren't that great for debutantes. However, I would expect a bold show from this filly. Although little value at the price a horse I would respect. 

Simon Crisford has had a few two-year-old winners this season although a little quiet in ways. Tarlo, a son of Kodiac, wasn't overly fancied on his debut when beaten five lengths at Nottingham. Out of a winning mare, this 230,000gns purchase is likely to improve for that initial start as probably in need of the run that day. The betting is important for this gelding as very few of the stables juveniles win at big odds on their second start. But a horse, if fancied in the betting, which has sound each way claims. 

Chuck Taylor is a home bred for Charlie and Mark Johnston, in the silks of Clipper Logistics Ltd, who are having a great season with their juveniles. Half fancied in the betting, and worth noting although most of their debut winners are priced 9/2 and less sp. 

William Knight doesn't have a large string of juveniles but a handler who can find winners if given the ammunition. Ben Dikduk is a home bred out of a Meydan winning mare for owner Abdullah Menahi. There has been money for this son of New Approach, which gives additional hope. Knight doesn't have too many debutantes priced 10/1 and less and if even shorter in the betting at the off would be a sign of confidence. 

To add to the mix Roger Varian fields the once raced Alif Power for owners King Power Racing Co Ltd. This son of El Kabeir cost 130,000gns at the yearling sales. This grey colt wasn't fancied on debut at Goodwood and trailed home down the field. Improvement is needed but not impossible. The stable can go well second start although I would anticipate this horse would need to be one of the favourite to hold greatest claims. There has been money for this juvenile and it will be interesting to see if this is sustained or dries up before the off. 

Conclusion:  I would let the betting settle down before making any decisions here. Kinta is interesting as I'm pretty sure the stable fancy this filly to go well. However, the stable don't have the best stats on debut (even though most pundits say opposite which is wrong) and she is against a few experienced colts. She has a plum draw in stall one and worthy of respect although, perhaps, lacking value if short odds. Tarlo may be a fair each way bet in opposition but he would need to be fancied in the betting. If seriously weak in the market, it would be a worry. Ben Dikduk would be very interesting if starting as one of the favourites here. The shorter the price the bigger the confidence. Not without a hope if in single-figure odds. Alif Power has been backed but would need to be priced 9/2 and less sp to hold serious claims. If that price or shorter I'd expect a bold show. 

Author: Jason Coote

Monday, 13 June 2022

1:30 Lingfield Racing Tips (13th June)

1:30 Lingfield - 

A lowly Banded race. To be fair there are a few horses turning up here who have an element of ability and will be fancying their chance. Crosstitch ran well enough last start at Leicester, in a rate that's working out well. Bell's gelding didn't have the easiest passage that day but battled on to hit the frame. A horse that doesn't look the fastest off the spot but likely to run on at the line.

Carry On Aitch ran in the same race for Philip McBride, a trainer who knows his horses, who got a terrible start that day but closed on the lead before tiring. If starting on terms may figure a little better today. Whether she will be a match for Bell's gelding only time will tell but a bigger price is on offer for those who fancy her chances. 

Mai Alward is a well-balanced, compact filly who looks to travelled well and finish her race. She finished strongly at Kempton last time and wasn't given the hardest race. Kevin Philipart de Foy is a talented trainer and I have little doubt he will be heading here will real hope and looks the type to hold decent each way claims. 

Queen Of Romford had no luck on debut but improved next start behind a couple of talented juveniles, especially for the grade of race. 

Green Zabeel was a short price on debut when disappointing finishing last. If priced 13/2 and less sp would suggest better is expected and may hold claims. 

Conclusion: A competitive heat and not the easiest of races to hold strong opinions. However, Crosstitch and Mai Alward have respectable each way claims if prices allow.

