Diary; June 1 2012



2.25 Bornean is well bred and is said to be forward.


1.40 Lay Time was progressive last season and is regarded as one of Andrew Balding’s best prospects for the season. The extended mile looks an ideal trip.

2.15 Gatewood won well at York in the manner of a horse that can continue to improve.

4.05 Aiden O’Brien has 6 runners in the Oaks but the English challenge looks stronger. Vow won the Lingfield trial despite running about at the finish. Like Vow Kailiani is two from two. Most recently she took the Pretty Polly stakes at Newmarket earlier this month. On pedigree she looks sure to stay. The Fugue is not unbeaten having won 2 from 3 but her defeat came when 4th in te 1,000 Guineas where she was running on at the finish. She has since won the Musidora in good style although that could have been a weak renewal of the race. Of the trio I slightly favour The Fugue.

4.50 Fallen for You was below par at Lingfield on her last start but is worth another chance here.

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8.30 This doesn’t look the strongest of contests and Tawaasul looks to have the best form in the book.


4.25 Chatterati ran miserably last time but if that run is ignored he stands a chance.

5.00 Teacher wears first time blinkers. If the blinds have the desired effect this one would have a chance.

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Diary: May 31 2012



3.05 Arabic and Autarch are the two I like in this.


7.10 Course and distance winner Ted’s Brother should go well.


6.45 Sir Prancealot won well at Bath and comes from a stable with a good record in this race.

7.20 Times Up looks to have a chance at the weights.

8.25 Redact and Top Offer are my two against the field.

Diary: May 29 2012



4.20 Flavius Victor might be better over a bit further than this but he has done enough to suggest that he can win a small race or two. He has an each way chance.

5.20 Lashyn and Gallipot are the two I fancy here. Gallipot looks to have the better chance.


3.10 Eastern Destiny was beaten into second at Redcar earlier in the month and stands a good chance of going one better here.

4.10 Sir Windsorlot has a bit of a mixed pedigree so it is difficult to estimate his ideal trip. Back to 6 furlongs tomorrow I have a feeling that further may suit. One to keep an eye on though.

Diary: May 28 2012



7.10 Cape Classic is a progressive sort. He was only beaten a neck at Doncaster last week and should be fitter for the run. He is well drawn and is ridden by Ryan Moore. He ticks the right boxes.

7.40 Angels Will Fall ran well in all her 5 starts last season and looks a sprinter with a future.

Saturday update


I didn’t have time to study the form for the Temple Stakes at Haydock yesterday.  Having given it some thought since my tip is for Bated Breath.

Just one other point to note, Archbishop is a non runner in the Haydock 2.30.

Good luck.

Diary: May 26 2012



2.15 Opinion won his maiden well enough at Windsor and looks a worthy favourite. At a bigger priced Trader Jack may well improve on his Sandown running now he has better ground.

2.45 Fiorente handles fast ground and takes a drop in class here.

3.20 Classy hurdler Grumeti comes here on the back of a win on the flat at Ascot and can follow up.

4.25 This looks a winning opportunity for Sea Moon. Dandino is the main danger.


2.00 Moidore just gets the edge here but both Beyond Conceit and Montaser are feared.

2.30 Archbishop was only beaten a nose at Newmarket last time and on better ground tomorrow he should eb competitive. Gabrial is the other one I like. He was only beaten a neck at Chester on his latest start.

5.15 Cravat is a nice big price running over what my well be his best trip.


2.05 Royal Peculiar ran poorly last time but had previously won well at Lingfield last season and is worth another chance.

3.10 Gulf of Naples, a grey son of Dubawi is a consistent sort and should give us a run for our money.

3.45 I am going for a big priced outsider in Vocational, twice a winner over the minimum trip last season.

Chester selections

3.25 Tidal Way

4.00 Pintura


3.15 Takar