Diary: September 1 2012



3.25 Ladys First comes here in good from having won a listed race at Haydock.

4.00 Mijhaar has a good chance based on the run before last when 3rd at Ascot. Fulgur is well handicapped if producing his best while Labarinto is another to consider at a decent price.

5.05 Juvenal and Scrupul are the two I like in this.


5.10 Fanrouge is something of a course specialist here having won 4 times at the track.

7.10 Nossbrae looks interesting on his handicap bow.


3.15 Watheeq has gone up 4 lbs for a win at Lingfield but his rider can claim back 3 of those.

4.15 Ponty Acclaim has an each way chance.


2.30 Rosslyn Castle has done well for me and is a course winner.

Diary; August 29 2012



Sir Mark Prescott saddles Solar View in the 3.10. Solar View was beaten at Pontefract last time but this race looks winnable although the price will be short. A more sporting bet might be Indego Blues in the 4.10. He is a course and distance winner and should like the ground.


Ukrainian is a consistent sort and has an each way chance in the 3.30.

Diary: August 28 2012



4.30 Seven Veils has an each way chance back at 12 furlongs.


5.15 Petella is a course and distance winner and has won races at this time of year before.


7.50 Kung Hei Fat Choy is 2 from at this track and can go in again.

Diary: August 25 2012



3.20 Aljamaaheer may have been an lucky loser over course and distance earlier this month.

5.05 Swan Song is lightly raced and has done little wrong on her 3 starts. Bred to be a decent sprinter.


2.50 Caravan Rolls On won 4 times last season but has been off the track for 330 days. He has gone well fresh before and is an interesting runner.

3.25 Desert Law comes here in good form having won a handicap at Ascot.

4.35 Lucky Henry is quite well handicapped on the pick of his form and has an each way chance.


6.45 Lay Time takes a bit of a drop in class here and looks a fair price.

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2.30 This is a very competitive renewal of this race. Gospel Choir will be a popular choice. He completed the hat trick at Haydock beating 4 horses who had won their previous start. He has a good attitude and looks sure to go well. Sir Graham Wade was denied a 4 timer when 3rd to Gospel Choir at Haydock. The extra 2 furlongs here should hold no fears for him.

Beyond Conceit is yet to finish out of the first three but his only win came on heavy ground. Gabrial’s Star will not lack for stamina as he was runner up last time out at Ripon over 2 miles. He finished 11 lengths clear of the third that day and is open to further improvement. Future Security has only had 3 runs winning the last two. He is yet to race beyond 10 furlongs but has plenty of scope. He probably wouldn’t want the ground too firm. Daneking is very consistent and cannot be ruled out.

If pushed for a selection I would just favour Sir Graham Wade.

3.05 Saddler’s Rock looks the one to beat but at 6/4 I am not sure he is value. Times Up and High Jinx could run well at big prices.

5.20 Pea Shooter is worth another chance.

Picture courtesy of the artist Katy Sodeau.

Diary: August 24 2012



2.00 Kirthill has been down the field since winning off a mark of 94 last October but there may have been excuses for his recent defeats and it is too early to write him off just yet. Expert Fighter has gone up 9lbs for a win over this distance at Newmarket but he is lightly raced and may have scope for further improvement. He acts on the ground. Fennell Bay won a big handicap at Ascot earlier in the year but may now be a little high in the weights. Silver Lime a winner at Goodwood last time out is unexposed and is one for the short list. With 2 wins from 5 starts Willie Wagtail is worth considering in what is a tricky contest and would be my selection.

3.40 Bated Breath is the form pick. The unbeaten Pearl Secret could be ideally suited by this race and is a potential danger.

4.15 Wentworth made a favourable impression on his debut at Goodwood.


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3.20 Priceless Jewel


7.50 Jawim


1.20 Raskova (ew)

3.30 Gassin Golf

5.15 Rocket Rob

Picture courtesy of the artist Jo Stockdale.

Diary: August 22 2012



3.05 All of these have some sort of chance but the form pick has to be Main Sequence based on his 2nd to Camelot in the Derby.

4.15 Western Prize is unexposed at this distance and looks a worthy favourite.


5.50 Gallipot

8.50 Albaspina