Author: Jason Coote 

Wednesday, 8 June 2022

Wednesday 8th June

Nothing really to get excited about in my last post. My main bet was Fox Degree at Pontefract who I'd backed the night before each way at 5s. The Ralph Beckett trained filly huffed and puffed but couldn't quite get near my tracker Double O who won a shade cosily with Hi Clare second and Fox Degree third. I was pleased Hi Clare didn't win or I would never have been able to live it down as the Mrs name is Clare, well Claire but you get the drift, that's one thing I never do is names. Thunder Cat finished stone last at Chelmsford yesterday, I did mention I wasn't sure what I was going to do about this tracker as I was in two minds after the slow start on his debut run at York. I couldn't resist and took 5s each way, well that was as good as it got basically and don't know what happened to be honest. My other tracker was a Hannon 2yo debutante Armour Propre who travelled well until fading into fourth at Salisbury, not bet this one luckily enough. A pretty disappointing couple of days. 

A few trackers over the next few days. 

Haydock 8th June 2022 14.20 

A couple of debutantes here so it will be a watching brief for me as the favourite Changing Colours looks a nice 2yo for Charlie Appleby. Novaportian is the first for Hugo Palmer, a 75,000 yearling with a decent pedigree. Trainer is three out of eight with debutantes here, if strongly supported could be interesting but no bet for me. My other tracker is Craig Lidster outsider Dickieburd, another one to watch. 

Haydock 14.55 

Looks like a tasty affair with a Gosden newcomer and two Appleby 2yos. Courageous Knight is the pick of Buick after a decent debut at Nottingham when staying on fourth to another tracker of mine, Garner. It wouldn't surprise me to see a much improved effort here from the Dubawi colt. My tracker is the other Appleby runner Winter Crown for Adam Kirby, stranger things have happened when the seemingly second string wins. Winter Crown was another who wasn't knocked about on debut in Newbury maiden last month when attracting some late support and finishing seventh. I thought it was a decent effort and wasn't given a hard time by Jim Crowley that day. I've had a small each way at 5s and if the favourite disappoints hopefully the Invincible Spirit colt can step up. A few other top yards turn up here with newcomers so it will be interesting to watch the betting here. 

Haydock 9th June 17.25 

Times running out but a few trackers Thursday. Madam Macho for Mark Johnston and Let's Have A Flyer for David Evans. I did think the Evans runner ran well at Chester on debut in what looked a decent race, it's a funny old tracker Chester but and despite Let's Have A Flyer being slow away the Camacho filly did pretty well to catch up and was full of running at the finish. Evans is another trainer I can never catch but could be worth a small speculative each way. 

Nottingham 9th June 14.00 

Marbaan for Charlie Fellowes. 
Urban Sprawl for Mark Johnston. 

Newbury 9th June 14.10 

Mysterious Knight for Charlie Appleby. 

Thanks for reading and good luck.

Sunday, 5 June 2022

Monday (6th June)

It's been nearly a week since I updated the blog so here we go.
Shandy Star was my main bet for Roger Fell at Ripon last week and I was pretty confident of a place at least. This was down in class after the filly made her debut in the Marygate Stakes at York. The 13/2 on offer the night before was a deal and a half by bet 365 so I jumped in with both feet, with let's say a few quid each way. The money slowly came throughout the day but I was still worried by the Fahey newcomer for Middleham Park Racing who was the early favourite. The favourites actually flip flopped and Shandy Star amazingly was backed into 11/4 favourite. It was a great feeling but she had to produce the goods. Ben Curtis had her away well against the rail, the Fahey newcomer Platinum Queen was green in midfield. Ben went for home a couple of furlongs to go but Platinum Queen followed and the pair pulled clear only for the Fahey runner to stay on the better and win by a cosy length. A place is better than nothing.

One other bet I had was on my other tracker Lady Miller who I'd taken 20s the night before. It went wrong after that as a loose horse made it a seven runner race and of course Lady Miller came third. I didn't bet on my last tracker Palm Lily but the Beckett Expert Eye filly won well and looks a nice prospect.

As you know I normally put my trackers on Twitter but to be honest they don't seem to attract must interest of late, maybe it's because 2yo racing is niche so I've stopped posting them and trying Tik Tok, it does make me laugh this Tik Tok as some right whoppers are on it. I did have a nice winner the other day called Ibiza Love which set me up for a nice weekend. 

