2019 Derby

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Thanks for joining us… We are joined for this weekend again by Jamie, our Irish racing correspondent as we all select a runner for the big race on Saturday June 1st at Epsom…

Epsom Race Course
Epsom Race Course

This is our Derby 2019 Head to Head… Charlie, Rich & Jamie all share their selection for the Derby..

Charlie – Madhmoon Kevin Pendergast. Madhmoon made a winning start when landing a Maiden over 1m at Leopardstown on the 16th August 2018, beating Sydney Operahouse by 2 and 3/4 lengths. Returned to Leopardstown on the 15th September 2018 racing over 1m in a Group 2 and won again beating Broome by 2 and 1/2 lengths. Madhmoon faced defeat for the first time when finishing a 1/2 length 2nd to Never No More in a listed race over 7f at Leopardstown on the 6th April this year. Most recently was 4th in the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket where the race didn’t go his way. Madhmoon is out of Dawn Approach and Aaraas and has a similar profile as last years winner Masar with both having a prep run in the 2,000 Guineas.  Currently available around 10-1 and should be thereabouts.

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Rich – 

Humanitarian – John Gosden.

Humanitarian is a Nobel Mission Colt, who was a 2 & 1/2 length runner up on race course debut on September 27th 2018 at Newmarket in a Class 4 1m Maiden behind winner Kick On, who is entered in the French Derby on Sunday & is a Class 1 Listed winner. 3rd was Constantinople of Aidan O’Brien who has since landed the Group 3 Gallinule Stakes, 4th was Classic Trial Winner Bangkok(Also in the field on Saturday). Humanitarian landed a Lingfield(AW) 1m Class 5 Novice Stakes by 5 lengths in November before having the winter off.
Made seasonal return on May 16th at Salisbury in a Class 5 Novice Stakes, when stepping up in trip from 1m to 1m 2f, winning by 3/4’s of a length.
Humanitarian is rated 95 but I believe he can handle the step up in class & trip and could surprise a few people… Currently available around 33/1

 

Jamie – 

Japan – Aidan O’Brien
To tell you the truth all winter I have had this horse down as a Derby
Winner. Japan comes into the Derby on the back of a pleasing run in
the Dante, where I believe he was rushed into making the race.
Whilst he may not even be in the top 3 of Aidan O’Brien’s pecking
order I think he will spring a minor upset… Great jockey on board
too, Wayne Lordan. He looks like a twelve-furlong horse to me all
day long.

 

Thanks for popping by and we hope this has helped in any way towards the way you were looking…

All the Best – Charlie, Rich & Jamie

Oaks Day at Epsom

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It’s here… Epsom weekend where the Fillies’& Colt go all out over 1m 4f in the Oaks & Derby… Today is the Fillies’ day, with the highlight being the Oaks at 4.30pm…

There is no Jamie today as he has already given us his Oaks thoughts on our Special Oaks Selection page, so it’s just Charlie & Rich today! Charlie will have his Selections while Rich as a couple from Epsom in his Final Word column…

Charlie

Epsom 3.10 – Old Persian 🌟🌟🌟- Was a revelation last season winning 4 times from 7 starts. With the only real blips coming at the Curragh in the Irish Derby on the 30th June when finishing 6th some 4+ lengths behind winner Latrobe. Next blip was at Doncaster in the St Ledger on the 15th September when finishing 5th some 10 lengths behind Kew Gardens. Has ran twice since then both at Meydan and the first of those was a short head victory over Racing History in a Group 2 over 1m  4f and 11y. The 2nd victory came in a Group 1 on the 30th March when running over 1m 4f and 11y and Old Persian won again beating Cheval Grand by 1 and 1/2 lengths. Has been supplemented into this race and connections must feel horse has a chance or they would have found another race. Currently available around 3-1 at time of writing.

Win Advised

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Epsom 3.45 – Mountain Angel 🌟🌟🌟 -Mountain Angel had finished in the runner up slot twice in September last year at Sandown and Newbury , before running poorly at York when finishing 8th over 1m 2f and 56y in a Class 2 handicap. Made seasonal return at Epsom on the 24th April this year and raced over 1m 2f and 17y in another Class 2 handicap and won beating Aquarium by 1 and 1/2 lengths. Has gone up 5lb for that win and further improvement can’t be ruled out. Currently available around 4-1 at time of writing. 

Win Advised

 

Epsom 4.30 – Mehdaayih🌟🌟🌟 

Mehdaayih started off her racing career with a 6th place finish over 7f at Goodwood on the 2nd August 2018. Was sent to Doncaster 16 days later to race over 1m and finished a 3/4 length 2nd to Quintada. She would make her next appearance at Yarmouth on the 23rd October over 1m 3f. Mehdaayih won beating Fanny Logan by a neck. Was then put away for the winter before making seasonal return at Chelmsford on the 18th April this year and won easily having faced only one opponent. Most recently won the Cheshire Oaks at Chester over 1m 3f 75y. Mehdaayih won beating Manuela De Vega by 4 lengths in 2nd with Fanny Logan a further length behind in 3rd. Mehdaayih has a lovely pedigree being out of Frankel and Sayyedati Symphony and has progressed with every run, she fits in with the trends and is my idea of the winner. Main Dangers come in the shape of Aidan O’brien trained Pink Dogwood and Maqsad who is trained by William Haggas. Currently available around 11/4 at time of writing.

Win Advised

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Well that’s my thoughts on 1st day of Epsom, if following please remember to keep stake small so it doesn’t hurt your pocket, can I land the Oaks for the 2nd year in succession I guess we will find out soon enough, I will hand you back over to Rich for his Oaks Selection and Final Word section.

