Eric's Weekly Round Up: Look Surprised 6/1 + Tricast £291.24 - Merry Banter 9/2 + SF £51.15 - Extrasolar 9/2 - Broadhaven Honey 4/1 + EX £14.60 - Hee Haw 9/2 + Tri £115.50 - Mazzini 11/4 -

Saturday, 18 August 2018

4:00 Doncaster Racing 18th August

Horse racing tips
DONCASTER 4.00 (8.7) 

HAROME is a possible pacesetter here, stall 2 isn't ideal but with a lack of early pace it ought to be able to get a prominent position but maybe not good enough to win this race ORVAR likes to sit just behind the leaders and recorded its best time this year at Musselburgh but looks to need to improve time-wise to win this race CARLTON FRANKIE 7/1 is well drawn in stall 10 for a front runner and if it gets to the front in this race it could prove hard to catch and will be my main bet in the race. ORIENT CLASS hasn't shown any fast times on turf mainly due the fact it isn't at its best on good to firm ground so would need some give in the ground to help its chances CLASSIC PURSUIT likes this type of course but always runs as though would suit it better so should be staying on at the finish but maybe not quickly enough. EAST STREET REVUE recorded a time in 2016 that would see it make the frame here but has been way below that level recently so not for me in this race SHEPHERDS PURSE likes to track the pace and then stay on at the finish but would need to improve a little to make the frame here and its on a 26 race losing streak so a lay here for me. MACHREE is the only 3 year old in the race and has a time that could see it makes the frame here but is a few spots off top spot in terms of winning the race BASHIBA recorded a time in 2017 that would make it 2nd top rated but has been a fair way off that level this year and not for me in this race COMPAS SCOOBIE hasn't shown much recently, losing its last 16 races and its best from last year wouldn't put it in my top 4 so another I may lay if there's any value to do so. 

NEWMARKET 3.20 (8.0)

With 15 runners I have crossed off the chances of 8 entrants, Lucky Beggar my 4th top rated and versatile with its racing tactics, Buccaneers Vault is my 3rd top rated and Cappananty Con is 2nd best and this hold up type could prosper if they go off too fast but I've got SYRIAN PEARL 9/1 in top spot and this front runner could lead all the way here. 

RIPON 2.05 (8.2)

I've marked 5 with negatives, 5 middling types and then my 6 top rated, Hee Haw a front runner is 6th best, Holiday Magic is 5th best and should be running on at the finish, Handsome Dude is a hold up type and its apprentice jockey moves it into 4th spot, I've 3 front running sorts at the top of my list and they are only split by 3lb on my figures, RELATED 7/1 is 3rd top coming from stall 9 with RED PIKE 9/1 my top 2nd rated in stall 11, top spot is MR WAGYU 7/1 coming out of stall 3 so I will go with backing the 3 of them. 

RIPON 3.15 (8.2) 

An almost impossible 20 race to analyse properly but my top 4 ratings are, the front-runner FOOLAAD 28/1 4th top in stall 11, the consistent KIMBERELLA 12/1 is my 3rd top rated and is a versatile type with its tactics, just 1lb ahead in 2nd spot is TERUNTUM STAR 12/1 who likes to track the leaders but doesn't want really fast ground, my top rated is REPUTATION 28/1 who is well weighted on its best form, its stall 5 draw isn't ideal in the make-up of this race as any bias may be in favour of those drawn high.

Friday, 17 August 2018

7:20 Chelmsford Racing Tips (17th August)

Chelmsford racing tips
CHELMSFORD 7.20 

Back to my favoured all-weather racing but this race is very very tricky, 4 of the 10 runners could try to set the pace, Alsvinder 4/1 is my 3rd top rated and has the plum draw in stall 1 so ideal for a front-runner, my 2nd top rated Verne Castle 8/1 and top-rated Dynamo Walt 10/1both do their best in slightly lower class races, then to muddy the waters even further the 3-year-old Corinthia Knight 11/2, another possible front-runner from stall 4, is dropped in class to run here but hasn't run at this course before and has decent times on this surface but elsewhere, I've mentioned 4 horses in a 10 runner race that I think have a good chance here but probably a race-best left alone and just watch and enjoy. 