18.00 Pontefract 06 2022

One tracker in this so here we go. Double O is the early favourite here for David Loughnane. To be honest the Kessaar filly hasn't done much wrong being placed in both her races. The form looks pretty solid and would be no surprise to see De Sousa guide her home, a bit short for me though. 

I've already taken the early 5/1 offered by Bet 365 and had an each way bet on Fox Degree for Ralph Beckett. The Invincible Spirit filly isn't a tracker but I did like her debut race at Bath seventeen days ago. The 200,000 gns yearling wasn't fancied on debut going off 7/1. The field was pretty decent with the Woodcote third Commander Straker and eighth Estate filling the first two places, as for Fox Degree she was pretty slow away at Bath and had to be bustled along by Rob Hornby in the first furlong, when the front two quickened I wouldn't say was to far behind and ran a bit wide losing ground, she sticked on gamely when straightened up and despite being beaten a few lengths I think this looks a lot easier and hopefully she will be more streetwise here and hopefully the extra furlong will see her finish in the first three. 

Other trackers:

Chelmsford Tuesday 07 June.

Thunder Cat for Andrew Balding. Decent debut when pretty slowly away when support came late, The Roaring Lion colt was down to run at one of the abandoned meetings last week, I'm pretty sure he was drifting in the betting that day so I'm not sure yet what I'm doing here, possibly an each way bet. 

13.45 Salisbury Tuesday 07 June 

Armour Propre for my favourite trainer Richard Hannon. No bet on the newcomer for me. 

Good luck and thanks for reading.

Wednesday, 1 June 2022

Wednesday June 1st

I have to say it's been a pretty decent May to be honest, I'm hoping to do a post soon with all my bets I had in May and try work out what worked and what didn't, a quick scan of them and I'm pretty sure I had far to many but as I said it looks a pretty decent month.

I've had a few trackers the last few days so quick recap.

In my last post Oh Sweet Tabu was my main bet for Richard Hannon. I had a few quid each way on her at 9/2, actually drifted to 13/2 before the off and frankly I was well disappointed as she faded out of the places. Miss Brazen was an unraced 2yo I mentioned for Karl Burke. It looked pretty straight forward for the Brazen Beau filly as she quickened up nicely to win at odds of 3/1. Not sure what happened to the Kevin Ryan trained Hernan Cortes who ran a stinker on debut at Ayr, I will take another look second timeout. 

Last but not least in my last post was the David Loughnane trained Guiteau who was making his debut. I wasn't going to have a bet on the James Garfield colt but had a feeling he would run well, I went in each way at 9s. The dreaded word you don't want to hear is dwelt as he flopped out the stalls and was outpaced, I'd give up as he was as green as hell, all of a sudden the penny dropped and he was making giant strides until blocked in for a second as jockey Rob Hornby barged his way through, it was so close but not close enough as he was beaten a short head. 

A few more winners from my trackers I've put up on Twitter are King's Crown 7/2 and wait for it, Show Respect. I'm pretty pleased to have taken 11/2 for the Brian Meehan Showcasing colt. I was actually watching the race as always on the bus home from work. The money came and he ended up 5/2, I had checked the night before and James Doyle had a few 2yo winners in the past with Meehan. It was one of them perfect races when you can see your horse going well, Show Respect was always towards the front and once James hit the button it was all over. Come on! what an end to the month, hopefully more of the same starting tomorrow.

Few trackers tomorrow so here we go.

17.00 Ripon

As always when I'm posting the night before it's pretty hard to predict where the newcomers will finish. Fahey did have a nice debut winner the other day and at the time of writing The Platinum Queen has been supported. The one I'm more than likely taking a chance on is Shandy Star for Roger Fell. Not a trainer noted for many 2yo winners I know. The Cotai Glory filly started her career in the Marygate Stakes at York when sent off 50/1. Ben Curtis who is on again had to give her the hurry up at York as she was slowly away, she soon caught up and showed some good speed until wandering about and weakening a furlong to go, this should be more to her liking and at 13/2 it's an each way bet for me, just a warning whenever I say a bet on here it gets beat so keep that in mind ha. 