 

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Final Word with Rich – 

Thanks Charlie, it’s nice to be back after the break although we have been busy with the Oaks & Derby pages… 2 from Epsom today where the going is Good, although it could change as the weather is set warm & dry for the next few days…

3.10 Coronation Cup… Group 1…. 1m 4f 6yds…

Old Persian… Winner of the Sheema Classic(1m 4f) when last seen at Meydan on March 30th when winning by 1 & 1/2 lengths having already landed the city of Gold(Group 2, 1m 4f)on season return on March 9th.
Finished 2018 a 10 & 1/2 length 5th to Kew Gardens(The Danger) in the St Leger(1m 6f) at Doncaster in September after landing the Great Voltigeur Stakes (Group 2) at York in August from Cross Counter( Melbourne Cup  & Dubai World Cup Winner) with Kew Gardens back in 3rd….

Oaks 4.30 3YO Only… Group 1 Fillies’ – Maqsad

That is everything for you today folks, thanks for popping by, we really appreciate your support….

All the Best – Charlie& Rich

Pictures – Epsom Racecourse(Twitter)

Oaks 2019

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Well here we are again folks, it’s Oaks day at Epsom and here we bring you our thoughts and selections for the big race…  Charlie & Rich are joined by Jamie for both days of the Epsom meeting….

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Our thoughts for the Oaks are …..

Charlie – Mehdaayih – John Gosden.

Mehdaayih started off her racing career with a 6th place finish over 7f at Goodwood on the 2nd August 2018. Was sent to Doncaster 16 days later to race over 1m and finished a 3/4 length 2nd to Quintada. She would make her next appearance at Yarmouth on the 23rd October over 1m 3f. Mehdaayih won beating Fanny Logan by a neck. Was then put away for the winter before making seasonal return at Chelmsford on the 18th April this year and won easily having faced only one opponent. Most recently won the Cheshire Oaks at Chester over 1m 3f 75y. Mehdaayih won beating Manuela De Vega by 4 lengths in 2nd with Fanny Logan a further length behind in 3rd. Mehdaayih has a lovely pedigree being out of Frankel and Sayyedati Symphony and has progressed with every run, she fits in with the trends and is my idea of the winner. Main Dangers come in the shape of Aidan O’brien trained Pink Dogwood and Maqsad who is trained by William Haggas.

 

Jamie –

Anapurna – John Gosden
Frankel Filly Anapurna created a big impression on me when bolting
up in the trial for this very race at Lingfield. She is still unexposed and
the booking of a certain Lanfranco Dettori is a big plus. It looks like
she will stay the trip after the way she won the Lingfield race. My
only slight concern is that the ground may be too fast… Big chance if
she handles course and ground well!

 

Rich –

The Lingfield Oaks trial winner Anapurna was impressive when landing the Listed race by 6 lengths from Tauteke in the 1m 3f 133yd contest last month having won at the All Weather course in a Class 5 maiden by 5 lengths but I am not too sure how that form will work at Epsom, as the form of the Oaks & Derby trials don’t tend to win at the big race at Epsom.
I have to admit I am intrigued by Mehdaayih, who has now on 3 on the bounce and is 2 from 2 so far this season having won a Chelmsford(AW) 1m 2f Handicap by 14 lengths before heading to Chester for the Cheshire Oaks. She won the Listed 1m 2f race on May 8th by 4 & 1/2 lengths and seems to be following the same route as Enable.. The form of her Yarmouth 1m 4f Class 4 Fillies’ Novice Stakes last October has worked out well when beating Fanny Logan by a neck and then again at Chester by 5 & 1/2 lengths. Back in 3rd that day at Yarmouth was Maqsad, who is 2 from 2 this season having landed a 1m Class 4 Maiden at Newmarket by a short head and then followed up in the Pretty Polly Stakes(Class 1 Fillies’ Listed) at Newmarket over 1m 2f by 5 lengths and is now rated higher at 109 compared to Mehdaayih at 105…
The most likely of the Aidan O’Brien battalion  is Pink Dogwood, who won a Gowran 1m Maiden last September before finishing a 1 & 1/2 length 5th to Lily’s Candle in the Marcel Boussac(Fillies’ Group 1) at Longchamp in October. Made a winning return at Navan on April 28th in the Salsabil Class 1Fillies’ Listed Stakes beating Encapsulation by 1 & 1/2 lengths with Tarnawa back in 3rd, she has since won the Blue Wind Stakes (Group 3) at Naas by a neck and is another Irish raider for Dermot Weld….
Final thought…. MAQSAD – William Haggas

Epsom Race Course
Epsom Race Course

 

Thanks for popping by folks, we hope this help find a solution to the Oaks quandary…

All the Best – Charlie, Jamie & Rich

 

 

 

 

 

 

A look back at the Weekend

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As mentioned in Sundays blog, this is an update post regarding the weekends thoughts from Charlie, Rich & Jamie…

Charlie – Saturday – Awe (Unplaced) Jabber (Unplaced) Trumps Benefit (3rd)

Jamie – Saturday – Mr Lupon (Winner) I Can Fly (2nd) Magna Grecia, Latin Five, Hammersmith, Ming E/W & Isotape (All Unplaced)
              Sunday – Magical (Winner) Hazran (2nd) Arizona (Winner) Haqeeba (Unplaced)Kafu (Unplaced) Just Wonderful (Unplaced) Habitat (Unplaced)

Rich – Saturday – Spirit Warning (Non Runner) Calyx, Mabs Cross, Perfection & Magna Grecia (Unplaced)Leodis Dream (Pulled Up)
            Sunday – Moonlight Spirit (Unplaced) Wild Illusion (Unplaced) Siyarafina (Winner) Holdthasigreen (Unplaced)

That covers the results for the blog posts and now we would like to point you in the direction for the Derby at Epsom on Saturday… We will be publishing our Derby thoughts along with The History & Stats from the Derby, these will be available at some point during the week as they need to be edited from last season..

