Diary: June 9 2007

There have been 3 winners from our list to follow over the last 3 days with Rock Anthem, 8/1, coming in at the best price at Goodwood today.

  

There is no shortage of racing to choose from tomorrow and I will start at Goodwood.  Cape and Utmost Respect represent the list in the opener at Goodwood tomorrow (2.20.). James Fanshawe has trained some good fillies in recent years, such as Frizzante, Firenze, who won this race last year, and Musicanna and Cape could follow in their hoof prints.  She is yet to run a bad race and should go well.  Utmost Respect won both his starts last season and clearly handles soft ground. Untried on a faster surface he looks a nice prospect and would be a contender if the ground is not a problem.  Texas Gold likes it at Goodwood and would be a threat on fast ground.

  

We also have two runners from the list in the 3.25.  Dunelight was 3rd in a listed race at Ascot behind Cesare and Illustrious Blue.  The latter has since franked the form and Dunelight deserves his place in this line up.  Supersonic Dave is the only 3 year old in the field. He finished runner up to the Derby 4th Lucano at Newmarket on only his 2nd racecourse appearance.  He is open to any amount of improvement.  Drops back to a mile here but to be honest I am not sure if that is a plus or a minus.  Tough one to call but I will take a bit of a flyer with the 3 year old.

  

I have often gone on about my poor record with horses trained by Sir Michael Stoute and I am about to tip another one – so look away now if …….

  

Cabinet was 4th over 9 furlongs on his seasonal reappearance at Goodwood.  He is up in trip in the 2.05 at Haydock and on breeding that might well suit him.

  

There are some interesting types in the 2.35 at Haydock. I backed Mr Ed on his last run when he was 2nd over fences at Ludlow but he is back on the flat tomorrow. He is no forlorn hope here on ground he will like.  Colloquial is on my list to follow and is a horse I really like.  He should be fitter for his run 3 weeks ago but the form of the stable is a slight concern. The obvious one here is I suppose River Alhaarth from a very much in form stable.

  

Prince Evelith won 3 times last season and could be even better this term. All his wins have come on good to firm and he should get his ground in the 4.10 at Haydock.

  

I thought that Notepad ran with some promise on his debut at Newmarket and is my each way pick in the Lingfield 7.20.

  

There are 3 runners from our list to follow in the 2.45 at Musselburgh.  Trainer Jim Goldie was very bullish about the chances of Blazing Heights last week but he ran no sort of race behind the in form Raccoon.  Goldie sounded so confident that I am almost inclined to ignore last week’s run and tip Blazing Heights.  I am going to stick with known recent form though and go with How’s She Cuttin’.  This one had to race up the middle of the track when 2nd to Raccoon last Saturday and has a better draw this time. The 3rd runner from our list is Deserted Dane who romped away with a Beverley maiden last season but has yet to capture that form this time around. He likes fast ground and may just have been given a chance by the handicapper.  Could spring a surprise.

  

The 3.45 is the Scottish Sprint Cup, a heritage handicap that has attracted a decent field. The only runner from our current list is Geojimali who will be ridden by Salem Golam a useful 3 lbs claimer and former champion apprentice. Geojimali is a half brother to Blazing Heights.  There are plenty of old favourites in this such as Fonthill Road and River Falcon.  One that could run well at a big price is the speedy Bluebok.  The faster the ground the better for this one.

  

Macedon ran a cracker to finish 4th to Pinpont in the Newbury Spring Cup but disappointed when a beaten favourite on his next run. He seems to handle any ground at around 15/2 he is each way value in the Newbury 7.30.

  

Acheekyone was 6th in the Newbury Spring Cup, but like Macedon he has failed to build on that promise since.  He runs in the 4.05 at Windsor where he has trip and ground to suit.

  

In the 5.15 there are good reports about Wannarock from Ed Dunlop’s stable.

  

Plenty to go at tomorrow then.  I hope you fund a winner or two.

 

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