Other trackers:

Kempton 17.55 Palm Lily for trainer Ralph Beckett.

Nottingham 13.55 Lady Miller trainer Brian Meehan 

Thanks for reading and good luck.

Sunday, 29 May 2022

Monday (30th May)

Have to say there has been what seems like a million 2yo races lately and I'm pretty much behind with everything but I love it. If I can inspire people to enjoy these races with my passion for the youngsters it's all worthwhile.

In my last post I mentioned Mersea for trainer Grant Tuer who ran at Carlisle on Thursday, I wouldn't normally go near a horse who has already ran three times but the form was decent and the Born To Sea filly kept on gamely to win at 5/2, my other tracker Sideways Shift broke down and I'm hoping she is okay. My bet was down anyway as my first selection Maxi King could not get involved at Haydock finishing fourth staying on, even the favourite Banddar disappointed in what was a surprise result at Haydock. Royal Dress should come on for that run.

Nice to see the Mark Johnston Dear My Friend win at 6/1 for the trackers over at Carlisle, no bet for me on debut though.

I do have a few trackers Monday but most are unraced and likely no bets.

16.50 Ayr 

Hernan Cortes for Kevin Ryan and owners Al Shaqab Racing, Etreham & J-PH Dubois. A 180,000 euro yearling. Trainer had a 2yo debutante winner recently with the useful looking Elvenia. Decent strike rate at the course. A negative if drifting to a big price. 

13.25 Redcar

Miss Brazen is a cheap purchase for £8,000 trained by Karl Burke. Another if drifting would be a negative for me. 

17.40 Windsor

Guiteau for David Loughnane. A £32,000 purchase, trainer David Loughnane has been in sparkling form and debutantes have run well with a 26 percent winning strike rate and a 60 percent place strike rate. A big price is a negative for me. 

14.55 Lingfield

Tough race with plenty of nice looking newcomers from the top yards here. No time to go through them so I will just mention my tracker Oh Sweet Tabu for Richard Hannon and Pat Dobbs. I've mentioned how the combination seems to never do me any favours but I'm giving them another chance here. Starting off in a pretty decent race, The Frank Whittle and despite being green did well to finish third. The winner looks alright and the second Catch The Paddy also looks a nice type for Kevin Ryan. The Zoustar filly was steady in the market in the Haydock race she was in until the meeting got abandoned. I'm giving her an each way shot at 9/2 and hopefully experience will benefit here against a few decent newcomers plus the the once raced Lakota Sioux for Johnston. 

Thanks for reading and good luck.

Thursday, 26 May 2022

Previews & Reviews 26 May

Merry Christmas one and all, I know it's not Christmas but it felt like after one of my trackers was given as a bet 365 boost by one of Santa's helpers in their office, more about that later let's look at my losing bets first. 

Nottingham 22 May 

My tracker was Immortal Beauty who I thought had an excellent chance of taking the fillies maiden. It didn't last long until I thought the complete opposite as she got upset in the stalls first and then came out hanging all over the place, it was plain to see something wasn't right and Hollie Doyle rightly took it easy on her to the finishing post. 

Beautiful Sunrise was my next at York against the odds on favourite Walbank, only had a small bet for interest, didn't last long the interest as Walbank absolutely made mincemeat of these with an instant turn off foot, impressive. 

Monday 13.40 Wolverhampton 23 May

What a day for me, Zero Carbon is one of my 3-year-olds to follow for the blog. Well regarded by Richard Hughes last year and one I was looking out for this season, given a educational ride on debut by Pat Dobbs. I was pretty confident about a place at least here but no price so I ended up doing a win bet at 3s which I thought was reasonable. As the betting sorted itself out Zero Carbon had drifted to 9/2, what to do hey? I cashed out and was going in at 9/2 until I saw they had Zero Carbon as a price boost and was 11/2, couldn't believe my eyes so went each way with a bigger stake and also threw my other tracker Voce Del Palio in an each way double for good measure. 

