Monday, 1 May 2017

2:00 Windsor Racing Tips (1st May) Racing's Favourite Bet Apprentice Training Series Handicap (RE Initiative) (Class 5) (4yo+)

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This is an 11 runner apprentice riders race with 2 that have been known to lead before but I've only got 2 that have got recorded times, Picket Line is 2nd top from a time recorded at Ascot last year but may find this distance pushes its stamina in a fast run race which this just might be so I'm doubtful of its chances of winning but my top rated is ESSAKA 6/1 and this one's best time was recorded over this course and distance and who is usually a hold up type and I'm hoping there's a fast pace for it to aim at and then stay on the stronger at the finish.
2:35 Windsor -
Of the 10 runners there's the only Tailwind known as a front-running sort and could be dangerous with an easy lead but that doesn't happen very often especially not in class 4 races, Kyllukey and Morache Music are my joint 3rd top rated pair but both have slight negatives against their names, with Fairway To Heaven sitting in 2nd spot who can be held up or track the leaders and ought to ensure there's a decently fast early pace but my top spot goes to PRETTY BUBBLES 11/2 who usually stays on strongly at this trip as though a longer trip would suit it better but what it needs is a fast pace to aim at so I'm hoping its fast enough in the early stages to play into the hands on this ones stamina nearing the finish.
3:25 Bath -
Only 7 runners 4 of them have been known to lead before, Swendab is 4th top rated and a possible front runner, my 3rd top rated is Flying Bear who usually likes to track the leaders, my 2nd top is SECRETFACT 2/1 who can be held up or track the leaders and could be the one to prosper if they go off too fast and the trainer does have a good 19% win ratio at this course but my top spot goes to the bottom weight FRANK THE BARBER 11/2 who is a front-running sort and if leading here it could prove hard to pass but I'm not sure if it's quite as good in this class of race and may be better off when dropped back to class 6 races and will have competition for the lead so I will go with backing the top weight as my main bet and then a covering bet on the bottomweight.

Saturday, 29 April 2017

2:20 Leicester Racing Tips (29th April) Play Today Handicap (Class 4) (4yo+)

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There's only 7 runners in this race which is poor for a 6k prize money to the winner, there's not much to work with here and 5 of them have no recorded times at this distance but the 2 with ratings are both front runners, Tanasoq my 2nd top rated did its best time at this course and distance but top rated is HIGHLY SPRUNG 12/1 and if getting to the front could be hard to catch but with such limited data to work with stakes will be kept low.

Highly Strung 12/1 3rd
3:20 Ripon -
With 13 runners this class 2 race looks good on paper, there's 4 horses which I think I can discard and my top 5 ratings are a few spots ahead the rest, Reputation 5th top, Pipers Note 4th top and George Bowen is 3rd top rated in 2nd top spot I've got the topweight Orions Bow who is making its debut for the year and may need this run for fitness, my figures put RED PIKE 16/1 in top spot who is 1 of only 2 known front-runners in the field and if setting the pace it ought to be hard to catch, the trainer has a very good 30% win ratio at this course and the jockey has a 22% win ratio for this stable so hopefully that's a pointer to connections expecting a big run in this race and it's a big enough price to go with an each-way wager.

Red Pike 16/1 7th
5:50 Wolverhampton -
Of the 9 runners Bush Warrior and Dinneratmidnight are the only 2 that have led before, the latter may not like this surface but the former could be a hidden danger especially if it gets an uncontested lead which could well do here from stall 2 and is allowed to set its own slightly slower pace, Elusivity is my 3rd top rated and a hold up type but looks better on other surfaces and at shorter trip but if its a slow pace it could make the frame, Inshaa is my 2nd top rated but has been plying its trade in 1 class lower than this recently but did run a fastish time last time out here but may be better over a longer trip, my top rated is FLECKERL 11/1 who is a hold up type and im hoping the pace is quite fast early to play into its hooves late in the race and once again the price is big enough to do an each way bet.

Fleckerel 16/1 8th

Thursday, 27 April 2017

1:40 Beverley Racing Tips (27th April) 5f Westwood Handicap (Class 5) (3yo+)

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With 13 runners this class 5 race could reap benefits, I've got 4 of them marked down as possible pace setters and they are my top 4 ratings, Space Artist is 3rd join top but may need this run for fitness and wasn't in form when last seen in 2016, Bosham is the other 3rd top rated but its 3lb claiming apprentice moves into 3rd spot on its own, in 2ns position I've got LYDIA'S PLACE 10/1 and the trainer has a 21% win ratio at this course and they are using a good 5lb claiming apprentice to help their cause but top spot goes to the 3-year-old LAWLESS LOUIS 7/1 who is making its 1st appearance of the year and it might need this run for fitness but coming from a top stable with a 26% win ratio here looks promising but the 7lb claiming apprentice jockey has had 10 previous rides for this stable without a winner which tempers my enthusiasm for the horses chances, I will go with backing both of them to show a profit whichever one does the business.