Jamie will again join us for the Epsom spectacular with the Oaks & Derby…

We look forward to seeing you in the near future… Thanks for your support and for visiting our site..

All the Best – Charlie, Rich & Jamie

Curragh & Longchamp

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A full update of yesterdays results will be available by Sunday evening when the racing has finished. Charlie is taking a day off so I will lead the way with Longchamp & Jamie has his Curragh thoughts, so we best get cracking…

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Longchamp – 

2.10 Prix Dulys Group 3.. 3YO Only… 1m 4f…

Moonlight Spirit… 3 wins from 3 starts with 2 of them over 1m 2f. A maiden win at Newcastle on race course debut back in November 2018 when beating Jalmood by 1 & 3/4 lengths (Jalmood is 2 from 2 since & won the De L’avre Listed Stakes). Won again over 1m 2f at Lingfield on the all weather in a Class 5 Novice Stakes by a head on final start of 2018. Made it 3 from 3 on seasonal return in March when taking a Class 3 1m 4f Leicester Handicap by 9 lengths. The sole UK raider in the race from Charlie Appleby with James Doyle on board…

3.28 Prix Saint-Alary… Fillies Group 1… 1m 2f…

Siyarafina… A 2 length winner over 1m at Saint-Cloud in the Parde D’amour Stakes on April 4th. Made it 2 wins from 2 starts when winning the 1m Du Louvre Stakes at this course by 1 & 1/2 lengths from Commes, who has since finished runner up in the Group 1 Poule D’essa Des Pouliches while 3rd Noor Sahara has won a Listed race and 4th has also won at Lyon….
DANGER… Platane… 2 from 2 this season after finishing 3rd on Deauville debut. Landed a 1m 1f Chantilly Maiden by 2 & 1/2 lengths on March 12th before heading to this course on April 7th in the Group 3 Vanteaux Stakes, winning by a neck from Etoile, who has since won the Group 3 Prix Cleopatre at Saint-Cloud…

4.03 Prix D’lspahan.. Group 1.. 1m 1f 43yds…

Plenty of UK interest in this Group 1… Front running Knight to Behold landed the Deauville Group 2 D’oronno last August by 4 lengths. Made seasonal return at Sandown in the Group 2 Gordon Richards Stakes, when runner up to Crystal Ocean last month. Crystal Ocean has since won the AL Rayyan Stakes at Newbury and with Oisin Murphy on board is likely to take the race along, which could set it up for Wild Illusion who took a few runs last season before winning having finished runner up in 2 of the 3 starts in the Oaks at Epsom & the Ribblesdale Stakes at Ascot before taking the Group 1 Nassau Stakes at Goodwood when dropped from 1m 4f to 1m 2f
Wild Illusion went on to take the L’Opera at this course in October before finishing the season at Churchill Downs in the Breeders Cup Fillies & Mares’ when narrowly beaten by a neck, makes season return & has a clear chance if fully ready to go….
IF Wild Illusion is not 100% then it could be that Zabeel Prince has a chance of landing the spoils & a place based on her last run when winning the 1m 1f Group 3 Earl of Sefton at Newmarket on April 18th as runner up Forest Ranger has since won the Huxley Group 2 at Chester, 3rd Mustashry won the Lockinge Group 1 at Newbury and 4thElarqam won a Goodwood Listed race yesterday.

4.38 Prix Vtesse Vigier… Group 2… 1m 7f…

Holdthasigreen… Winner of the 1m 7f Royal Oak Group 1 at Chantilly last October. Started this season with a narrow defeat in a Chantilly 1m 7f Listed race, when runner up by a neck on April 1st before landing the Group 3 Prix De Burbeville by 1 & 3/4 lengths on April 28th…

I will now hand you over to Jamie with his thoughts from todays meeting at the Curragh…

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Jamie – 

1:50 – Tally Ho Stud Irish EBF Maiden (C&G) (2yo) – 6f
Selection: Arizona – win
A typical Curragh 2yo maiden with so many well-bred types.
Ballydoyle’s Arizona made a very pleasing debut over course and
distance and gets the nod here. With that crucial race under his belt
he is in with a great chance.

2:20 – Hanlon Concrete Handicap (rated 45-70) (3yo+) – 6f
Selection: Haqeeba – each way
A career best performance from Haqeeba saw him win a Navan
handicap in fine style two weeks ago… and I think he can grab at
least a place here for one of my local trainers Liam Lennon.
Pleasurable and Gopsies Daughter, who always goes well are others
to consider… tough puzzle to solve is this race!

2:55 – Curragh Official Opening Day Handicap (3yo+) – 5f
Selection: Kafu – win
Ger Lyons has his horses in fine order and Kafu can be his latest
winner. I think the drop back to 5f will help and with the 3yo
allowance he must enter calculations. He wasn’t beaten far by the
smart Ferreti at Dundalk last weekend.

3:50 – Tattersalls Gold Cup (Group 1) (4yo+) – 1m 2f
Selection: Magical – win
The race itself is not worthy of Group 1 status as has been the case
for the past few years. Magical is much the best of these runners and
it should be straightforward for this Galileo Mare. With just five
runners there isn’t much value in betting on this race… Flag of
Honour can chase her home once again.

4:25 – Tattersalls Irish 1000 Guineas (Group 1) (3yo) – 1m
Selection: Just Wonderful – win
Potentially a very good renewal of this race. While Hermosa will be
very tough to pass I really liked the way that Just Wonderful came
home at Newmarket after the race didn’t work out for her… she is a
little bit of value too. The stiff Curragh track will really suit Fillies Mile
hero Iridessa, who for me is the e/w punt. Cracking race!