I'm always feeling uneasy when I do bigger bets. I'm not sure why because the betting bank is healthy at the minute. It was getting close to the Zero Carbon race. I had that uneasy feeling even though I was still pretty confident. The race started, Zero Carbon had the rail and Pat Cosgrove was out like a bullet, the well backed Green Man was poised to challenge with James Doyle in the seat, watching how they were moving I was more confident as Pat kicked on again, cmon Zero Carbon you beauty as he stayed on to the line winning a comfortable half-length, phew bet landed, heart rate dropping, thank God! 

The next was even more heart attack material as I was waiting on Voce Del Palio for the double, I had all but given up when stablemate Wujdaan quickened up a furlong to go but Voce Del Palio sprouted wings and flew with a rocket up its ass to win by a head, what a ride and what a day.

Few trackers tomorrow but tough day, I will just mention them because as always time is getting on.

16.40 Carlisle

Double O won me a few quid when I backed her on debut at Doncaster, was well-supported that day into 3s, quickly away despite being a touch keen, I thought she would win that day but didn't go through with her effort and the slow starting Parr Fire came from last to first to win. Trainer 2/6 at the track with second timeout 2yos. My other tracker is Mersea for trainer Grant Tuer, a consistent sort who will run her race. Looked to know her job at York last timeout but couldn't land a blow to the well touted Thunder Moor who won with a bit in hand with Mersea finishing in third, always a doubt of a horse regressing but the form looks good enough to be involved here. 

14.10 Haydock

Banddar has been supported overnight and rightly so after running in a very hot race at Ascot. The Saeed Bin Suroor runner finished fifth that day and the second and fourth have both won in good style. My tracker Maxi King won't be a pushover after finishing second at Nottingham to the impressive Garner. The David Loughnane Belardo colt definitely needed the experience as he was all over the place at times. I'm not too confident when I see a horse hanging but I'm willing to take another chance here. My other tracker is the Richard Hannon trained Royal Dress. 

Going to chance a small each way double here but not going mad.

Other tracker to note.

Carlisle 4:40: Sideways Shift trained by Karl Burke.

Carlisle 17.15: Dear My Friend trained by

Mark Johnston.

Thanks for reading. 

Sunday, 22 May 2022

Sunday May 21st (Reviews & Preview)


14.20 Bath 20 May 

As I mentioned in my last post I was having a bet on the Andrew Balding colt Estate in the 2yo race. I can't really grumble with that effort as the Showcasing colt did make the odds on favourite Commander Straker work for his victory, the pair pulled clear but David Lowe's Kodi Bear colt was always doing enough, a nice run by Estate to finish second and will be winning soon.

16:07 York 21 May 

One bet here was Just Janet for the David O'Meara yard. I took 11/2 and thought the Zoustar filly could get placed at least, the money came and she was backed into 9/2. That was as exciting as it got really as she finished fourth looking a bit one paced, the winner Bradsell won in a canter and looks decent for Archie Watson.

19:45 Lingfield 21 May

The lucky last bet for me, I had actually backed my tracker Grace Angel each way here, each morning Jason Coote the other part of the craigsbettingblog team messages me and we chat 2yos of course, well he mentioned Lady Jane Grey in this race so I did have a small win bet on the Rae Guest filly. It was great watching this race as both pulled clear, it was even better when Lady Jane Grey won and Grace Angel came second so it was a win-win situation. I mean I wouldn't have given Lady Jane Grey a second look if it wasn't for Jason!

Trackers Immortal Beauty

13.00 Nottingham 22 May 

Nine go to post in this fillies maiden stakes.

Adjani for Kevin Philippart De Foy and owners Bronte Collection 1 who have been on fire with three winners out of five 2yo runners this season. Adjani made a decent debut to be honest from an outside draw at Kempton. The Kessaar filly was quickly away and tried to keep up with the eventual winner Beautiful Eyes until fading to finish third, the winner was decent and Adjani should come on for debut run and could have an outside chance.

Keep Bidding for Ralph Beckett, unraced Ribchester filly, market check needed on debut.

Lady Hollywood ran a cracker on debut for trainer Alice Haynes, quickly away and knew her job, Rossa Ryan tracked leaders until a furlong to go then delivered his challenge to the leader Fragrance, it looked like Lady Hollywood would get up but Fragrance battled back to deny her on the line. Pretty decent form and should be there about again. 

