Eric's Weekly Round Up: Musharrif 8/1

Monday, 31 August 2015

3:05 Epsom Winning Race Tips (1st September) TERRY MILLS & JOHN AKEHURST HANDICAP (CLASS 3) (3yo+ 0-90)

Only eight runners but a very hard race to solve mainly because I've no idea where the early pace will come from but on my figures the top three are a few pounds ahead of the rest, third top is REGAL PARADE 4/1 who is fairly consistent and only one pound below my top rated horses but maybe wouldn't want it too firm, DEAUVILLE PRINCE 4/1 may prefer further but is still joint top rated along with KHELMAN 10/1 who also may prefer further, so if there's a slow early pace then maybe my top two will be outpaced in the dash for the line. Any stakes would be low in fact very low and im not sure yet if I will be betting, i'll wait to see if theres any value in taking the risks. [No bet - Soft going]

4:55 Goodwood - Nine runners in this race and two of them have been known to lead, Langley Vale would need good to firm going which I doubt it will get and Lightning Charlie a three year old I have marked down as a possible hidden danger but maybe not here but it is another hard race to solve, Exoplanet Blue is third top only three pounds off the top and being a three year old could still be open to some improvement and not too much is needed here, second top is Noverre To Go just one pound below PETTOCHSIDE 5/1 my top rated who's best time came at this course and distance and its proved its well being with a win last time out at this course again on good to soft ground. SUMMARY Any stakes today will be on the low side as both races are quite hard to get a picture in my mind how things might pan out and with the weather I might have done this work for nothing. [No bet - Soft going]