5:00 – Irish Stallion Farms EBF “Habitat” Handicap (3yo+) – 1m
Selection: Atlas – win
Atlas can get his head back in front here. It was a super effort when runner up at Leopardstown two weeks ago to Geological… he remains well handicapped. Yuften
is the elder statesman in this race but I have got a gut feeling he can
sneak into a place at good odds.

5:30 – Boodles Handicap (4yo+) – 2m
Selection: Persian Lion – win
Jessica Harrington’s charge went into many people’s notebooks after
running Arctic Fire to half a length last time out. He faces a tougher
task here but with the ground in his favour and more race fit I think he can take this staying contest. Bongiorno looks set for a big run and
with cheekpieces fitted he’d be my e/w selection.

6:00 – Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden (3yo+) – 1m 2f
Selection: Hazran – win
The Aga Khan has been having so many maiden winners in Ireland
this season they must be falling out of his ears. The selection has run
two solid races and finished behind the potentially smart Jack Yeats
last time out. The dangers are the Ryan Moore mount South Sea
Pearl & the full sister to Verbal Dexterity, Verbalise.

That is everything for you today folks, big thanks for popping by and for you support..

All the best – Charlie, Rich & Jamie

 

Sensational Saturday

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Blimey if we thought yesterday was busy, today has a whole lot more racing to fill your boots with including the Irish 1,000 Guineas at the Curragh, Sandy Lane & Temple Stakes at Haydock and a plethora of other cards around the UK & Ireland. 8 cards in total in what could be a potentially fantastic day of racing…. Before we get to that, we should recap yesterdays blog…

Charlie –All Back To Mine won as expected advised at 11-2 returned at 6-1. Bold Record was 3rd and  Never Be Enough could only manage to finish 2nd.

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Rich – Desirous, Private Secretary & Nonchalance (Winners) Visible Chance & Sacred Dance (Placed)

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Jamie – Tango & Buckhurst (2nd) Siskin(Winner) Verhoyen E/W(4th) Fire Fly (7th) Gee Rex (8th) Editorial(6th).

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Now that’s all taken care of we can look forward to todays offerings… Just like yesterday we are joined by Jamie, who will take you through the Curragh card including the 1,000 Guineas( Rich also has a thought for that race too!) Charlie will lead the way with his Saturday Selections while Rich will have the Final Word… So lets get them from the pre parade ring down to the start….

Charlie –

Haydock 2.50 Awe – Won a Class 4 at Redcar over 7f in October last year, was then 2nd at Chelmsford in a Class 5 over 7f, 12 days later. Was then put away for the winter before making Seasonal return at Ascot on the 10th May in a Class 2 Handicap over 7f and finished a 1/2 length 2nd to Motafaawit. Has gone up 4lb for that and is drawn in stall 4 and that could be ideal although will need to settle better as pulled to hard last time out.

Win Advised

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Chester 3.30 Jabbar -Has placed in the first 3 in 4 of last 5 starts, only blip came at Kempton when finishing 5th over 2m on the 2nd February. Was dropped in trip for latest race at Hamilton and finished 3rd over 1m 5f to Rare Groove. If handling the 7lb higher than last win mark could get involved here but will need a bit of luck in running.

Win Asvised

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Ffos Las 6.05 Trump’s Benefit -Although isn’t a prolific winner has shown some promise in spaces, although was 4th on Monday when making Handicap Debut at Ludlow over 3m. His jumping will need to improve if he is to land one of these and has relatively low mileage with plenty room for improvement.

Win Advised

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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 over to Jamie for his thoughts at the Curragh.

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Jamie – The Curragh

1:50 – Foran Equine EBF Auction Maiden (2yo) – 5f
Selection: Latin Five – win
Having a bit of racecourse experience is key in these early season 2yo
races. Joseph O’Brien’s Latin Five is my pick here after an excellent
debut at Navan when runner up. He will come on a good bit for that
race. Michael O’Callaghan’s youngsters are always feared… so
perhaps the e/w angle in this race is his newcomer My Friend Stan.

2:25 – Heritage Hotel & Spa Handicap (3yo+) – 6f
Selection: Hammersmith – win
While it is tough for a 3yo to go up against seasoned sprinters, I feel
that Hammersmith has got it in his locker to grab a place here at
least. Obviously, the pull in the weights sees him in with a big shout.
Miss Jabeam is progressing slowly but is getting there (much like
myself!). She was a good second behind one of today’s rivals the last
day and can build on that and be the e/w selection for many here.

3:00 – Weatherby’s Ireland Greenland Stakes (Group 2) (4yo+) – 6f
Selection: Mr Lupton – win
In Mr Lupton I think we have the banker of the day. British stables
have a great record in big Irish sprint races. Chessman has been
running very well so far this season… including a close second to
Sergei Prokofiev at Cork… He can be the main danger to Mr Lupton
along with Ardhoomey who is a c+d winner.

3:35 – Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas (Group 1) (3yo) – 1m
Selection: Magna Grecia – win
A fascinating renewal of the Irish 2000 Guineas. Magna Grecia can
complete another Guineas for the master himself, Aidan O’Brien. He
has done nothing wrong and was much the best horse at
Newmarket. He should improve for that run too… Too Darn Hot is a
worthy favourite but just nine days after a hard race in the Dante is
not ideal and I think he may get tired in the last furlong. The talented
Mohawk could be worth an e/w bet at big odds.

4:10 – Lanwades Stud Stakes (Group 2) (4yo+) – 1m
Selection: I Can Fly – win
She might not be the most consistent horse ever seen but, on her
day, I Can Fly is a very smart Filly. Notably on her QEII second to
Champion 3yo Roaring Lion. I am not overly confident, but it’s the
most likely outcome that she is up to winning this… Beshaayir
improved a lot throughout last season and at juicy odds could be the
value against my selection for Frankie Dettori and William Haggas.

