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With so many meetings again on a Saturday, no idea why they don’t hold a couple over until Sunday, but hey, it is what it is & we have to run with it.
We decided to just concentre on the 3 meetings mentioned in the title, so we best crack on or we will be here until the French Group racing starts on Sunday afternoon….
Charlie will have his Saturday Selections while Rich will have the final Word….
2.05 – Fromnowon -Was 2nd in a class 5 Auction at Newbury on the 11th July over 6f, when beaten 1/2 length by Odyssey Girl. This daughter of Showcasing steps up in trip to 7f and looks very interesting for R Hannon and with Sean Levey doing the steering, another good show looks likely. Currently available around the 9/4 price with most firms at time of writing.
3.50 – Indeed -Had some decent form in France and has transferred that to the UK when finishing 2nd by a neck to Chatez on UK debut at Newbury over 1m, made amends on next start at Chelmsford when winning over 1m 2f beating Desert Fox by 3/4 of a length. Currently available at 9/4 with most firms at time of writing and another bold display can’t be ruled out.
5.00 – Cardano – Has won 3 times and placed 2nd once from last 4 races. Wins have came at Nottingham and Ripon both over 1m and at Newmarket over 1m 2f. The 2nd place came 2 starts back at Goodwood over 1m 2f when losing by 1 length to Edmond Dantes. Currently available at 100/30 and another bold show looks likely and has no problem with going as acts on most ground.
2.25 – Carnwennan -Finished 2nd at Kempton over 2m in final run of 2018. Was 2nd again on seasonal return at Doncaster over 2m on the 26th April when a 3/4 of a length 2nd to Handiwork over 2m 109y. Was dropped in distance for next start at York when tackling 2m 56y and won beating Mancini by 1 and 1/2 lengths. Next run was at Chelmsford when Carnwennan beat Vampish by 1 and 1/2 length over 2m. Was sent to Newcastle for latest run and won again over 2m 56y beating Rare Groove by 3 and 1/2 lengths. If repeating the form shown in last 4 starts will be tough to beat and currently available at 6-1 with most firms and is an eachway selection.
3.40 – Never In Paris -Won on debut at Nottingham over 5f and 8y when beating Exclusively by 2 and 1/4 lengths, is currently available around the 5-1 price with most firms and is another eachway selection.
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.
Final Word with Rich –
Thanks Charlie, Saturdays have been good to me the last few weeks, so I am hoping that trend continues today….
Newbury… Good to Soft…
1.50 Steventon Stakes… Class 1 Listed… 1m 2f…
Fox Chairman is likely to go off odds on Favourite having finished a 2 & 1/4 length runner up to Sangarius in the 1m 2f Group 3 Hampton Court at Ascot having been 3rd to Circus Maximus in the Dee Stakes, I am with FIRST NATION, who despite not landing a blow in the Sefton Stakes at Newmarket on season return in April or in the Wolferton Stakes, Listed at Ascot last month but showed enough to get within 1 &1/4 lengths to Elarqam at Sandown on July 5th in the 1m 2f Gala Listed Stakes and will go close today..
3.00 Hackwood Stakes… Group 3… 6f…
KHAADEM is a C&D winner when landing the Shalaa Carnarvon Listed Stakes by 1/2 a length from Oxted on May 18th, seasonal return. Never really ran a yard in the Group 1 Commonwealth Stakes at Ascot when a full 10 lengths behind Advertise on June 21st & is now eased in grade. The Tin Man is likely to give his running, now also eased in grade having won this race in 2016 and is the big DANGER to Khaadem…
Newmarket … Good to Firm…
2.40 Aphrodite Fillies’ Stakes… Class 1 listed… 1m 4f…
SPARKLE ROLL was a winner on season return over 1m2f when 2 lengths clear of King Power back in April. Finished 7th of 10 in the Fillies’ Group 3 Musidora Stakes at York, running flat before taking a step up in trip from 1m 2f to 1m 4f at Ascot in the Group 2 Ribblesdale Stakes last month but the other Gosden runner Kesia, who was a winner on race course debut at Ascot over the distance in a Class 3 Maiden on May 10th takes a big step up in grade and is well regarded at home and could be the big DANGER…..
Curragh… Good to Firm…
4.00 Anglesey Stakes… Group 3…2YO Only… 6f63yds…
PISTOLETTO…. 2 from 2 after winning by 5 & 1/2 lengths on race course debut at Tipperary in a Maiden before taking a Naas Class 1 Listed by 1/2 a length and now steps up in trip..
Keep an eye out for Soul Search, who was beaten by a head on debut at Leopardstown when running over 7f on July 11th….
5.10 Irish Oaks… Fillies Group 1… 3YO Only… 1m 4f…
STAR CATCHER… 2 wins from 3 runs this season having won on seasonal return in a Class 6 1m 2f Maiden in April at Newbury by 4 &1/2 lengths. 3rd to Queen Power again at Newbury in a Listed race before stepping up in grade to land the Group 2 Ribblesdale Stakes at Ascot by 1 & 1/2 lengths from Fleeting on June 20th. The DANGERS could come from the Pretty Polly Stakes winner Iridessa who now steps up in trip and finished ahead of Pink Dogwood and I don’t think that form is likely to be reversed..
That is everything for you today folks, a big thanks to everyone who read our latest BIG Interview…
All the Best – Charlie & Rich
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