CATTERICK 8.15 (7.7)

I've found just 2 in the race that could lead and they are both in my top 3 ratings, Life For Rent is 3rd best, a possible leader, and a 3-year-old, so could easily make the frame, 2nd top rated is Imperial Legend who likes to track the leaders and then stay on strongly at the finish but my top rated is PEARL ACCLAIM 14/1 who is being ridden by a good 3lb claiming apprentice to help its cause and if this front-runner gets to the front it could prove hard to catch and the price will permit me to go with an each way bet.

Pearl Acclaim 20/1 1st + FC £224.76

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Thursday, 16 August 2018

2:50 Wolverhampton Racing Tips (16th August)

Horse racing tips
WOLVERHAMPTON 2.50 

Bellevarde-- looks very much as though further would suit it better, maybe even more than 6 furlongs so I would look to lay it here. Dazacam-- hasn't been at its best recently and its best from 2016 wouldn't see it win here so another I am looking to lay. Glamorous Rocket-- looks the most likely leader and won last time out when allowed to set its own relatively slow pace, if pushed early it may falter. Powerful Dream-- is my 2nd top rated horse and has the stall 1 draw but may find the leader cutting it up from stall 2 and may then need some luck to get a clear run. FLYING FOXY 13/2 is my top rated and likes to track the leaders so it should ensure there's a fast enough early pace and the trainer has a good 19% win rate here and therefore my selection. La Fortuna-- has only recorded slow times over this c/d and races as though further is needed to see its best form so another I may lay. Global Rose looks as though further would suit it better and maybe also a slower surface and if it wasn't a 3-year-old I would be looking to lay it. 

Flying Foxy 13/2 3rd


BEVERLEY 3.30 

There are 16 runners with just a couple of known front-running sorts and both are drawn high in stalls 11 and 13, and COMPTON RIVER 10/1 from stall 13 is my 2nd top rated and could prove hard to catch if getting to the lead and the trainer has a good, 26%, win rate here but I do have one horse *SEAMSTER 8/1 rated higher and this ones trainer also has a good 26% win rate here but it moves up to 35% when looking solely at the older horses and to cover both angles I will go with backing both horses but will admit my stakes will not be at full power.

* NR
Compton River 12/1 Unp 

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

2:40 Salisbury Racing Tips (15th August)

Salisbury horse racing tips
SALISBURY 2.40 (7.7) 

The only sprint of the day and only 6 runners with 2 that are 3-year-olds, Delegate This Lord is 4th top rated and likes to track the leaders and at this distance on g/f going it stays on strongly at the finish but maybe not soon enough here. Secretfact is my 3rd top rated on its 2017 time and needs to improve timewise on what its done so far this year May Remain is a 3-year-old and not in my top 4 time figures and that was from 2017 and nothing much in 3 runs this year SIGNORE PICCOLO is the only known front-running type in the race from a time recorded at Haydock last year makes it my joint top rated, its had 13 runs since its last win which is a little off-putting but the good trainer/jockey stats make me think they will be trying to lead all the way here Swing Out Sister is the other 3-year-old but it may need this run for fitness and a longer trip might be needed to show its true worth. LOOK SURPRISED has won its last 2 races in class 6 then class 5 and now its stepped up again this time into class 4, I'm not completely sure if it can take the upgrade or not so it cannot be my sole bet in the race, the trainers record here is 1-22 but the jockeys stats are 2-5 which is a positive and the jockeys 5lb claim does move it to top spot. 

SUMMARY: I am not confident enough to go with just 1 selection but I do feel Signore Piccolo 4/1 could lead all the way here but Look Surprised 9/4 has the fastest time but from a lower class of race but its an improving type and I will be backing them both.

Signore Piccolo 5/2 1st 
Look Surprised 9/4 3rd 

Monday, 13 August 2018

4:15 Ayr Racing Tips (13th August)

Wolverhampton Racing Tips
WOLVERHAMPTON 6.40 

This class 6 claimer is quite poor and won't take much winning, there are a few either young or unexposed horses in this race so my stakes won't be at full strength, I've no idea what will set the pace and only 2 with recorded times, CENTRAL CITY 6/5 is 2nd top rated and likes to track the leaders, the trainer has a good 27% win ratio at this course and the 3lbs the apprentice claims moves it to top spot and shes got a 1-6 win rate for this stable, TROTTER 2/1 is the original top-rated and this trainer has a 19% win rate here and the jockey is 1-1 for the stable so it looks both of my top rated horses are well fancied by their connections to run well here and I would look to back them both but the prices are very poor. 