4:45 – FBD Hotels & Resorts Handicap (Premier Handicap) (4yo+) –
1m 2f
Selection: Ming – each way
Undoubtedly the class horse in this race is Joseph O’Brien’s Ming.
The son of Pour Moi was running in Grade 1s over in the USA last
summer. So that shows you just how good Joseph thinks he is. He
clearly needed the runout at Dundalk and should be in the reckoning
here. Sheisdiesel and Karwaan are others to consider…

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Final Word with Rich – 

Thanks guys, brilliant stuff yesterday from all of us on what could have been a day of banana skins…. I have Haydock, York & my Irish 1,000 Guineas for you, so lets get cracking all the first race will be over by the time I have finished!!!

Haydock – Good to Firm… 

2.50 Silver Bowl Handicap… Class 2… 3YO Only… 1m 37yds

Spirit Warning…. Runner up on both turf starts this season in an Epsom Class 4 1m 113yd Handicap by 1 length to Multamis  on April 24th & last time out when stepping up to Class 2 company on May 9th in a 7f 127yd Handicap. Finishing 1 length behind winner Lincoln Park…
DANGER… Oasis Prince… Winner of the last 3 starts ranging from 7f to 1m 100yds and last time out over 1m on May 11th in a Class 3 Handicap over C&D winning by a head, up in class…

3.25 Sandy Lane Stakes… Group 2… 3YO Only… 6f…

Calyx…The Kingman colt was unbeaten in both runs as a 2YO including winning the Group 2 Coventry Stakes at Ascot in June by 1 length from Advertise. Made it 3 wins from 3 starts when making a winning seasonal return on May 1st in the Group 3 Commonwealth Cup Trail Stakes by 4 lengths.

4.00 Temple Stakes… Group 2…. 5f… 

Mabs Cross… The only female in the field and the 5YO mare has to give 2Lb to most of the field, that said having beaten Favourite & last seasons winner of this race Battaash by 3/4’s of a length in the Prix De L’abbaye at Longchamp on her final start of last season. Started this season by winning the Group 3 Palace House Stakes by a neck on May 4th, so has a run on her side compared to Battaash(Who is top rated 123), who is the most likely DANGER to Mabs Cross…

4.35 Cecil Frail Class 1 Listed ( Fillies’)… 6f…

Perfection… Winner of the Boadicea Stakes (Fillies’ & Mares’) Class 1 Listed 6f at Newmarket in October by a neck before moving from John Gosden to David O’Meara. Made seasonal return at Lingfield in the Group 3 Chartwell Fillies’ Stakes over 7f finishing a close up runner up to Pretty Baby by a head…
DANGER… Signora Cabello… Winner of 2 Group 2 races last season including the 5f Queen Mary at Ascot & 5 & 1/2f Robert Papin at Maison-Laffitte. Made season return in the 6f Group 3 Commonwealth Cup Trail, won by Calyx, finishing 4th by 4 & 3/4 lengths. Top rated 112…

York… Good to Firm…

3.45 Sprint Handicap… Class  2 … 5f…

Leodis Dream… 2 wins from 3 runs last season and 3 from 3 starts in 2019. Noted in my column on May 8th when landing a Chester Class 2 5f Handicap by 1/2 a length from Recon Mission with 3rd She Can Boogie has since won…

Curragh… Good to Firm…

3.35 Irish 2,000 Guineas… Group 1… 3YO Only… 1m..

Magna Grecia.. The English 2,000 Guineas winner by 2 & 1/2 lengths at Newmarket on May 4th. Already a Group 1 winner last season on final start of 2018 when landing Doncaster’s Futurity Stakes in October having finished runner up in the Autumn Stakes Group 3 to Persain King, who has since won 2 from 2 and recently landed the Longchamp Group 1Poule D’essai Des Poulains on May 12th….

Todays Tracker…

 

That is everything for you today folks, thanks for popping by & for your support…

All the best – Charlie , Rich & Jamie

 

Frantic Friday….

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We have a busy days racing ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend with Goodwood, Haydock & Curragh amongst the plenty of meetings up & down the UK & Ireland…

We also welcome @Glen_Colt Aka Jamie who is covering the first day at the Curragh and will be sandwiched between Charlie & Rich, as he always has the Final Word!

A quick recap of yesterdays thoughts before we get under starters orders…

Charlie – Game Player was 2nd Sangarius was 3rd and Arlecchinos Arc was 6th.

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Rich – Full Authority (Unplaced) Dee Ex Bee (Winner) Elwazir (Unplaced) Sangarius (Placed 3rd)

Right lets get them in the stalls and ready for the off….

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Charlie – Goodwood 5.10 All Back To Mine 11-2 – Won over 6f at Brighton in September last year beating Riverwing by 2 lengths. Finished 9th at Lingfield in next start over 6f. Was then sent back to Brighton stepping up in distance to 7f and finished 6th. Was then put away for the winter before making seasonal return at Brighton on the 1st May and finished 2nd over 5f beaten 3/4 of a length by Pink Flamingo. That last race wasn’t a disgrace as wasn’t beaten far. Can gain compensation here with a similar display and is today’s 3b.

Win Advised

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Worcester 7.10 Bold Record 2-1 – Debutant for Nicky Henderson who is nicely bred being out of Fame And Glory and Shop Dj. Nicky has a 31% strike rate with unraced 5yr olds over hurdles and at the price available at time of writing seems fair for debut run and is today’s Nb.