Lydia's Place 10/1 1st + Ex £74.5 + T/C £1075.90

Lawless Louis 8/1 3rd
6:30 Chelmsford -
A nice class 3 race with 9 runners, well it would be nice if I knew where the early pace was going to come from, I've got potentially hidden improvers in the race just 2 with big negatives aginst their name so I'm left with my top 2 ratings Golden Amber who can be held up or track the pace setters and GENTLEMEN 12/1 who is usually a hold up type, so everything will depend on how fast the early pace is and as I've got no idea who will lead I would have normally left the race alone but I think the price is a fair bit bigger than I expected and therefore I will be having a small each way bet.

Gentlemen 12/1 NR
7:05 Chelmsford -
Only 6 runners in this class 2 affair and another race where there's too many unknowns for me to bet with any confidence, I've got just 2lb separating my top 3 ratings in order, Kadrizzi, Magnus Maximus and Fujin and of those both Fujin and Magnus Maximus are known as a front-running types and the only 2 in the field but Raucous 11/10 has done a fast time at this distance on good to firm going on turf and has been running in better class races so has to every chance in this race but the price is dire and this is its 1st run on the all-weather, Solar Flair who has won 3 been 2nd twice from just 6 all-weather races but none were but could be a danger, Absolutely So has only shown poor form in its 3 runs this year but there are reasons why and is dangerous on last years form so it's a race I think is best left alone.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

2:10 Epsom Racing Tips (26th April) Asset Finance Handicap (Class 3) (4yo+)

A nice looking class 3 affair with 11 runners and 6 have been known to set the pace and I'm wondering if they might go off too fast at this quick track, my joint 2nd top rated pair, Majestic Hero stall 9 and Just That Lord stall 8 are both possible pace setters and any draw bias is in favour of those drawn high they are bot being ridden by top-class jockeys in Jamie Spencer and Luke Morris but I'm hoping they set it up for the topweight hold up type of horse in the shape of SHAMSHON 9/1 who has got stall 1 but with all the early pace there could be some scrimmaging for position early in the race if all 6 try to lead and it might be able to get a good position from which to attack late on and pinch the spoils on the line.

Shamshon 9/1 5th
5:50 Lingfield -
I don't think this poor class 6 race is one to get too heavily involved in but I have found something that might prove profitable, there's two 3year olds that could improve even though the bottom weight won last time out it was a very slow time, Silver Wings is one of only two that have been known to lead before but this one has gone wrong for a while now, the other pace setter is WHALEWEIGH STATION 12/1 and it's also my top rated and if it gets to the front it could prove to be a hard nut to crack but stakes have to be kept on the low side but it looks worth a small each-way wager.

Whaleweigh Station 16/1 8th

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Tuesday, 25 April 2017

3:15 Yarmouth Winning Racing Tips (25th April) Yarmouth Racecourse Handicap (Class 6) (4yo+)

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Of these 9 runners 3 have led before and it could be a fast run race especially with GIVE US A BELLE 10/1 in the race and this one is my joint top rated but it's being ridden by a 7lb claiming apprentice who hasn't got a good record with 3-207 but one of those 3 wins was for this stable and it could try to lead all the way, the other joint top rated is EDITH WESTON 18/1 who looks as though a longer trip would suit it better and ought to be staying on at the finish, I'm not a fan of the apprentice jockey on Give Us A Belle but I also can't discard the horse from the possibility of winning here so I think I will go with backing them both each way to cover the front running angle and the strong finishing angle and show a profit whichever one wins the race.

Give Us A Bele 20/1 5th
Edith Watson 18/1 9th
7:55 Brighton -
There are just 8 runners but none are known as front running types so who will set the pace I've got no idea and if its run at a slower pace than any negatives, like not liking the going or being too far are negated and everyone has a chance but I've got an inkling of what could happen and I'm hoping I'm right, my 3rd top rated is Soaring Spirits but this one may prefer further so this race might not be run to suit it unless something sets aa real fast early pace, Captain Bob is my 2nd top rated but the trainer is 0-20 at Brighton so that looks a big negative although the jockey has an 18% win rate for the stable, in top spot is CHETAN 12/1 who usually likes to track the leaders and has 3 runs on the all-weather, starting from last month, which looks as though it was being got ready for the turf and it has a chance here to get back to winning ways but stakes won't be too big with the lack of pace may be a stumbling block but it's worth a small each way bet.