Central City 6/5 1st 
Trotter 2/1 3rd

AYR 4.15 (8.5) 

A few that could be hidden dangers in this race so my stakes will be kept low, Jessie Allan is 3rd top and is usually held up for a late run but needs to improve some to win this race if others run to form, *DUNCAN OF SCOTLAND 7/2 is a front running type and 2nd top rated so could possibly lead all the way here but i do have STEELRIVER 14/1 rated higher but it could struggle in this class of race but i will have a small each way bet at the price, so I will back both to cover both angles. 

*NR
Steelriver 14/1 9th 


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Sunday, 12 August 2018

4:35 Windsor Racing Tips (12th August)

Horse Racing Tips
WINDSOR 4.35 (7.5) 

An 8 runner dash with 4 that have been known to lead so it could be fast and furious, Silverrica is 4th top rated and a possible pace setter, Vimy Ridge is 3rd top and should be staying on strongly at the finish but likes to hear its hooves rattle, in 2nd spot is Babyfact who likes to track the leaders but its time was recorded last year and been way below that level so far this year, top rated is EDGED OUT 13/2 another possible front runner and if getting to the front could prove itself hard to catch. 



Edged Out 12/1 6th

LEICESTER 5.25 (8.😎)

Another 5 furlong dash and 3 known front running types, Haveoneyerself is my 4th top rated and being a 3 year old it could still improve, Culloden is well weighted and comes out 3rd best but doesn't want fast ground, DAVIDS BEAUTY 11/2 is my 2nd top rated and a possible pacesetter here and if getting to the front should be hard to catch, i do have COMPTON POPPY 10/1 rated higher and therefore has to be a selection but the trainers 1-27 at this course and the jockeys 0-6 does put me off a little so i will go with backing them both to cover both angles.

David's Beauty 11/2 2nd 

Saturday, 11 August 2018

2:40 Chelmsford Racing Tips (11th August)

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CHELMSFORD 2.40 

Out Do hasn't any previous form here but its best time on this surface at Lingfield would probably see it make the frame. Reckless Endeavour is 2nd best on times over this c/d and could make the frame and should be staying on strongly at the finish. MAZZINI is top rated and has decent trainer and jockey stats, is usually held up for a late surge on the outside of the field Tupi has run in better class races which would normally make it a danger but it may be better over further and this race might not be run to suit it. Polybius hasn't any c/d form but has recorded a decent time at Wolverhampton but looks a better horse over a shorter trip. Hyperfocus hasn't any course form and only a relatively slow time from Newcastle and may prefer a drop in class to show its best Go Far this ones a versatile type and has been known to lead but only if nothing else wants to but has only a relatively slow time at Kempton to show for it and then in a lower class race Monks Stand is capable of running a fast time at Southwell, a different surface but is another that may be out of its depth in this class of race.

SUMMARY: I can find negatives against the bottom 5 in the handicap, Out Do could make the frame, Reckless Endeavour ought to be staying on but maybe too late so i will go with backing MAZZINI 11/4 who is a hold up type and ought to stay on the strongest of all here. I've done the following 3 races in the hope the going isn't on the soft side of things but just a brief note for each race, so if the stick reading isn't high enough then don't bet. 

Mazzini 11/4 1st 

REDCAR 2.55 (7.7) 

Ninjago is capable of fast times but not usually in this class of race Highland Acclaim is 2nd top rated and can track the leaders or be held up MUJASSIM 13/2 usually tracks the leaders and then stays on strongly at the finish 

Mujassim 14/1 Unp

HAYDOCK 4.15 (7.4) 

Too many runners to be very confident here but I'm going to put the bottom weight MESHARDEL 16/1 as my each way selection, it could get a good tow into the race with the fast starting Highly Sprung drawn alongside it but my stakes wont be at full strength. 