Win Advised

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Pontefract 8.30 Never Be Enough 3-1 – Seemed to lose action at Beverly on the 25th April over 1m 2f when finishing 8th. Made up for that on the 17th May at Hamilton, when dropping back in distance to 1m and won beating Four Kingdoms by 1/2 length. Has a 5lb penalty for that win and steps back up in trip to 1m 2f 5y today. If handling the extra weight and step back up in distance could still get involved and is today’s Nap.

Win Advised

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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 over to Jamie for his coverage of the action at the Curragh.

 

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Jamie (@Glen_Colt) –

Curragh… Good to Firm..

4:55 – Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden (2yo) – 6F
Selection: Tango
Ryan Moore may have chosen Precious Moments over Tango but the No Nay Never Filly can make it a winning debut. If  she is like her Sire, then she will love the fast ground. Royal Affair could be the e/w selection here with young Shane Crosse in the saddle for Joseph O’Brien.

5:25 – Irish Stallion Farms EBF Marble Hill Stakes (2yo) Listed – 5F
Selection: Siskin
Ger Lyons might have another good horse on his hands in Siskin who won cosily on debut. He beat second favourite Harpocrates at Naas and should confirm that form. My selection should take all the beating in this five-runner listed contest.

6:00 – Extra.ie Spring Fillies Handicap (3yo) – 1m
Selection: Fire Fly
In a competitive but tricky Fillies’ Handicap my vote goes to Fire Fly, who ran well in a 1000 Guineas trial at Leopardstown. She looks a tricky sort but this is a very good opportunity for her to register a win. Joseph O’Brien’s Vallambrosa stayed on well the last day and looks to be a bit of value if you are taking on the favourite, Fire Fly.

6:35 – TRM Excellence in Equine Nutrition Handicap (4yo+) – 7F
Selection: Verhoyen (e/w)
Mick Grassick’s Verhoyen ran a good race last week at Naas despite a hike in the weights. Off a similar mark he should be right in the mix for the places. Jaassar is less exposed and showed his ability in fine style at Limerick last month. He is the potential improver in this field and is a worthy favourite.

7:05 – Kerrygold Gallinule Stakes (3yo) – 1m 2f
Selection: Buckhurst
On a slight recovery mission, I fancy Buckhurst to make it into the winners enclosure again. The son of hot sire Australia was a disappointing fifth in the Derrinstown after a good debut win. Although, I feel that he is still improving and that the stiffer track of the Curragh will really suit him. He should go well. Jim Bolger has always held Bold Approach in high regard and he could be the main danger to my selection.

7:35 – K Club Maiden (3yo) – 6F
Selection: Gee Rex
Bringing the best form into this race, Gee Rex should be up to what is needed to win this uninspiring maiden. He stayed on well last Sunday to finish fifth in the G3 Lacken Stakes. If you’re looking for some value then Super Treat looks to be the bet. He’s on better terms than Royal Court (his Leopardstown conqueror) and should be right there on all known form.

8:10 – Curragh Grand Opening Handicap (4yo+) – 1m
Selection: Editorial (e/w)
The lucky last! Hopefully you will have had a couple of winners by this stage. Anyway it might be worth taking an each way punt on Editorial who has been given a chance by the handicapper on his return. Trainer Patrick Twomey is in red hot form with 4-7 from the last 21 days. Passing Trade and Encantador should be in with a squeak as well.

Goodwood
Goodwood

 

Final Word with Rich –

Thanks Guys, it’s great to have you on board Jamie & we look forward to the bumper weekend… Goodwood & Haydock from me today…

Goodwood… Good…

2.55 Fillies’ Handicap… Class 4… 3YO Only… 1m…

Desirous… A winner when last seen on the AW at Kempton back in October in a Class 5 7f Fillies’ Skates by a head. Last turf run was in September at Newmarket in a 7f Fillies’ Maiden when runner up to Qabala by a head, who has since won the Nell Gwyn Stakes & finished 3rd in the 1,000 Guineas.. Up in trip…

3.30 Cocked Hat Stakes… Class 1 Listed… 3YO Only… 1m 3f 44yds…

Private Secretary… Runner up on both starts back in 2018. Made seasonal return on April 8th at Redcar in a Class 5 1m 2f Novice Stakes winning by 1 & 1/2 lengths before heading to Sandown on April 26th. Made it 2 from 2 in 2019 when taking the 1m 2f Class 3 Handicap by 2 & 1/4 lengths. Now steps up in trip & class…

Haydock.. Good to Firm…

2.45 Novice Stakes… Class 4… 2YO Only… 6f…

Visible Charm…. Invincible Charm colt, who is a half brother to duel Group 1 winner Erupt. Purchased by Godolphin at the Breeze Ups and cost 575,000 Guineas. Trainer Charlie Appleby has a fine record this season with debut 2YO’s & is currently 5 wins from 8 runners…
Pierre Lapin… Cappella Sanseverco colt, who is a half brother to multiple Group winner Harry Angel..
Both are ones to note for the future!

3.55 Fillies’ Novice Stakes… Class 4… 2YO Only… 7f…

Sacred Dance… Sea the Stars filly, who cost 650,000 Guineas as a yearling & is a half sister to Awesometank. Another of Charlie Appleby’s 2YO on debut…

4.30 Fillies’ Novice Stakes… Class 5… 3YO Only… 1m

Nonchalance… Dubawi Filly, who was a 5 & 1/2 length 4th on race course debut on May 7th at Wolverhampton on the AW. Running in a Class 5 Fillies’ Novice Stakes over 1m 142yds. Did not have a clear run and finished running to the line….

That is everything for you today folks…. Thanks for popping by & for your support..