Chetan 12/1 4th

Sunday, 23 April 2017

3:05 Pontefract Winning Racing Tips (24th April) Riu Hotels And Resorts Handicap (Class 2) (4yo+)

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Only 7 runners and 2 that could set the pace. Burnt Sugar is 3rd best and will be staying on as it looks as though further would suit it better, 2nd spot is Line Of Reason who can either track the leaders or be held up but my top rated is JUDICIAL 6/1 who I one of the possible front runners and if getting to the front could prove hard to catch and hopefully lead all the way.

Judicial 6/1 1st
4:40 Pontefract -
With 12 runners and 5 that have led before it could be a fast run race, See Vermont my 3rd top rated needs good to firm going to show its best and could make the frame if doing its best, in 2nd spot is ORIENTAL RELATION 7/1 the topweights trainer has a 25% win rate here which is quite good and its one of the front runners and if getting to the front it could prove hard to beat but I have got GROUNDWORKER 9/2 as my top rated and can be held up or track the pace setters and if they go off too fast up front it could capitalise but like all hold up types may need some luck when trying to stay on at the finish but I will go with backing them both to show a profit whichever one does the business.

Oriental Relation 15/2 1st
Ground Worker 6/1 7th
5:15 Windsor
A nice class 4 race with 9 runners and 5 of the field can lead so it could be fast and furious, I don't think the draw is much of a problem here, I've got Stormflower and my joint 2nd top rated, it's a possible pace setter but it might find this rise in class a bit too much for it and also may need the run for fitness, my top rated is Secret Fact and this is another that may be outclassed and need this run so I'm going with STEPPER POINT 4/1 as the selection, it is the other 2nd top rated and a possible pacesetter and looks the safest option in the race with a few making their seasonal debuts.

Stepper Point 9/2 1st
6:05 Lingfield -
Just 6 runners and it's quite hard sorting out figures from this year and last, only 2016 times I've got Mossgo as my 3rd top rated, Temple Road in 2nd spot and Pharoh Jake as top rated but not sure if it's really competitive enough at this level, using just this years times, Temple Road and Hot Stuff are my 2nd joint top rated and I've got MOSSGO 5/2 as my top rated and this is the only known front-runner in the race and it's being ridden by a 7lb claiming apprentice who is having their 1st ride for the stable and only their 4th ever ride so I'm hoping their instructions are to go off from the front and attempt to make all.

Mossgo 4/1 4th


6:15 Windsor -
A field of 12 and 3 known pacemakers, Pretty Bubbles is joint 3rd top along with Satchville Flyer who could be a possible front runner but this class looks too much for it so maybe not able to lead, Little Palaver the topweight could set the pace but isn't well in on its times LIGHTNING CHARLIE 9/2 could lead and if doing so could prove troublesome as it's my 2nd top rated and the jockey booking looks a positive move as it does with my top rated RIO RONALDO 11/2 who is usually a hold up type so should be staying on at the finish and another with a good jockey booking who has won once from only 3 rides for the stable and I will go with backing them both to cover both angles of a front runner and a finisher.

Lightning Charlie 5/1 2nd
Rio Ronaldo 11/2 6th

Saturday, 22 April 2017

2:20 Thirsk Winning Racing Tips (22nd April) Entry Handicap (Div II) (Class 5) (4yo+)

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This 2nd division looks a better race with 4 that have been known to lead before Bop It my 4th top could is one of them, More Beau is 3rd top despite looking as though some cut in the going would suit it better, Etienne Gerrard is 2nd top but the trainer is 1-20 at this course while my top rated is WILLBEME 14/1 who is a possible front runner and the jockey has a 17% strike rate for the stable which looks a positive and hopefully it can lead or contest from start to finish and it's an each-way price which helps.

Willbeme 14/1 2nd
5:30 Nottingham -
An apprentices race with 11 runners and over this 5 furlongs there's 5 that have led before, Flicka's Boy is my 3rd top rated and a possible pace setter but the trainer is 0-10 at this course, Chip Or Pellet is my original top rated but the trainer is 1-12 at this course and its the 1st ride for the apprentice for this stable so not sure if its a positive or negative but may need this run for fitness, in 2nd spot is ROY'S LEGACY 11/2 who is a front runner and stall 9 is ideal as any bias is to those drawn high and the apprentice has a 14% win ratio for the stable soI'mm hoping it can lead all the way and complete its hattrick of wins.