Love Affairs for Clive Cox and the Queen. Market should be the key here.

Maylandsea for Michael Bell, another that needs a market check. 

Miami Bay has been disappointing for trainer George Boughey.

Radio Goo Goo not one of David Evans best 2yos but is consistent and runs a race, could be vulnerable to a newcomer or one that's shown promise first timeout. 

Sugar Hill Babe an outsider for trainer Lisa Williamson.

Immortal Beauty for the Richard Hannon team. A 130,000 gns purchase. The Cotai Glory filly has run once already when coming third in a decent race at Ascot this month. Pretty quickly away by and travelled well behind the leaders, a bit outpaced and niggled along until staying on again the last furlong. Immortal Beauty should come on for that run and hopefully Hollie Doyle can give her a perfect ride.

Two trackers for Monday:

17.00 Roscommon Voce Del Palio trained by Joseph O'Brien.

17:40 Windsor Uncle trained by Richard Hannon. 


Good luck and thanks for reading 

Thursday, 19 May 2022

Friday (20th May)


Wednesday 18th May Kempton

The Kevin Philippart De Foy filly Mai Alward was quickly cut to around sevens Tuesday night. I had taken the 12s and was happy to see she had been supported. I was watching the betting through the day, money was coming in, it's always good to see support and my cash out was climbing, 13/2, 6/1, 5/1 9/2 unbelievable, the support continued and Mai Alward was actually as low as 7/2 but drifted back out to 11/2 come race time. A  decent start this time as Daniel Muscutt had her covered in behind the leaders as the race devolved, another gamble Speriamo was travelling strongly with previous winner Land Of Summer, Mai Alward was slightly blocked in as the Speriamo and Land Of Summer went for home, a little flat footed Mai Alward stayed on to take third as the Pat McBride runner won by a nose, I will take a 12/1 place as it's better than a kick in the plums!

Thursday 19th May Sandown

Amaretti Virginia for Richard Hannon, disappointed with that effort and looking limited after finishing fourth.

14.20 Bath Friday May 20th 

Trackers: Estate, Knowwhatimeanharry.

I could be playing for a place here as the likely favourite is odds on shot  Commander Straker for David Loughnane and owner David Lowe. The Kodi Bear colt has finished second on both his starts, beaten odds on when bumping into the John Quinn trained Breege. 

Rod Millmans Ignac Lamar has finished third on his last two starts. The Dandy Man colts best effort last timeout when third to Dunnington Lad, the second Rumstar won easy next timeout and the fourth placed at Nottingham since. Nice winner for the Millman stable with Cuban Mistress at Sandown on Thursday, interesting.

Interesting runner for Clive Cox here called Valdai for owner Mr Nurlan Bizakov. Trainer won this race last year with Caturra who had an excellent season winning the group 2 Flying Childers. Clive does have a great first timeout strike rate at Bath, definitely one for the short list. 

Fox Degree for Ralph Beckett and King Power Racing. A 200,000 gns purchase. I imagine price will be the key, over sevens would be a negative here. 

Jilted for Richard Hannon, sent off 8/1 finished and behind Cuban Mistress at Salisbury. The winner Katey Kontent looks decent, and would need to improve a fair bit too figure here.

Knowwhatimeanharry and Zarrafina both need to improve.

I've had a small each way on the Andrew Balding colt Estate here who was 9/2 when I put the bet on. The son of Showcasing was an 80,000 gns Breeze-up purchase and made his debut in a class 2 at Chester at the start of the month. Not an easy course to make your debut, especially for debutantes, a few had experience already and it showed, drawn in stall 11 and slowly away David Probert was playing catch up, it all looked a little tough for the Balding newcomer as he was ridden to keep in touch, he was never catching the leaders so it looked to me that Estate was just guided home without given a hard time. A bit of support wouldn't go amiss here in what looks an easier race. 

Tracker: 17.53 Catterick May 20th  

Exquisitely for Karl Burke. 

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