All the best – Charlie, Rich & Jamie

Sandown on a Thursday…

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It has been good to have a few days break as another big weekend approaches and we will be joined by @Glen_Colt from Twitter Aka Jamie, who will be covering the Irish Guineas for us but I am sure Charlie & Rich will have view too so there is bound to be plenty of banter and we are delighted to have Jamie with us…

We best have a quick recap of Monday before we get onto todays thoughts…

Charlie –Falathaat (unplaced)  Kolossus (unplaced)  Pink Sands 2nd
Rich – Muzy (Unplaced) Etoile (Winner) In Favour (Unplaced) Morgan Le Faye (Winner)

Right lets get down to it, Charlie will have his Thursday Thumpers while Rich will have the Final Word from Sandown Park….

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Chelmsford

Charlie –

Goodwood 2.35 – Game Player 5/2 -Consistent type form wise with 3 wins and a 2nd over 7f. Only real blip came two starts back at Newmarket when beaten into 4th place some 3 and 1/4 lengths behind Mubtasim. Won last time out at Lingfield beating Pettifogger by 1 and 1/2 lengths who has won since.  Has been raised 5lb for that victory and could follow up again if in same mood.

Win Advised

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Sandown 8.10 Sangarius 3/1-Won on debut at Newmarket last August in a Class 4 over 7f beating Bangkok by a neck . Next race was at Doncaster in September in a Class 1 listed race over 7f and Sangarius won again beating Dubai Dominion by 2 and 1/4 lengths. Was then sent to Newmarket to race in the Group 1 Dewhurst stakes and finished 4th behind Too Darn Hot. Makes seasonal return and drops back into Listed class again with a tongue-tie tried.

Win Advised

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Chelmsford  8.30 Arlecchino’s Arc 7/2 -Has won last two spins around here over course and  distance, first of those was in March this year when beating First Call by 3/4 of a length. Latest victory was in April when beating Sharp Operator who he faces again today by a neck. Arlecchino’s Arc is in great form and may be worth siding with again here, having been drawn in the middle is likely to suit and could go close if in same mindset.

Win Advised

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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.

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Final Word with Rich – 

Thanks Charlie, with the Irish Guineas at the weekend & Haydock entertaining the speed machines we start the build up with the Brigadier Gerard card at Sandown, where the going is GOOD….

6.35 National Stakes… 2YO Only… Class 1 Listed… 5f 10yds..

Full Authority…. The Kingman colt made a winning race course debut on May 9th in a Class 2 5f Maiden winning by some 6 lengths and 4th has won next time out….

7.05 Henry II Stakes… Group 3… 2m 50yds…

Dee Ex Bee…. Last years Derby runner up to Masar didn’t really match that form in the 4 races after, 3 in Group 1 company. Made season return in the Group 3 Sagaro Stakes over 1m 8f at Ascot on May 1st. Winning by 3 & 1/4 lengths from Raymond Tusk, who subsequently finished runner up again in the Al Rayyan Stakes to Crystal Ocean…

The DANGER may also come from the same yard of Mark Johnston.. Making Miracles, who landed a Ripon 2m Class 2 Handicap by 1 length in April before beating Who Dares Wins by 6 lengths on May 10th in the Chester Cup, Class 2 over 2m 2f 140yds…

7.35 Brigadier Gerard Stakes… Group 3… 1m 2f…

Elwazir…. Last seen in August 2108 when finishing 10 lengths behind Teodoro in the Group 3 Rose of Lancashire Stakes 1m 2f at Haydock having won the previous 2 starts when beating Cross Counter in C&D Class 5 Novice Stakes in June by 2 & 3/4 lengths and winning the London Handicap Class 3 1m 2f at Ascot in July by 1 & 3/4 lengths… Season return…

8.10 Heron Stakes… Class 1 Listed…. 3YO Only… 1m…

Sangarius… 4th to Too Darn Hot in the Dewhurst last season back in October having landed the Doncaster Class 1 Listed Flying Scotsman in September by 2 & 1/4 lengths. Beat Bangkok on race course debut at Newmarket back last August by a neck, who has since won the Sandown Classic…

The DANGER could well come from Roseman, who finished  an 8 & 1/4 lengths 3rd to Raise You on race course debut, who has since won the Class 1 Listed Fairway Stakes at Newmarket while 4th, 5th & 6th have all since won since. Roseman landed a Class 5 1m 75yds Novice Stakes at Nottingham by 5 lengths on April 30th…

That is everything for you today folks, thanks for popping by & for your support..

All the Best – Charlie & Rich

Monday Meltdown

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Did you see our breaking news on Twitter yesterday? If you didn’t, we have been joined by @Glen_Colt who will be our Irish Flat Correspondent… So give him a follow!

Sunday Service delivered 2 winners from 3 selections for Charlie while Rich managed 1 winner & 3 runner up spots from the 4 noted in his final word column… We move on to today…

Charlie will have his usual selections while Rich has a Final Word Special from Saint-Cloud in France, where there is Group action on the flat….

Charlie –

Redcar 3.35 Falathaat -Was 3rd on debut at Kempton over 1m in August last year, was 2nd on second start dropped in distance to 7f at Wolverhampton in September last year beaten some 3 and 1/4 lengths by Fox Power who has since won at Newcastle over 1m 5f.

Win Advised

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Carlisle 4.15 Kolossus -Won at Ayr over 6f last August, has ran poorly since finishing outside the places in all bar one race at Carlisle when finishing 3rd over 6f. If shaping better here should get involved although does carry a bit of a risk as his form is a bit sketchy.

Win Advised

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Windsor 7.30  Pink Sands-Out of No Nay Never and First Breeze, looks a very nice prospect and definitely one for the future regardless of the outcome of today’s race.

Win Advised

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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.

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Final Word with Rich –

Thanks Charlie, cannot grumble with yesterday after 3 winners on Saturday… We are off to Saint-Cloud in France today, where we have some very nice Group races..

