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Friday, 1 August 2014

5:10 Doncaster (2nd August) UNISON DEFENDING PUBLIC SERVICES CONDITIONS STAKES (CLASS 3) (3yo+)

There's no betting on this race yet because its a conditions race and not a handicap. Two horses in the field have been known to lead: Langavat who isn't in my top four and Justineo who comes out fourth on my figures. Spinatrix is my third pick and usually tracks the leaders; Secret Witness runs in the same style and is my second top rated. ROYAL ROCK is my top rated and is usually held up and can hopefully stay on the strongest.

5:20 Thirsk -Four possible leaders but Half A Billion, Lilac Lace & We'll Deal Again don't look fast enough to lead all the way. Cruise Tothelimit is my second joint top so could be hard to catch if it gets to the front and it's a regular in these class four handicaps. Mississippi is my other joint second rating and is either held up or tracks the pace and dropped in class as is Jack Luey and Singeur. My actual top rated is Thatcherite but it has only ever once ran a fast time so it looks like it might have been a fluke so you can make your own choices but I make it between Mississippi and Cruise Tothelimit - both are 6/1 shots. 

6:10 Doncaster - There are only two known possible leaders from the fifteen runners but Tweety Pie and Goadby are not my idea of the winner. However, they are three-year-olds so could improve. Verus Delicia is my second top rated and usually tracks the leaders, whilst DIAMOND BLUE 8/1 is my top rated and is either held up or it tracks the early pace.

7:00 Lingfield - Twelve runners in a lowly class six race with only two horses that have even achieved my bottom rating and they are also two of the three possible leaders. I doubt that Hit The Lights will be able to stay at the front all the way. Commandingpresence is well weighted but hasn't been in much form lately. The top weight MARIA MONTEZ is my best rated. It had its first run of the season three weeks ago and if that's blown away the cobwebs has every chance against this level of opposition.

SUMMARY: 5:10 Doncaster -  I suggest a bet on ROYAL ROCK but I wouldn't be going in too heavily. 5:20 Thirsk - I'm going to leave things up to you people. I think backing both MISSISSIPPI 6/1 and CRUISE TOTHELIMIT 6/1 because I can't split them but once again I'll be keeping the stakes on the low side. 6:10 Doncaster - I'm suggesting DAIMOND BLUE 8/1 and think it has a strong each way bet and every chance of winning. Also, I'm going to bet each way bet. 7:00 Lingfield - If I knew for sure MARIA MONTEZ 7/1 was fully wound up for this race I would be having a decent bet. But under the circumstances. I'll be keeping the bets on the small side.

ROYAL ROCK 11/2 2nd
DIAMOND BLUE 8/1 2nd
MARIA MONTEZ 6/1 1st