Roy's Legacy 14/1 2nd
5:45 Wolverhampton -
A 9 rrunner amateur riders handicap doesn't thrill me but my 2 top ratings are being ridden by 2 of the better jockeys in the race, PUSHKIN MUSEUM 6/4 finished 2nd last time out in a fairly slow run race and got out sprinted inside the final furlong but with 4 possible front runners here the faster earlier pace might suit it better and 2 of those pace setters are Indian Pursuit and Langley Vale my joint 3rd top rated, top rated is CASTLEREA TESS 10/1 who usually races prominently without leading but stays on strongly at the finish on a going day, so I will back them both to show a profit whicever one wins.

Castlerea Tess 10/1 1st + Exacta £22.60
Pushkin Museum 6/4 2nd
6:15 Wolverhampton -

With 10 runners and just 2 known front runners and 4 with big negatives against their name but also 2 possible hidden dangers any stakes will have to be kept low, Hamish McGonagain is 3rd top rated and the trainer does well here and could make the frame, Tasaaboq is 2nd top rated and the jockey has won 16% of rides for this stable but top spot is INDIAN AFFAIR 11/1 who is one of the likely pace setters especially from stall one but the jockey is 0-15 for this stable which doesn't make any sense to me as David Probert is a very good jockey but I will wait for the betting and the price on the latter horse as I would want some value before placing a bet but stakes will be kept low and a small each way bet is in order.

Indian Affair 11/1 2nd
6:45 Wolverhampton -
Half of the 8 runners have been known to lead and Youre Cool and Annie Salts are my joint 3rd top rated so it should be a fast run race in 2nd spot is Temple Raod who usually stays on strongly at the end of its races and should make the frame if running to its best, my top spot goes to POWERFUL DREAM 9/2 who usually likes to track the leaders and then stay on the stronger at the finish.

Powerful Dream 15/2 7th

Friday, 21 April 2017

4:40 Newbury Winning Racing Tips (21st April) Dubai Duty Free Handicap (Class 2) (4yo+)

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Mirza my 2nd top rated and a possible front runner but like a few here may need this run for fitness.
Duke Of Firenze may need run and not good to firm ground, not in my top 4 ratings.
POYLE VINNIE versatile with tactics and my 3rd top rated so place claims.
DOUBLE UP top of my figures has won after a break before top jockey riding.
Bowson Fred usually tracks the leaders but not in my top 4 figures.
Soie D'leau my 4th top may need this run and possible pace setter so could make the frame.
Sir Robert Cheval may need a longer trip and this run for fitness not in my top 4 Lady Macapa may not want good to firm ground and also need this race for fitness.
SUMMARY: With 5 of the 8 runners usually wanting at least one run to gain fitness which narrows it down to 3, Bowson Fred, POYLE VINNIE 10/1 who could try to lead all the way and my top rated DOUBLE UP 5/2 who has won 1st time out before and with Silvestra De Sousa riding should be staying on strongly at the finish, this early in the season I think its best to cover both angles with a front runner and a possible finisher.

Double Up 5/2 5th
Poyle Vinnie 14/1 7th
6:00 Bath -
This is a 13 runner Listed class race with 2 natural front running types and there's a few possible hidden dangers so stakes will have to be kept low, Glenrowan Rose is a versatile type when it comes to running tactics which includes leading but usually only if nothing else wants to so may not need to here but is my 4th top rated, Fredricka is my 3rd top rated and usually races prominently without leading, Blithe Spirit is in 2nd top spot but usually needs a run to gain fitness but is a possible front runner, my top rated IMTIYAAZ 16/1 also may need the run but the jockey booking with a 27% win rate for the stable points to them expecting a big run here and hopefully be some value when the prices come out and at 16/1 I will go with an each way bet.

Imtiyaaz 16/1 3rd

Thursday, 20 April 2017

3:00 Newmarket Racing Tips (20th April) Connaught Access Flooring Abernant Stakes (Group 3) (Class 1) (3yo+)

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A Group 3 sprint with £34k up for grabs but only 7 entries which are poor, of the 7 I've got 3 that may like to lead and the others can either track the leaders or be held up, Kassia is my 3rd top rated but may need this run and also looks better over a shorter trip so may just struggle, 2nd spot goes to Ornate who could try to set the pace but another that may need the run for fitness but top spot goes to BRANDO 6/4 and this one has been known to win after a break so looks the safest bet.

