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With your typical Saturday, far too many meeting’s for us to go through, so if we have missed something, don’t blame us as we do not plan the racing calendar…..
It’s your standard blog with Charlie’s Saturday Selections taking us from the gates to the final furlong before Rich’s Final Word, will finish off the blog and hopefully we will end up in the Winner’s Enclosure!
Charlie’s Results for Friday
Full Bore -finished 2nd and was a loss
Procedure -Won as expected advised at 11-2 returned at 4-1
Redeeming – Finished 5th and was a loss
Just the one winner from my 3 selections on Friday, hopefully kick on from that with Saturday’s selections listed below.
Charlie’s Saturday Selections –
.Was in good form last season and has continued that with 2 good performances from 3 starts this term, most notably a 2nd at Chelmsford and a close 3rd here at Newmarket last time out over 6f. Last victory came over 7f and that’s no problem with today’s race and is my 3b selection today.
.Has gone from strength to strength since being upped to Group 1 company, finishing 2nd at Ascot in a Class 1 Group 1 race back in October last year over 1m 2f. Was then sent to Sha Tin in December to contest another Group 1 race over 1m 2f and was a disapointing 6th. Was then shipped to Meydan in March to contest another Group 1 race over 1m 4f and finished 2nd. Was then sent to Sandown in May to contest another Class 1 Group 3 race over 1m 2f and won well. Latest race at Ascot in June saw Poets Word race in another Class 1 Group 1 race over 1m 2f and won beating Cracksman in the process. Todays trip of 1m 4f shouldn’t be a problem and is taken to confirm form with Cracksman again here and gets my Nap Selection today.
.Has been steadily progressing in recent runs finishing in 2nd twice and 3rd once from last 5 starts. Won this race last year off 2lb lower mark. Stays the distance of 1m 4f and is taken to provide T Easterby with his 3rd winner in this race from last 7 renewals and is today’s Nb.
Well that’s my thoughts on today’s selections, good luck if following and please remember to keep stakes small so it doesn’t hurt your pocket. I will now hand you back over to Rich for The Final Word.
Rich’s Final Word –
Well yesterday was a bit of a let down, I expected more form Beshaayir & Atty Persse, Almania is going straight in the tracker after finishing 4th on debut. That was yesterday so let’s see what we have for today….. I have 2 from Newmarket and one each from Ascot & York….
So let’s start at Newmarket….
2.15 Novice Stakes Class 4 2YO Only 7f…. Dubai Destination (Pivitol Colt) was a 4 & 1/2 length 3rd on race course debut over 6f at Goodwood, winner Main Edition has since won the Albany Stakes(G3) and now steps up in trip. Another who has already had a run is Topical (Toronado Colt) who was also 3rd on debut over 7f at Sandown by 3 & 3/4 lengths. With the two noted already having the advantage of a run a couple making their debuts could be worth keeping an eye on…. Golden Valour (Kingman Colt) for Charlie Appleby, who’s stroke rate with 2YO in 2018 is 10 wins from 37 runners with 9 places & War Eagle (Australia Colt) for John Gosden, who cost 350,000 Guineas as a yearling. Dubai is the most likely to step forward for the Phoenix Racing connections, but one of the debutants could well be more than capable of landing one of the places…..
3.25 Dubail Fillies’ Handicap Class 2 7f….. Victory Wave has 2 wins from 5 career runs and they came on debut at Southwell(AW) in April and last time out on July 6th on handicap debut in a C3 7f at Doncaster. Winning by 2 & 1/2 lengths. Now steps up in class with Pat Cosgrove in the saddle, who has a 31% SR when teaming up with trainer S. Bin Suroor….
York….. 3.15 York Stakes Group 2 1m 2f.… I put Forest Ranger up as a long shot in the Eclispse and now he is back in Group 2 company. Having previously won the Earl of Sefton(G3) 1m 1f on seasonal return before taking the Huxley Stakes(G2) 1m 2f before heading to the Eclipse, I could say this is easier, which it may well be but I do think the chances are stronger. A lot will also depend on Elarqam, who was 3rd in the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket by 2 & 1/4 lengths before a below par run in the Irish 2,000 Guineas but now eased in Grade and receiving weight from the field as a 3YO, a big run is expected!
And finally, did you think I wouldn’t mention the BIG race at Ascot????
3.40 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes Group 1 1m 4f…. Crystal Ocean Has progressed very nicely this season since finishing runner up in the St Leger(G1) at Doncaster and has since landed the Gordon Richard Stakes on season return before following up in the AL Rayyan(G2) at odds on and then kept up the progress when landing the Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot(G2) on June 23rd. Now Sir Michael Stoute’s Sea the Stars colt is back at the top table and could well land the spoils from Cracksman(If he runs) and the stable’s other runner Poets Voice(Could also be a RF in here!)
Today’s Trackers –
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