Meshardel 16/1 5th

HAYDOCK 4.50 (7.4)

Twentysvthlancers is my 3rd top rated but might not want the going to be on the fast side of things. Mighty Zip is my 2nd top rated and usually stays on strongly at the finish over the minimum distance but could make the frame here. SECRET ASSET 25/1 is in the veteran class nowadays, the reason for me backing it is the simple fact that its the most likely front runner in this race and if allowed to set its own pace it could go very well and at the price has to worth an each way wager.

Secret Asset 40/1 9th

Friday, 10 August 2018

7:30 Chelmsford Racing Tips (10th August)

Chelmsford Horse RacingCHELMSFORD 7.30 

There's a couple in this race, Island Of Life 3/1 and Only Spoofing 13/2, who I would look to lay at the prices, there's 3 in this race that could set the pace but Boom The Groom and Bosham would both need to improve to win the race, Verne Castle is my 3rd top rated and prefers to sit just off the pace and then try to stay on when others falter but I'm hoping that doesn't happen here, Jack The Truth is weighted well enough to be 2nd top on my figures but it might not be up to winning in this class of race so I'm hoping that my selection CAPTAIN LARS 6/1 can lead all the way here and the booking of a 7lb claimer could swing things in their favour.

Captain Lars 6/1 6th

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Thursday, 9 August 2018

2:00 Brighton Racing Tips (9th August)

BRIGHTON 2.00 (8.1) 

This is one of the best 6 runner class 5 that I've seen for a long time, there's 3 possible contenders for the lead and my 3rd top rated, Entertaining Ben and 2nd top rated Red Alert are 2 of them and I'm hoping they take each other on right from the start and go off too fast and play into the hands of *ESSAKA 5/1 who has won its last 2 races and likes to track the leaders and then stay on strongly at the finish.

*NR

HAYDOCK 3.40 (7.4) 

I've found 3 who might like to set the pace here, then I've got 3 co-3rd top rated horses in Berlios, Kodicat and Castlerea Tess and any of them may or may not make the frame, my 2nd top rated is HEE HAW 9/2 who looks the most likely one to prevail from the front runners and if allowed an easy lead it could prove hard to catch but i do have the top weight BORN TO FINISH 11/2 as my top rated and i will look to back them both to cover the angles. 

Hee Haw 9/2 1st + EX £34.70 + TRI £115.50
Born To Finish 11/2 3rd

HAYDOCK 4.10 

A class 2 race with just Magical Dreamer who is my 3rd top rated known as a front running sort and could go well with an easy lead, I've got Gorgeous Noora as 2nd top rated and this one likes to track the leaders so should have a target to aim at while the top rated MAID IN INDIA 10/1 can be held up or track the leaders and then stay on the stronger. 

Maid In India 10/1 5th

NEWCASTLE 8.30 

I love me all weather racing but have to admit this class 6 affair isn't the strongest and wont take much winning and there's only one known to front run but I've got Duke Cosimo 14/1 as my 2nd top rated using a time recorded in 2017 and may be worth having a place bet on the exchanges, Pulsating would be joint 2nd top using a 2016 time but hasn't been as good since but never say never for it bouncing back to form but i do have the top weight EPEIUS 8/1 rated just 1lb higher and this one will be staying on at the finish but my stakes wont be at full strength in this race.

Epeius 8/1 6th

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

3:30 Chepstow Racing Tips (8th August)

CHEPSTOW 3.30
This 7 runner race has 6 that have led before so should be run at a very fast early pace, I'm hoping BROADHAVEN HONEY 4/1 can lead and if doing so could be hard to catch but if they all go off too fast then it might fall into the lap of JAGANORY 9/2 who likes to track the leaders and then stay on the stronger at the finish.

Broadhaven Honey 4/1 1st + EX £14.60
PONTEFRACT 4.20 (8.3)
This 7 runner race only has Bondi Beach Boy as a known pace setter who would be 2nd best if i used a time taken in 2016 but needs to improve on recent times, Extrasolar would be 3rd top using a 2016 time but maybe the wins beyond it here, Desert Ace is 2nd best using times from this year but I've got CANFORD BAY 11/2 as the top rated and it can track the leaders or be held up and then stay on the stronger.

Canford Bay 11/2 6th

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