Brando 6/4 1st
3:25 Ripon -
With 15 runners and a 3rd of them having led before it could be a fast run race, I've got negatives against 6 runners, Eastern Racer is my 5th top rated and a possible pacesetter in stall 6, Honeysuckle Lil doesn't find this surface ideal but still comes out 4th best and that's the same scenario for my 3rd op rated Magical Effect, in 2nd spot I've got STRAIGHTOTHEPOINT 8/1 who is in stall 1 and usually likes to race prominently while in top spot I've got BEST TRIP 33/1 a possible pacesetter and drawn in stall 14 it has won before after a break so that won't put me off, so I'm going with backing one drawn high and one drawn low and then a front-running sort and another that can come from off the pace and hope I've the winner whichever way the race pans out and just hope the going is ok, if pushed to narrow it down to one selection it would be with the latter to hopefully dominate from the front and at least hold on for a place and I will be having 2 each way bets.

Straightothepoint 8/1 2nd
Best Trip 33/1 Unp

5:50 Lingfield -
Only 5 runners in this poor class 6 claiming race, I've got negatives against for 4 of the runners and it leaves me with just my top rated which is BUSH WARRIOR 11/8 who can deploy various styles of racing and includes leading and from stall 1 it may get out and lead all the way and it's also the horse with the highest official rating at the weights so I'm expecting a skinny price but I might be surprised as nothing has been running that well lately but I'm going with the combination of class and speed.

Bush Warrior 11/8 2nd

6:05 Ripon -
With just 7 runners this apprentice jockey race isn't ideal but at least there's a possible front runner in General Alexander who may not find this surface to its liking, Seamster is 3rd best and I've got DESERT ACE 5/1 as my 2nd top rated but the 8lb claiming apprentice moves it above my original top rated FOXTROT KNIGHT 7/1 who has only got a 3lb claiming apprentice and I will be going with backing them both to show a profit whichever one wins but in an apprentice race my stakes are usually kept low.

Foxtrot Knight 7/1 1st
Desert Ace 5/1 4th
7:20 Lingfield -
An 8 runner race with 3 that have been known to lead before, I've got negatives against 4 of the field and only the top 3 in the handicap have done a recorded fast enough time, Hackney Road has won both of its races but both in relatively slow times but could be open to improvement and I expect it will be favourite which will help the prices on the others, Diamond Lady is my 3rd top rated but may need this run for fitness but could still make the frame, 2nd top is the top weight Rosealee but this one may be better over a shorter trip but still could make the frame but top spot is VERY HONEST 16/1 and this one is a possible front runner and it did its best time this year so hopefully it can lead all the way and at the price I will be having an each-way wager.

Very Honest 16/1 3rd

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

1:50 Newmarket Winning Racing Tip (19th April) Weatherbys General Stud Book Online Handicap (Class 2) (4yo+)

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A very nice class 2 race with 10 runners with none known as natural front runners so any stakes will be kept low, Dark Defender is my 3rd top rated but may not want it to be on the firm side of good and the trainer is 0-8 at the course, REPUTATION 13/2 is my top rated but it may need this run to fully gain fitness as it has before and in 2nd spot but only 1lb behind is MOONRAKER 14/1 and its not a race where I would feel confident just going with the top rated so 2 small bets look to be the order of the day, a small win at 13/2 and a small each way at 14/1.

Moonraker 14/1 3rd
Reputation 13/2 5th
4:35 Beverley -
A field of 14 in a nice class 3 affair, with 3 that have been known to lead before but they are my 5th and joint 6th top rated so may set the race up for something that's finished strongly, I've got Bashiba as my 3rd top rated the trainer is 0-32 here but the jockey has won 16% of runs for the stable and it may need the run for fitness but needing a run could apply to all of my top 3 ratings, the topweight GAMESOME is my 2nd top rated and this one will be staying on at the finish a it looks as though it prefers a longer trip to show its best, in top spot there's EAST STREET REVUE 13/2 who did its best time at Hamilton so this track wont hold any fears and I will go with having 2 small bets as I'm not convinced enough to go with a single selection and I do mean small stakes.

East Street Revue 13/2 2nd
Gamesome 7/2 3rd
5:40 Wolverhampton -
An 11 runner apprentices race and again none are what I would call natural front running types so hard to analyse properly but my top-rated has run some good times when in the mood so in this race I think I will be going with a small bet on CITY OF ANGKOR WAT 33/1 and the jockey has only won for a different trainer which makes me wonder what they are up to as that trainer does have a runner in the race and this will be her first ride for this stable, it might be a bit of guesswork but as usual I'm going with my top rated so it has some degree of a chance and hoping the others are good pointers to them expecting a big run here and at the odds I will have to go with backing it each way and hoping I'm right.

City Of Angkor Wat 33/1 8th