1.25 Pirette Stakes… 2YO Only… 6f…

Muzy… Made a winning race course debut on April 22nd at Le Lion D’angers when winning by a neck over 5 & 1/2 f from Fan Club Rules, who has since won a Bordeaux maiden….

2.00 Prix Cleopatre… Group 3… 3YO Only… 1m 2f 96yds…

Etoile… A winner over 7 & 1/2f on debut in January at Cagne-Sur-Mer before landing the odds again at the same course & distance in February in the De Vichy Stakes. Given a break & returned in the Vanteaux Stakes Group 3 over 1m 1f on April 7th, narrowly finishing runner up by a neck….

DANGER… Shamiyla… Won here on race course debut over 1m on May 1st…

2.35 Mendez Stakes.. 3YO Only… 1m 4f…

In Favour…. Runner up on opening two starts before landing a La Croise-Laroche Maiden over 1m 1f by 2 & 1/2 lengths back in October. Made seasonal return at Longchamp last month in the De Solferino Stakes 1m 3f, when finishing 3rd by 2 lengths from Motamarris, who won again next time out at Chantilly by 8 lengths…

DANGER… Je Ne Regretterien… The only filly in the field, so gets weight allowance. Runner on race course debut over 1m 2f at this course by 3/4’s of a length in November before making seasonal return over C&D on April 4th by a short head….

3.10 Prix Corrida…. Group 2 Stakes… 1m 2f 96yds…

Morgan Le Faye…. Finished 3rd in both the Prix Du Cadran, 2m 3f (Group 1) & Royal Oak, 1m 7f (Group 1) last October. Returned at Longchamp on April 7th over this distance when winning by 2 & 1/2 lengths before landing the Group 3 Prix Allez France over 1m 2f by 2 lengths from the re opposing Tosen Gift…

DANGER…. Listen In…. A 2 length runner up to Kitesurf in this race last season before landing a Listed race at Clairefontaine over 1m 4f in July and finished 2018 by landing the Chantilly Consell Paris Group 2 over 1m 4f by a neck in October… Season return…

That is everything for you today folks, thanks for popping by & we really appreciate your support…

All the Best – Charlie & Rich

Sunday Service

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A fantastic meeting at Newbury, with Mustashry landing the Lockinge from Laurens. A rare off day for Charlie, when none of his 3 failed to land in the first 3 while Rich had 3 winners with Khaadem, Crystal Ocean & Jash. That was yesterday now it’s time to look forward….

Charlie will have his Sunday Service while Rich will have the Final Word….

Charlie –

Ripon 3.45 Global Heat 🌟 🌟 🌟 11/4 Nap-Has only been raced 3 times finishing 2nd at Chelmsford over 7f in September last year, was then sent to Leicester and stepped up in distance to 1m and finished 3rd in October last year. Made seasonal reappearance on the 29th April and was beaten 2 and 1/2 lengths by Sinjarri, who was beaten a short head yesterday by Headman in the 3.00 at Newbury. If building on that could go in today and use that as a stepping stone for the season.

Win Advised

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Ripon 4.55 Kareena Kapoor 🌟 🌟 🌟 13/8 Nb– Has only ran 3 times and has finished 2nd, 3rd and 1st. Was a fair 1/2 length 2nd on debut to Pretty Polyanna over  6f and 3y at Yarmouth on the 14th June last year. Was then sent to Doncaster on the 29th June last year and finished 3rd some 2 and 1/2 lengths behind Comedy. Was then put away for the winter before making seasonal return at Newcastle on the 12th January when beating Plumette by 1/2 length. If showing up in same mood will be hard to beat.

Win Advised

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Market Rasen 5.10 Craigmor 13/8 -Was pulled up on penultimate start of 2018 at Bangor over 3m and 30y. Made a winning start on seasonal return at Fakenham over 2m 5f and 44y on the 1st of January when beating Voltface by 1 and 1/4 lengths . Won again at Wincanton over 2m 5f and 82y on the 9th May this year beating Southfield Torr by 7 lengths. If turning up in the same mindset could easily go in again today.

Win Advised

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Well that’s my thoughts on today’s selections, good luck if following and please remember to keep Stakes smalls it doesn’t hurt your pocket. I will now hand you back over to Rich for the Final Word.

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Final Word with Rich –

Thanks Charlie, it was nice to land a few winners but as always today is a new day & may not be the same as yesterday… Naas & Ripon for you today..

Naas…. Good to Firm..

1.35 Fillies’ Maiden… 3YO Only… 1m…

Kiss for a Jewel… The Kingman Filly was a 1/2 length runner up on race course debut when last seen back in October in a 1 & 1/2m Maiden. Makes season return & drops back slightly in trip. Jockey Oisin Orr has a 25% strike rate when teaming up with trainer Dermot Weld….

3.15 Sprint Stakes… Class 1 Listed… 5f…

Final Venture… The only UK raider in the field. Last won back in June 2017 in a Haydock Class 1 Listed 5f race but mark keeps dropping. Runner up on seasonal return in a Class 2 5f Handicap at Musselburgh on April 20th…

3.50 Fillies’ Sprint Stakes… Group 3… 3YO Only…

Peace Charter… War Front Colt who made a winning race course debut in a Naas 6f Maiden when getting the better of So Wonderful by 1/2 a length. With both in the field, you can expect them to be fighting out the finish again….

Ripon… Good…

3.45 Handicap… Class 4… 3YO Only… 1m 1f 170yds…

Global Heat…. Still a maiden after 3 runs having finished 2nd over 7f & 3rd over 1m last season. Made seasonal return at Windsor in a Class 5 1m 2f Maiden when finishing a 2 & 1/2 lengths runner up to Sinjaari, who was narrowly beaten in the Gold Cup Class 2 Handicap yesterday…

That is everything for you today folks, thanks for popping by & your support..

All the Best – Charlie & Rich

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